Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Muse and Muse

Hi all!  I'm here with a card I made yesterday using the inspiration from both the Muse challenge and the Muse Christmas Visions challenge.

When I first saw Anita's Muse card, I thought the white die-cut along the bottom was snowflakes and that gave me the idea to create a snowflake card.  Looking closer at her card, I can now see they are flowers, but the inspiration still stands.  I was also inspired by the white and blue color scheme and the white die-cut sentiment, although I added a touch of ink to my sentiment.

From Pam's Muse Christmas Visions card, I was inspired by the layout, the "joy" sentiment and the inky, masked circle.

I die-cut a stitched circle from masking paper and added it to a white top-folding card front.  I then sponged distress inks into the circle, keeping the centre lighter.  Before removing the mask, I spritzed the card with clear shimmer spray.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the ink had gone through the stitch lines in the circle die-cut, adding more interest.

The snowflakes are stacked three high and were also spritzed with shimmer spray before being added to the card.  The "joy" is also stacked three high and on the top one I lightly sponged the same inks I used for the circle and then also spritzed with shimmer spray.

Here's a side view where you can just see the shimmer.

Thanks for visiting!  I'm also linking this up to Southern Girls challenge and HLS June Christmas challenge.

Muse: ChristmasVisions
Southern Girls Challenge

Products used:

Ink:  Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Broken China Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Let it Snowflake Too, Jumbo Peek a Boo Circle Window, Joy (MFT), Maryanne, Melody (SSS)
Accessories:  Sheer Shimmer Spray


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


Cindy H. said...

So pretty! Beautiful ink blending.

Helen Whitehead said...

Very clever to combine the two inspirations so well. I particularly love that beautiful sponged circle. Fabulous colours!

Karren said...

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Barb Ghig said...

Love your pretty snowflakes and the ombre effect you created on your die cut sentiment is so lovely, Karren! Beautiful ink blending inside the aperture and great job combining challenges...Love this card!

Pam A said...

I love your use of snowflakes and the lovely soft colors. Thanks for playing along with MCV!

Ardyth said...

What a super combination of these two challenges! I had a Christmas card in mind for Anita's but didn't think to combine. Clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse and MCV!

Lady Joyful said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Great thinking combining both the Muse challenges. The inked circle is very pretty, and I love the way you inked the 'joy' too.

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful card Karren, love how your ombre'd your die cut 'Joy' and the snowflakes just finish it off

Jen W. said...

This is so gorgeous, Karren! Your inked background is perfect and I love the partially inked letters!

Margaret said...

What a beautiful card - love the inking and the snowflakes.

Neets B said...

Wow, fabulous creation for both of the challenges combined. Love your interpretation of my card. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita x

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous CAS design Karen and it looks so classy!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
Carol x