Awesome Spots

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  It's the first Friday of the month, and that means it's my turn to host the Viva la Verve challenge.  My monthly feature has a sketch and a color challenge to it - you can do just the sketch, just the colors, or both if you're feeling inspired!

For my card, I pulled out the new Better Together set and a few dies and got to work.  First I knew I wanted my big circle to be a doily, so I spritzed a doily with Boss Lady color mist, then with water and wiped off.  I then used the back side of the doily as the front, since I liked the resist look where the ink hadn't quite seeped through all the way.  My sentiment circle is stamped with the distressed polka background from Better Together in lucky limeade and blushing bride, then I stamped the thanks sentiment in black over the top of it.

Next I cut the Floral Circles Die Set from blushing bride paper, then stamped in blushing bride with the polka dot background, sponged around the edges and layered together with a vintage brad for the flower center.  The leaves are the Dreamy Leaves Die Set cut from some old lucky limeade DSP.  My card background is a piece of smoky slate stamped horizontally the whole length of the paper with the distress polka background.  Then I stamped over it vertically in a few places to give a fun background effect.  I finished with some Pastel Polka ribbon and an Award Banner Trim in basic gray and accented with bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Today is the final day of Verve's Spring Cleaning sale with all in stock stamps & dies 20% off, so if you haven't had a chance, be sure to stop by the Verve store.  I'll be back tomorrow with our April Diva Inspirations Hop!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic gray, blushing bride, smoky slate, In Color 2011-13 Patterns DSP (SU!), doily
Ink: blushing bride, smoky slate, lucky limeade (SU!), Boss Lady Mr. Huey's Color Mist (Studio Calico
Accessories: Floral Circles Die Set, Dreamy Leaves Die Set, Award Banner Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Pastel Polka Ribbon Collection (Verve), classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), designer brad (SU!), liquid pearls, bling


  1. What pretty colors! I like the doily in the background and the gorgeous flower with the center embellishment.

  2. Julee, this is just beautiful! LOVE those distressed dots, and the flower is fantastic. I've got that die set...looks like I need to get it out today. ;) I seldom even think about the back side the parts of my cards. Very clever to turn the doily around--it's gorgeous!

  3. Love the BGs you created and wonderful idea to flip the doily and use the back side! Adore the striped leaves and gorgeous flower too. Fabulous as always. Wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

  4. This is gorgeous Julee! I love how you used the dot background stamp with different colors behind the sentiment and then again on the gray. I love this color palette too! I'm going to have to make a second card just for it! ;)

  5. Those dots are crazy cool and so is your card, Julee. Love this sketch hand how easy it flows and what fun colors too. (Yep, I've used them for my next project. hee-hee)


Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

Back to Top