I made this card a couple of days ago but this is the first chance I've had to get it posted before the Muse Challenge ends later today.
This week's muse, Marion Vagg, has created a gorgeous bright card, it really stood out when it was initially posted at the beginning of the week. I wanted to create something similar but wasn't feeling inspired by my floral stamps. But then I remembered the Pink Petticoat stamps I went in search of recently as they were a free gift with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine (Issue 113 May 2013). I think its still the current publication so go grab one, there was also a little pack of Pink Petticoat papers as a freebie :)
So, here's what I produced. I decided to use the bright colours, the flowers and the sunshine yellow border of Marion's card as my inspiration...
I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed using black embossing powder. I then coloured using Promarkers. I decided on a square base card and wanted to keep it very CAS. I think square cards look great with lots of white space.
- Stamps: Pink Petticoat - Pretty Potties stamps; Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings
- Ink: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Stampin' emboss Black
- Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Premium Cardstock (yellow); Southfield - Premium Pure White Card 200gsm; Card base from stash
I really need to get myself one of those anti-static thingamajigs to stop the embossing powder clinging to other parts of the card. I used a little brush to remove most of the unwanted bits but some I just couldn't remove without disturbing the main image. Apart from that, I really like this little card, simple but cheerful :)
Here is Marion's stunning card, fab in so many ways :)
I posted this card very early this morning and wasn't really awake! So, I've since looked through some challenge blogs and am also entering this card for the following:
I'd like to say a massive thank you for voting for my Muse entry last week and for the Honorable Mention, it means so much to know that you like my cards. Thanks for joining me today and please leave a comment, it really makes me smile to hear what you have to say :)
Have a fab bank holiday weekend whatever you're up to.
Bye for now