Just because.

I'm so ready to start another week! Sometimes Monday's seem so full of hope, like we get a fresh new start every 7 days. :) I have plans this week for designing some new sets, so it's a week I've been looking forward to for a while.

Today also kicks off the May Project Parade over on the Verve Blog. For the next two weeks, the design team will be sharing their cards for this challenge with you there. And we'd love for you to play along. Just make a project using the colors in the graphic I've included (similar colors from other companies, as well as neutral colors are okay) and leave a link to your project on this Verve post by May 31 to be entered into a random drawing to win $15 in Verve Bucks.

When I first saw the suggestion for these colors I wasn't sure what to think. Most of my cards are two colored cards, rarely can I pull off three, so I knew four would be quite the challenge. But once I got playing with the colors I got really excited. This combination can go a lot of different ways depending on which color you make your dominant color.

For my card (using the Mojo38 sketch), I pulled out the Floral Whimsy set. I started with my focal panel, by stamping the butterfly off the corner a little and then again on some Cameo Coral cardstock and stamping the dotted accents on each wing. I liked the accent stamp so much, that I decided to stamp some black grasses and then add the dotted stamp in Cameo Coral to each blade. Next I sponged around the edges with So Saffron and then Pumpkin Pie and set aside. For the horizontal panel, I just cut three pieces of cardstock (so saffron, cameo coral and soft sky) to a total width of 5.25" and taped them together. Next I loaded up all of the individual flowers in the Floral Whimsy Set onto one acrylic block and stamped across my panel in Versafine Onyx Black. I used copic markers co color in each flower in a coordinating color, so that they would stand out a little more. Next I picked one of the larger flowers and stamped one and popped it up on each panel for a little added dimension. The background of the card is Pumpkin Pie embossed with the circles embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the Fluttering By stamp set. I stamped it on a scrap of Soft Sky prints paper and then punched out with the small SU! oval punch. To finish, I just matted things on black card stock, added some gingham ribbon, popped up my cardstock butterfly wings and flowers, and then added a bit of Diamond Glaze/Dazzling Diamonds mixture to each of the dots on the focal panel and the centers of the popped up flowers.

Be sure to check out the totally cool card Shannan made with this color combo.

15 comments

  1. This is an awesome card, Julee!! I love the grass!

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  2. This card is so adorable!! I just love the little butterflies. If my pockets were a little deeper I think I would buy every one of the new VV sets. Unfortunately, until we sell our house my spending money has been spent :( Thanks for sharing your cute card!!!

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  3. This card is beautiful! Love the grass too. This sketch will be a real challenge for me.

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  4. Aaaahhh.... hurry up USPS and bring me my new Verve stamps so I can play, too! These colors are awesome, and I love your card, Julee!

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  5. So springy and pretty. Wonderful card. Great sketch too. Stacy Twinshappy SCS

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  6. Love this, Julee!! Especially the grass, but the way you worked the colors into the horizontal panel, too.

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  7. FIVE GORGEOUS colors.....I don't think I would EVERY put CC with Pumpkin!! It looks soooo yummy....oh oh...IDEAS are flooding my BRAIN!!! If only I can get to my workbench without interruptions!!

    Shirley

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  8. Thanks for the great challenges!! I've been stalking this blog a long time (I love it!) and this is my first chance to play! I made a card for the color challenge and the sketch, but I don't know how to link in this type of format, so you can view it at my blog , www.mothersanddaughters.typepad.com, or the full code line is here: http://mothersanddaughters.typepad.com/tams_page/2008/05/mojo-monday-car.html
    Thanks so much!

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  9. Wow, I *LOVE* your card....WOW...definitely makes me want to try out these colors. I also love your stamp choice....I have fluttering by on my list of must haves. :)

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  10. I'm gettin started right away on my card. I just got my Verve stamps in the mail and can't wait to ink them up!
    Thanks.
    Misty

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  11. this is beautiful Julee! I just love all the colors on this - I am so totally doing the sketch this week! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  12. who would of though of all of those colors together but you made them look very coordinated with your card.

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  13. I hope to come back with a card, but I thought this was a perfect opportunity to make a 3D project. Here's my candy girl purse: http://stampinlibrarygirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/candy-girl-purse.html
    thanks for the challenge! :D

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  14. This time I made a card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/925294
    TFL!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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