Joyeux Noel Viva la Verve

Friday, October 7, 2016
Hi friends! It's the first Friday of the month, and that means it's my turn to host the sketch challenge over at Viva la Verve. I'm starting the month off with this fun, layered sketch perfect for using up some paper scraps. Hope to see you in the link-up this month, for a chance to win a Verve gift voucher!

For my card, I wanted to use the new Autumn Blessings set for a Christmas card, making a big circle wreath.  So I die cut a large stitched circle and used the laurel image, overlapping the beginning and ends when I stamped around the circle to form a continuous wreath shape in mossy meadow. I colored the wreath lightly with a blender pen and mossy meadow ink, then stamped the leafy flower medallion in cherry cobbler and colored with a blender pen.  I cut  the flower with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set, then embossed the flower center and also die cut it to pop up.

The sentiment is from the Glad Tidings stamp set and I embossed it on gold and cut one end with the Stitched Pennants Die Set.  A few scraps of some MME Christmas paper and a damask embossed cream layer finish the layout. I added a thin gold border made by inking my cardstock mat with versamark and embossing in gold just around the edges. Then I pulled out a fabric reindeer I had in my stash and swiped it with Versamark as well and embossed in gold.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend. If you're in the mood to shop, be sure to check out our Fallidays Sale with all of our holiday faves and new releases on sale 25% off.

Enabler's List
Viva la Verve October Sketch 1
Stamps: Autumn Blessings, Glad Tidings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cozy Christmas (MME), cream (Neenah)
Ink: mossy meadow, cherry cobbler (SU!), VersaMark, blender pen, gold glitter pen (Spica)
Accessories: Autumn Thanks Die Set, Stitched Pennants Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), gold embossing powder (JudiKins), damask embossing folder (Darice), reindeer embellishment


  1. Wow!!! Amazing Christmas card! Love the poinsettia and the fab wreath! This sketch looks very pretty and great choice the embossed panel onthe back!

  2. Love, love your card! Gorgeous layers in your card and the glittery deer is so much fun! (Just ordered the new Autumn Blessings set and intend to use it for Christmas, too. Can't resist wreaths!)

  3. Truly a beautiful holiday card!! Love the red and the gorgeous embossing.

  4. Julee, this is gorgeous, and I love the wreath you've made with this Autumn Blessings set. I LOVE it! Hugs!

  5. I just love how you put everything together! Definitely a great way to use your scraps.


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