Viva la Joy

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a card that Mark said was my, "best one yet". Isn't that cute? I really do love how it turned out. I started with the first December Viva la Verve! sketch. {VLVDEC01} Amber always inspires me with her fabulous layouts, and this was no exception. I flipped the sketch on it's side to make room for my sentiment. When I designed the Star of Wonder set I imagined clean & simple layouts with elegant gold or silver embossing, but I still haven't found time for that yet. :)


For my VLV sketch card, I went for an old world feel, to match the gorgeous Winter Woodland paper by Creative Imaginations I picked up at Michael's this weekend. All the patterned panels are from the same sheet of designer paper. I embossed the sentiment and the star in detail gold, then matted with River Rock, which I sponged with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink. I never liked River Rock when it was a current In-Color and still have an almost full package of it from a couple years back. But, oh my word, I think I might start using it more - it looks gorgeous sponged with Vintage Photo ink- reminds me of the color of gingerbread. Okay, I'm rambling. Time to wrap it up!


I even finished the inside. See that gingerbready River Rock? Yum. :) The inside sentiment is from the Blessed Christmas set and is embossed in gold. It reads, "Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this holy season". Then I just finished off with a little strip of the same designer paper, punched with the loop edge punch from Martha Stewart.


What's In It?
Stamps: Star of Wonder, Blessed Christmas (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Winter Woodlands (Creative Imaginations), River Rock, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), VersaMark
Accessories: circle punches, gold embossing powder (SU!), sponge, wired ribbon (Michael's), Textile embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Champagne Glitz Stickles (Ranger), Loop Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)

18 comments

  1. I agree with Mark!! My eyes almost bugged out of my head when I saw this! :)Gorgeous!

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  2. This is an absolute stunner!

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  3. So far everyone has used the words "stunning" and "gorgeous", and I completely agree with both!! I just love the colors and the beautiful "old" look to it. :)

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  4. This is definitely a triple WOW card!!! Now I'm wiping the saliva off my keyboard...definitely saving this to CASE!

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  5. stunning!! Who is the lucky recipient? LOL Their jaw will drop just like mine!!

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  6. Beautifully done, Julee!! Such rich colours and I love the gold embossing. My mailbox is ready and waiting LOL :D

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  7. Wonderful card - you make me want to go find some gold embossing powder!

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  8. Oooooo Julee!! This is so rich and elegant!! What a gorgeous work of art!! Mark knows awesome when he sees it!!

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  9. Breathtaking! Stunning card.
    Nettie

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  10. STUNNING!
    You always have the best ways of fitting everything together!

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  11. Beautiful!! I agree with all the comments, and my jaw dropped when I saw the card too.

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  12. GORGEOUS, Julee!!! It would be hard to pick your best one, but this one is definitely a contender, LOL!

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  13. How rich and regal this is! Just beautiful, Julee!

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  14. Gasp! This is over-the-top stunning, Julee!

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