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Monday, March 4, 2013

Muse Challenge # 7

I  loved her one layer card and the fact that the flower had petals and looked so nice when masked off.  I used the Friend's Till the End two flowers.  I stamped the larger flower in the center and then die cut the flower using a scrap of acetate.  I used the acetate as a mask before stamping the smaller flower on each side of the larger one.  As I was getting ready to tape it down I turned it like it is and decided I really liked it on its side, so left it that way!  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I heat embossed it with white filigree embossing powder.  I tried several different colors of ribbon and decided on the bright summer sunrise and then added the scallop on the bottom, which is actually the heart die turned the other way!  I love how this has so much "white" space...it may not be at the bottom like hers, but it is on the top and side and I really like how it looks.  I added the hand drawn white dashes around the whole sentiment piece to finish it off.  The sentiment is also adhered with dimensionals.

All products PTI
stamps:  Friends Till the End
Ink:  scarlet jewel
ribbon:  summer sunrise
scallop:  summer sunrise heart border die.   
This is Laurie Willison's Muse Card for your inspiration.  Want to play along?  Go HERE to the Muse Blog
and check out the other cards entered in this fun challenge...we get to vote on our three favorites!!  I love that about this challenge!
 

18 comments:

  1. Nice stamping with the masking! Think the choice of ribbon is a very good one, compliments the other colors.

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  2. Beautiful card. Love the bold flowers and super sentiment. x

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  3. Love this, Colleen! So fresh and fun!

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  4. Great card my friend. Love it

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  5. Colleen, this card is a stunner no matter which way you turn it! And that sweet sentiment treatment is sensational!!

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  6. Love this stamp set! The masking you did with those flowers is fabulous! Great color combo too! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  7. This card is fantastic! I'm so glad you changed it to horizontal. It really "works".

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  8. Gorgeous card, I love the bold flower stamp

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  9. This is a splendid card! Great color choice and the combination of the large flowers and the tabbed center sentiment work perfectly. (Must find that stamp! :-)

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  10. Beautiful!! I love that stamp set! Thanks so much for playing along with Muse this week!

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  11. Great job with the masking--beautiful card!

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  12. A great card with a terrific colour combination. The flower stamp is a worthy opponent to the doilies.

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  13. Great card.....love your color choice, beautiful stamp.

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  14. Love that you turned the background flowers to the bottom corner ... what a fabulous idea to use acetate as a mask! Anita :)

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  15. Beautiful Colleen, I love the colours you used.

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