A Very Punchy Card

I think I used 6 punches on this card! It all started with me wanting to use up some scraps of Spring Showers paper. The Hero Arts Doodle Leaf Flower was stamped on Very Vanilla and colored wiht a Chocolate Chip marker and blender pen. I then sponged around the circle with Close to Cocoa ink and added sparkle with Diamond Glaze/Crystal Glitter mixture. I then added dots around the inner circle with a Chocolate Chip marker. Next I matted on a Chocolate Chip Mega Scallop circle punch and then a Bashful Blue Giga Scallop circle pundh. The corners are done with the EK Success photo corner punch and the sentiment is from the Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases set and stamped on Spring Showers paper and punched out with the word window punch. I then matted it with a section of a Mega Scallop square punch and pierced holes along the top and bottom edges. To finish off I added some Soft Subtles brads and a few faux stitch marks around the outer edges of the card.

I had such a crazy weekend! After spending all of Saturday trying to fix a seriously fatal flaw in the shopping cart I've been building for Verve, it got scrapped at abot 2:00 AM Sunday morning. Hubby and I sat in front of the computer, setting up an entirely new cart with a different provider until about 4:30 AM and then were back at it for another 15 or so hours yesterday! I'm so sick of computers right now! All in all, the switch is a good thing because the new provider is way more reliable and has free tech support. But I definitely wouldn't suggest starting over from scratch 3 days before you launch! Hubby is so, so sweet - he gave up his entire weekend to help me, which means he didn't get to study for his Software Engineering final he takes this afternoon. I don't know what I'd ever do without him.

20 comments

  1. Ahh, computers, can't leave with 'em..... Anyway, I'm on pins and needles in regards to your grand opening. Best of luck and by the way love the card!!!!

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  2. Beautiful card; I love the colors. You've also inspired me to try some new things with my own punches.

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  3. sounds like a great guy....I'm glad to hear everything turned out ok, though!!! This card is really cool...you know I'm a fan of the HA stamp!!!

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  4. Great color combo, blue and brown is such a great mix.

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  5. Way to use those punches!I like to color combo you used, and that is some GREAT sponging too.

    So sorry about the online trouble. But look at it this way. At least the bugs are worked out NOW, BEFORE the launch instead of later, when it might have wrecked havoc with everyone trying to make purchases!

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  6. Yay! This is the card you sent me, and I LOVE it. Seriously, so gorgeous! I love that flower. I love that glitter. I love the photo corners. And I love how you stamped your (literally, YOUR) sentiment on a punch from the designer paper. So, basically, I LOVE this card.
    That stinks about all your computer trouble. Sounds like you've got a really good man.

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  7. Glad to hear you worked out the bugs and what a great guy you have. Love the card - especially the colors and punches. TFS :)

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  8. Love the colors and how you've used your punches.

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  9. Awesome card! The color combo is great. Sorry about your computer troubles...hang in there! I'm really looking forward to the opening of your store! Hope you and your hubby find some time to relax today.
    Take care,
    Patti

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  10. Good MORNING!!!

    I see SU has that corner punch in the new catty......If I can only get one new punch, do you think this should be IT???

    Great card!! BIG kisses to the DH!! (well, OK, maybe from you, not me!! ahahaha)

    SquirrellyShirley

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  11. Jennifer (refinnej2)July 30, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Julie...I missed your announcement but CONGRATULATIONS on your new endeavor. I've already signed up for your newsletter as I'm certain it will be AWESOME!! Another fun place to spend my money...

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  12. Julee, your card is amazing...as is your hubby. What a wonderful guy. HUGS and keeping my fingers crossed for good luck for the opening.

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  13. yes! love the card, great colors, and super layout!! fabulous~
    Congrats on fixing your shopping cart, you will need it working! ;)

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  14. I can so relate to not liking the computer...between my online teaching job, blogging, uploading cards, answering e-mails etc I can spend 10-14 hours on the computer some days (eeekkk!) I hope everything goes smoothly from this point onwards. I look forward to your launch.

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  15. this is my kind of card, beautiful card, tfs

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  16. I just found your blog and gotta say love what i see, look forward to seeing your future works, very talented are you!

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  17. Beautiful card!

    Sorry about all the tech-drama you're having lately!

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  18. Gorgeous card. Love the colours.

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  19. mmmmmm...that card is yummy!! I love the 'dirty' look. Can you believe I have that stamp and haven't inked it up yet??? Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  20. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the way you put it together!! :)

    www.basemenstamping.typepad.com

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