Thursday, September 17, 2009

Be the Star

Happy Thursday! Today's the 2nd day of previews over on the Verve Blog, and today we're peeking two sets devoted to one of our favorite themes - stardom! Starstruck (a $24 set) and You Rock (a $9 set) will be available following our release party on Friday. Be sure to hop on over the Verve Blog for a chance to win these two super fun sets!


I had so much fun designing this swirly star image, that it HAD to be the first stamp I used when I got the new sets. I am really digging this kind of retro color combo of aqua, soft yellow and black. I think I'll definitely have to use it again. The papers are from a DoubleDecker stack of Cosmo Cricket papers I have. The flourished star is stamped on a Labels 9 die cut, then colored with Copic markers and sponged with Barely Banana ink. I then stamped the star again, then stamped a small open star in the center and cut out to layer with a very thin black mat over the top of the flourished star. The sentiment is one of my new faves - a line from a song by Charlotte Sometimes that was playing on my playlist when I was designing. Not necesarily the most uplifting of songs, but you never know where inspiration will strike!

Once the stamping was done, it was just a matter of beading a pearl-topped quilting pin and adding some ribbon and rhinestones.

What's In It?
Stamps: Starstruck (Verve)
Paper: Everafter, Girl Friday (Cosmo Cricket), Basic Black (SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Barely Banana (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: polka dot ribbon (Creative impressions), quilting pin and beads from craft store, swirl bling from prima, Frosted Lace Stickles, black grosgrain (SU!), Labels 9 (Nestabilities)

17 comments:

nise said...

WOW! What wonderful colors and that star is awesome!! Love all the swirls. Great saying to go with it, too.

Jackie said...

What an amazing card Julee! You always create the prettiest cards! And the stamps look amazing! I can't wait for the party tomorrow night and the chance to see all these great stamp sets!

chercroppin said...

This is lovely Julee! Love that color combo!

TannyP said...

Amazing as ever! That star really is beautiful, but why is it nothing I do really looks as perfectly stunning as your fabulous work?! =)

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous!

Maureen said...

love the swirling gemstones!! The sentiment is so cute...I love that saying :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Julee! I cannot WAIT for this release!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card colors and love the addition of the swirls!

Kerri said...

Oh how fun! Gorgeous details as usual : )

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and your fabulous bow with the stick pin Julee!! You featured this fantastic star beautifully!!

PaperCrafty said...

Gorgeous card Julee!! Love the new image and how it fits in the nestie!!

Deborah Young said...

Stunning! I can't believe I will have to miss the release party, but I'll be logging on afterward to drool!

Susan said...

I love the color combo! Just lovely!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

patty said...

This is absolutely beyond gorgeous! Oh my... not only do I need to make another VERVE order but more nesties too {{sigh}}LOL. Your cards are so beautiful... makes me want to make them all. Anxious to see all the new releases.

Patty

Amy Sheffer said...

One of my all-time favorites of yours, Julee! The colors are perfect for the image - so dreamy!

Karen W said...

This is really pretty and so are all of them. Beautiful colors and I love the stamps and the bling.

itsabrt said...

AMAZING!!! Beth aka BR-T