Sunday, 30 August 2015

Muse Birthday

Hi!  Today's card was made for the current Muse Challenge, the CAS theme at Addicted to Stamps and the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.



The inspiration I took from Tracey's fabulous card was the general layout with the vertical image, the horizontal banner and the flowers.  I also tried to stick close to the colors Tracy used and the white-embossed, non-scripty font on the sentiment.

For the vertical part of the layout I used a stencil and some embossing paste.  The banner was sponged with Melon ink and then white-embossed and die cut.  The flowers were colored with Copics before being die cut and popped up on foam tape.  Behind the flowers and banners is a wad of silver thread.




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Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Friend (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Accessories:  Copics, silver thread, white EP, Beautiful Friend dies, Dot Fade Stencil (TH), Embossing Paste, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), white gel pen

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse Challenge.

19 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Hannelie said...

ABSOLUTE beauty Karren! This is so fresh and just a lovely use of the inspiration. Sensational coloring as always!

Patrice said...

Karren this is divine. Such rich depth to your flowers and leaves. Love! x

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren this is just gorgeous, I love your beautiful stamps and colouring. Thank for you sharing with us this week at Muse!

Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow - I LOVE this, Karren!! The beautifully coloured flowers and sponged banner are the stand-out features for me, but the subtle embossed dots in the background are gorgeous too. Love everything about it, really. Hey, it was my birthday a few short weeks ago, so I'd be happy to take this off your hands.... you have my address?? ;)

Marybeth said...

Wow,this is stunning Karren! Just gorgeous!

Ardyth said...

So beautfiul! I love the elegance of your flowers and the embossing paste on the background! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Tanja said...

love your coloring and the added thread - thanks for joining our CAS Challenge at ATSM

Marilyn said...

Wonderful take on Tracey's card, Karren.

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is totally stunning, love it !x

Magic Flying Boots said...

This is really lovely, very striking!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is super stunning!

foleysfriend said...

Love your interpretation of Tracey's Muse card; beautiful

Julia Aston said...

What a great inspired card! love the texture with the loop of thread and the stenciling!

cm said...

A gorgeous take on the inspiration card, where you've taken details and transformed them into something beautifully and uniquely your own. The flowers...so lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers and background!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love those flowers and amazing design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Donna said...

Love how you've stuck so closely to so many of Tracey's elements... and I really like your embossed detail. Fantastic :)