Love One Another

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Hi friends! I'm back with another card using the limited time free digi I designed for Verve. The boys have been home sick all week from school (actually between sickness and snow days I think they've only attended a total of 6 days all month) and yesterday I needed a mommy break really badly.  So I let them both play  iPad and snuck into my studio!

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps.

I cut a sheet of white cardstock down to 4.25 x 5.5" pieces and prepped them all together.  Each one was swiped with heavy gesso, then I added Faber Castell whipped spackle to each one with a star stencil.  I let this dry, then sprinkled on some Lindys Stamp Gang Magical powders and spritzed with water.  I dried this layer, then added some distress inks in citron and peacock feathers and ground espresso.  When needed I wiped ink away with a baby wipe, until I was happy with the background.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps.

The sentiment is printed from the free limited time Love From Me digital set and I cut it with a pierced square die.  Next I colored the heart in rainbow colors with Copic markers, sponged with a bit of ground espresso and batted on black.  A bit of rose ribbon is my only accent.  I finished off with a black mat and some distressed edges all around.  And now I have a few extra backgrounds to work into cards later! I can't wait to see what they become..

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps.

Hope you are having an excellent week.  If you use the digi, be sure to link me up over on the Verve Blog for a chance to win some Verve!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Love From Me digital set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: copic markers, laser printer, twisted citron, peacock feathers, ground espresso (Ranger Distress), Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Sassy Saphire Magical Powders (Lindys Stamp Gang)
Accessories: whipped spackle (Faber Castell), star stencil (Delta Plaid), pierced squares stax (MFT), paper distresser, heavy gesso (Prima), Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

Love that fabulous background you created on this beautiful card.
Look forward to seeing other cards you make with this background.

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful background and so rich in color and texture, Julee!! Love the sweet digi as the focal image and the great black striking! Hope everyone gets better soon and that the snow lets up! Warm hugs! xoxo

Team Clark said...

I'm so sorry y'all are stuck in the house and the boys are sick! Yuck! But super thankful you got some art time and created these fab freebies for us to enjoy! Thank you bunches. Hugs, Autumn

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous background! Love the texture. Your roses are such a sweet touch! So sorry to hear your boys are still sick. Praying that health will be restored!

Deb said...

Your background is gorgeous! Lovely card! Hope your boys are well soon.