All Things Grow

Happy Monday!  It's a brand new week and there's a new sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog today.  But sadly there's no mojo card here. I got my weeks mixed up and did the wrong sketch! We're on sketch #187 and that's the first time I've ever done that! I guess it's just the hazard of always having a few dozen irons in the fire, right? {grin} Anyhow, I do have a little somethin' something with the new Bloom & Grow set to share with you today.

Over on the Verve Blog, we've got a little after party going on!  The Divas are all sharing their favorites from this release and oh my, there's a lot of eye candy in that post!  The card I picked as my favorite is this CARS (clean and RELATIVELY simple) card using last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #112 by Karen Giron.

I wanted a stylish, classy card for a wedding or anniversary, since that season will be upon us soon.  I've been wanting to make a zipper flower, so I stitched and coiled a zipper half, then coiled some May Arts wrinkled ribbon around for the outer blooms.  The center is one of those fabulous acrylic Sunbursts from Pizzazz Aplenty.  The leaves are cut with the Elegant Leaves Die and then embossed in clear with the coordinating stamp from the Bloom & Grow set.  Then I used a couple different embossing folders on the white panels, adding the sentiment from Bloom & Grow in the corner.

For the three little flags in the sketch, I substituted Charming Banner dies and accented with shiny silver pearls, then finished things off with some tiny butterflies using the SU! Embosslits.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Basic Black (SU!), Bright White (Neenah)
Black dye ink (A Muse), VersaMark (Tsukineko
Elegant Leaves Die, Charming Banner Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), zipper, Beautiful Wings Embosslit (SU!, ribbon (May Arts), clear embossing powder (Judikins), Acrylic Sunburst and silver pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), butterfly migration and ornate frames embossing folders (Sizzix)


  1. Wow this is simply stunning darling the black and white is striking
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  2. LOVE the elegance of this, Julee! It's simply!

  3. WOW! Julee, this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! The subtle embossing, the Charming Banner tags, the bling, and OH that flower! It's a work of art!! And CARS?? LOL!! (Did you know that IS a son?) Teehehee!

  4. This is perfect for the wedding season that will be here before we know it!

  5. Neat card - wow a zipper flower...what a great idea, it looks fab. TFS

  6. Beautiful card, so simple, so beautiful!
    Dutch Tulip

  7. Loved this card on Friday and loving it all over again today :) Can't WAIT to get my hands on this order LOL!

  8. What a wonderful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. This is stunning. You made the zipper flower look so elegant! Love the black and white palette ♥

  10. Oh wow..that flower rocks! I love it and the leaves in black. That is SO awesome.

  11. This card is so striking, Julee! Absolutely GORGEOUS!


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