Renaissance Faire

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! Mark asked me to make an anniversary card for his parents and I wanted something classy, so I turned to some paper in the Renaissance Faire Collection by Graphic 45. And since last week's Viva la Verve! challenge has been sitting on my desk all week, I decided to give it a go.



The twist for VLVNOV01 was 3,2,1... to use three stamps, two colors of cardstock, one type of embellishment. I actually just realized I used four stamps, but I think it's okay to use more, you just have to have at least 3. At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! ;-) My cardstock colors were buttercream and black and I used ribbon as my embellishment.

I started with the scroll background from Bountiful Backgrounds, stamped on Choice Buttercream with Antique Linen distress ink. Then I cut the circles and hearts with Nestabilities, sponging a little on the inner edges. Next I stamped the circle frame from Just for You and the sentiment from Wishful Elegance on the main circle and matted with buttercream and black mats. Next I stamped the flourished heart from Hearts on Fire on the heart and smaller circle in black, then again twice on scraps of the pattern paper, to paper piece the hearts.

The buttercream card base is embossed with the Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder, and I added a piece of the Masterpiece DP along with some black wrinkled ribbon along the top edge and accented with some gold cording. To finish off the look, I added a dotted border around the small circle and heart, then accented each scallop with gold Stickles.

18 comments

  1. oh wow!! You tamed this wild challege, Julee!! I love all the loving details you add...patterned paper hearts, gold cord, embossing, sponging...this is just stunning and they are sure to love it :) Buttercream sounds sooooo delicious!! LOL

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  2. Julee this is absolutely gorgeous.
    I would not have thought about using brown tones, but this is exceptional. And buttercream makes it "yummalicious". I'm sure
    they will love the card and all the lovely work you put into it.

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  3. Absolutely love this card, Julee and I'm sure Mark's parents will too. Great DP and you framed the two hearts wonderfully to fit the sketch.

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  4. Uber classy, girl! Beautiful papers!

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  5. What an absolutely stunning work of art Julee!! WOW!

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  6. Could this be any more gorgeous...nope, I think not! LOVE this Julee!

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  7. hi gorgeous card i looove it
    hugs
    sylvie xx

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  8. This is beautiful! Love the paper, the stamps, it all just flows together so perfectly!

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  9. This is very pretty. I especially love how you did the hearts. The finished look is so elegant!

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  10. Oh my goodness Julee...this is GORGEOUS!!! Lovely paper and so inspiring!

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! : )

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  11. This is such a sharp looking card! I love all the layers and embossing!

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  12. Holy crap! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Oh my goodness, Julee, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW!

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  14. Love how the embossing "traveled" to over both panels. Gorgeous paper. The font for the sentiment is trés cool! Hug, M

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  15. OMG Julee, this is stunning, seriously breathtaking!

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  16. absolutely STUNNING!! the colors are so perfect. I sure has an incredible WOW factor. perfect in every way.

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  17. Julee your card is absolutely Stunning! I just love everything about it from the colors to the sketch to the yummy DSP, ribbon and cording.. it all flows so beautifully! I loved it so much I took a few of the elements to make my Husband's Anniv card! I love viewing your cards (and now blog!) you are such an Inspiration!!

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