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!

17 comments

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

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

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

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  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.
    http://creationsbysarah.blogspot.com/

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

    hugs Riet.x

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

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  7. Beautiful - thank you for sharing!

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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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Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

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