A Brighter World

Hi friends!  I'm,wrapping up the design team posts for our Stars & Stripes Diva Dare over on the Verve Blog today.  Have you been following along?  There's a chance at one of 3 prizes for leaving comments along the Dare, as well as the possibility of winning Verve's ENTIRE May release for playing along with our Stars & Stripes challenge!!!  So what ya waitin' for?  The deadline is this Thursday, May 30!!!  Check out all the details on the Verve Blog.

For my answer to the dare, I went with a traditional take on Stars & Stripes.  I absolutely love Americana and so I kept my look a bit shabby with the idea of making a card suitable for sending to someone in the military.  I thought this sentiment from Let it Be was just perfect for that.  I kept things pretty simple,  using the Viva la Verve! May Week 4 sketch. (Are you playing along with VLV???  There's a chance to win a $100 gift voucher to Verve if you participate in all 4 of this month's sketches.) I used the Starry Die to cut through my two layers of paper, then popped the panel up on dimensionals to really make the background under the stars shine through.  The little border is made with the Scallop Trim Trio Die Set and I finished off with some cluster stars and stripey blue ribbon.

Okay, that's all from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day and can find a little time to play along in our challenge!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Glory (Authentique), Brown Paper Bag (Paper Accents), Cream
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Starry Die, Scallop Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), star cluster pearls (Recollections), ribbon (SU!), paper distresser (Tonic)


  1. I Love this card Julee. The sentiment in the red is perfect.

  2. Julee, I have no ties to the military but I am just in LOVE with this card! In fact, now I need that paper since you've used it!!! Super super job with your layers!!!

  3. Fabulous card Julee! Love the die cut stars and the sponging/distressing!

  4. Julee~
    Your card is wonderful. Just the perfect colors and design. TFS.

  5. What a beautiful card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Beautiful card,Love your sentiment!

  7. This is fabulous, Julee!! Love the striped paper in the BG and the swath of small stars is wonderful! Gorgeous work as always :)

  8. I saw this on the Verve blog and I adore it. I'm so glad that you went the traditional route!

  9. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love, love, love this card. I love all things Americana and this one is the best.

  10. I was just over at Verve and saw a card that you had made that I just love. I wanted to tell you that and also to ask you how you colored the black and white flowers. The card was made using the same stamp set you used on this card, but the sentiment was "everything is going to be alright." I think you're very talented and I really like your work.


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