It's Friday!!!

Does everyone have big plans for the long weekend? We're planning on getting a bunch of projects done around the house, which will hopefully result in me reclaiming my front room, which has been taken over by boxes and boxes of verve packaging, stamps, etc. And I'm hoping to finally get the last two pieces of furniture put together to complete my studio makeover project we started months ago.

Oh, before I forget... The Cat's Pajamas released two absolutely adorable birthday sets today! These sets are totally fun to stamp with, and I'll definitely have a card to show you tomorrow using the adorable little penguins with party hats. Who can resist an animal in a party hat??? It just makes me smile! Anyhow, be sure to head on over and pick up these fab new sets before they're all gone!

My card today is another inspired from this month's Verve Project Parade. It also was my first attempt at the faux embossing technique that was this week's Technique Lover's challenge on SCS. I really liked this technique and was pleased as punch when my Whisper White craft ink actually decided to cooperate. (We have a love-hate relationship!) LOL I started by stamping the circle frame from Fairy Tales on Purely Pomegranate in Whisper White Craft ink. I then stamped the same image slightly offset in Purely Pomegranate and then trimmed around the image. I stamped the sentiment, "Life is in the Little Things" on some Pretty in Pink Prints DSP and then punched out with a 1 3/8" circle punch. Next I had the idea to use the pretty little flourishes included in Fairy Tales as butterfly trails, so I pulled out my Petals & Stems set for the small polka butterfly. I stamped the butterfly twice in Purely Pomegranate on the pink prints DSP and then trimmed out. Next I took a piece of Sahara Sand and stamped the flourish in opposite corners, as well as the little butterfly in Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Next I used the circle stamp and stamped it twice off the corners in each of the other corners, for a nice little decoration. I stamped the whole panel with Linen in Saharaa Sand ink and then sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. Next I just popped up my pretty pink butterflies over the cocoa butterflies, added a few little pearls to their bodies, and then wrapped a piece of Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon around the middle of the card. I added three more pearls to each side of the ribbon and popped up the circle sentiment panel in the center. I finished off with a 4.25" square chocolate chip card base.

8 comments

  1. Love that card & the colors are so great... I haven't tried the faux embossing yet, but will soon.

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  2. No way! This is so gorgeous....I'm not kidding, I felt my jaw drop! lol

    You've made my day....I wake up to lovely comments from ya, then you tell me narrow choc grosgrain is back?! Hope we get it in our next catty!

    Only 4 more sleeps before I get my big Verve parcel! I'm dying for those butterflys!

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  3. wow - what a beautiful card...that faux embossing looks fabulous with your circle stamp! thanks for the great samples!!

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  4. You make me all warm and fuzzy inside with this card. I LOVE it. Now I just have to place my order for this set without the hubby finding out...hmmmmmmm!!!

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  5. This is such a pretty card! The faux embossing is wonderful and the butterflies are so sweet!
    smiles,Deena

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  6. Gorgeous card Julee, I just the colors and stunning design!

    Cyber hugs, Jennifer :)

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  7. Now this is just so gorgeous! Love your pearls and the colors too!

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