Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug Diva Dare - A Birthday Wish

So happy to have a computer again after 2 weeks of nothing since my computer crashed...I went to turn on my computer and all I got was a black screen and was not happy that I lost everything I had on it, but I am happy that I can post my card for the Diva Dare Challenge. Although I'm borrowing a computer for now until I figured what to get and it's a challenge learning how to use it compared to mine. Moving on......

Here I used Mojo Monday Sketch 305 designed by Julee Tilman which I thought would be perfect for layers as per the challenge.

This month's Diva Dare challenge:
This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Andrea (Ewen Style), and Diva Christyne (Stampin' with Sugar).  Both Divas are known for the wonderful way they can add layer upon layer on a card.  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 as per Diva Andrea, 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 below:
Got to use some new DSP called Modern Medley by SU along with some new Verve stamps I acquired. This cute flower set is called: Sunny Days and I used the Goodness Flowers Die Set to help me cut it out.
Yes, I was playing around with different dies to see what could help me cut this cute flower and I found that the die is a perfect fit for the larger flower of this set. Tight but works.... For the smaller flower, I fuzzy cut around and popped it on top using foam mount. The sentiment comes from Verve: Joyful Blooms
As far as layers, I used Well Worn Die-namics from MFT and Spellbinders Labels 18 for the sentiment area using Crumb Cake CS, Cherry Cobbler, and than Whisper White. Sponge Daub using Pink before adding the sentiment in Black. For the leaves, I used Old Olive CS and Old Olive ink, fuzzy cut and layered underneath the flowers. Added red button to finish it off.

If you would like to join the fun, click here to go directly to the challenge and have some fun creating. Now off to see what I've missed with Viva La Sketch and the current Mojo Monday sketch to have some more fun playing with colors and layouts.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Sunny Days (Verve), Joyful Blooms (Verve)
Paper: Modern Medley DSP (SU),
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Old Olive (SU)
Inks: Distress Black Ink (Tim Holts), Old Olive (SU)
Accessories:  Well Worn Greetings Die-namics (MFT),  Goodness Flowers Die Set (Verve),  Labels Eighteen (Spellbinders), Buttons, Foam Mount


  1. oh my, luvin the! so glad you played along with the Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Love the flower and the leaves!! Great use of the sketch too :) Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare :)

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  4. What a beautiful birthday card! I love the layout you used and the designs. Very lovely!

    - Hazel