Joyful Tidings

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Hi friends! I'm back again with a more "me" take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I had made the card I posted on Monday while the boys were sick and wanting to "do art" a couple of weeks ago and had every intention of making another "fancier" card in time for Monday's challenge post. BUT life with 4 year olds said otherwise. {grin}

So yesterday I snuck a little time while the boys were at school to make the card that's been hanging out in my mind for a while.  I started with the berries from Beyond Measure, doing a little no line coloring (stamping in a light color, then coloring the image with darker colors).  I stamped the berry sprig in antique linen, then colored with copics and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Christmas Spirit Die Set.  I highlighted the berries just a bit with a picket fence distress marker, then sponged the edges with antique linen and ground espresso distress inks.

Next I stamped the dove from the set in early espresso, shading lightly with a Copic marker, then die cutting and finally sponging around the edges. For the Luke 2:10 verse, I masked off the Behold portion so the sentiment would fit in on a square die cut, then I stamped some berries on the side, using the same no line coloring technique. Some sponging around the edges of all the panels and a strand of adhesive pearls to accent the paper banner and I was done.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Beyond Measure (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lost & Found Christmas (MME), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), antique linen, ground espresso, picket fence (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: Christmas Spirit Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), pierced squares stax (MFT), adhesive pearls


  1. Oh, I love the rustic colors on this. The way you sponged it made the sentiment glow.

  2. Beautiful Julie, I really like the colors and shading around the outside! The dove is very pretty popped up too :)


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