Elegant Thanks

Hi friends!  It's Friday again and time for a brand new Viva la Verve Sketch.  This week's sketch is by Anya and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pull out an "oldy but goody" set... Grateful Elegance.

I thought those thin little strips would be perfect for the thin border stamp, so that's where I started.  Next I stamped the thanks a bunch sentiment on the main panel, then filled in randomly with the larger flower.  I also stamped two more of the larger flowers to cut out, then stamped and cut out 7 of the medium sized flowers to pop up.  The smoky slate layer is stamped with the large square background stamp from the set, then I added a punched border and some black matting.  The soft sky base is embossed with a chicken wire embossing folder and I finished off with some turquoise bling and some glossy accents and glitter for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Enabler's List
Stamps:  Grateful Elegance (Verve)
Paper: soft sky, smoky slate, basic black (SU!), white
Ink: black, smoky sltate (SU!)
Accessories: bling, border punch (EK Success), Chicken Wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), glossy accents, glitter


  1. Beautiful!! Love the colors and the way you popped up some of the flowers!

  2. YAY! It's Viva La Verve Day! :)

    Your card is just stunning with the coloring and the sparkle of the blue rhinestones. Gorgeous!

    Hope you're feeling better!


  3. Beautiful Julee! Love the colors and how you used the border strips. I don't always know how to use those, sigh. The 3-d flowers are just gorgeous!

  4. This is beautiful. Love the colors and flowers. This is one of my favorite Verve sets.

  5. This is so gorgeous! I have always loved the flourished background!

  6. such lovely elegance, Julee...those flowers are fabulous with all their dimension :) ox

  7. Love your handmade patterned paper! So fresh-looking. :)

  8. Such a yummy colour combo!! Love that grey with the aqua! Your flowers are amazing popped up with the touch of bling in the middle. And of course, loving the BG EF. My EF wish list is growing because of you LOL! Hope you are on the mend ((hugs))!!

  9. Wow elegant is right! Stunning card! This colour combo is gorgeous. I love the 3D flowers with their blingy centers and the glossy accents in the "diamond" shapes.

  10. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love the understated colors, the layered flowers, the rhinestone centers...just everything. :)

  11. WOW!! Love it....another beauty!! Creative use of this set!! Love the contrast of black/white with pop of color and those flowers are fabulous!!


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