Three Things I Like: Julie DiMatteo

You know how much I like to share other people’s work, right?  Well, I’m excited to share a wonderful swap I received at Convention in July from team member Julie DiMatteo.  There’s so much to love about this simple card, but I’m going to share the top three things I love about her card.  Here’s Julie’s card:

One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, by Julie DiMatteo

Three Things I Like About Julie’s Project

  • Very Impressive!  You mostly see the images created with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders popping up from the card base.  For this card, though, Julie debossed the butterflies, using the opposite side.  Great choice!  Not only does that give her more surface to glue down her debossed piece to the card base, but I suspect the background might have pulled attention away from the adorable, double-stacked butterfly if she had constructed it with butterflies that pop out.

    Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!

    Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Up!

  • Pop Goes the Thanks.  I love the technique Julie used for creating a powerful and impressionable sentiment from One Big Meaning.  While I don’t know which color she stamped first, I know she stamped the sentiment once in Blackberry Bliss and once in Tip Top Taupe, offsetting the image slightly from the previously stamped one.  As such, the sentiment seems to jump right off the page.  This technique is SO EASY with photopolymers, but I’m guessing Julie gave her Stamp-a-ma-jig a workout making these swap cards.
  • A Tranquil Color Combination.  I love the tone-on-tone impact of gluing the debossed Tip Top Taupe piece directly to the Tip Top Taupe card base – no border needed there at all.  All three of these colors are so appealing together, creating a very soothing feel on this card.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss

Stamp Sets:  One Big Meaning  Papers:  Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White  Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe  Accessories:  Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please leave a comment below to let Julie know how much you appreciate her project.  Julie has a wonderful blog that you should check out – although she hasn’t been updating it for a while, there’s still lots of great work there to inspire you.  You can see more of her work here:  The Paper Pixie

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. How lucky you are Brian, to receive such a beautiful card from Julie, the debossed panel of butterflies looks so pretty but it’s the gorgeous way she framed the sentiment that caught my eye. I love how she created the shadow on the sentiment, it looks fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today.

  2. I Love Julie’s card as well. The shadowing with the sentiment and the display of the sentiment is wonderful! Yay Julie!!

  3. A beautiful card Julie. xo

  4. Thank you so much, Brian!!!

  5. I love this card. The new butterfly folder is one of my favorites as well as the new banner punch. Love that triple stacked banner. Great job Julie.

  6. Cleverly-done card. I love everything about it, but esp. the double-stamped sentiment.

  7. Love the shadowed sentiment….will have to try that! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow – What a gorgeous card to highlight Brian. I love it! So many gorgeous things about it. Awesome work Julie!

  9. That’s a beauty of a card Julie, love it , just got my folder yesterday, I love to case your card if I may :)), thanks for sharing Julie, and Brian,
    Hugs Frenchie ,
    Now on my way to see your blog!!!!

  10. I agree with everything you said…and more. It is a truly stunning card. All of Julie’s work is made with such thoughtfulness and precision. Way to go Julie!

  11. Super nice card, Julie!

  12. That’s one WOW of a card Julie! Brian, I bet you had a hard time limiting it to three things you love. My favorite, and I really had to look at the card for a while before I stopped changing my mind, is the shadowed lettering. At first I thought it was die cut twice but when you said it was stamped, especially since she had to make so many for a swap, I was uber impressed. Way to go Julie, I love it!

  13. Thanks for sharing Julie’s card, Brian! It is awesome!

  14. Kathleen Baratta

    Brian you make such lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Oh Julie ….you really did a neat technique with the sentiment. I want to try that ! I like those butterflies debossed better also .
    Pretty card and the colors are great together . What a good swap card to inspire someone receiving it !!!

  16. I have to join the others in saying the shadow letters is very fun and exciting.

  17. Way to go Julie! I too recieved that card at convention and I love it! Nicely done.

  18. LOVE THIS!!!! The double stamping of the greeting is so smart with a beautiful result. Great job Julie!

  19. Great card! Especially love the debossed butterflies!

  20. Very nice, Julie!!

  21. I love Julie’s card and all your comments Brian and more.

  22. Great card, Julie! I especially like the unconventional way you layered the banners. Brian, TFS Julie’s card.

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  24. Awesome work! Plus, Julie is super cute and fun!

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