One minute I don't post then two in the one day and this post has two cards. Each has come to me quite quickly and have been easy to put together. Lucky the family got fed before the ideas came so everyones happy. Of course the Muse challenge closes in 1 1/2 hours so I better hurry.
The first card was inspired by this wonderful card at the Muse Challenge by
Anita. Isn't it stunning.
My inspiration was the stitched die cut front and I love the die Anita used, the shaker idea & the
butterflies in the window of the shaker.
With my card I don't have that die so I have used a different one. Actually I used two dies from
different sets so that I could have stitched outer edge as well as stitches on the frame of the shaker.
From looking at the card to going to do my thing I forgot the one feature I really liked and that was the rectangle shaker front going length wise and I did mine across so I will need to make another card now.
Here in the shaker I have glued down a vellum butterfly from Hero Arts (my favourite stamp) that was white embossed on the vellum then painted with Zigs in purple and a blue/green colour. This was stuck flat inside the frame, then the double sided sticky foam tape place around the butterfly to enclose it. Mixed sequins and beads added.
A piece of acetate added to the stitched layer on the inside then this is attached to the front of the card. Of course then I needed to stamp the sentiment and as there was foam tape underneath
the layer kept dipping and I had to stamp about 5 times (thank goodness for the Misti). All finished
walked out to take a photo and found that of course I had touched the area that was stamped multiple times and was still wet. Big bold smudge aaaaaarrrrrrr. Went and cut another card front, stamped sentiment before attaching, yes good lesson but will it be retained. No.
This second card is a very simple easy one but I love the look.
Silver heat embossed sentiment
is a great big
and you should
throw all the
on it you can.
I used Distress inks in blues and greens, squished onto acetate then sprayed with water then
pulled the watercolour paper across the acetate. Repeated when dry with bits here and there till I liked what I saw.
Die cut the piece with a rounded corners stitched die. Added this layer to a white card front then added one large beautiful blue/green sparkly gem.
butterfly shaker card
Life is a great big Canvas
Inspiration is the watercolour, the colours and the quote.
Life is a great big Canvas
Happy birthday card- butterfly is Hero Art and the main
featured image and was coloured in with Zigs.
Happy birthday Card
Thank you for coming to visit and I hope you come again.