Hope Perches

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch and this week's sweet sketch was designed by the even sweeter Debbie Carriere. I love the simplicity of it and couldn't wait to give it a go with some of the newly released stamps and dies from Verve. This card is also featured on the Verve Blog today, along with some fabulous favorites from our design team. be sure to check it out for a little inspiration with the newly released stamps!

The new Love Birds Die Set made me think of one of my favorite plain janes... Hope Perches. I just love this verse by Emily Dickinson and it was repeating over and over in my mind as I created this card.  I think the idea of hope perching in my soul and just singing and singing and never stopping is just so cool.
"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,"
So that was the inspiration for the card.  The coordinating bird stamp from Bright Spirits is stamped in Early Espresso, then I cut it with the Love Birds Die Set, filled in with glue and sprinkled some ultrafine flower soft on it to give it some fluffy texture.  For my floral spray, I chose the star/snowflake/flower images from Bright Spirits (I so love when a stamp can have many uses) and stamped them in Baja Breeze onto the coordinating dies in the Winter Fun Die Set.  Then it was just a matter of coloring each with Copics, outlining with a little Stardust glitter pen and blending with a blender pen for a bit of frosty sparkle.  Each flower is accented with a pearly dew drop.  The main background for the card is embossed with a stars & swirls embossing folder, then lightly sponged with distress ink.

So that's it.. easy peasy, but so much fun.  I hope you'll play along with Mojo this week.  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the Mojo designers came up with for this week's sketch!  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope a bit of hope perches in your soul today.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bright Spirits, Hope Perches Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU!), Cream
Ink: Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: Winter Fun Die Set, Love Birds Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), swirls & stars embossing folder (Sizzix), pearl dew drops, dimensionals, Stardust glitter pen, Ultrafine Sand Flower Soft


  1. Julee, this is beautiful! I love the layered snowflakes and that love bird. The sparkle is perfect!! Wonderful card!

  2. What a beautiful card! The embossed background is perfect with the sentiment... to me, it conveys a sense of hope and possibility... another fabulous creation! Hope your day is wonderful!

  3. Oh wow! Absolutely beautiful. Love it.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you combined colours, elements and texture.

  5. Love the colors! The embossed background is great for this card!
    I just ordered this set! Can't wait to get it!

  6. So pretty! I love your color combo, and that quote is one of my all time favorites.

  7. So love that verse-your card is very pretty-love the colors!

  8. Such a pretty card! Great inspiration for the sketch!

  9. Beautiful card Julee, that sentiment is wonderful. I love colours combo you chose, very nice.

  10. Julee, this is gorgeous!!! I just love those layered snowflakes and the embossed background - swoon... Just so beautiful :)

  11. Beautiful card!! Love your colors.

  12. What a beautiful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Beautiful, Julee! Love those yummy layered snowflakes and sweet love bird!

  14. Fabulous!!! Thanks for bringing a little Mojo to my Monday's!!!

  15. This is just lovely. Is the background embossed? it looks great.


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