Monday, November 28, 2011

Are you ready?

Are you ready for the upcoming holidays?  Do you have your greeting cards stamped and waiting to be mailed?

For this week's A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge blog the theme is Winter Holidays.

I love this card for it simplicity and grace.  The background is done with the Mortise Masking technique that I have posted about a few different times.  The tree is stamped in Versafine and embossed.  Pearls are added for decorations.  This card design is very simple to reproduce and lends itself for so many occasions.

I hope you are enjoying the joys of this season and do not let the stress of it all get you down!

Monday, November 21, 2011

ABC - Anything But a Card

     This week's challenge for the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog is Anything But a Card.

     The A Muse Studio 2012 Calendar comes pre-printed and ready for you to add your creative touch for each month.  I had a fun time coming up with designs for each month.  I first started by writing down each month on a piece of paper with the theme that I wanted to create.  It took a few iterations to come up with something that I was happy with but in the end I loved the results! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Tags Workshop Sneak Peek

It's that time of year!  My favorite time of year!

I have been listening to Christmas music for a few weeks now to get in the holiday mood and will soon I be dragging out the myriad of storage bins with all my decorations.  Another reason to celebrate this season is that my kids are coming home this weekend for Thanksgiving Break.  They are just in time to help decorate! 

Here is a sneak peek at some of the tags for the Christmas Tags Workshop that I am hosting on November 30th at 6:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending, please let me know ASAP!

Hope to see you on the 30th!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Metal Embossing

Metal Embossing!  Have you ever tried it?  Well this weeks A Muse Studio Challenge Blog challenge is to create a card using Metal Embossing.  What is that you say?  It is embossing using tin foil over an embossing folder.  This is the first time I have ever tried embossing with tin foil and I am pretty happy with the results.

I used the A Muse Studio Woodgrain Embossing Die that I adhered to a piece of cardstock before I embossed it.  It is easier to do it that way instead of trying to apply adhesive to the foil after it was embossed.

For the leaves from the Autumn Leaves set I used the following colors:  Cranberry, Orange, Wasabi, Apricot and Toffee.  I applied some of the ink using daubers to get the multicolored look that we get here in New England in the Fall.  I added the sentiment in French Roast from the Essential Sentiments set.  The embossed layer is attached to a piece of French Roast and then adhered to a Vanilla cardbase.

I hope that you will participated in this week's challenge.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge - Holiday Thank You Card

This week's A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog theme is Holiday Thank You cards.  I chose to use the Snow Crystals set with the Mitten and Snowflake dies.  The sentiment is from the Hand Scripted set.  The ink colors I used were Pebble, Winter Sky and Cobalt.  This card was super quick and I think came out pretty well if I do say so myself (insert big grin here).