Clear Blue Skies

Hi peeps! Today I've got a sneaky peek of a new set called Blue Skies that will be releasing this Friday night from Verve. For quite some time, Laurie's been dropping some not so subtle hints my direction that she wanted a notebook paper stamp, so that's where the concept for this set started.  Add a large and small whimsical butterfly, a few flourishes and some fun quotes and sentiments with a hand-lettered look and you've got Blue Skies coming your way.

I decided I wanted to make a clear card, and although you can't really tell from the photo, the base is a square acetate card.  This card is for the second Verve Release Week challenge to use a Viva la Verve! sketch from February 2010.  I chose another square card... the February Week 3 sketch.  Now that I look at the sketch again, it looks like I forgot a panel on the square and flipped the ribbon to the side, but the original inspiration is still there!  We're flexible here at Verve, so I'm going to say it totally fits the challenge! LOL  :) 

Okay, here's what I did... I stamped the stack of notepapers twice in basic gray ink, then cut out and layered on top of each other.  Next I pulled out the sun from Let it Shine and the clouds from Up, Up & Away, cut out, colored with copics and layered on dimensionals.  Next I added a bit of Sparkly Fluff from Our Craft Lounge to my clouds and some Lemon Peel Stickles to the sun.

To add a bit of blue to go with my Blue Skies are coming your way sentiment, I just highighted a bit of the notebook page with a Sky Copic marker, then stamped the sentiment in black.  Next I stamped the smaller butterfly from the set, colored in coordinating colors and popped up on the side.  The blue background paper is Going Coastal by SEI and I matted it with a black cardstock circle and added some ruffled May Arts ribbon and a few rhinestones to finish it off.

Okay, that's all for me today!  Be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog to see what the Divas have created with Blue Skies and to enter for a chance to win this set!  Have a great day!

What's in it?
Stamps: Blue Skies, Let it Shine, Up Up & Away (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Going Coastal (SEI), white, black, acetate cardstock
Ink: Going Gray (SEI), Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic markers
Accessories: Zip glue, ruffled ribbon (May Arts), lemon peel (Stickles), Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge), rhinestones, Circle Nestabilites (Spellbinders), 2 way glue, dimensionals


  1. Well the notebook stamp is enough for me. I'm totally getting this one!!

  2. Oh, I love this new set, Julee! Yay for a notebook stamps (and butterflies and flourishes..)!!

  3. loving the funky new font!!! I really do love the excitement of release dh didn't see me much last night!!! LOL....unless he came up to the studio :)

  4. Julee, I had to come back and leave another comment after seeing the sneak peaks on the blog...the sentiments have made my eyes a little misty....the one Shannon used is one that I have written in my quote beautiful :D You've done it again!!! Just add Blue Skies to my shopping cart early, k? LOL

  5. oh my Julee, this is the cutest circle card...I luv it!

    enjoy *~*

  6. I love this card! This notebook is so cute!! I can't wait to see everything.


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