Peaceful Christmas

Hi friends! It's the first Friday of a new month and my turn to host the Viva la Verve challenge.  For my feature this year, we've been doing a sketch + color challenge.  Play along with just the sketch, just the colors, or both if you're feeling it!  For November, I chose one of my favorite color combos for Christmas.  Inspired by brown paper packages tied up with string and red Christmas bulbs on a green Christmas tree, this months colors are kraft + red + green.

For my card, I knew I wanted to play with the newly restocked Peaceful Medallions, so I pulled it out straight away and stamped the big medallion in mossy meadow and cut and matted with nestabilities. Next I stamped the small medallion in cherry cobbler and punched with a 1-1/8" circle punch and matted with a 1-1/4" circle punch.  I layered everything together then pulled out some dp scraps from my last card for the other panels.  I decided to hand cut a banner on each panel for a little extra flair and sponged everything with vintage photo distress ink for a little depth.  For decoration, I added a bit of gold washi to the top of one of the panels, then accented with some cranberry flatback pearls.

The crumb cake panel is stamped with the Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Christmas Joy set, and then I embossed the whole panel with a snowflake embossing folder and sponged with a little more vintage photo ink before adhering to my crumb cake card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Viva la Verve Nov Week 1
Enabler's List
Stamps: Peaceful Medallions, Christmas Joy (Verve)
Paper: Christmas Cottage (Teresa Collins), mossy meadow, cherry cobbler, crumb cake (SU!)
Ink: cherry cobbler, mossy meadow (SU!), vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punches, washi tape, embossing folder (Darice), cranberry flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. A lovely holiday card! I especially like the Embossing Folder/panel that you've distressed, giving it a warm, cozy feel!

  2. Very pretty card!!!Love the colors!!!

  3. Love this new color combination! Your card is beautiful!

  4. Fabulous as always and love this color combo!!

  5. Simply beautiful - love the medallion. Elizabeth xx

  6. Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card. The colors are so pretty.
    Crafty hugs,

  7. This is so pretty! I love the embossed & inked kraft background!!


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