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Mojo Squared

Happy Monday! The weekend flew by and now it's already time for another Mojo Monday sketch! Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for the sketch and some awesome inspiration from the Mojo team. This week we're doing my favorite type of card - square. My sample card is 4.25 x 4.25" square so it will still fit in a regular A2 envelope. I pulled out the two new Verve Sets, Wishful Elegance and Because of You, as well as one of last month's releases, Circular Sayings.



I started by stamping the floral spray and coordinating flower from Because of You with A Muse Black ink on white paper. Next I colored the flowers with Copic Markets and then cut out the one flower to pop up over the flower in the spray. I inked the edges of the image panel with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and then Chocolate Chip ink and painted the popped up flower with a mixture of diamond glaze and glitter to give it some sparkle. Next I stamped the background from Wishful Elegance in Pumpkin Pie on So Saffron, then used my EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch for the edging. This layer is sponged with pumpkin pie ink and I added a tiny mat of Pumpkin Pie cardstock at the top. The kraft background is a letterpress look achieved by inking up the bottom side of my Textile Cuttlebug folder with Chocolate Chip ink. Then I placed the Kraft square in the folder and ran through the Cuttlebug with the bottom side up so it would de-boss the image. Then just rinse your Cuttlebug folder with water right away and it's as good as new. I sponged the edges of this panel with Close to cocoa and then assembled my pieces, matting everything with Pumpkin Pie.

The sentiment is from Circular Sayings and I stamped it on a 1.25" circle punched from So Saffron cardstock. It's framed with some hardware from a We R Making Memories Hardware Kit and I tied it on with some orange satin ribbon from Archiver's. For the finishing touches, I punched a fleur de lis, painted with the glitter glaze and then popped up on dimensionals in the corner. Oh, and I added some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to the centers of the flowers in the spray.

Hope you have a fabulously creative week! Thanks for stopping by!

43 comments

Alice said...

Amazing card!
Alice

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,Love the colours!!!
xx

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Julee! Love the warmth of the colours and fabulous layout!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just beautiful, Julee!

akkina said...

beautiful card,y love it

Teresa said...

I love you mojo card. The colors are wonderful. I can't wait to play.

Marie said...

Gorgeous Julee!! When I've got the cash, I just have to get this month's releases!!!!

Kim Nath said...

Strikingly gorgeous! I would never have thought to use that color combination, amazing result!

Sankari W. said...

Holy moly - this is simply a drop dead amazing stunner of a card - seriously Julee - this is simply GORGEOUS!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just gorgeous, girlfriend! I love the Pumpkin & Saffron combo!!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Julee,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is GORGEOUS, Julee. I just ordered (everything!) and can't wait to play with the new releases!

Anne Laflamme Démonstratrice Stampin'UP said...

Wow... I love it... wonderful... very pretty...

mustangsarah said...

Very Pretty Julee.
I love the colorsand I am loving that flower.
I can't wait to get my stamps.

Debbie Lee said...

GORGEOUS!! I love your card and I have a 'thing' for Fleur de Lis... so this one is extra beautiful! :-) Perfect colors, perfect everything!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

FAB-O!!! I love these colors and the embellies!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin your card and what a great sketch.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I love your sketches and I LOVE this stamp set! Teresa Kline brought it along this weekend for our DT retreat and I just had to use it :).

Hugs,
Korin

Becky said...

This is just stunning, love this card, and the colors that you used are so warm and inviting. Gorgeous job.

resmith said...

Oh, this card is so gorgeous!! I love the colors

Lori Craig said...

Absolutely gorgeous...

Eva said...

This is the most amazingly gorgeous card EVER!!!!!!!! I love the color you choose, the warmth of it is just spectacular!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

How beautiful! You used my favorite 2 punches on this card! What a great look, I love the glitter!!
Carol

Janelle said...

Oh my lands! This one just about tops the one from the fall with deeper oranges and MS punched branches. Yes, I do memorize some of your cards. Once I see them they are stuck in my head for-evuh!

Debbie said...

This is stunning...

Courtney said...

this is beautiful Julee! I love the colors and sparkle. Most of all I love the new flower stamp!!! I am trying so hard to resist ordering it but not sure if I can hold out LOL. After being away this weekend for a girls' stamping retreat my wallet needs to recover a bit first but that set is first on my list.

Kim C.. said...

I think this is one of my favorites that you have posted. I love this set and am saving my pennies to buy it. Absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

orange is usually on my scary color list but this is fabulous!! i love it against the kraft background :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

beautiful! Love Love Love it!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love this! It's stunning. I am normally not a fan of orange, but I believe you've changed my opinion of the color with this card. Gorgeous!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Julee, I luv this card, so stunning...fabulous colors..eveything pops...gorgeous! *~*

Michelle said...

Ohhh I struggle with square cards so I am always happy to see you do them to give me some ideas. Love the colors....and I get my Circular Sayings today, I think - can't wait!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous card! Just stunning with those dark accents! So elegant!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Julee, this is simply breathtaking! WOW! The colours, design all your special touches take this over the top! WOW oh WOW!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Julee, this is stunning! I LOVE The orange and kraft together! Your extra details are fabulous...

Ida P. Krause said...

Vibrant and Gorgeous!!!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

What a warm and beautiful Card!
I love the colors!

Cheers,

Dorothy

Silke said...

Super gorgeous - Julee!!! Love your new Stamp Set!!!

Kim said...

Utterly stunning....

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just gorgeous, Julee! LOVE the sunny color! :)

Marion said...

This is a superb card. I love the colours and the layout

Robin McK said...

*gasp*
I LOVE this card! Great use of the orange!!!

Gretchen R. said...

Julee this card was so beautiful I was momentarily stunned when I saw it! You have outdone yourself!