Friday, February 10, 2017

Muse Card Challenge #202

Happy Friday!! This week has gone by fast and next week will be busy too. Valentines Day and then my birthday on Wednesday. Chris will be traveling so it will be just the girls. Sometimes that can be fun!!

Today I am sharing a card that I created for Muse Challenge #202.

This weeks Muse was Anita Bowden and her card that inspired my card is below.

I was inspired by bright, happy colors in the stamped background of Anita's card. My card is quite different but sometimes that happens when I CASE a card.

I started off by stamping my flowers and leaves in different spring colors using Simon Says Stamps "Wild Beauty" stamp set. This has been sitting in my stash, just waiting for me to use. Now that I have inked it up, I am not sure why it sat in my pile for so long. It was a lot of fun to use!!

When I was done stamping, I die cut the card base using Mama Elephant's "All Prettied Up" dies. I then mounted it onto a top folding, A2, coral color card.

I die cut the black sentiment using a My Favorite Things "Thank You Die-namics" (retired) and covered it with sparkle using a Spectrum Clear Marker. I then stamped the "you" with Simon Says Stamps "Thanks" stamp set.

I finished off the card using Stickles and Nuvo Crystal drops in the flowers.

Well, the card does not look like Anita's card but it WAS inspired by her card. Totally a fun card to create!!

I thank you for stopping by today. Have a WONDERFUL day!!

Stamps-Simon Says Stamps "Wild Beauty" and "Thanks"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Thank You Die-namics" and Mama Elephant's "All Prettied Up"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Black Bazzill, My Favorite Things "Coral Crush"
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black," WPlus9 "Fairy Dust," Hero Arts "Soft Vanilla," Hero Arts "Lavender," Simon Says Stamp "Cotton Candy," My Favorite Things "Persimmon," "Coral Crush" and Umbrella Crafts "Amethyst," Paper Trey Ink "Spring Moss," and "Smokey Shadow"
Stickles-"Black Diamond" and "Fruit Punch"
Nuvo Crystal Drops-"Crushed Grape" and "White"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Marker


Ardyth said...

Nora, these flowers with their solid and outline bits are so fun and full of energy! Love how you were inspired! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Happy Dance said...

I almost pulled this set out for this challenge too! It's such a versatile set, and you've created a really pretty card with it, Nora! Those colors are rich and bright. Love that scalloped die, too. Great take on Anita's Muse card. Fabulous. Bev

Linda said...

A pretty spring card.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous your take on the Muse inspiration.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Anita's card, Nora! I love your choice of flowers and your color palette is gorgeous! I also love how you added the Nuvo Drops...they add just the right amount of dimension to your design!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm sorry...I completely forgot to wish you a very Happy Birthday, Nora! I hope the year ahead is filled with good health and that all of your birthday wishes come true!!!

Neets B said...

I love where my card took you. An awesome stamp set to use and I love the colours you chose too, lovely combo. Happy birthday for Wednesday!
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, love the colours you have stamped the flowers in, really eye catching.