Crazy Love

Hi friends!  I'm here today with my card for this week's Mojo Monday 430 sketch challenge.  I'm a day late... my motivation to create seem to be on holiday at the moment, and my days have been filled to the brim with other priorities. Anyhow, this morning after the kids left for school, I decided it was time to darken the door of the studio for the first time in a while.

I randomly picked out a paper pad from my basket, which happened to be this ephemera style Lille collection from 7 Gypsies.  I loved the crazy love wording down the paper, so decided to incorporate that into the sketch.  Since I had loaded up the Ranger CHA demos on YouTube to watch while I was stamping, the distressed look was a natural way to go for the card. (And speaking of crazy love and Ranger CHA demos... I cannot wait for the Distress Crayons!)

I inked the papers in antique linen and then vintage photo.  I cut the bigger heart from the  Wavy Hearts Die Set from both a doily and crumb cake and layered them together to give it a little weight. I then sponged on fired brick and vintage photo inks and some bronze distress stain.  I finished off with a smudging of stamper's big brush pen around the edges and sketched a frame quickly with a ball point pen.

The i'm yours is a sentiment from Twitterpated, and is stamped in archival coffee ink then embossed in clear.  I also stamped the small butterfly in coffee and colored with barn door, then cut with the coordinating All Aflutter Die Set.  I added the three hearts and valentine sentiment to a little banner, then finished off with some glossy glaze and glitter on the butterfly.

I tried to stay pretty rugged (with the exception of the glitter... and the doily!  LOL), since this is my card for Mark this year.  I think he'll like it, even with a bit of sparkle.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Mojo Monday 430 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Twitterpated (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lille (7 Gypsies), Crumbcake (SU!), doily
Ink: coffee archival, antique linen, vintage photo, barn door, tarnished brass (Ranger Distress), stamper's big brush pen (Faber Castell), waterbrush
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set, All Aflutter Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), glossy glaze, glitter, clear embossing powder


  1. Gorgeous!!! Love all the little vintage details.

  2. Pretty layers, colors & embellishments! It's visually interactive reading all the sentiments and catching all the details ~K

  3. I know Mark will love it, doily and shine and all! It's from his sweetheart :) I've been watching the Ranger demos from CHA this week too! I saw some stencils and the white and black pens with my name on them! YIKES!

  4. Super, super cute card. I love (and actually have) that paper. I love all the texture and dimension you added.

  5. My kinda valentine, nice and grungy with bold graphic letters! Awesome card, Julee!

  6. Wow! I see a key punch card on left side of your card. Being a retired IT person, I just had to comment. The vintage look of the card is very appealing! I am sorry I recycled a huge box of key punch cards along time ago. The use of a key punch card is a very novel approach to card design!

  7. Oh love so much! Great card. Love the colors


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