Beautiful Things

I recently won a gift certificate to Verve Visual - I ADORE Julee's images and have had my eye on this stamp set, Beautiful Things, for quite some time. Honestly, I won the certificate and spent it in under 15 minutes - HA! Even purchased the matching dies. :D It's soooo pretty with so many great sentiments; and those extra dies, (the word beautiful and two sizes of leaves), swoon! I also loved the Color Throwdown challenge this week (CTD405) so I wanted to play along using this new set.

I stamped the images on Ranger water color paper and used distress crayons for the base yellow layer - but you know me; it's never quite as intense as I'd like so I switched to Copics to finish the flowers. I traced the images with a sharpie for intense black lines and added some dots with a white gel pen.

The card was inspired by Kay, you can see her version HERE. I die cut the leaves from green checked paper for some extra fun; splattered on some twisted citron ink and stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts intense black.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Beautiful Things
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, Ranger water color, DP by MME, PTI Summer Sunrise
InkHero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: copics, MFT pierced square, sharpie, white gel pen, nuvo crystal drops


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  1. Oh this is totally gorgeous!! Love those Verve flowers!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

  2. OOOOOOOOOOH! Those flowers are DREAMY! LOVE! Thanks for playing along with The Color Throwdown!

  3. Wowzers, this is gorgeous!! Your card totally rocks the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge this week!

  4. This is just gorgeous and I just LOVE the checkered leaves!
    My blog challenge this week is: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose ~ Join Me!

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  5. Another gorgeous card! Love those beautifully colored flowers...especially the little white gel pen accents.

    Oh, and in answer to your question on my blog, YES, the new die set also works with the Great Friend set. Bonus! :)


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