Viva la Favorites!

Happy Friday! Woohoo, it's almost the weekend! I'll be working all weekend since our next release party is just a week away, but I just love having hubby home. Everything seems okay if I can sit here at the computer and hear hubby and his XBox sounds in the background! Just makes me smile! LOL

Friday also means it's time for another Viva la Verve sketch challenge with a {twist}. Amber came up with another great sketch this week and the twist is to use your favorites. Favorite embellishments, favorite color combo and favorite stamp sets! If you complete all the challenges for the month of May, you'll be eligible for a drawing to receive our entire June release! Check out the Verve challenge forum for all the details. Okay, so I just noticed my card doesn't look anything like the sketch!!! That's because when I printed off the sketch my printer didn't print the gray area around the inner part of the card. So my whole card is a tweaked version of just the inner part of the sketch. Oops! Oh well, I had fun and that's the point, right? :)

And if you hadn't guessed by now, my favorite color combination is aqua and brown. Love, love, love it! Reminds me of sunny beaches and expensive chocolates! My favorite embellishments are pearls, glitter and ribbon...especially this absolutely scrumptious brown double edged polka dot ribbon from Taylored Expressions. YUM YUM! And my all time favorite Verve set is Filigree Fantasy, and following at a close second is Grateful Elegance. I paired these two sets with the Elegant Flower plain Jane for a totally Vervey card.

The Filigree Fantasy flourish is stamped in Chocolate Chip and the Grateful Elegance & Elegant Flower are embossed with clear EP. Then I used Copic BG10 and BG11 to color the flowers and fill in some of the lines on the flourishes. Since I already had stamped and colored the images and then realized that the ribbon has cream spots instead of white, I decided to sponge the edges of the white to tone it down. So I pulled out Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink to blend the edges for a vintage glow.

The sentiment is from Filigree Fantasy and stamped on a scrap of Soft Sky paper and punched with the Ticket Corner punch. I stamped the flourishes in Soft Sky all around the edges, then used my Quickie Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some glitz to all of the flourishes. I had to tweak the sketch a bit since my image was a little too big to do a vertical card. The DP is from my scrap pile - a beautiful damask paper from October Afternoon. I embossed a strip of Soft Sky with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added Chocolate pearls and three little cut out flowers to the side for the trio of somethings on the sketch.

What's in it?
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy, Grateful Elegance, Elegant Flower Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ocober Afternoon DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (SU!), BG10 & BG11 (Copic)
Accessories: Chocolate Pearls (Kaiser Craft), Dazzling Diamonds, Ticket Corner Punch, Clear EP, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Brown Polka Dot ribbon, tiny rhinestones, foam sponge

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Very pretty card.. Love the colors and the bling. Great job on all the details.

  2. This card is stunning, love the design and the colors.

  3. It is still a beautiful card Julee! I love those colors!

  4. What a beautiful card...I love your stamps and every time I visit your blog, I think about ordering some!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    Lesley :)

  5. WOW!! This card took my breath away!! So beautiful!! You have such an eye for elegance. I love seeing all of your creations. :)

  6. Wow!! This is Gorgeous!! Love the colors, the sketch, and the COLORS. I know I mentioned colors already, but this card just screams warmth, elegance and class! Fabulous!!

  7. just beautiful Julee- love it! Aqua and brown is one of my faves too.

  8. What a beautiful card Julee,l love the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. LOL - I knew that was your favorite color combo. That ribbon is fantastic here! Very pretty card, Miss Julee.

  10. GORGEOUS the added detail to the flowers...stunning!

  11. Loving this card all over again on your blog :P I can no longer walk by a turquoise and choc. color combo without thinking of you now LOL!

    Can't wait for another release party a week you usual, the party and DH travel are coinciding again (think you are 4 for 5 on these!) Was actually giggling to myself when he mentioned he'd be traveling and figured there had to be a Verve release party coming up. He returns on Thursday so I think I"m safe this time round!

  12. Gasp.....this is gorgeous, Julee!!

  13. This is absolutely breathtaking, Julee!


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