Wintry Cross

Hi friends!  It's the last Monday of the month and time for a tall & skinny sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I used a 3.5" x 5.5" base for my card so it will still fit in a regular A2 envelope.

The current Diva Dare over on the Verve Blog is Vellum Visions, and I've been wanting to play along.  So I pulled out some vellum and the new Weary World set and got started.

My original vision for the card was that all the panels would be white.  I first cut the white panels and embossed them with a snowflake embossing folder.  The cross is embossed in silver on pearlized card stock, then cut with the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.  Next I took a strip of vellum for my diagonal banner.  I wanted silver, but didn't have any, so I decided to make my own by covering the vellum with brushed pewter distress stain, spritzing it with some white linen Dylusions spray and then embossing it with the snowflakes folder before attaching it to my white layer.

Next I embossed the "Christ is the Lord O Praise His name forever" stamp onto vellum, cut it into a banner and embossed just the top of it with that same embossing folder.  I found a scrap of red vellum in the pile, and decided it would make just the right splash behind the cross image, so embossed it with that snowflake embossing folder (are you sensing a theme?  LOL), then brushed it with some of the pewter distress stain.  Liked how it looked, so I decided to lightly brush the distress stain on all my panel edges.  Finished with a bit of silver cording and two silver jingle bells.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving week. Our family will be having twice the pumpkin pie as we're doubly blessed to have both of our families nearby. A busy time for sure, since the twins are a bit squirrely at meal times in general, and turn on the drama when their off their routine.

If you're shopping this week, Verve started it's Thanksgiving Sale a little early with our new release last Thursday.  20% off all stamps, dies and embellishments (INCLUDING the brand new release)!   Gobble up the savings before November 30!

Mojo Monday 373
Enabler's List
Stamps: Weary World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: pearlized white (Paper Accents), regular vellum, red vellum
Ink: Versamark, Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, White Linen Dylusions Spray (Ranger)
Accessories:  Starry Stable Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), snowflake embossing folder (Tim Holtz Alterations), jingle bells, silver cording


  1. Beautiful card. Love that cross and your vellum panel.

  2. Beautiful card, Julee!!! Love all the white and silver with the splash of red!!!

    I love to play the Mojo Monday game - your sketches are the best and always such great fun to work with!!! Thank you for making Monday one of the highlights of my week!!!!

    Have a great week!!!
    Greetings from Africa!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS card. Love the pop of red behind the cross and how you created your silver velum.
    Crafty hugs,

  4. Adore the embossed, silver cross and sentiment.

  5. Beautiful! Love the silver embossing! and the pop of red looks lovely on the white and gray background!

  6. the silver embossing on this card is beautiful-love the touches of red in it as well.

  7. Wow - gorgeous card. I love all the embossing and the silver/white combo. The pop of red for the the cross is wonderful. I love the vellum additions too.

  8. So many wonderful distressed and mixed media details! Gorgeous design!!


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