Birthday Blessings

Monday, April 3, 2017
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My card started out with these pretty little rolled flowers I picked up on a recent shopping excursion. I loved the colors together, so used three of them in place of the circle in the sketch and picked out some paper scraps to match.

For the sentiment I knew I wanted to use this birthday blessings stamp from the Love Deepens stamp set.  I misplaced the artwork for this stamp set a while back and had to discontinue it when we switched manufacturers. Happily, I recently found the artwork hiding in the recesses of my computer and was able to re-issue it.  It's available again in the shop and has some of my favorite sentiments for Mother's Day, birthdays and anniversaries.  So I stamped the sentiment on a white strip of cardstock and added a bit of the aqua houndstooth pattern as an accent before hand trimming the angle.

The butterfly is a die cut ephemera piece from Pink Paislee.  I watercolored using Altenew ink pads in colors to match the card, then added in some white gel pen accents to make things pop.  The card base is embossed with my favorite stars and swirls folder.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman.

I rarely measure anything and choose sizes based on the stamps I want to use and the scraps I have on hand. But since I made my card first and then drew up the sketch, I happened to measure things out. Here are the measurements I used on the sketch if you like to have them.

larger rectangle panel - 3"x 4"
smaller rectangle - 2" x 3"
angled rectangle strip - 1.25" x 4.25" and trimmed to fit
circle - 1.5"

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more inspiration with this sketch, head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

Mojo Monday 491 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Love Deepens (Verve Stamps)
Paper: designer scraps, white
Ink: cool berry, ruby red, volcano lake, lagoon (Altenew), white gel pen
Accessories: stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), flowers (Recollections), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic), ephemera (Pink Paislee)


  1. It's beautiful! Especially the rolled roses and the fresh colours on the white embossed backdrop!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the flowers and your patterned paper choices. That butterfly is so pretty.

  3. So pretty! LOVE YOU fresh spring colors!

  4. WOW! This is Stunning!! I love the gorgeous flowers!Pretty colors too!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  5. Wow, beautiful! Hoe did you know it is my birthday tomorrow?!
    Love the colors and the pretty roses.

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the pretty colors, those flowers and that gorgeous butterfly. A great sketch too. TFS

  7. This is lovely, Julee. Great colors and mix of dp.

  8. Great colour combo and oh how it screams Spring!!! Love it :)

  9. Beautiful! I like the colors and the butterfly!

  10. That is a such a pretty color combination, and I am so happy to "discover" a new Verve set. The sentiments are great!

  11. Beautiful card and colors, love it!!

  12. Great sketch, Julee! Thanks as well for the dimensions. I am going to give it a shot this week!

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog!

  13. The colors are are the paper choices. What a great idea to place those vibrant colors on an embossed white card!

  14. What a gorgeous color combo! I am in LOVE with this card!!

  15. I love the embossed background! So elegant. Gorgeous colors and what a sweet grouping of flowers!

  16. Beautiful Julee, I love how you did the butterfly, the embossing and all your layers work perfectly (like usual for you) I love all the inspiration you share. Especially your awesome stamps. I used my very first verve stamp on my entry this time. It is still one of my favorites.

  17. Gorgeous card Julee! That butterfly is stunning and I love the trio of pretty blossoms!


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