Going to Be Okay

Friday, April 20, 2018
Hi friends! I'm back again with another shabby card using the Lavender collection from Prima.  And its another take on the April Viva la Verve sketch. Deadline for linking up is May 4, so there's still plenty of time for you to get inky and link up for a chance to win! I hope you'll play along!

Lately I've been loosely challenging myself to use as much up of my paper when I pull something out of a pad. So this card started with leftovers from yesterday's card and the other Lavender scraps in my stash.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Hope Lifts directly on a piece of patterned paper and cut with a stitched circle die.  I matted this with a lacey circle die cut from Spellbinders.  Next I arranged my layers to fulfill the sketch, cutting a Lacey Frames die cut for the second circle.  I then set to work on the butterfly from Hope Lifts.

I already had one butterfly embossed in white, watercolored, and then cut with the Butterfly Dreams set laying on my desk from a previous project. So I stamped the butterfly from Hope Lifts again on watercolor paper, embossed in white and cut with the coordinating Lifted Hope die set. Next I watercolored with pugnacious purple and plum tuckered out shimmerz products.  The white was a bit for my antiqued card. I recently picked up some vintage collage medium on clearance, so decided to give it a go over the embossed butterflies to age things a bit.  I finished off with lots of distressed edges and a little paper flower in the center of the butterfly.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Hope Lifts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lavender (Prima), crumb cake (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), antique lace distress (Ranger), Plum Tuckered Out Vibez, Pugnacious Purple Inklingz (Shimmerz)
Accessories: Lifted Hope, Lacey Frames and Butterfly Dreams die sets (A Cut Above by VERVE), white embossing powder, paper flower, circle dies (Spellbinders), corner rounder, paper distresser, Vintage collage medium (Ranger)


  1. Another gorgeous card Julee. I love the sentiment stamped on the patterned paper and the pretty layered butterfly. TFS
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. I too have been thinking more about using up scraps and man have you done a gorgeous job!! The layers are perfect and I am in LOVE with all the butterflies!


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