Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Prosperous Plans

Hi Everyone! Today is day 2 of the Looking for Love Challenges over on the Verve SCS Forum and I've got a fun sketch for you. My sneak peek is of a new mini set called Jeremiah 29:11 (original name, I know! LOL). It will be available on January 10. Be sure to check out the Verve Blog today for more sneaky peeks of this set and another mini set called Sweet Valentine.


Inspired by Jen Tapler to test out some digi papers, I printed some papers from the A Little Birdie collection by Sugarplum Paperie. I stamped the cross in Soft Sky directly on the printed paper, then stamped the Jeremiah 29:11 verse over it with A Muse black ink. The panel is cut with the notched Nestabilities Labels and matted on Kraft cardstock. I used a paper piercer to pierce some holes around the edges of the mat.

For the background I cut another piece of the A Little Birdie paper and used a Piercabilities Victorian Border to cut the decorative edge and then matted with Chocolate Chip. I added a cute little knotted bow of Kraft taffeta to the bottom and then added some rhinestones for accent at each of the points on the border.

For my final accent I used my brand new Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch on the digi paper and then lightly sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I painted on a mixture of glitter and diamond glaze, then finished off with a couple itty bitty pearls for the butterfly body.

For the inside of the card, I used the negative of the butterfly punch as a mask and sponged Soft Sky ink directly on white cardstock. I added a sentiment from Here For You that I thought paired well with the verse to make this an encouragement card for a friend.

24 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card. Love the soft colors.
    x Natasha x

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  2. Julie I love the color combo and the details are so awesome. Love the negative butterfly inside:)

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  3. A great and beautiful elegant card for this wonderful message!
    God bless you.
    Hugs, Anja from germany

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  4. OMG!!!!! I am SO excited!!!! Months ago, I had posted on that thread on SCS looking for ideas for new Verve stamps that I wanted a stamp with this Bible verse - it's my most favorite verse in the whole Bible!! I am SO excited!! I LOVE the combination of fonts that you used! I cannot wait to get this set!

    P.S. Your card is beautiful, as always!

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  5. What a beautiful card. I love the scripture verse also.
    JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

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  6. Gorgeous creation Julee!! Love the softness and elegance!!

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  7. oh i cant wait to get this set ;)

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  8. Beautiful Jules. Now can i order these stamps and have them shipped to the UK???
    Hugs Sonia x

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  9. You are killing my wallet with these wonderful verses, Julee!! Good thing my birthday is in January and I can pawn my purchases off on unsuspecting relatives to give me LOL :) The card is lovely as are the sneak peaks on the Verve blog. Can't wait to see them all this Friday.

    I must say I'm also thanking and "blaming" you for my newest addiction - The Twilight series! I've had very little sleep over the past 10 days and needless to say, my stamping time is non-existent too (not to mention housework, cooking, spending time with my family, working out, you name it!). Think the only person happy is the cat as he has a warm lap to curl up and fall asleep in LOL! I just can't put these books down -- I'm totally sucked in (no pun intended) and loving them! Good news is I'm half way through the last book. Bad news is I have the sequel to Pillars of the Earth awaiting. I may not stamp for months at this rate LOL.

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  10. Julee, I love this and see another set that I will need on your release day! Blessings, Debbie

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  11. This is beautiful!!! I LOVE the idea of using the negative of the punch to stamp the image! Thanks for that tip!

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  12. I left you a comment on SCS already, but I just had to come over and ogle this one some more!! It is just so fantastic! I hope you ordered up a LOT of this set - they're going to go in a hurry!!

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  13. Gorgeous Julee! So classy and inspiring. The inside sentiment is perfect with the quote.

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  14. What a beautiful card. I love the colors you used. That verse is one of my favorite verses.

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  15. BEAUTIFUL Julee!! And I'm so excited you used some digi papers!! yay! I can't wait to tell Nicole (of Sugarplum Paperie) that you used some of her papers!! We'll have to start comparing notes on what inks work best (I do have some trouble with some inks "taking" on top of my printed papers)....LOVIN' this card!!!

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  16. Absolutely stunning - gorgeous - I'm a big fan of verse - must get some of yours soon!! Happy New Year!

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  17. This is a beautiful card! Love to see cards with Scripture in them. Thanks for being so kind as to freely share your work with us!!!

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  18. A breathtaking design! Absolutely gorgeous! Love those little rhinestones down the side!

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  19. Oh, WOW! I am SO honored that you'd use some of my paper for such a lovely card! I hope you enjoyed trying out some hybrid goodness. You are a wonderful cardmaker! :)

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  20. Linda from GeorgiaJanuary 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Wow! I have to get that set. Love what you did to the butterfly.

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  21. Oh, this is my favorite verse! I love what you did with it....beautiful card.

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