Birthday Sneak Peek

Hey everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? I certainly am. Hubby and I are headed out of town later this morning and won't be back until Sunday evening. I am very much looking forward to a weekend away - although I just might go through withdrawals not having Internet access! :)

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday and this is the card I made for her. I think I've mentioned before that she's really into lavender, although purples aren't my favorite colors to work with. I took this color combo from the Making Memories Lauren paisley paper. The layout is CPS Sketch #27, which I've had printed out and taped to the shelf next to my desk since August and this is the first time I got a chance to try it out. I guess there's still hope for that big huge pile of sketches to try that keeps growing taller and taller.

This one's a sneak peek using two stamps from the soon to be released Seasonal Circles set. The set includes both an outline flower and a solid flower as well as 5 other stamps. I started by stamping the outline flower in Elegant Eggplant on Pearlized Cream and then stamped off once (2nd generation stamp) with the solid stamp to get a slightly lighter fill to the outline. I then punched this out with a 1" circle punch and matted on an Elegant Eggplant Extra Jumbo Scallop circle punch with a hole pierced in each scallop.

The sentiment panel is stamped using the solid flower in Sage Shadow on Sage Shadow and then the Happy Birthday sentiment from Fancy Florals is stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I attached this panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat with a zigzag stitch on my Janome Sew Mini. The Perfect Plum layer is stamped with the outline flower in Perfect Plum for a very light background. To finish off I painted a little Diamond Glaze mixed with Crystal glitter on the main flower and added a Creating Keepsakes rhinestone brad for the center. I tied two knotted bows with grosgrain ribbon around the front and matted the whole thing on Elegant Eggplant.

Okay, be sure to check out the fabulous sneak peek Shannan will be posting today on the Verve Visual blog. The design team has really been rockin' these new sets, so be sure to keep checking the Verve blog all weekend for more sneak peeks.

17 comments

  1. I love how the tearing adds to the design ... the contast of the tear with the circle and rectangle really works well ... beautiful.

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  2. This card is just fabulous! I love that layout!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL card, Julee! Have a wonderful, restful weekend!

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  4. Mmmmmmm.... PURPLE!!!!! LOVE IT!

    Hope you guys have a FABULOUS weekend. I'm sure Katie will appreciate the peace and quiet....

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  5. Such a pretty card...I am sure she will love it. The purple is really pretty!

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  6. I have this paper and LOVE it but haven't used it for a while. Your card turned out awesome! Bet grandma loved it, esp. since it uses your very own stamps. Talk about personalized!

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  7. Very pretty card and the colour is
    lovely. The tearing adds a neat
    dimension to the card.

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  8. Very pretty!! Enjoy your weekend away - how fun!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  9. Hi Julee

    Pleas check out this link. You are among the chosen ones for Cards in Focus World Card Making Day special.

    http://kortifokus.blogspot.com/2007/10/world-card-making-day.html

    Congratualtions. The banner is for now only in swedish but there is one in english to, but the girl who made it isn´t home right now and she forgot to send it to me. Mail me at kortifokus@gmail.com if yo like to have the english version.

    /Maria
    DT-mum Cards in Focus

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love the colors, the torn edge, and the stitching!

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  11. Wow!Beautiful card,love the tearing pattern paper!
    Hope you guys enjoyed your weekend!

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  12. This is stunning! I LOVE the layout. :)

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  13. Stunning, love the paper and the fab stitching!

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  14. the tearing looks excellent!and the colours are wonderful!

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  15. This is gorgeous. Love the soft colors.

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