Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friendly Flowers

Hi y'all!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a little card to share with you using this week's Viva la Verve! April Week 4 sketch.  It's the last sketch of the month, so if you're playing along, you have until Thursday night to get all four of the April sketches completed for your chance to win an entire future Verve release.


I love the rays on Shannan's sketch and after checking out her tutorial, I was reminded of a similar shape in the new Nested Pennants Nestabilities, so I decided to use those for my rays, cutting the pieces, then assembling them with all the points together, so that nothing overlaps.  Here's a couple "the making of" photos (they're taken with my phone, so sorry they're not the best quality).  I started with 5 triangles, but ended up using 7 triangles to  fill the sketch in the way I wanted it to.




The papers are all from the Portrait collection by Crate Paper.  Funny thing... that paper in the upper left corner of the card is a calendar print from the collection.  Once I got the card all together I noticed that the designer paper had a typo in it, and the month title for January in the upper corner read Janurary.  At first I thought I could live with it since it was in the background, but then my OCD tendencies kicked into full gear and I had to cover it up with the notebook border punch!

Anyways, enough about that, let's get to the fun part... stamping! I used the new Hope Blooms set for the sentiment, embossed in black onto a Labels 10 die cut.  Then I embossed two sizes of the bloom directly onto the aqua paper in the pack, then cut out, added a button center and then tucked a leaf sprig, embossed using the leaves from Bloom & Grow and die cut with the Elegant Leaves Die.  I finished off with a die cut apron border, a bit of vintage lace and some linen thread.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Hope Blooms, Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Portrait Collection (Crate Paper), Black, Ivory
Ink: Black, Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Elegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by Verve), apron border CutUps (TCP), Nested Pennants and Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Beautiful Wings Embosslit and notebook punch (SU!), clear embossing powder (Judikins), Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz), button, Butterfly pin (Webster's Pages), Black diamond Stickles (Ranger), black pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

15 comments:

Jessica said...

Oooh this is gorgeous, I love those rays of patterned paper!

Dawn Easton said...

Get out! This is GORGEOUS, Julee! Your card turned out beautifully! I enjoyed this sketch a LOT!!

Luanne said...

LOL, I love that you caught the typo! The card is gorgeous! Wasn't this a fun layout? Great idea to use the nestie. Fabulous!

Bloomin Rose said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Julee. Love your card.

Ravengirl said...

This looks fabulous! Your rays are amazing.

KimCreate said...

WOW, this is breathtaking! so gorgeous.
Kim

Crestajune said...

Completely fabulous, as always! You never cease to inspire! Have an awesome day! =)

Marja Rolfes said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the warm colors and the scetch! You did a good job Julee!!!!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Tanya said...

Julee this is gorgeous! Love those papers.

Marisa said...

Well done on catching the typo! Nicely covered up too :) Great card using Shannan's sketch. I wimped out and used a flourish - figured if a few of the other Diva's could take sketch liberties so could I LOL! Loving the black accents and out lining. Wonderfully done as always.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

W*O*W!!! Julee, this is amazing!!! Those colors ((swoon)), and those amazing borders, and the FLOWERS!! GASP! So pretty!!

Chrisd said...

What a lovely project and the sketch is wonderful!

Vickie Z said...

Fun sketch and this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! All of the elements/embellies are perfect!!! Think the typo would have bothered me too, although I may not have noticed!!

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful, Julee! I love the patterned papers and the lace! (I just got a Verve package today in the mail. So fun! I love them all and can't wait to ink them up!)

Shannan Teubner said...

Julee this is GORGEOUS!!! That pennant die is awesome for this sketch, and I love the papers!