January 8, 2009

Looking For The Love...and the Bright Side!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!! Here is my card for Challenge #4 at the Verve Stamps Looking For Love Release Challenge, VSLFL4!!

For this card, I took Julee's sketch VERY literally...I even used the colors!!! I started with my Soft Sky panel, which I stamped the background stamp from Snow Wonderful in Versamark and then embossed with White Embossing Powder. I don't have those fancy label nesties, so I just started with a square of Soft Sky, notched the edges with my 1/4 Inch Square Punch, and then did the same for white and black panels. I stamped the Soft Sky panel with the butterflies from Fluttering By in Soft Sky. I then stamped the polka dot butterfly in black onto white cs, and then again onto vellum. I cut them both out and popped them up with dimensionals. I added some decorative piercing with my spankin' new Ornare Piercing Stencil, that my bestest bud Jessie got me for my birthday (thanks girl!!). I added three black brads to the bottom.

I added some piercing around the focal panel, scalloped the bottom edges with the Scallop Edge Punch, added some more piercing, and then added two bows, one of Soft Sky Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and one Black Gingham Ribbon.

The entire card was sprayed with some Ritzy Ditzy Glitz in Silver...which puddled in some places :(

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Snow Wonderful and Fluttering By by Verve Stamps
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, GP White & SU! Vellum
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: 1/4 Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Template, Ornare Piercing Template, Black Brads (??), Soft Sky Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Gingham Ribbon, Silver Ritzy Ditzy Glitz and Dimensionals


  1. Wow Jodi - what a gorgeous card! Love the colours, love how you did your own creative 'label' - everything is spectacular!

  2. I absolutely love the vellum butterfly! :D

  3. This is gorgeous Jodi...you rocked that piercing template..as I knew you would!!

  4. I love that butterfly stamped on the vellum. It is stunning!

  5. Hey, I just finished my card for this sketch and it needed something badly and now I know what it is...your card!!! LOL Seriously, I might copy your piercing on the top...you go see on my blog the before and after shot!! You will agree and I will make sure you are noted...as I love yours and I want to be you when I grow up!

  6. Jodi!!!! Great colors and love the shape of the center panel and how you did it. Great piercing and dimension, too!!!! Love all your details!!! Great card!!!

  7. Super WOW!!!!!!!!fabulous design and layout, Jodi!!!!!

  8. Jodi, this is soooo lovely! I love your color combo that you chose too! Beautifully done! TFS!


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