Friday, February 6, 2015

Muse Challenge #103

It's been so long since I've really participated in a challenge, but I'm feeling more like playing along after taking the latest online card class.  This first card is to play along with the Muse Challenge this week.

The techniques used to make this card were things I learned in the recent card class.  Once someone shows you how to do's super simple!  Instead of making a round card, I made a large hexagon card.  I used the direct to paper inking technique for the yellow.  The white layers are popped up on the yellow background with foam tape, then I popped the top hexagon with more foam tape.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  Hearts were punched with a MS punch then layered and topped with a touch of Wink of Stella and some glossy accents.  The three border stamps I used are some old one from my stash and I'm not completely sure who makes them.

I also have several more cards I've made this week....fair warning...LONG post!

This next card was made using more techniques I learned in the online card class also.  Sentiment (congrats) is from Walter & Winnie and I'm not sure about the "you rock" stamp.  Inking was sponged on in several shades of distress ink.

My very first shaker card!  Not too sure I like the glittery "shaker" stuff inside.  There seems to be a LOT of static and the glitter just sticks to the acrylic front.  The balloon was a die cut from Simon Says and the string and bow are from a MFT stamp set.  I used the Simon Says stitched rectangle set to cut the frame for the window.  The birthday sentiment is also a SS stamp.

 I had lots of paper scraps on my desk, so that's how this card came about.  I used the negative shapes from the previous card and stamped the white piece with a SU image.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle and was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

This next card is another card I made based on a tutorial from the online class.  I struggled with it a bit, but finally got it finished.  I should have used a different type of glue....lesson learned for next time.  The pieces that make up the heart are from about 5 or 6 different dies.

This last card is just something I was playing with today.  The stamps are from PTI.  I stamped each candle in a different color then added the flame with the butter bar ink.  Then...this is where I began experimenting....I drew light pencil lines on my card base (8.5 x 11) to show where I would cut for the two cards...then stamped the candles on the top card and the bottom card.  I designed the word "celebrate" in my Silhouette program to align with the two cards on the piece of card stock. After I finished stamping, I put the stamped card stock through the printer and printed "celebrate" on top of my stamped candles.  I still need to tweak it a bit to get everything centered correctly.  I did play with another piece and discovered that I could print out the word first....then stamp the candles and they still look like they're behind the word....go me!!

If you've lasted through this photo-heavy post...THANK YOU!  I hope that I can get around to seeing some of your blogs soon!  I miss seeing all your creativity!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...


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Ardyth said...

So great to see you, Susan! And what a fantastic collection of cards! I love that you went with a hex for the Muse card! Love the glitter in the shaker, too! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Bonnie said...

I always love seeing your creations, Susan, and reading about how you accomplished them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh that post was FILLED with fun eye candy! I of course, am partial to the Muse take [awesome shaped card] - Thanks so much for joining in at Muse!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO GOOD to see you, love the cards you have done, beautiful work.

Alison said...

Love your hexagon card! The shape, embellishments, colors - everything pops!!!

Karin said...

Beautiful cards , especially the love card has stolen my heart!

Ellibelle said...

So many wonderful cards! Each one is so beautifully done!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a parade of wonderful card! Came over from the Muse - such a treat! Glad I did!

Mrs Harry said...

Great to see you again Susan. What a beautiful wide range of card designs. I'm with you on the static glitter in shaker cards. I've started using seed beads or even those teeny accent beads instead.


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