In My Flower Garden

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another sketch over on the Viva la Verve blog and this week's hostess is Janelle.  I loved the possibilities of all the circles and had intended to make a graphic card with colorful circles. I was uploading some older cards to the Verve gallery yesterday and was inspired by the Amazing Wishes set and wanted to see if the flower would work with the Joyful Blooms Die Set... and it did!

The smaller flowers I hand trimmed, since I wanted a thin mat to match the larger flowers I cut with the die set.  Then I colored them with Copics and arranged them on my paper how I wanted them and hand sketched in the stems and leaves.  I'm not much of a colorer and I rarely sketch anything by hand, but I had a lot of fun making my little flower garden.  There's been quite a bit of stress going on in my world lately and this was just the bit of creative therapy I needed last night! After coloring the leaves, I embossed the panel with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then popped up the flowers on dimensionals and added a bit of glossy glaze and glitter to the flower centers.

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Charming Oval Die Set and Flag It Die Set to build my little flag, then stamped the sentiment from Amazing Wishes and added some white dots and some bling.  I finished with a bit of ribbon that reminded me of a little fence for my garden of flowers.  A bit of distressing around the edges and the card was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Amazing Wishes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: black, Copic markers
Accessories:  Joyful Blooms Die Set, Charming Oval Die Set, Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Swiss Dots embossing folder, glossy glaze, glitter, ribbon, paper distresser, flat back rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. This is SO pretty! I love the black and red - and those adorable flowers!

  2. Your garden is very beautiful! I love all the pretty texture and your absolutely lovely flowers and sketched stems!

  3. Your flowers are gorgeous, Julee! They just pop off the page. Hugs to you for a good weekend :)

  4. Beautiful card. I have seen that you have been making different sized cards lately. What is the size you typically do?

  5. Hi Amy,

    I still mostly do 4.25 x 5.5" cards. For the tall & skinny cards I just use a narrower width so it fits in an A2 envelope. Either 3" or 3.5" wide by 5.5" tall, that way I can have elements float off the side and have it still fit in the envelope.

  6. Fabulous use of the sketch and those flowers are gorgeous!! Another use for that die....perfect!! Was thinking about you when I was diagnosed with tendonitis....remember you had that and it does slow a person down!!

  7. Thanks Julee. You make stunning cards!


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