Monday, June 10, 2013

The Best

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  This week's sketch is one I based off a favorite card of mine from Verve's last release.  I loved how it turned out and thought it would make a great sketch.  I hope you enjoy it.  I certainly had fun making another card with it.


For this card, I wanted to keep things a bit more simple and masculine as it's a card for my hubby.  We've had a lot change in our lives the past year and a half and at times the picture of what a day in the Tilman house is like can be overwhelming.  I hold on to this little phrase with all my heart as we futilely try to teach the boys to share when they are not at the age to understand what sharing is ... the BEST is yet to come.  So this card is just a little shout out of encouragement to Mark who's been working long hours and then coming home to full-contact 2 man diaper changes and 2AM constipation shriekfests.  Oh joy!  {wink}

Anyhow... the card.  I pulled out some Bazzill Basics Aged Papers I got in a monthly kit a while back, because I've been itching to make some book print flowers with the flower from Let it Be.  I fussy cut them, layered them with dimensionals and then added a bit of black liquid pearls to highlight the center, finishing off with an olive rhinestone in the center.  The sentiment is also from Let it Be and stamped onto cram paper.  The center panel is just a rectangle of DP that I glued two Flourished Trim Die cuts to.  I love how it looks shaped, but is so much easier than trying to line up a die on the top and bottom.  The back panel is pear pizzazz and I embossed it with the Charles embossing folder.  My new fave!!!  I finished off with a bit of seam binding from the new Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection .

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other gals did with this sketch.  It's always a treat!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Let it Be (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Aged Papers (Bazzill), pear pizzazz, basic black (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: black
Accessories:  Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection (Verve), black liquid pearls (Ranger), Charles embossing folder (Cuttlebug), olive rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty)

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Julee! I'm sure Mark will love it! Wonderfully CAS and masculine!

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  2. Gorgeous card Julie (as well as the card you based the sketch on). A sweet sentiment also. Blessings to you and Mark, and the twins.

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  3. I love your card. The colors are wondeful. TFS.
    Sounds like you two have your hands blessfully full. What a busy time for you.
    Hugs
    D~
    http:designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  4. Handsome card! Like the layers on your flower.

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  5. this is perfect for Mark, Julee...he is a wonderful father and it was so great to see him with the boys...although I would have like to see their wrestling matches on the pillows :) If I see that embossing folder one more time I'm going to have to buy it! LOL

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  6. Loving all the green and that EF is to die for...may just have to pick it up! Fabulous card indeed. Hugest of hugs to you both - hang in there...!!

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  7. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. I love the colors you chose to make such a beautiful card. The flower is so fun and crisp looking.

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  9. so gorgeous, Julee! the book print flowers are amazing!

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  10. Beautiful card! I totally remember the fight that diaper changes could be! I remember trying anything and everything for distraction. The only thing worse in my household was nail trimming!

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  11. THis is just GORGEOUS, Julee! LOVE the embossing!!

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  12. Oh my...this is stunning! LOVE that it's green for starters and that EF is definitely going to have to find it's way to my stamp room! Love the layered newsprint flower as well. Going to pin this for future reference!

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  13. You are such and inspiration, Julee! I love your work.

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  14. This is so beautiful I love the emossed green and the card i so elegant! I love it.

    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely card and great interpretation.

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  16. Oh My.....What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!! The colors are so perfect together and the design is so awesome......you are truly gifted!!!!

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  17. Wow!! I can see why you wanted to use that flower! It is absolutely perfect! Love your paper chice too-- beautiful card!

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  18. Great sketch and such a beautiful card!

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