Thinking of You

Hi friends!  I haven't had much time in the studio lately, so I thought I'd pop in and share a card I made a few weeks back but never posted.  It was actually for Amy's August Week 4 CAS Viva la Verve sketch.  But my card ended up mixed-media and anything but CAS!  So I held onto it, thinking maybe I'd have a chance to make a real CAS card, and then in a flash, three weeks went by!



Okay, now let's see if I can remember anything about how I made this card! {grin} I do know it was another one of those use up scraps on my desk kind of cards. I recently purchased some Enamel Accents to try out. They're kind of like liquid pearls, only glossy and not as puffy. I had a lot of fun dabbing them all over the place like paint. I did use some craft paint to paint a layer over the designer paper, then stamped the rectangle frame from Treasured Words onto it in archival ink. The scallops are hand doodled on with a permanent marker and then I added a couple layers of the white enamel accents to fill in the scallops. The sentiment is also from Treasured Words.

The flower is made using the Pointed Flowers Die.  I simply cut 3 sets of both dies out of designer paper, then lined them up, with the largest on the bottoms, pierced a hole through them, added a brad to hold them together, then spritzed with water and crumpled up.  Then when they dried, I fluffed them up a bit and added some accents with the enamel paint.  The leaf is cut using the Dreamy Leaves Die Set and I just added glue and prisma glitter to make it super glitzy.  I added some fun scraps of book paper, burlap and a bow that didn't get used on a previous project.  The tab is a Tim Holtz die and I finished off by clipping on an Arrow Die cut with a mini library clip.

So that's the story, morning glory! Our little family is headed to the doc today for the boys' 6 month check-up and vaccinations.  So that means we have a fun weekend of baby soothing in store!  Hope your weekend is fabulous.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Treasured Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dp scraps, Black, book paper
Ink: Black archival, tan and white craft paints
Accessories:  Dreamy Leaves Die Set, Pointed Flowers Die Set, Arrow Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Tab Edge die (Tim Holtz), burlap, ribbon, paper crimper, Enamel Accents, paper distresser, tiny attacher, prisma glitter, marker

7 comments

  1. WOW Julee this card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and all the distressing.

    Hugs,
    Jo
    www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  2. Fabulous layout and design. Love the colors and techniques used. Beautiful! TFS.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  3. You are the mixed media queen, Julee! Love of wonderful thing sto look at on this card. Loving the bit of burlap and fun mesh bow.

    Can't believe the boys are six months old!! This is the stage where I started enjoying my kids as I could do without the first six months. Their personalities start to show, they can focus, smile, etc. and are discovering their world. Snuggles for them and hugs for you!

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  4. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  5. Love this, very creative. Love my new Verve goodies BTW too! Thanks for the wonderful product and the gallery, I'm having fun there:)

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  6. just so much gorgeous texture on this! LOVE when you get to play with your mix media...your joy of creating sure shows through :)

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  7. What an awesome card Julie. Love the fun elements and great textures. That Enamel Accents looks like a great produt. The flowre is beautiful.

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