Fill My Cup

Hi friends! Today I'm popping in with a card I made with the free Cup of Kindness digi set I designed for Verve. I illustrated several stamp sets for Christmas this year, but due to illnesses (myself and my boys), I wasn't able to meet my deadlines to get them sent to manufacturing in time. So I guess I'm ready for next year already, right? {grin}

Since I was pretty bummed about not having a release and really wanted something new to play with, I designed this fun digi set that's available as a free download from Verve through 12/25/15. Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy it and link me up so I can come check out your cards!



For my card, I used one of my unused attempts at the dry emboss resist for my Card Concept 45 challenge card this week. It uses that same embossing folder and I think I used soft gloss for my resist medium, then stains and acrylics. I also added some texture with a stencil and white embossing paste.
Next up, I printed the digis on white card stock and cut the cocoa cup with a stitched circle die. I masked off the whip cream and sponged antique linen around the mug and also on the two sentiments for a warm glow. I then took another cocoa image and added glossy glaze to the snowflake and did a little resist with stormy sky and faded jeans inks. I fussy cut just the mug and pieced it onto my stitched circle, topping the whipped cream with frosted lace stickles. I added shabby distressed edges to all my layers.


I'm completely hooked on using frantage embossing powder right now. I embossed three sizes of wood veneer snowflakes and scattered them around.  I finished by swiping a Versamark pad down the edge and heat embossing the frantage powder to add a snowy look to the edge.

Well, that's all for me.  Hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend!



Enabler's List
Stamps: Cup of Kindness Digital Freebie (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white card stock, Distress card stock
Ink: faded jeans, stormy sky, antique linen (Ranger Distress), Versamark, laser printer
Accessories: Stitched Circles Stax (MFT), frantage shabby white embossing enamel (Stampendous), wood veneer snowflakes, paper distresser, dot fade layering stencil (Tim Holtz), soft gloss, distress paints, distress stains, gesso, embossing paste, Branches and Snowflakes embossing folder set (BasicGrey - Sizzix)

22 comments

  1. Julee this is so completely wintery & beautiful! Love that stormy ink color and all the fabulous layers! You are so sweet to design a digi set....fabulous too BTW ;-) Heartfelt thanks for all you do! A very Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  2. Oh Julee, this "castoff" project is just as fabulous as your keeper! The layers of glitter, frantage, and stickles are all just fabulous against this beautiful blue inky background! I was so hoping that you would release a new coffee digi early enough to get some work done for the next coffee lovers hop. Thanks so much for sharing it a bit early so we'll have more time to play. Thanks so much for a great year of Verve, sketches, and inspiration. You are a true gift to the stamping world! Holiday hugs, Autumn

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  3. Thank you so much for the digi set. I love the one you offered for Autumn. I know I will love this one as well.

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  4. Your card is jaw dropping gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your free digi with us. I can't wait to try out digital images again. I have a new printer and hope the ink won't bleed.

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  5. This is a frosty, blingy delight! I love all the thought and love that goes into your creations :) Printing out the digi this weekend! Can't wait to play with it! ox

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  6. Thank you, thank you, Julee! What a lovely gift to share over the holiday season. I have a lot of tea-loving friends who are going to be thrilled with cards made with this set. Ho Ho Ho, Happy Holidays!

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  7. So beautiful your card is! Loving the rustic look and snowflakes :)
    The Digi stamps are beautiful too! Thank You so much!

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  8. Julee, your card is absolutely beautiful...the details are WOW!

    Thanks you sharing the fabulous digi set!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. First of all - WOWEE! I'm just going to keep my Pin button nice and handy whenever I come over this way, ok? I see you brought back that amazing snowflake background.

    Second of all - THANK YOU! I can't believe your generosity in creating this awesome digital set and then giving it away. I can't wait to make something fun!

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  10. The background for this card (and the previous one, too) is just fabulous! Thanks for the wonderful digital image and for an introduction to Frantage. Will look into that. Prayers for good health for all of you until and in the new year.

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  11. Love your beautiful card and the great sketch.

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  12. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for the freebies! Will try to squeeze a card in the linky! =)
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  13. What a generous person you are! I adored the fall digi set and love this one too! Your card is beautiful! I really think you are a genius with Mixed Media! I sure hope you and your family stay healthy this Holiday Season and thanks again!

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  14. This card is just gorgeous! Thanks much for the freebies and wishing the best for you and yours this holiday season....

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  15. Both of your Christmas cards are so beautiful and the snowflake background is awesome. Thank you so much for generosity in sharing this freebie, I hope to do it justice on some of my future cards and I will share with you. Have a great Holiday.

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  16. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the freebies. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! Helene

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  17. Thank you for the freebies, homegirl. Love this card, too. Those blues are vivid and okay so well together!

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  18. Julee your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing AND thanks so much for the wonderful freebie. I have downloaded them and plan on working on one or two this week.
    I hope you and the boys are feeling better. I to have been plagued with illness since October. Colds, bronchitis, asthma, then a week long stomach flu {for Thanksgiving} and now a sinus and cough thing. It seems since October if it is out there I've caught it
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  19. Thanks for the free digital download. I can't wait to print some and use them to make cards that make someone else's day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you're all feeling much better. Blessings as we celebrate Jesus's birthday

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  20. Great card, love so much the colors!!! and all little details! Beautiful verve freebie!!

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  21. super card..love the hint of colour behind the sentiment...great details too!

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