Holiday Release Sketch Blitz - Day 2

Today is day 2 in our 5 day Holiday Release Sketch Challenge Blitz over on the Verve SCS Forum.

Today I'm giving you a little taste of one of my favorite images from the new release. I actually squealed a little the first time I stamped this trio of pumpkins! It's from a set called Tall Oaks, and the Verve Divas have some fabulous sneaks of this set, as well as another set called Hello Pumpkin for you over on the Verve Blog.

I started by stamping the pumpkin trio in VersaMark and then embossing with detail Copper embossing powder. To color the pumpkins, I used a paintbrush and a mixture of Diamond Glaze, pumpkin pie re-inker and a hint of Martha Stewart glitter.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and then cut with the Nestabilities Classic Circles. I sponged both stamped panels with first Creamy Caramel and then Close to Cocoa ink, then matted on Chocolate Chip. Both panels are pierced with a little border, then I used a horizontal slot punch to make an opening to slide the ribbon through. I embossed a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the Textile embossing folder and then added a trio of beads on opposite corners of the panel. The DP is from the Bali Breeze collection by SU! Then it was just a matter of putting everything together and tying my chocolate taffeta knotted bow.

So there's my take on today's layout. To view the sketch and the challenge details, head on over to the Verve Forum. Or you can get a handy dandy advance pdf of all 5 sketches if you join the Verve group over on Papercraft Planet.

I was also recently in a Verve Swap, organized by my friend, Lisa aka crazycatstamper. I took part in 3 groups and all of the cards I received are amazing! Lisa put together this little slideshow of everyone's cards (and was so kind to even send me the code to add it here), so be sure to check it out! And please send out a little prayer for Lisa today - her husband, Russ, has been in the hospital.
Click to play Verve Swap Oct 2008
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  1. WOW, great minds think alike. My card for this sketch is almost exact!! So of course your card is fabulous!!!!!!!!

  2. Fabulous Julee, love the glitter and the image is great!! Can't wait for the release!! Hugs, Kelly

  3. Wow Julee! This is gorgeous! I cannot WAIT to see this release!

  4. What a lovely care all the layering is beautiful also the piercing adds a great touch. Thanks for sharing your swap cards with us as well.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  5. .....oh my, what a gorgeous card Julee - I would have trouble parting with it! The pumpkin stamp is out of this world - I just may have to get that in the New Year! (lol)
    The cards were all so nice on Lisa's Smilebox and thanks for sharing. I do hope Lisa's husband is recovering nicely.

  6. Beautiful Julee!

    (lifting Lisa & Russ up in prayer)

  7. Gorgeous the embossing and the way you coloured this beautiful image!

  8. Gorgeous card Julee! I just love the texture you created in the pumpkins! Beauuutiful!

  9. Hi Julee! Love your card, great sketches, and love those new stamps.

  10. Beautiful card and sketch Julee!! Can't wait to play, Jennifer :)

  11. Great Sketch...
    The Pumpkin stamp is Fabulous!
    Your embossing..and hint of glitter..sponging..piercing.. All Wonderful!!
    Colors are gorgeous...
    Beautiful Card!!!

  12. Beautiful card! I love the colors and your pumpkins are just fabulous! Great autumn colors..thanks for sharing.

  13. Julee,
    I have to say, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Such creativity!! Wow! Where did you find the detail copper embossing powder. I have been looking for it unsuccessfully. THANKS!

  14. This is a great sketch! Your card is so pretty! The slide show is glad that I was able to participate-the creations I received are wonderful!!


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