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Getting Together

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I'm back with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. And I'm being a little sneaky with another peek at another new set releasing from Verve this Saturday, October 1.


After strolling through some of the cards on the Coffee Lovers hop, I was inspired to do a little chalkboard focal point.  I even remembered a pad of chalkboard cardstock I picked up a while back on clearance at JoAnn's, so pulled it out and embossed the sentiment from Get Together in white.  And here comes the sneaky part... That little laurel is from a soon to be released set called Autumn Blessings.  Swoon.  I love it.  I colored it in with colored pencils, then decided it needed a few berries to complete the chalkboard effect, so penciled in some berries and outlined with a white gel pen.

The cups are from the Get Together stamp set and stamped onto a background created with Lindy's Magical powders.  I hand cut them, and slit a hole in one with an X-acto knife to tuck in a trio of leaves/feathers (also from the new Autumn Blessings stamp set).  The leaves are cut out with the coordinating Autumn Thanks Die Set and I made another set to tuck behind the kindness die cut (from the Great Kindness Die Set.  A few scraps of designer paper (don't you just love that swirly leaf one?) and my card was finished.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a cup always full kind of day!


Enabler's List
Stamps: Get Together, Autumn Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: chalkboard cardstock, designer paper scraps
Ink: coral, (SU!), Lindys Magical Powders (Lindy's Stamp Gang), watercolor pencils (Prima), white gel pen
Accessories: Autumn Thanks Die Set, Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), white embossing powder, paper distresser

Hip to Be Square Mojo

Hi friends! It's the last Monday of the month, so we're going for a non-traditional shape with the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  It's hip to be square!

Handmade Christmas card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

My card is a sneak peek of the new Angel Voices stamp set that releases from Verve this Saturday, October 1.  I paired it with some pretty My Mind's Eye papers and some glitzy gold die cuts to set things off.  This was a super easy 15 minute card, perfect for crunch time during the holidays.  :)  The angel is embossed in gold onto vellum and then I colored with Copics for a stained glass effect and cut with the coordinating Angelic Die Set.  The sentiment is also embossed in gold, then I simply sponged all my layers and glued them down, adding a bit of linen thread and a rhinestone to my sweet little angel tag.

Handmade Christmas card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderfully creative start to your week.



Mojo Monday 467 Card Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Angel Voices (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lost and Found Christmas (MME), glitter paper (Recollections), cream (Neenah), vellum
Ink: Versamark, Copic markers, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs Distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Angelic Die Set, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), scalloped circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), DIY shoppe round tags, rhinestone, linen thread, gold embossing powder.

Coffee Notes

Hi friends!  Happy Saturday!  I'm back with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. The past few Fridays I've made a point to work in a little mixed media in the afternoon. This is the result of yesterday's experiments.

Handmade mixed-media card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Did you know when you mix tiptop taupe, cajun craze, white and some aqua paint you end up with a beautiful purplish pink?  Kind of fun to see how colors mix when you're too impatient to hit things with a heat gun in between layers. {grin}  Anyhow I started with a bit of heavy gesso on some Fabriano watercolor paper, then used a leftover piece of cardstock cut with a Tim Holtz die as a stencil to add whipped spackle to it.  For those of you who asked last time I used this, it's a super light, creamier version of spackling (the kind you use to fix holes on your walls), that's a lot like light modeling paste or texture paste.  It's great for stenciling, adding dimension and because it's so light, dries relatively quickly.

So after that was dry, I swiped some tiptop taupe and cajun craze inks onto my craft mat and then did a little watercolor wash over the top first with tip top taupe and then with cajun craze.  Next I scraped on some aqua paint, then went back in with some heavy gesso and a palette knife to scrape a bit of white space back in.

Handmade mixed-media card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I found a 7 Gypsies ticket in my stash, and loved how there was just enough room to stamp the word Coffee as every one of the notes.  I added the is happiness in a cup sentiment from the One Cup sentiment, embossed in copper on vellum, then layered this over the ticket, adding a bit of tissue tape and a library clip to attach it.

From some of the excess of the aqua panel, I stamped the cup from Get Together in early espresso and cut with the coordinating Cup for All Seasons.  A bit of antique linen softened the edges up just a bit.

For the cream panel, I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, then sponged with antique linen.  I scraped aqua paint and some of the leftover cajun craze and tip top taupe inks over it, then finished with a bit of heavy gesso.  I tied a linen thread bow around this panel, accenting with a vintage brad.  To finish off, I added some wood veneer leaves from Stampin' Up.  I may have bought a quintillion of these a couple years ago and was so happy to have rediscovered them in the closet yesterday.  I watercolored them with the leftover inks on my craft mat, then added just a bit of detailing to the solid leaf with a cajun craze marker.  A tiptop taupe card base and a bunch of distressed edges finished things off.

Alrighty, that's my card in a rather long nutshell.  If you're still reading, thanks so much for hanging out with me today! I hope you're enjoying all the coffee loving cards along the hop.  Have a fabulous weekend!
Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee, Get Together, One Cup (Verve Stamps)
Paper: tip top taupe (SU!), cream (Neenah), watercolor paper (Fabriano)
Ink: cajun craze, tip top taupe, early espresso (SU!), antique linen (Ranger Distress), Versamark, aqua acrylic paint, heavy gesso
Accessories: Cup for All Seasons (A Cut Above by VERVE), Mixed Media dies, tissue tape (Tim Holtz), linen thread, mini library clip, leaf wood veneer, vintage brad (SU!), ticket (7 Gypsies), Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper distresser, copper embossing powder, whipped spackle (Faber Castell)
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