Best Laid Plans

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing a project that's been 94% complete, sitting on my desk for almost 3 weeks. I had intended to make a wall hanging or shadowbox, but finding 6 x 6" frames is a lot harder than it used to be! Then I was going to paint a canvas and layer it on, but last night I finally just decided I NEEDED to have this project off my desk, so it became a 6 x 6" card! :)

The main panel is stamped with the Flowers of Tomorrow Plain Jane and I did some soft silhouettes with a stamp from Abundant Blessings, inking first in Pale Plum, then rocking & rolling around the edges with Perfect Plum. I went with Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss as my main colors to coordinate with this beautiful digi paper from the Sugarplum Paperie. I fell in love with the soft silhouettes in the Sweet Afternoon Collection and just had to have them. I must say they're even prettier printed out in real life than on the screen - and I loved them on screen! I've printed several of the designs out scaled down to 6 x 6 size for cardmaking, and now I'm just waiting for more TIME to use 'em all!

The main image panel is cut with the Nestabilities Label One dies, and I pierced some holes around the Perfect Plum mat, separating the layers with foam squares for added dimension. I added a lace wrap from Fancy Pants designs to kind of add to the vintage/victorian feel, then finished off with some primas from the stash and some little Fleur de Lis punches in the corners to give the card a little balance.

Okay, on to a fun announcement...

The Verve Project Parade kicks off today. Our theme this month is Egg-stra Special Spring and the Divas will be showing off their creations every week day through April 4 over on the Verve Blog. We'd love for you to play along by linking us to a new springy project you make. If you play along, you've got a shot at a $25 Gift Certificate to the Verve Stamps store. Here's the link to the post with all the details and the Mr. Linky form.

And that's not all! We'll randomly be picking 5 winners throughout the parade to receive a Verve set of their choice! All you have to do is comment on one (or all) of the Project Parade posts on the Verve Blog. You never know which day a Diva will be drawing a winner's name, so if you see something you like, be sure to leave the girls a little love!


  1. .....and what a beauty it is, Julee! I love the colours - so rich looking.

  2. This is gorgeous!! I love the colors!!

  3. Great Card...I Love it...Great colors...

  4. Beautiful card Julee.
    I love the Fleur de Lis punches.
    I am gonna have to make a stop at Michaels friday on my way into the city to visit with my family.
    Its my birthday tomorrow and I am excited to be seeing all my family and my beautiful DGD.
    I am loving the digi papers.
    I need to start working on some
    digi projects.

    Please check out my blog, as i am giving away some blog candy to help celebrate my birthday.

  5. wowww Julee,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

    hugs Riet.x

  6. Hi,
    This is stunning, absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Beautiful - thank you for sharing!

  8. Gorgeous,the colours are stunning and it looks so elegant!!!

  9. This is soooo gorgeous - I can totallly see why you wanted it framed!!! Love the warm, rich colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  10. That is beautiful! I love it! The colors flow very nice!

  11. Julee, I love this! I have so many half done projects, I should merge them into one and see what I come up with!

  12. Wow! This is super pretty. Love the lace and the vintage feel of this card!

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous, Julee.
    Your colour choice is beautiful and
    the overall softness is a treat.
    No wonder you had a hard time deciding what to do with it. Card or wall hanging are equally stunning.

  14. Oh Julee, I'm sorry you couldn't find a frame :( This really needs to be showcased somewhere. It's beautiful!

  15. THis is just GORGEOUS, Julee! I LOVE the colors. . .so elegant!

  16. That is soooooooooooo beautiful! My Verve order arrived today....and that's one of the three sentiment stamps I bought. Can't wait to use it.


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