Buttercup Birthday

Hi friends!  Welcome to another Mojo Monday!  For my sketch sample this week, I needed to switch gears to a birthday card, since my MIL is a Christmas baby.  I try to steer as far away from Christmas as I can for her card, so chose a sweet buttercup yellow and grey color combo.



The stamps are from two of my favorite sets that I designed this year... Happy Place and Wonderful Marvelous.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers, adding a little shadowing around the images to make them pop.  Did the same thing with the happy and birthday sentiments, then matted with basic gray cardstock.  The papers are from a big 12 x 12 paper pad I got for under $4 the last time I went to Michael's.  I don't typically buy 12 x 12 paper any more, but the patterns were so soft and gorgeous I thought they would be great for doing some mixed-media canvases.  Can't wait to try that out.

The butterflies are an old Martha Stewat punch that I punched from cream cardstock colored with Copics, then sponged around the edges and added some rhinestones and some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.  A bit of lace trim finishes things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful start to the Christmas week.

Mojo Monda 377
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Stamps: Happy Place, Wonderful Marvelous (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  In Bloom (My Mind's Eye), basic gray (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Black, antique linen, pumice stone (Ranger Distress), Copic markers, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
Accessories:  Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), rhinestones, lace trim

13 comments

  1. I'm sure your MIL will love this...so soft and beautiful Julee.

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  2. Julee, this is beautiful. Your MIL will love this. Love the colours, very soft and pretty. Have a wonderful Christmas, Hugs,

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  3. What a pretty card and a unique sketch!

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  4. Those flowers are a fave of mine as well and love the color combo you used! Absolutely gorgeous! Your MIL will love this! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I know the boys will really get into the Christmas excitement at their age this year!

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  5. Oh, this is lovely! I particularly like the soft colors. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Beautiful card, Julee. And how thoughtful of you to celebrate your MIL as a person in her own right and not an extension of Christmas. Bless you!

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  7. I do love those soft patterns. Very pretty!

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  8. Beautiful card and great color combo. Happy Birthday to your MIL. I know she will love your card.

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  9. Your cards always put a smile on my face. Want to know what else does? You're not afraid to use products outside your business and you provide the deets. Like you, I don't buy 12 x 12 much anymore either.

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  10. Beautiful card Julee! Love all the soft distressed edges! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog :) It always amazes me that none of your DT members have the time but somehow you manage. That means a lot! Happy Holidays!

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  11. Julee your card is BEAUTIFUL. The colors are perfect. She will love it for sure.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of love, hugs and laughter. Enjoy the time with those sweet boys.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn aka
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. Oh how I love that flower image. So many wonderful little touches from "the Master" crafter :) Gorgeous card.

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  13. So so pretty!! The color combo and sketch are awesome together!

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