So Very Happy

Hi friends! I found a little time to create this weekend and it was so much fun.  I printed out some of the downloads I added to the Verve shop to go along with some of the dies that we still have in stock with no matching stamps.

My colored images here use the Beautiful Flowers Printable, available with purchase of the Beautiful Flowers Die Set, as well as the free Flutterby Printable available on the Flutterby die product page. I printed them both on Canson smooth bristol paper.  I colored them with Zig clean color real brush markers and a wink of stella glitter pen over the course of a few days for #thedailymarker30day challenge.

I wanted a splashy background, so pulled out some new Shimmerz colors I hadn't played with yet... Anchors Away and It's Mint to Be.  I plopped a bit of the Anchors Away on some cellophane packaging and then smooshed onto canson smooth bristol paper. I repeated with the Mint to Be color and then did some spritzing and smooshing with water and flicking with a paintbrush until I got everything how I wanted it.

I then stamped the sentiment from Wonderful Marvelous directly onto the background, but because of the thickness of the paint in the background, it didn't look as crisp as I like, so I stamped it again on vellum and embossed in black.  I cut this with a circle die and lined up directly over my less stamping and then layered the flowers and butterfly, cut with the Beautiful Flowers Die Set and the Flutterby die.  I tucked in some leaf die cuts (also from Beautiful Flowers die set), colored them with zig markers and then added some rhinestone and dew drop accents. A bit of distressing and a thin pacific point mat finishes it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a fantastic start to your week.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Wonderful Marvelous (Verve Stamps), Beautiful Flowers Printable, Flutterby Printable (Verve)
Paper: smooth bristol (Canson), pacific point, vellum (SU!)
Ink: Kuretake clean color real brush markers, clear wink of stella pen (Zig), It's Mint to Be and Anchors Away Shimmerz (Shimmerz Paints), Intense black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Flutterby dieBeautiful Flowers Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), black embossing powder (Judikins), stitched circles stax (MFT), rhinestones and dew drops, paper distresser


  1. Julie, you already sound more relaxed! While I will miss you greatly, I am so very happy for you and wish you all the best as you turn your many talents into being a full time Mom. What could be more important! Best wishes always and a big thank you for your years at Verve!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the background and pretty flowers, along with that special sentiment. TFS

  3. Such a lovely card!
    I didn’t know that you
    had made digital images
    for some of the leftover dies-
    what a great idea!

  4. Julee, you are amazing! What a gorgeous card, and I love how you've been creative with this card and especially how you've made PDF files to go along with the dies. Praying that you sell it all and free up that room!! This is such a beautiful card, and I love the gorgeous watercolor background. So excited about using my new "stash" for our church card ministry! Hugs and love! xoxo

  5. Wow!! Loved this card and those colors are just amazing. I ordered this die cut set along with the butterfly and ignore my comment in the order I placed as I was not sure how the print out would work! But I have it and just waiting for the order to arrive in my mailbox and I can try to create something as beautiful as you have created here!!! So blessed to have you sharing your creativeness with us all. Stay well, hugs and blessings


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