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


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

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

  3. What a pretty card and a unique sketch!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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

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

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


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