Viva la PETALS!

Happy Friday! Today's card uses this week's Viva la Verve! sketch. Amber went easy on y'all with the twist this week - you just have to use something new. For some reason there's never a problem finding something new around here!



Last weekend I finally found and bought the Sunburst Fiskars border punch that I've been wanting for quite some time. So I decided to use it on this card. Where, you ask? Well, the card somehow got away from me and now that I'm finished you can't even see the punch! LOL Oh well, guess I'll just have to stamp some more to show off the punch!

The main reason you can't see the border punch is that I decided to flip the rectangle, since I woke up with this verse in my head this morning and really wanted to use it on my card. I stamped two of the flowers from Petals & Stems on a classic cream scallop rectangle and then sponged the edges with Old Paper and Vintage Photo ink. Next I stamped the Psalm 51:10 plain jane in Chocolate Chip Craft ink on cardstock vellum and heat embossed. To secure it over my stamped panel, I pulled out my nemesis - the sewing machine. Thankfully it only took 1 try to get it right, instead of the 4 or 5 sewing mishaps I usually have!

I stamped a few more of the flowers in Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss {for the centers} and then layered them and popped them up on different levels of dimensionals. The centers are accented with some green dew drops. The paper is my new fave from Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird. I finished with some double edged polka dot ribbon.

Then, I couldn't leave it alone. Not sure why, but I decided to add liquid pearls all around the scallop rectangle (as if there wasn't already enough polka dots going on to drive you dotty!) and THEN I decided since there wasn't any sparkle, I needed to try some Pearl Glimmer Mist. So I coated the card with a healthy dose and called it quits!

Okay, that's all on the card front. The Verve Project Parade kicked-off today with a brand new theme and chances to win some new Verve! There's even a gift certificate hidden somewhere during our 2 week parade that one lucky person will win just for commenting, so be sure to give the girls some love for the amazing projects they share! We'd love for you to play along with us! Check out this post for all the details!

What's in it?
Stamps: Petals & Stems, Psalm 51:10 (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, vellum cardstock (SU!), Classic Cream (Neenah), Early Bird DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss (SU!), Old Paper, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Classic Scallop Rectangles (SU!), dew drops, Liquid pearls, double edge polka dot ribbon (Taylored Expressions), Sunburst border punch (Fiskars), sewing machine, Pearl glimmer mist, clear embossing powder (SU!)


Hope you have a fabulously creative weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :)

17 comments

  1. FAB card Julee! I'm just like you, I have a hard time stopping when I get to adding embellies, sometimes I just have to tear myself away, lol! Love your card!

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  2. I love this card too:), it is gorgeous, full of fun embellishments.

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  3. Wow, Julee... I LOVE this card ... that verse and the dp ... and all the dots ... yes, the dots !

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  4. This is just breathtaking, Julee!!

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  5. Phenomenal, Julee!! I'm totally in love with your creation!

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  6. Very colorful and STUNNING!!!
    janny

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  7. this is beautiful ... as all of your work!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandra

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  8. OMG Julee!! Seriously, this card made me gasp! Love it!

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  9. don't you just love this new Cosmo Cricket paper? I'm fan of cosmo cricket to. The card is just beautiful..

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  10. Gorgeous Jul! I love how your scalloped frame matches that oh-so-yummy ribbon.

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  11. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card. So many punches, ribbons, stamps, and embellishments to shop for, it's no wonder we all have way too many NEW things in our stamping rooms. Don't you just love it though? Stella

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  12. Oh I LOVE all the fun colours and flowers on your card!! Fabulous Julee!

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  13. What a fun card. . .LOVE how bright and happy it is!

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  14. Fabulous card - Julee!!!

    Check out my post for you right here - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441436&page=2

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