Friday, August 23, 2013

August Diva Dare...Pile on the Sweetness

Morning Verve fans! I'm here with this month's Diva Dare entitled "Pile on the Sweetness".
This month's dare pays tribute to myself (EwenStyle), and Diva Christyne (Stampin' with Sugar).  Both of us Divas are known for major layering on our cards,  so what we're daring you to create this month is a card using lots of layers.   

If you want to kick this month's dare up a notch, you can add a flower cluster since I am so fond of them AND use them quite often , or go with a "sweet" theme as per Diva Christyne's blog name "Stamping with Sugar".  These are not required elements, but fun options should you wish to use them.  Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!  

Here is my card using this month's dare...a la LOTS of layers:
Sooo...maybe I took the layering thing off the grid? Well, as a rule, I don't throw out any paper...down to the smallest of scraps. I keep all of my paper collections in plastic zip-lock bags and as I'm done with a collection, I put all of the scraps into the bag. So here, for Maja Design's Vintage Summer collection, I pulled out all those strips that I have saved and added them to this card, after I distressed them a bit. This technique works well with all card making styles, not just shabby. I used Verve's Swirling Hearts stamp for my greeting, a bit of pearl accent in the form of pearl lines and stamens and lastly a pretty metal flower.

Deadline to link your cards is 8PM Mountain on Wednesday, August 28th.  Entries must be new (posted 8/9 or later), include at least one Verve product, include multiple layers, and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 8/28/13.
During this month's Diva Dare, there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

Win a $40 Gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Take our "Pile on the Sweetness" Dare and link up your card (created August 9th or later) to the linky widget below to be eligible to win.  One participant will be randomly selected to win the gift voucher.  You can enter as many times as you like, but each card needs to be in a separate post. 

Win a set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's "Pile on the Sweetness" Diva Dare posts! One lucky commenter will win a Verve stamp set of his or her choice, so be sure to tune in each day!  Comment deadline to be entered in our prize drawing is August 28, 2013.

Winners will be announced on August 29, 2013.

Here's the stamp set I used:

And the paper collection:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Swirling Hearts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Summer collection (1921, 1921-bs, 1922, 1922-bs, 1946) Maja Design, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: PE-02CB-107 (Pearl Lines - White 0.3cm & 0.5cm ) Zva Creative, Floral Accents (CTMH), pearl accents, Pastel Raspberry, Platinum Liquid Pearls & Platinum Stickles (Ranger), paper distresser
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Lovely card. I have never heard of Verve stamps. I will have to look into them.

  2. Sheer elegance and gorgeousness! The pearl accents are so pretty with those colors and all those layered scraps look great together.

  3. You are the layer queen indeed :) Lovely distressing and lovely card.

  4. Absolutely incredible...once again, I have to say your artwork simply amazes me. WOW.

  5. Personally, I love all those layers!! I'll have to try your saving paper method... I keep my scraps but not by collection and I think that might work out well. TFS!

  6. Love the layers and your papers are so pretty. Beautiful card.

  7. Super pretty! Wonderful papers and layers and the details are so lovely as usual! Hugz!

  8. Hi Andrea: I love this new paper line you are a member so accents your work beautifully - which I have always loved!!!! Andrea, what type of paper distresser do you use to get the most lovely distress lines? xox

  9. Hi Andrea: I love this new paper line you are a member so accents your work beautifully - which I have always loved!!!! Andrea, what type of paper distresser do you use to get the most lovely distress lines? xox

  10. Saw this over on Verve and love it. Soooooo pretty. LOVE layers!
    <3 J

  11. Andrea, what a gorgeous card! I love how you layered and distressed the scraps you kept {smile}. very creative and beautifully put together!

    the paper collection you used is stunning. I totally understand why you don't throw any away. I too, keep all scraps. It's amazing how a tiny piece is the perfect piece. (smile)


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