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Mojo Monday 441 – jkcards

Mojo Monday 441

I had a very low key relaxing Easter. My parent’s went to my Sister-In-Law’s parent’s house and I stayed home. I crafted, boy didΒ I craft! I made four cards! I would have made more but I kept taking TV breaks! LOL! I also managed to get my laundry done! I was a pretty productive day despite the laid back feel! I hope that you all enjoyed your Easter and that you either had a nice quiet relaxing day like me or got to spend lots of time with family and friends!

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…


Yup, I played with some new goodies! My card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the entire front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. I used the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Strip Background with some Simon Says Stamp Thistle Ink on a piece of Solar White 80lb for the left side of my background. It’s adhered to another piece of Solar White 80lb and that is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The main panel is another piece of Solar White 80lb. I stamped the flowers form the Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set in Simon Says Stamp Thistle and Hot Mama and Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink. The leaves are stamped in Simon Says Stamp Lucky and Green Leaf. I adhered it to a piece of Black 110lb and then that is adhered to the card with more Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My circle is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles Lawn Cuts and the butterfly is from the Hero Arts Butterfly Pair Stamp and Cut Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mot Mama. The die is cool because it cuts out the wings but leaves the body attached. I fluffed up the wings and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Foam Tape. My greeting is from the For You Flowers Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on Black 110lb. I adhered it to the card with more E-Z Runner and Foam Tape tucking some of it under the butterfly wing. Some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear, Amethyst and Shamrock Sequins are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium and complete the card! I absolutely love the flowers especially in the purples, I haven’t used purple in a long time! I hope that you enjoy my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has to inspire you! Don’t forget to enter your card in the gallery! Thank you so much for starting your week off here with me! I wish you all a very very happy Monday! πŸ™‚

Mojo Monday 441-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Color Layering For You Flower, Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts) and Diagonal Stripe Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Thistle, Hot Mama, Lucky, Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp) and Grape Juice (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Stitched Circles Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear, Amethyst and Shamrock Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

18 Replies to “Mojo Monday 441”

  1. Very cool card, Justin! Purple and green are a classic color combination, especially when done like you did. Otherwise, sometimes it gets a little Joker-like and scary! πŸ™‚ The striped background is super cool and I love the contrast between the flowers (soft) and the graphic stripes (hard). Hope you have a great Monday!

    P.S. Glad you had a productive day yesterday! I did as well – made three cards (amidst TV and household breaks as well). πŸ™‚

    1. Great layered flowers and choice of colors! Glad you had a good Easter. We all need some laid back time every now and then. I played around with watercolors this weekend – some results better than others but it is so relaxing.

      1. Thank you Carol! Yup Easter was good, hope that your’s was too! I need to start using my watercolors! It definitely is relaxing! πŸ™‚

    2. LOL! I didn’t even think of that Christy! But you are right! I do love that striped background, it is great for so many things! Sounds like we had the same kind of day, we need more of those! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Justin:

    I love the colors on this card, especially that Hot Mama! The butterfly was the absolute PERFECT touch. This card screams summer and your use of the bit of black couldn’t be more striking. Can you tell I love this one? LOL

    Had a great Easter gathering at our house. Good food, good friends and lots of relaxing. We all topped everything off with a chocolate bunny and we each ate the ears first just like when we were kids. Wishing you a Magnificient Monday. Now that you have the laundry done you can relax and enjoy the day. Love and hugs, XO πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Grace!
      Thank you! I do like the Simon colors and they have some cool names! I needed some warm!
      So happy that you had a great Easter! LOL! I didn’t even get a chocolate bunny! I did have a very nice day! Love and hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Anna! I got those from this really cool store in Manhattan. Then Ink Pad maybe you have heard of it?!?! πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful card today, Justin. I love the colors and the layout with the flowers and the butterfly in the circle. Awesome. It is so inspiring. Have a great Monday!

    1. Thank you HJ! I love the purples and must remember to use them more! Hope you have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Justin,
    Wow! What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. We all need a little r&r . Glad you finally took some time for yourself. Easter was great here. No complaints. I’m happy you had a nice one too. Chat with you later. Have a great day! Hugs, πŸ™‚ Donna.

    1. Hello Donna!
      Thank you! Love those flowers! Yes, we all need some R&R! Glad your Easter was good! Hope you are having a nice week! Hugs to you! XO πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Justin, glad you had a relaxing Easter weekend! My daughter was away on a camp so I decided to paint her bedroom. We last decorated it when she was 5 and she will turn 18 this year! She was so surprised that she cried – good tears, Lol! It was worth the hard work πŸ™‚ I love your card – the purple and green are a cool contrast, and you are clever to mix the floral and stripes, looks so good! Back to work today, hope you have a great day xox

    1. Hey Kelly!
      Thank you! Yes, it was a nice relaxing weekend! Oh, I hate to paint! LOL! That’s so nice that she liked it!! You are a good mum! Glad that you like the card! Love that stripe background and the flowers are great! Hope you are having a great week! XOXO πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome, love the “grape juice ink” Glad your day was relaxing and productive, we all need those days once in awhike. I was dragging today, last of company left at 2130. Had a great time though. Cant wait to see your other creations

    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, love that color too! I actually just got it! I did need a nice relaxing day, the productive part was an added bonus! So happy that you enjoyed your company and now you need a relaxing day to recuperate! πŸ™‚

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