Simple Pleasures

Happy Wednesday! Today's card is another I made with the Floral Whimsy set. I got some Prism cardstock at the LSS the other day because we all know how I can't resist anything aqua. LOL! I'm really missing Soft Sky and this paper is somewhere in between Cool Caribbean and Soft Sky. I really love the color, it's a little softer in real life than it is on screen. I decided to pair it with some olivey Prism paper. (My LSS didn't have the names of the colors there, so I don't know it's true name). It's kind of in between old olive and always artichoke. Love it too.

I wanted something simple and quick so sketched out this layout on the fly. I embossed just 1/2 of the aqua paper with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, then tied some olive grosgrain around it and knotted. Next I stamped the vase in Soft Sky, then inked up just the side and bottom with Cool Caribbean and overstamped for some dimension. Next I stamped the stems in Old Olive and the buds in Soft Sky and then again in Cool Caribbean. I shaded with Copic markers then cut with a Long Rectangle Nestabilities die. Next I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive and cut and embossed with the Classic Circles Nestabilities die. I left the die on top to mask off the part beyond the embossing and then stamped the open flower bunch in the corner in Soft Sky. I colored with Copics and then added some bling to the flower centers. I finished off by matting both stamped panels with olivey scallop mats (cut with Nestabilities) and added a little Stardust Stickles to the flower buds. Pretty easy - it only took 10 minutes from start to finish! Woohoo!

So, anyone wanna SWAP? My friend Lisa is hosting the first official VERVE Swap over on our member company forum!!! I'm participating, and a few of the Divas have already signed up, too. Come join us! I'm going to try to participate in each group, so everyone who participates will get a card front made by me. Click on over to check out all the details.

10 comments

  1. I love the embossing that you've done. This card is so elegant with it's colors and embossing. Truly beautiful.
    Stephenie

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  2. What a beautiful card, Shannan! Love the colors...I am also fond of Soft Sky. Love how you embossed just half the cardstock...

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  3. This is gorgeous - love those colors together!

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  4. Beautiful card Julee! Love the colors and the way you embossed the bottom of the front panel.

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  5. Very pretty, Julee! I love the color combo!

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  6. Beautiful card! I love the sketch! Hopefully I'll get a chance to give it a try later. TFS!

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  7. So very delicate and pretty. Great embossing and coloring. Your vase almost looks 3-D.

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  8. This card's so pretty I love the colors. It's so simple and elegant.

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  9. This is so soft and pretty! I love the way you used the butterfly parts...never would have thought of that!

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  10. This is just beautiful, Julee! I LOVE how you color these vases! Just fab!!!

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