Fabulous Scrap Stash

Hey there everyone! Today's card is a sneak peek at another Verve Visual set releasing this month, Uplifting Phrases. It also is Jen's Sketch For You To Try from a week ago, and I tried my hand at Amy's Scrap Stash blindfold paper picking. I was amazingly lucky when I pulled these three patterned papers out of my scrap drawer with my eyes closed. Considering the eclectic mix of papers I have, it could have been really scary. I forgot to take a picture of the papers before, but here's my card. The background paper is from Junkitz (Salsa collection, I think), the polka dot paper is BasicGrey Blush and the teal paper is K & Company. Everything is matted on black and I used my Rectangle Nestabilities for the image panel and mat.

I love this funky layout from Jen. Perfect for using patterned paper, and ultra cool. The stamping on the card is rather simple, the butterfly image is from Inkadinkado, which I colored with a Taken With Teal watercolor crayon and an aquapainter. The sentiment says you're fabulous and is from the Verve Visual Uplifting Phrases set. I added just a hint of Aqua Stickles to the butterfly wings for some sparkle and then added brads on each side of the horizontal panel and a dotted border on the top and bottom edges with a black glaze pen. Although this isn't my usual style, I really love how these "mismatched" papers work together. It was a super fun card to make and I love the end result. Thanks for the inspiration to step out of my comfort zone, Amy! If y'all haven't checked out the magic Amy performs with patterned paper, you really should. She does a regular Saturday feature on her blog where she pulls paper out blindly and incorporates into the most beautiful projects.

17 comments

  1. Hi Julee! Oh, I adore this card--it's stunning! You did an amazing job, girlfriend! I'm so honored you decided to give it a try, isn't it fun? I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to make a card for the past two Saturdays, but maybe I'll get back on it this weekend, you reminded me how much fun it is!

    Hugs,
    Amy

    p.s. How was stamping day with Sis yesterday?

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  2. This is one gorgeous card. The paper choice couldn't be better. It looks like a very fun page map for sure.

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  3. How gorgeous ... you combined your papers beautifully ... love it.

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  4. That IS cool! Now I have something else to try (in the hours of free time I have for crafting...)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Ooooo I Love LOve LOVE this!!!!

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  6. Oh, fabulous card, Julee! LOVE those patterned papers together! And I can't WAIT for these sets! They are awesome!

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  7. What a beautiful card! Nice blind picking of scraps and making them work together. WOW!

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  8. Are you sure you didn't look just a little?? This is perfect!!!! I've yet to give it a try - I always end up peeking with one eye!!! Gorgeous sample.

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  9. wow! This combo did turn out great! Love it

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  10. Amazing!! I love seeing what Amy does and you've definitely done Scrap Stash Saturday justice - love this card Julee! It really works! :)

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  11. Love the Stickles on the butterfly. Can't go wrong with glittery goodness! I decided to try the Nestabilities (ENABLER!!!!) and have a set of the petite scalloped ovals on order. Good thing they're backordered, I'll have no time till after Christmas anyway!

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  12. Tammy-SCS-feathers&inkDecember 4, 2007 at 11:02 PM

    That is a really fun card. The color combo is incredible. I can't believe you did it by picking paper out that way! Too funny. I must try that some time.
    peace,
    Tammy

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  13. What a beautiful card!! I have two sets of the Verve Visual stamps and this one looks like it is one I am going to have to get.

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  14. You actually used the scrap stash! And it looks amazing. This is so beautiful.

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  15. It might be scraps,but it looks like a million bucks!

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  16. What an over-the-top fantastic card, Julee!

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