Rustic Winter Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for another Diva Inspirations Blog Hop to kick off Verve's November inspiration challenge.  I'm the first stop on the hop, so grab a treat and get ready for a little loveliness from the Divas inspired by this month's challenge theme... Rustic Winter!  There's a blog hop prize and a challenge prize up for grabs, so be sure to read to the bottom for all the deets!

Julee Tilman | Click here to see more of Julee's creations | Rustic Greetings using Holiday Greetings from Verve. #vervestamps #cardmaking


My inspiration came from the fun tree in the background of the inspiration graphic and the bluish wood paneling.  I took a simple approach to the layout. I loved the gold flourishes on the teal striped paper, and thought it would make the perfect snow scape for my rustic tree.  The tree from Holiday Greetings was stamped twice on patterned paper and then again on the striped paper.  I cut every other layer of the two trees and sponged with ink, then layered them together.  I then outlined the inside edges of the tree on the striped paper with glue and added some shabby frantage embossing powder, then did the same for the pieced together tree and layered them together.  The sentiment is embossed in gold and I did a bit of sponging with distress inks, then dusted the corners with gold embossing powder.

The star is a wood veneer that I dipped in Versamark and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  A little gold cording behind gives a nice little accent to add my vintage postcard looking panel to.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to hop along and see the rustic' creations from the other Divas!  I hope you'll play along with us too!  You can find all the challenge details and linkup info on the Verve Blog.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Amy Kolling!


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

1. Julee5. Maureen
2. Amy6. Marisa
3. Betty7. Charmaine
4. Sarah8. Stacey


Enabler's List
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lost & Found Christmas (MME), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso (SU!), gathered twigs and brushed corduroy (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  star wood veneer, gold cording, gold embossing powder, shabby embossing powders (Stampendous), corner rounder

42 comments

  1. I love the stamp set and your card is gorgeous dusted in gold!

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  2. Fantastic card! The color combo is very nice! So glad I have found your stamps and blog!

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  3. Pretty rustic style Christmas card. Love the layered tree witht the gold and the gold dusted corners.

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  4. Love the simplicity of this card, Julee - it's quite stunning!

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  5. The gold accents are just stunning! Wow, perfect touch to an already fabulous card!

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  6. Pretty gold touches on the card! :)

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  7. This is a beautiful card! I love the aged, rustic look to it.

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  8. Love All the gold details. They really make the card special. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Good morning! I love the shabby soft gold embossing at the edges of your panel, and I love that the star is centered... as always, you produce a perfectly balanced card! Beautiful...

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  10. Beautiful card, love the rusticness of it.

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  11. Very pretty - love the gold - always gives an elegant touch.

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  12. This is a masterpiece, Julee! I adore how you used the Frantage & the gold embossing powders!

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  13. Loving the touches of gold, especially on the tree.

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  14. Loving this! The gold is fabulous!

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  15. Love your tree and star and the lovely touches of gold!

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  16. Very pretty and thanks for the tip of embossing wood veneer, I had not
    thought of doing that before!

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  17. Love the bold contrast in your card and the touch of gold glitter.

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  18. This card is GOLDEN!!!! I adore this lovely creation in every way!!! Your tree with the sort of "gold snow" look is most spectacular and I will be trying that! Thanks for sharing this stunner, Julee!!! Super inspiring!!! :)

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  19. I'm so sorry to be a pain, but I cannot seem to find a way to post a comment on Miss Sarah's blog. Her card is stunning and I love it!! I see that several others have commented on her blog post, so I assume that it is something wrong on my end. But I did comment on all the other divas blogs and so I wanted to let you know that I also visited Sarah's blog but couldn't leave a comment. Thanks :)

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  20. Fantastic card!! Loved to hear the techniques you used to trim the tree & emboss that wonderful star!!

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  21. Beautiful card!! Love the tree. Love the gold embossing!!

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  22. I so love the dusted gold look. A little stunner

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  23. This is so pretty!! Love the techniques you used and especially love the gold embossing. :)

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  24. Gorgeous card with
    beautiful gold touches!
    Carla from Utah

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  25. Very pretty card! I just love that touch of gold!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  26. I love the gold with the teal, very nice. The gold gives an elegant touch. Thanks for sharing. Great job!

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  27. Gorgeous, Julee! Love the openness paired with the rustic, makes it so modern.

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  28. Such a lovely rustic Christmas card! love the gold on the tree :)

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  29. The rustic elements of the card look great against the white background. Well done.

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  30. Loving the gold touches with the rustic design! Just gorgeous.

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  31. Beautiful card. Love all the embossing.

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  32. Such a rich looking card! I like the bigger white border--it really draws the eye into the image and sentiment.

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  34. OMGosh this is gorgeous. I loVe your embossed tree. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  35. Julee, this is a lovely card. I just love what you have done with the gold. FAB
    Sue

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  36. Your card is so pretty! I love the gold embossing on the tree! So lovely!

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  37. Wow your card is so pretty, love the colors and the texture.

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  38. Wow! What a beautiful card! The gold embossing is so pretty.

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  39. Simple, but beautiful!! Love all that gold embossing!

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  40. Beautiful with the antique gold!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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