Upsy Daisy

Last night I finally found a chance to play with my new Stampin' Up! goodies. I had Kraft scraps on my desk because I'm still thinking about what to do for the Verve Project Parade challenge, so I decided to use some of those scraps for this card. I haven't had much luck using kraft as an accent color, but my favorite way to use it is to replace the white I usually stamp on. Gives everything a really earthy feel.

I started by stamping the Upsy Daisy stamp in Chocolate Chip on Kraft. Next I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to slightly offset the second layer of stamping, which I stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I stamped a square with the sentiment from Best Yet and then sponged the edges of both stamped panels with Close to Cocoa and then Chocolate Chip ink. I punched a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock with the new Scallop Border punch and used it to mat the image, then punched a Scallop Square punch to mat the sentiment.

The background piece is Baja Breeze stamped in the same color of ink with the Paisley background stamp. I ran a strip of the 1" stitched Baja Breeze ribbon across the card and then a 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain strip in the center of the Baja Breeze ribbon. I finished off with a little doodled stitch marks with my white Signo gel pen to match the stitching in the ribbon.

Oh, and don't forget to check out the new Meet The Verve Diva Challenge. This week's hostess is Laura Fredrickson, so stop on by, ask her a few get to know ya questions and check out the challenge for your chance to win some Verve Bucks!

23 comments

  1. Very pretty!! My stamp set is coming today!! Yeah!

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  2. That is just beautiful... your sponging always looks so good... what is your secret???

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  3. OK, you need to do a "sponging tutorial" LOL! I'm serious though, I LOVE how you sponge/distress the edges further in and make them appear shaded. That is amazing. STUNNING card!

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  4. OK, you need to do a "sponging tutorial" LOL! I'm serious though, I LOVE how you sponge/distress the edges further in and make them appear shaded. That is amazing. STUNNING card!

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  5. Love, love, love this card!!! My Upsy Daisy set is ordered & I can't wait to play with it.

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  6. Wow, that's pretty.... and I keep thinking I really don't need ANOTHER flower set..... LOL!

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  7. What a stunning card! The sponging is the perfect accent!

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  8. This is lovely. I think some times we forget about this color but I think it is wonderful. TFS.

    Debbie/Phoenix AZ

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  9. just gorgeous julee! so many great tips for me packed into one little card too - LOVE that!!

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  10. This is so very pretty Julee. I like the idea of clear embossing over the stamped image. Great idea. And like the others your sponging is gorgeous.

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  11. I love the kraft, and your right about an earthy feel. Great job!

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  12. This is a lovely card. The colors are wonderful and your layout is very nice. Great stamp set too!

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  13. this is beautiful Julee! I love the embossing on it

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  14. Totally GORGEOUS!! Love the darker brown on the caramel color!!

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  15. Another beauty Julee!!! I LOVE Kraft and I LOVE your gorgeous design and technique!

    Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see your card for Our Creative Corner!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  16. Wow, wow, wow! Julee this is fantastic. I especially love the brown on the kraft and the highlight sponging. Beautiful job. Blessings, Diane/Lost in the 60's

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  17. beautiful card - love how the kraft cs looks. the sponging really adds to the overall look as well!!

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