Friday, January 25, 2013

First challenge at Muse...

I have had quite a busy week and almost forgot that I have several birthday cards to make for this weekend. I was at school for the morning, so I've only had a little bit of time to work on them today. I took my inspiration for my first card from the new Muse Challenge Blog. It is their first challenge and I'm excited to be able to enter.
The beautiful inspiration card is from Amy Kolling:

I love her beautiful yellow flower. This inspired the card that I made for my sister-in-law. I used the poinsettia die from MFT to create the flower. I first stamped a damask pattern (IO) onto Neenah Solar white cardstock with Versa Magic Thatch Straw. I die cut them and distressed the edges with Walnut Stain. I then decided to add another layer of stamping to the flower. I used another IO stamp and Antique Linen  ink to have a subtle layer of writing on top of the damask print. I die cut the leaves from Echo Park patterned paper (sorry, I don't remember the name of the 6x6 pad).

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches - a set I got just before the holidays. I really like the 'happy birthday' font and size. It is hard to see the yellow in the photo - poor lighting on this cold, snowy day.

Please check out this new challenge blog! The current challenge ends at noon (EST) Saturday, so you still have a little time to enter!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a lovely card! And so creative to use the poinsettia die for a non-Christmas card! Very springy and fun!

  2. This is so clean and very creative to use the poinsettia for a spring flower! Very pretty!!!

  3. Your mix of damask and text makes a fabulous pattern for the flowers. I like that little touch of shimmer, too.

  4. Such a pretty flower! And I love that sentiment too! Beautiful font!