Viva la Mother's Day

Hi there!  It's Thursday already - I can't believe how fast this week is going!  It's almost the weekend!!!  :)  This morning I woke up with some pretty alarming hives (I guess hives are always alarming, but these were large and in charge!), so I figured it was a sign that it's time to SLOOOOOOOW things down with some Benadryl and a sick day.  I hopped over to my studio and  made a quick card before the benadryl kicked in, so here's something new to look at!

The card is for the April Week 4 Viva la Verve challenge.  Tonight (4/29) is your last chance to get your links in for a chance to win an entire Verve release!  So if you're finishing up, way to go!  If you're just starting - well put your mojo in turbo and get inky!  :)

For my inspiration photo, I chose the third option.  I loved the bold colors with all the white space and the blocks of black.  I've been adoring some of the cards I've seen lately with matting white on white, so I decided to give it a go.  The stamps are all from the new One Person set.  I stamped the small tropical flower in Rich Razzleberry twice on my main panel, then once on a scrap of white cardstock.  I also stamped the larger flower on the same scrap, then colored everything with copics and cut and layered the two scrap flowers on dimensionals to pop up in between the flowers on my main panel.  Then it was just a matter of stamping the small leaves in Old Olive to complete my flower spray.  Most of my layers are embossed with the Ornate Flowers & Frame embossing folder and I added a little border with my new Iron Gate border punch by Martha Stewart.

What's In It?
Stamps:  One Person (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Black, White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (SU!), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Iron Gate border punch (Martha Stewart), satin ribbon (May Arts), black pearls (KaiserCraft), homemade Diamond Glaze and glitter mixture, Ornate Flowers & Frame embossing folder (Sizzix)

14 comments

  1. What a beautiful card. I love the colors. Fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Ray

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  2. Gorgeous card, Jule!! Love the border punch you used at the top and the B & W with the pop of colour.

    Sorry to hear you are covered in spots! Hopefully the Benadryl has done its magic and you can enjoy a restful day reading in bed -- Oh how I wish I could be doing that myself right now!

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  3. Just gorgeous, Julee! The purple flowers really POP with the black and white!!

    Hope your hives go away w/ the Benadryl.. I have had huge scary hives and always need prednisone to make them go away.. hope you get some rest!!

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  4. I wish I could just whip up a gorgeous card like this!! Hope you're feeling better, Julee!!

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  5. Wow Julee, what a wonderfully elegant Mother's Day Card. I love the colouring of the flowers.


    Sharon x

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  6. That is gorgeous!! Love the purple flowers and the beautiful black accents.

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  7. Love this beauty Julee!! The black really makes those gorgeous flowers pop!!

    Hope you're on the mend soon!! Take care of yourself!! Wish I lived closer to help!! :o(

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  8. Wow what a beautiful elegant card! Love that punch....I'm guilty...I have it and haven't used it yet! It looks great here!

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  9. loved that inpsiration photo too, Julee...love your black and white with a splash of floral colour...it's hard waiting for your stamps!!!

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  10. Wow - if this is what hives and Benadryl produces, you should get them more often... haha! Seriously though, your card is fantastic and I hope you are feeling much better now!

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  11. Incredibly beautiful card, Julee!! The flowers really pop on the black & white combo! Love your use of the flourishes as leaves!

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  12. Love this beautiful fresh design and the "white soace". Hope you feel better Julee!

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  13. Wow. Just beautiful. So pretty.

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