Monday, June 16, 2014

June 2014 Diva Dare

Hey Verve fans...I'm bringing you a little somethin' somethin' to get your Father's Day creative juices flowing! 

A Man's World - June Diva Dare

Soo...welcome to June's Diva Dare!  As the weather heats up, dads and grads and outdoor fun are foremost in our minds, so our June Dare is entitled A Man's World.    

This month we're daring you to create a stamped card or project with a masculine theme.  It doesn't have to be a Father's Day card, just something masculine. However, if you need to get one done, we're here to help wink, wink. If just reading the theme gives you a creative block, take a deep breath and think clean lines, few embellishments, rugged or distressed edges and muted or earthy colors. Replace bling with wood or metal embellishments, and replace ribbon with twine, rope or twill and you'll be surprised how quickly a masculine card will come together! And I have to say with my love of feminine, frilly, over-the-top girly cards...if I can do can you! Take a lookie...

Ok, ok...I admit there is some semblence of flowers, though, I tried to tone them down a bit with Shine Bright sequins and liquid pearls. Uh, re-reading that sentence didn't really help with my cause at all, haha... Well anyway, I stamped the sentiment from Verve's latest release, Wonderful Marvelous on a piece of cork and added the 'Dad' stamp on a Flag It die cut, also from Verve. I adhered some striped washi tape behind the sentiment and added the wood accents (they're really snowflakes...I kid you not ;). I scored the outer perimeter with my Martha Stewart scoring board and added a bit of cork accent at the bottom, highlighed with more liquid pearls (at least they're black, lol).

Two ways to win prizes for double the fun!

Win a $40 gift voucher to Verve! Take our A Man's World dare and link up your card to be eligible to win.  Entries must be masculine in theme, posted 6/6 or later, include at least one Verve product and be linked up to the linky widget by 8pm Mountain on 6/25/14.  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 Verve set of your choice! For another chance to win some new Verve, leave a little comment love on our design team's A Man's World 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 June 25, 2014.

Winners will be announced on June 26, 2014.

- Go forth and get inky! We DARE you! -

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wonderful Marvelous (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Natural White
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Accessories: Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), Flag It die set (Verve~A Cut Above dies), wooden snowflakes, Black Onyx liquid pearls (Ranger), washi tape, scoring board, A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader die & Scalloped Rectangle (Spellbinders)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. You go girl! Love the cork and washi as well as the veneer flower snowflakes ;) Hope all is well with you ((hugs))

  2. This is a great masculine card. The cork and those "snowflakes" - I think they look like stars - are perfect for a masculine theme. Wonderful card.

  3. Usually I come to your site just to enjoy the beauty of you cards. I love your highly embellished style, but cannot come close to replicating it. To my delight, you've recently made some cards I can copy and for that I thank you! I exactly copied your card from May 23rd and today's card gives me ideas that I can also copy. Keep doing the beautiful, un-copiable stuff, but thank you for doing some simpler cards too!

  4. This is a cool masculine card! I love the cork! I think I have some somewhere-just need to find where I hid it?


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