Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.

Verve July Diva Dare. This month's dare pays tribute to Julee, owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa.  Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards.  So we dare you to create a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it.  

I took the dare and I'm so pleased with the result. All the soft colors looks so pretty. I also benefited from this feather tutorial that Melissa Phillips did. I had a blast trying this and it added just the perfect touch to this card. I also roughed up the edges of my paper to get some of the shabby look.

I so hope your week is starting out great! ~Rhonda


Speak the Truth card
stamps: Verve - Words of Wisdom
paper: Authentique - Be(YOU)tiful, PTI - Kraft, Vintage Cream; Hobby Lobby - Dot Vellum
ink: PTI Kraft, Chamomile
dies: PTI - Spiral Notebook, Ruby Rose, Happiness in Bloom, Beautiful Blooms #2 & #3; Spellbinders Classic Squares
other: cheesecloth; Cream Hug Snug ribbon; PTI - Lemon Tart button, twine, kraft felt


  1. Oh how I LOVE that sentiment! Your vellum leaves and gauze flower are wonderful!! Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

    1. Thanks Marisa. I was pretty excited at how it turned out. :)

  2. Oh, this is simply scrumptious. Love the earthy tones and softness to it.

    1. Thanks Julee!! Hope I did you proud!

  3. love your beautiful polka dotted feathers!!

  4. Kara, have you tried the tutorial yet? It was fun.


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