Beautiful Mojo

Hi friends! Another Monday has rolled around and that means it's time for a brand new  Mojo Monday sketch. This one is pretty simple, with a large focal panel for lots of options.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates.  For more inspiration with the sketch, head on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

 Handmade card by Julee Tilman.

Verve is having a mini release tomorrow (hooray!), so I'm sneaking a peek at the new Butterfly Grace set for my card today.  I started my focal panel by brushing some worn lipstick distress ink on the bottom half.  Next I pulled out my peony color bursts and made a splashy area (that's the technical term, ya know?).  After it dried, I stamped the Ecclesiastes 3:11 verse in the corner in archival black, then made some small splatters everywhere with a bit of watered down color burst.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman.

The butterfly is stamped on vellum in versamark and then embossed in white.  It's cut with the coordinating Graceful Butterflies Die Set and then glued down with mono adhesive.  I added an accent of black behind this panel then layered some music washi tape behind that.

Pretty simple, yet splashy, don't you think?  It came together so quickly, too, and I think it would look beautiful in any color.  If you like measurements to guide you, here's what I used to draw up the sketch...

Mojo Monday 496 card sketch by Julee Tilman.
Mojo Monday 496 Sketch
Card Base: 4.25 x 5.5"
Layer 1: 4" x 5.25"
Layer 2: 2 strips of 0.5"x 5" or washi tape
Layer 3: 1.75" x 4.25"
Layer 4: 3.25" x 4"

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with Verve's New Release Blog Hop, so be sure to stop back by.  See ya then!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Butterfly Grace (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper, black, vellum
Ink: worn lipstick distress ink (Ranger), peony color burst (Ken Oliver), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Graceful Butterflies Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), white detail embossing powder (Judikins), washi tape


  1. What an eye grabbing card. Love the open space design. May have to play with this one.

  2. Everything about your card IS beautiful!

  3. Beautiful. Love the butterfly and sentiment, and the pretty background.

  4. Always love your stamps. Esp the Christian verses.

  5. That splashy area - SWOON!!! What a beautiful card!

  6. Pretty card! I love the splash of color and that vellum butterfly is so sweet.

  7. WOW...this is a spectacular splash of color and I'm loving what I can see of that new stamp set! Gorgeous butterfly!

  8. Very pretty card! Love the vibrant colors on your background! Looking forward to seeing your new stamp set.

  9. Such a pretty card Julee! Love the inky background and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration and for the fun sketch to create with!

  10. Absolutely LOVE this, Julee!! That vellum butterfly is gorgeous and the splash of colours perfect. Stunning card!!


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