Friday, 8 February 2013

Muse Challenge #3

Hi guys

I've no idea why I'm up so late tonight but I was feeling crafty so decided to have a go at the latest challenge over at the Muse Card Club.  For these challenges we are asked to draw inspiration from a card created by one of the Muse designers.  This week's card is designed by Laurie Willison and after our dull and dreary winter I really love the cheery Spring feel of this card.

The first thing that sprung into my mind was that I wanted to make a gate-fold card. 

I took my inspiration from the panels and the Spring colours.  I wanted to include a Spring floral so I decided to use a tulip stamp.

This is what I came up with...


I used an Impress inkpad in Jet Black to stamp the tulip but decided it would probably be too harsh so this was the second impression I took.  The sentiment was from a clear stamp set so I curved it to follow the contour of the leaf.  The whole card turned out a lot brighter than I intended, but now that I think about it tulips are actually bright yellow not a soft yellow so I've changed my mind and like the final result.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Tall Gate-fold card; Green embossed cardstock from stash (unsure of brand); Kanban 300gsm Brilliant White Cardstock
  • Stamps: Anita's - Tulip (wood mounted); Marion Emberson Designs - It's all in the Words set
  • Ink: Impress - Jet Black, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with FlexMarkers
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
  • Ribbons and gems from stash

Thanks for visiting, I really to appreciate you taking the time.

Right, I'm off to bed!

Neet x


  1. Great card as always Anita. Love the row of little orange flowers

  2. So light and pretty Anita! The gatefold is really wonderful!!!

  3. Adorable creation, love the gate fold!

  4. Such a charming card... the tulip looks so dreamy.

  5. I think the tulip has just the right shade of yellow and I can't wait for spring to see them in the garden. I love your card - it cheered a grey winter day.

  6. Beautiful card! Love the gate fold!!

  7. The "muses" certainly inspired you to create a stunning, beautiful card! Love the 'spring' colours, and the flowers are absolute day-brighteners and smile-makers. Thank you for sharing!

  8. THis is a really happy pretty card - I just love it. That tulip is great - has me looking forward to seeing them in May!

  9. Gorgeous bright card, I love it :) Viv xx

  10. Hi Anita, I just awarded you with a Leibster Award. Pop by my blog to read all about it. :)

  11. This is really pretty! I love the fold! And yes, the spring colors are welcoming right now aren't they? I am so ready for summer! Thanks for playing at Muse this week!

  12. Very pretty card, I love wonderful spring colours.

  13. Your card is just beautiful! Love the spring colors. Congrats on your Leibster Award from Kristie!

  14. Gorgeous card Neet, the colours just make you smile! Love the image, so pretty x

  15. Adorable creation, so light and pretty! Love the color combo.

    Rosi x


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