Monday, May 13, 2013

Diva Dare ~ May 2013


** If you are looking for my Mojo Monday post, it is in the post below **

Welcome to another segment of Verve's Diva Dares!  This month's Dare is called "Stars and Stripes".  It combines a tribute to Diva Amber's military service and Diva Laurie Wilson's fabulous use of stripes on her cards.   Here is my take on the Dare.

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Since I had a starry  night in mind when I thought of this challenge, I immediately reached for Verve's new Let It Be set as it has some great "shine" sentiments.  I used the Rounded Scalloped Frame die twice,  once on black card stock and once on white, and then swapped out the middles to have opposing frames and centers.  The sentiment was embossed in white and the Starry Die was perfect for creating my scatter of stars.  I also used the star die from the Scalloped Trim Trio set to emphasise the star aspect just a little more ;)   Oh, and I just "had" to use some more of that yummy Polka Dot Basic ribbon collection to finish things off!  The striped portion of the Dare got a bit overshadowed by the stars, but it is there and does provide grounding for the card.

Where there is a Verve Dare, there are prizes, and this month's Dare provides you with FOUR ways to win!!  Three lucky commenters, randomly selected over the course of the Dare, will win a Verve set of their choice.  One lucky person participating in this month's Dare, will be randomly selected to win the entire May release!!  Well worth playing for in my books!!  

For all the Diva Dare challenge details, head on over to the Verve Blog - I dare you!



What's In It?
Stamps: Let It Be (Verve Stamps) 
Paper:  Stampin' Up DSP, So Saffron, Black 
Ink: VersaMark 
Accessories: Starry Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, Scalloped Trim Border Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), Dimensionals

17 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is wonderful! Love the bits of stars around!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, simply beautiful! Love the colors and all the fabulous die-cuts *that you're so famous for* :) A wonderful tribute to Amber, Laurie and YOU!

Bonnie said...

Love all these stars and the sentiment is perfect!

Emily Keaton said...

Looks like today was a busy posting day! These colors look awesome together. I love the layout you used here!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love the stars.

Vickie Z said...

Those stars are wonderful with this sentiment! Love the colors and frames!! You have been a busy girl!!

Ravengirl said...

Saw this on the Verve blog! Beautiful work!

Viv said...

What a striking card Marisa! LOVE your interpretation of the challenge. It's fun and fresh. xxx

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful! Love the colors and that scalloped star border is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have to tell you I actually joined in with this challenge -- it has been a long time! Fun stars and stripes card you made.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like the encouraging feel to this, great use of stars too.

Katina said...

Perfect colours and I love the sentiment. Another great card Marisa.
xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card - love the yellow and black color combo.

Lee-Anne said...

Love, love, love this, Marisa! The stars, colors and textures are simply fabulous!

D- said...

Your card is wonderful! Love it. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
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Benzi said...

Ooh, what a cool card. I love the colors you used, the pretty stars, and wonderful ribbon. Super!!!!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

So positive! We should all choose to shine and this cards certainly shines - love the colors and the sentiment. Wow!!!!!! Hugz!