Poppies are Back

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Hi friends!  It's Monday again already.  (They just keep coming, don't they?)  And since it's the first Monday of the month, that means it's contest week over at Mojo Monday!  Come play along with this week's sketch for a chance to win some Verve!

This week's sketch is one based on this card I made a while back.  I loved how it came together and thought it would be a fun sketch to see every one work with this week.

I had virtually no spare time this weekend, and I stumbled into my craft studio about midnight last night, realizing I hadn't made a Mojo card yet.  So I grabbed the scraps of paper that were on my desk and Poppy Birthday (which is now back in stock!) and got to work.

I cut my pieces from book paper using the Build a Poppy Die Set and then stamped with the coordinating flowers and leaves from Poppy Birthday.  Next, I colored the flowers and leaves with Pan Pastels and added some black enamel dots for the flower centers.  The sentiment is stamped onto a scrap of paper, then hand trimmed for the banner.  I added a black polka dot bow to the panel and then decided to color some more of the book paper randomly with the pan pastels.  The effect was a little bright, so I toned it down by layering a bit of vellum embossed with the chicken wire embossing folder over the book paper layer and distressing a bit.  My finished card size is 3.5" x 5.5".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a super creative week!  If you've been waiting for something to be back in stock over at Verve, it just might be.  We received a re-stocking shipment of over 50 out of stock products late Friday night.  All stamps and dies are on sale, so check it out!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve)
Paper: Seaside (October Afternoon), First Edition, Basic Black (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Black, Pan Pastels
Accessories:  Build a Poppy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection (Verve), enamel dots (Freckled Fawn), chicken wire embossing folder (Cuttlebug), corner rounder, paper distresser


  1. Our minds were in the same channel with this sketch! :-) Love the poppies in yellow! Gorgeous detailing!

  2. Gorgeous work! I just love those poppies!

  3. Fabulous card, Julee! I love every little detail, especially the yellow poppies on book print... thank you for the inspiration. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Love those poppies and papers you used, not to mention the polka dotted ribbon. Lovely touch with the rounded corner and vellum overlay. A midnight creation by myself would definitely not be this wonderful! Hope you get a bit of down time amid the busy week ((hugs))

  5. Beautiful, as always, Julee! I especially love your distressed edges and rounded corners. Gorgeous!

  6. It's amazing what a color swap can do~both are gorgeous! The look of poppies stamped on book paper looks really cool~


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