Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Holidays and a HOP!

Hi friends, happy Tuesday!  You're at the first stop on Verve's November Diva Inspirations Hop! The Divas love to get their Verve inky whether the stamps are hot off the presses, or a little worn around the edges. So today you'll see Diva creations to inspire you with both old and new Verve! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, one lucky commenter along today's hop will win Verve's October Release Collection! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the details.


I've been spending a lot of time shipping orders recently, and the O Christmas Tree set keeps catching my eye each time I pack one, so I decided to pull it out and give it a little love.  I thought the wreath image would be perfect for the current Curtain Call Challenge and of course I was drawn to the aqua and brown colors in the inspiration photo.  My layout is this week's Viva la Verve! sketch.

The papers are from the 25th and Pine collection by BasicGrey.  I stamped the wreath image in Early Espresso, embossed in clear, then colored with Copic markers, accenting with glossy accents, some chocolate pearls and glitter.  All of my edges are distressed a little and sponged with Frayed Burlap ink.  I stamped the happy holidays sentiment onto a die cut from the Flag It Die Set  then tied it around the card with some early espresso baker's twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'm sure you're just going to love what Amy Kolling has to share on the next stop along the hop!  Happy hopping!

1. Julee10. Tiffany
2. Amy11. Teresa
3. Anya12. Maureen
4. Betty13. Andrea
5. Jessica14. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen15. Charmaine
7. Sankari16. Marisa
8. Sarah17. Christyne
9. Susan

Enabler's List
Stamps: O Christmas Tree (Verve)
Paper: 25th and Pine (BasicGrey), soft suede (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), dark chocolate flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), espresso baker's twine, dazzling diamonds glitter (SU!), paper distresser, glossy accents

46 comments:

JoAnn said...

WOW Julee, what a fabulous card. I love how you did the colors in the wreath. Of course the rest of the card is beautiful also.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, beautiful!

sandie said...

love the distressed edges and the added sparkle x

KimCreate said...

I love the colors you used for a non-trad. card! pretty wreath too!

Stacey Schafer said...

WOWZA! That is ga ga gorgeous, Julee! Love the distressing, sparkle and how you tied the twine...so much wonderful texture! So glad you were inspired by the Curtain Call!

Kathy said...

love the colors!

Sandra Miller said...

Ooh la la...wow! Love the colors and distressing. Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Yummy papers and a gorgeous wreath! Thanks for playing along with The Curtain call too :)

Annette Salinas said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love how it has a vintage yet elegant look. Love all the colors and distress texture. Thank you for sharing. Your cards are always an inspiration.

Nikki C said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card love the colours you've picked :0)

Barbara said...

The colors and distressing you used on this wonderful card are gorgeous! Love that darling wreath, you colored it beautifully. What a creative design layout too, lots of drama and beautiful patterned papers. Love, love, love it!

Sarah Gough said...

Oh my! How do I not have this set!? Straight on my wishlist! This is amazing!

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

I love the unique Christmas colors! Beautiful!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the nontraditional colors.

Rosemary said...

wow, wow, wow!! absolutely stunning... the distressing is fabulous!

marylouh said...

Love the distressed look of this card. Very nice.

Iris said...

Beautiful card - love the colors and the distressed look.
isoscia at aol dot com

Karen Wedding said...

Love your card. It has such a nice distressed look. The color combination is perfect.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great use of the sketch and such a pretty wreath.

cm said...

Beautiful. Festive. Gorgeous! You work such magic with your products, that I come away dazzled! If you have talent to share, I'll happily accept it! Thank you, again, for the inspiration!
c

Tammy said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. I hope to get a bit of time to create my own version. The colors are beautiful together and I'm drawn to the way you added a sentiment.

cghundley said...

This card is very
pretty, I like
the sentiment and
the colors.
Carla from Utah

Shari Czerwinski said...

This card is AMAZING!

Vickie Z said...

Another beautiful card Julee!!! I forget about that wreath....but, may have to get it out and inked now!! Love the papers!

Maroeska said...

Beautiful card. I love the distressed borders, they make it all fit perfectly together.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

stunning card...the colors are amazing!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Indy said...

Stunning! Love the colors and distressing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful! I love the touch of glitter!

Papertangler said...

Beautiful image. Incredible layout. Love the distressed edges.

Ravengirl said...

Mmmmm I love that delightful wreath! Great colors too!

D- said...

Another Gorgeous card. The distressing goes perfectly with those beautiful colors. I LOVE your wreath. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Betty said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and glitter!!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like this color combo.

Janine said...

Great colours - pretty card

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and design!

Kari V. said...

OH that wreath is beautiful! Lovely card!

Heather said...

This is so pretty! Love the color combo and the sparkle on the wreath.

RachelV said...

Love the aqua and brown! Beautiful card!

Christine said...

Gorgeous wreath and color scheme. Love the way you used Teresa's sketch!

dj said...

Sweet!!! Another beautiful card from you....that brown and teal combo screams Verve and all its goodness!! I am gonna have to use this color combo sometime this week...love it!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers and the blue on the wreath and the sparkle too, the distressing is perfect.

Michelle Price said...

Gorgeous! Love the non traditional Christmas colors!

Lucy said...

Such a wonderful card!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Great color combo. Love the wreath and the added sparkle is a great touch!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Terrific rustic showpiece, Julee!! Congratulations on the shoutout from Curtain Call!! Hugs, Darnell