Strength & Hope

Today’s card is for The Paper Players Color Challenge this week using the colors Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.  This card just warms my heart :).  I love the simplicity of the design and the feeling it evokes.  This is a sneak peek of a wonderful new stamp set called “Strength & Hope”.  Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 for each purchase of this stamp set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  It will be available for purchase starting on May 1 throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog period.

Don’t you LOVE this rose!  Oh my goodness!  I’ve been seeing this rose created throughout blogland and decided to try one myself.  Here’s a link to the tutorial I followed.  It’s made using the 2-Step Owl Punch!  I love finding different ways to use our punches – makes them even more worth the purchase!

The finishing touch to the rose is a few spritzes of my Champage Mist shimmer paint spray that I mixed up last weekend.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but I used the Very Vintage Stampin’ Around Wheel on the base of my cardstock with VersaMark to give it a very, very subtle background.  In person it’s beautiful.

And today I was having a “good bow day” as opposed to a good hair day.  Somehow, my bow came together on the first try – no tips or tricks to this bow – just a good old normal bow and I got lucky with it today!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp Sets  Strength & Hope
Ink  Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, VersaMark
Paper  Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Accessories  Two-Step Owl Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Early Espresso 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls Jewels, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges, Quilling Tool (non-SU!)

8 thoughts on “Strength & Hope

  1. GORGEOUS card Julie! Love the subtle BG stamping and the verse is perfectly balanced with that amazing rose! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Wow Julie, that rose is stunning! Love the new set too! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. Very pretty. Thank you for playing with us!

    xo, Marian Garcia (Studio M)
    The Paper Players March 2011 Guest Designer

  4. Gorgeous, Julie! I guess I am going to have to get this set—everything I've seen with it really rocks! Thanks for playing with PP this week!

  5. Julie, absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the link to the amazing rose. Love the way you incorporated the colors with this gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.
    Jaydee

  6. Julie, this is gorgeous! I love the clean design and how you showcased that gorgeous stamp set. Your rose is fabulous!! WOW! Here's to "good bow days", too. You made me chuckle with that line. HeeHee! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! 🙂

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