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Classy Little Concept

Hi friends, it's time to kick off another challenge over at The Card Concept.  I chose to make my card in the classy & elegant style, as the inspiration photo had me thinking of these pretty poppies from the Floral Notes stamp set.

I stamped the poppies in archival ink, then watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors, adding a wash of yellow behind.  I used the coordinating die cut from the Floral Notes Die Set as a mask over my stamped image when I spattered a bit of watered down India ink all over the panel.  A teeny siding of black sets off the panel and I added the sentiment on a Stitched Pennants die cut.

I pulled inspiration from the texture in the photo, adding in the embossed lines with an embossing folder, then tied it all together with some baker's twine and accented with a button and a sprinkling of Shine Bright Sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For a little more inspiration, head on over to The Card Concept to see what the other fabulous designers are sharing today. Then grab some stamps and join in the fun  Sadly, this will be my last post as part of The Card Concept design team. The challenge is taking a break for the summer and I have decided not to return in the fall, due to those two crazy adorable boys of mine stealing both my heart and my time. {grin} I have truly loved being a part of this challenge, and will miss this wonderful team.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Floral Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper, black
Ink: archival black (Ranger), watercolors (Daniel Smith), India ink (Speedball)
Accessories: Stitched Pennants Die Set, Floral Notes Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve Stamps), baker's twine, button, stripes embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful watercolor look Julee! So soft and pretty! It's been really inspiring being a part of the card Concept with you this season!
Take Care!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous splatters and lovely details Julee!

Purple Princess said...

Sweet card!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful and classy. Love the splatters and design of your card.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is gorgeous! I have that embossing folder and you just made me look at it in a completely new way - thanks for the inspiration.

Marisa said...

Love the yellow bg around the poppies as it just makes them pop! Gorgeous card.

Creating with Susan said...

I love the yellow backing to those gorgeous flowers Julee!! Such a gorgeous card :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

The yellow makes those pretty poppies pop off the page! And I love the embossed background! So pretty!!!
I'm going to miss you on the CC team!!!! Children grow up so fast...so enjoy every moment with them!!!! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Karen Davis said...

Gorgeous Julee. You do clean and shabby distressed cards so well. Very inspiring. All the best and happy stamping.