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I was so taken by this batch of cards Jennifer McGuire shared on her blog, that I just had to try the color combo!  So striking and bold, UKWIM?

This Cordenon Perl√© Abysse (blue) card stock I've had laying around is so pretty–a rich, vibrant blue, with silver flecks in it–and seemed like it would work well with the Palm Green and Buttercup Yellow . . . 

It's kinda fun to use our papers with Cuttlebug Embossing folders (Swiss Dots again here) because they're white core–a little different effect than with dyed card stocks.  Sometimes, I even sand it with a sanding cube to emphasize the effect even more.

This was the maiden voyage of my newest set of Nestability dies, too–I wanted to try that *uber* subtle sponging Krystie sometimes does and see if I could get the same–her card designs always wow me . . .   A quarter of a rounded sponge, cut from the whole sponge, and then pinched to create the most rounded effect, produced the results I was looking for best–with Ice Blue Fluid Chalk Ink, it ended up soft, and airbrush-like!

This wasn't the layout I planned in my head, but, it seemed to work out, too!


And, I love these tiny butterflies (Martha Stewart multi-butterfly punch), fluttering above the Mini Flowers and Long Grass.

Had to white-emboss the sentiment, to really make it pop gainst the blue; white detail EP is good for words and other more delicate line type stuff.

So much to do this week–must hunker down and git to it! 

Happy Tuesday! 


Supplies Used:  Mini Flower, Long Grass & Hello stamp images, Buttercup Yellow note card, Palm Green paper, Orange Sheer Ribbon, and Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers (yellow) all by A Muse Artstamps; Bracket Label Nestability Die by Spellbinders; Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart; Fluid Chalk Inks in Ice Blue, Lime Pastel by Clearsnap; Versacolor Indigo Pigment ink and Versamark clear Watermark ink by Tsukineko;  Detail White Embosing Powder; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder by Provo Craft; 1/8" Eyelet by SU!; Green Gingham Ribbon by May Arts; Fine Tip black Marker for detailing

  1. Well all I can do is quote you – “THUD!!!!!” Absolutely gorgeous – makes me LONG for spring!!

  2. You are the queen. Great colour combo and layout. FAB!!!

  3. Oh Wow…this card is gorgeous, Julie!

  4. Very striking colors! Your card is beautiful!

  5. fun.bright.sweet.perfect!


  6. wow – this is gorgeous – love the vibrancy of the colors and I *need* that new nestability frame – really classic shape!

  7. Wow what a fun and cheery card. Love it!

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