Make the Most

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch.  And since it's the first sketch of a new month, it's also contest week, with a chance to win a prize for playing along!

My card was inspired by Teresa's Dare to Get Dirty challenge over on Splitcoast.  They're hosting fun challenges all week long for members of the SCS Fan Club.  I pulled out some vintage Verve for this card, in honor of our 8 year Anni-VERVE-sary.  This quote from the Seeing Stars set has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember.

I did a bunch of distressing on all the panels with pumice stone and black soot inks.  The green layer is embossed with a stars embossing folder and I sanded it to make it pop a bit.  I stamped the stars randomly around the sentiment and then grabbed a bit of peeled paint distress ink with a water brush and brushed it on.  Next I covered with glossy glaze and added some glitter.  The star is cut with the Starry Die  and I embossed it with that same embossing folder.  The trim is cut with the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set.  I added some stars to my banner piece with some black molding paste and a stencil, then finished off with a paper distresser on my outer layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for all the contest deets and to see what the Mojo Makers created with this sketch.

Mojo Monday 409 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Seeing Stars (Verve Stamps)
Paper: On the Bright Side (MME), basic black (SU!), white
Ink: peeled paint, pumice stone, black soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set, Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Stitched Circles Stax (MFT), stars embossing folder (Cuttlebug), glossy glaze, glitter, paper distresser, air art tool, stars stencil (heidi swapp), black molding paste


  1. Julee, your card is gorgeous. Love the sparkle and the stars.

  2. Love all the distressing and elements on your gorgeous card.

  3. What a beautiful card with such amazing detail and distressing!!!

  4. Fabulous distressing and love the sparkle on the small stars. Happy Anni-VERVE-sary to you :) :)

  5. Oh wow...this is stunning and you totally rocked Teresa's DTGD challenge! Going to have to pin this!

  6. What a stunning card. Love the distressing.

  7. Such a cool masculine card! Fabulous distressing!

  8. What a fabulous distressed beauty! Love it!

  9. Great card... love all the texture


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