Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dear Julee!

My ATC for this month's Verve Project Parade was inspired by the Tippy-Top Diva herself, none other than the one and only Julee Tilman. How, you ask? Well, let me tell you. # 1. She's a rockstar! Who else do you know that designs such fabulous graphics and combines them with the greatest sentiments known to stamping kind? #2. It's her birthday! Happy, happy birthday, Julee!

Be sure to check out the other Verve Divas' blogs, because they have a little something special up their sleeves for Julee! We're having a Mojo-licious birthday party and the gals are picking their favorite Mojo Monday sketch to create a birthday card for Julee. Want to join the fun? Then go to this post on the Verve Member Company Forum on SCS for the details how to play along. Did I mention that one lucky participant will win the Verve set of her choosing? I didn't? It's true!

Now, on to my ATC. I agree with what Amber said yesterday: making ATCs are strangely satisfying! And they're just so dang cute, too! I don't know how I came up with this strange color combo. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the background card stock isn't white -- it's actually PTI's Aqua Mist. So I've got Green Galore, Aqua Mist and Basic Black -- weird, but I think it has a good rocker vibe to it. Reminds me of something that Jeffrey or now Stella from Project Runway would throw together (sooo love that show and I'm thrilled a new season has just started!). I used the Swirly and Polka Stars set, as well a sentiment from the first Verve set I ever bought, Starlight Starbright. The focal image and sentiment were heat embossed with black embossing powder. I had some jump rings on my desk from a different project I was working on, so I decided to throw it on here, too, and make a little tag. I'm liking those little things all over again!

The weekend's ahead, and it's too darn hot to do anything outside these days. Instead, why don't you stay in the cool comfort of your stamping space and join our cyber ATC parade? Check out this post for the details and to find out how to win $15 in Verve Bucks!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Swirly Stars, Polka Stars, Starlight Starbright
Paper: Basic Black, Green Galore (SU!), Aqua Mist (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine
Accessories: black embossing powder, ribbon, oval punch, Junkitz Jump Ringz, foam mounting tape, ticket corner punch, brads from Queen & Co.