Life is GOOD

Hey peeps!  Life has been crazy around here this month and I've had less time to design than ever before.  So this morning I stepped into the studio (directly across from my bedroom) before I even started my day, so I could be sure to get a little stamp therapy in before all the craziness of the day set in.  Tomorrow is the deadline for all four February Viva la Verve! sketches and I realized I hadn't finished Week 1's sketch by Amber yet, so that was my launching point.


Next I picked up this Lille paper from 7 Gypsies that I just fell in love with the moment I saw it.  I was particularly drawn to the page that said LIFE IS GOOD, so decided to use that as my focal point and pick a stamp set that could just accent the beautiful papers.  These delicate flourishes from Filigree Fantasy are one of my all time favorite stamps and I thought they would pair well with the vintage style of this paper.  Everything is inked with Vintage Photo distress ink and I used a paper distresser on all the edges, then stamped the flourishes and embellished with red rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.  For the ribbon accent I went with this gorgeous silver & black twine also from Pizzazz Aplenty.  I just love the metallic shine to it.  I finished off with the Sprinkle each day with kindness sentiment from Filigree Fantasy in the bottom corner.  Then I just layered everything together, deciding to skew my square a bit (I saw you cringe, Marisa!), then quickly decided to make a little photo corner accent with punches and the square stamp from Filigree Fantasy, accenting with another red rhinestone.  Finished card size is 5.5" square.


Enabler's List:
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy (Verve)
Paper: Lille (7 Gypsies), Black, Cream
Ink: Black Soot, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink), Copic marker
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), paper distresser (Tonic), red rhinestones and Midnight Silver Baker's Metallic Twine (Pizzazz Aplenty)

8 comments

  1. Bold and beautiful! Love the little corner treatment and the red bling! You always make such amazing vintage style cards!

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  2. Beautiful card today. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

    Erika

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  3. This card is SOOO cool. Love the colors, the bling, and especially the paper. Wow!

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  4. This is a very cool card. There's a lot going on, but I don't feel anything is "fighting" another. Fab. Thanks for sharing and telling me where I can buy the paper.

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  5. OMG... how wonderful is this!! Love the dp and how you executed it is wonderful!!

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  6. Julee you just never cease to amaze, I just love the vintage feel to this card girl. LOVE it.

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  7. This is so very cool!!! Love the saying along the bottom! Verve has some of the best verse and sentiment stamps out there!!

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