Anything is Possible

Monday, September 19, 2016
Hi friends! Welcome to another Mojo Monday!  This week's sketch has a couple front and center panels that are easy to dress up or keep simple as you please.  Of course, I left simplicity on the shelf and grunged it up with paint and oil pastels!

Handmade card by Julee Tilman featuring Verve Stamps.

I loved the inspiration photo for this week's Inspired By All the Little Things challenge, so that was my starting point for this card.  (I mean, really, coffee + woodgrain + aqua... that's totally me!)  I started by cutting out the coffee cup from teal paper, using the Cup For All Seasons Die Set, then stamping the coordinating cup from Coffee Helps onto the diecut using my handy, dandy MISTI.  A white pencil and some copics shaded the cup a little and subdued the print of the paper to get a nice aqua-ish tone.  I then embossed the steam from the Coffee set directly onto the woodgrain print in white.  I glued down the coffee cup over it, then shaded around the steam and cup with Copic markers.  I distressed the panel a bit, smudging white acrylic paint around the edges with my finger, then adding some black oil pastel around the edges and smudging with a baby wipe.

I cut the Coffee Word Die from the same teal paper, then used white and black Stabilo Marks All pencils to shade in and around the glued down die cut.  I finished that section off with some white gel pen accents.

The anything is possible sentiment from the Coffee set is stamped onto white cardstock, I stamped the steam off the side in pumice stone, but didn't really like the look of it, so added a bunch of white acrylic paint all over the panel with my fingers, then smudged a bit of black Marks All pencil around the edges to make it not so stark.  I cut a couple of scraps from the teal paper, muting with paint and black pencil, then added some wooden stars down the side.

The background panel is embossed with a Darice damask embossing folder, then I rubbed some black oil pastel over the embossing and wiped with a baby wipe. Makes such a nice and super easy grungy background!

For those who don't like math on a Monday morning, here are the measurements of my panels...

Left panel: 1.5" x 3.5"
Right panel: 2.5" x 3.5"
Embossed panel: 4 x 5.25"
Pennants:  0.5" x 2.5" and 0.375" x 2.125"

That's all from me today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your week.  Be sure to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other Mojo Makers are sharing today.

Enabler's List
Mojo Monday 466 Card sketch designed by Julee Tilman.
Mojo Monday 466 Sketch
Stamps: Coffee, Coffee Helps (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Felicity (Authentique), woodgrain scrap (MME), white
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), Versamark, black and white Marks All pencils (Stabilo), black oil pastel (Prima), Copic markers, white acrylic paint, white gel pen
Accessories: Coffee Word Die, Cup For All Seasons Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), white embossing powder (JudiKins), Damask embossing folder (Darice), paper distresser, wood veneer stars, Crystal Drops (Nuvo), MISTI


  1. Such a rich looking card!My coffee and I approve.
    I like your new photo, too.
    Have a great day and I look forward to taking this MM challenge.

  2. Love your card. The coffee cup looks so pretty. Of course your distressing adds so much to your pretty card.

  3. Oh, Julee, this is very YOU! Love the rich colors and the wonderful take on the inspiration photo! You've nailed it, and I hope you start your day with a wonderful rich cuppa coffee! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!

  4. Great card, I LOVE the sketch today. Great new photo too.

  5. So glad that you found our challenge this week, Julee! Paint, pastel & embossing - what's not to love about your card? Thanks for playing along at Inspired By All The Little Things :o)

  6. Wow! Your card looks just amazing with these colours and love very much the cup of coffee and the grunge background!

  7. I see you are ready for the coffee blog hop! What a totally gorgeous card.

  8. This is so very vintage, elegant, and gorgeous, Julee! The love of details and the inspiration are just wafting off the page with all the richness of a fresh brewed cuppa:)

  9. What a neat muted color scheme! Really interesting and fun!

  10. Beautiful card Julee! Love the grungy background and all the little stars! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. What a lovely card! I love every element and how well they go together. Thanks for sharing!


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