Tall & Skinny Smiles

Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it's already Day 5 of the Anni-VERVE-sary celebration? Seems like the days are just flying by. Today I have a twofer for you. The sketch can also double as Laurie's Tall & Skinny Meet the Diva Challenge for yet another way to earn free Verve stamps! Woohoo! Check out her thread on the forum for all the details, the keyword and the deadline for her challenge.

So my sample is for Anni-VERVE-sary sketch #5 and for some variety I thought I'd throw in a little different shape to the sketch, so this card is tall & skinny. I usually do tall & skinny cards with a 6.5" x 7" piece of cardstock, folded in two at 3.5" on the 7" side. I use this size because it fits in those short envelopes you send bills in. I started with this Junkitz Salsa paper in mind, and decided to throw in some black for contrast. The flower bunch from Floral Whimsy was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on white cardstock and then I brayered over it with Soft Sky ink and then sponged the edges with Cool Caribbean. I stamped the flower bunch again on white, colored the petals in with Copic markers and then cut out and popped up over the brayered stamped image. I added some white dots with a Signo white gel pen and then the smile sentiment from All About You. The rest of the card was pretty simple, just layering patterned paper and black mats. I used the SU! slit punch for the scalloped border, added some Kaiser Craft rhinestones to each scallop and then tied on some black and celery grosgrain ribbons. The decorative corners are made with a Fiskars Something Old, Something New Corner Squeeze Punch I got at Michael's. After I punched two corners on a piece of cardstock, I just cut two perpendicular lines on the outer edges of each design, to form a right angle that I could then adhere to each corner. I finished off the card with some Stardust Stickles on the flowers for that little bit o' sparkle I love!

Okay, I've got the Mojo Week #48 slide show ready. Before you leave, be sure to check out all 97 of last week's mojolicious entries in the slideshow below.


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9 comments

  1. Love all of these! So much inspiration here, and so much talent!! Thanks for these challenges!

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  2. Your blog has many beautiful and exciting projects. You have a classy and elegant style. Beautiful.

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  3. Gorgeous card - Julee!!! Love the sponged edges and the fab Rhinestones!!! Thanks for keeping my on my toes with your fab Sketches!!!

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  4. Another beautiful card by you as usual. Your style really inspires me :-) Thanks!

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  5. Your card is gorgeous Julee! I can not believe you downloaded all those cards, WOW!!! You are such amazing person with a huge heart!

    Hope your having a wonderful week,
    Jennifer :)

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  6. LOVE your card Jul. The popped up flower and pretty bg patterns all rock.

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  7. Beautiful card! My sample for sketch 5 is also blue and green... must be karma! Your cards have all been so elegant lately... I love seeing them!

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  8. Seriously, you make some of the most beautiful cards I have seen. I visit each post, but hardly comment. I decided to let you know how wonderful your cards are and to thank you for sharing your talents with the world. THANKS!! Elizabeth Bead Diva

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