Mojo Birthday Wishes

Hi friends! It's another Monday morning and that means it's time for a brand new sketch over at Mojo Monday. I hope you're inspired to play along - I always love seeing what everyone does with the sketch.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. |

I started my card making a background with faded jeans and wilted violet distress oxides.  I did several layers, then brought in the flowers from Joyful Blooms, first stamping with water to lift some of the ink away, then coming back and stamping randomly in the same shades of blue and purple.  Lots of spritzing, some stenciled on texture paste and some splatters all went into the finished product.  I embossed the sentiment in white and used some of the leftover pieces when I cut my panel down for the vertical strip in the background.

The flowers are stamped onto watercolor paper in faded jeans and wilted violet distress inks. I then watercolored the centers with watered down distress inks.  The outer flowers are cut with the coordinating Joyful Blooms Die Set and the inner flowers are fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.  I added some Sprightly Sprigs die cuts, dusted in glitter and a bit of cheesecloth to finish off the dreamy look to this.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. |

For those of you who like measurements with your sketch, here are the dimensions I used to draw up the sketch...

Card Base: 4.25" x 5.5"
Layer 1: 4" x 5.25"
Layer 2: 0.5" x 5.25" or ribbon
Layer 3: 3.25" x 4"
Layer 4: 1.5" circle
Layer 5: 1.75” circle

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulously creative week. For more inspiration with the sketch, be sure to hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designer's are sharing today.

Mojo Monday 493 card sketch by Julee Tilman |
Mojo Monday 493 Sketch

Enabler's List
Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper
Ink: wilted violet, faded jeans distress oxide (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: Joyful Blooms Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), gesso, lace trim, polka dot embossing folder (QuicKutz), cheesecloth, glitter, white embossing powder, paper distresser, faded dots stencil, texture paste


  1. love that background and I adore how you use distressed edges x

  2. Always beautiful! I love your background and images. Such a gift you have!

  3. Your creative background is just amazing. Love how you colored the flowers and left some of it white to make such a nice contrast to the beautiful bg.

  4. Beautiful card as always. Love the distressed edges. When will you be starting back with the monthly inspiration posts? I soooo miss them.

  5. Beautiful card and lovely background. Love all the details.

  6. WOW!! Love this mixed media card, so inspiring and creative ! Fab background and the colours palette is just amazing!!

  7. Beautiful, Julee! What a great background to the bunch of lovely flowers.

  8. I'm not usually a purple fan but the way to put this card together is making me love purple! Lovely job!


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