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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Every Path Has Its Puddle

The orders have been shipped to my Virtual Card Club, along with the kits to make this month's card. I hope the ladies will like the card I've designed for them this month. It features some really awesome A Muse products.

Here it is:

I wanted to show the ladies how nicely the A Muse inks emboss. It doesn't show up very well in the pictures, but I simply inked the stamps and then added clear embossing powder, which I heated. No extra care is needed; no versamark ink. The clear embossing powder allows the A Muse ink color to shine through.

I also wanted the club members to get their hands on the A Muse Silky Crush Ribbon. It is gorgeous, as you can see in the picture... but it also FEELS wonderful and is so easy to use.

And I love love LOVE the A Muse cloud dies. They are such fun to layer on a card. I dabbed a wee bit of the ink on the edges of them to give them some rainy depth.

I also added some A Muse blue Twinkle Stickers to give the effect of raindrops just below the umbrella image and a trio of the blue Twinkle Stickers on the sentiment strip. They are a great touch.

I absolutely love the cloudy designer paper, too!!! I even had to add a touch of it to the inside of the card.

If you'd like to join my A Muse Virtual Card Club to receive kits to make cards as well as a free A Muse catalog, send me an email and I'll tell you all about it. My email address is

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Image & Sentiment: A Muse Days Like This (page 85 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Ink: A Muse Sky (page 128 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink White and Paper Company Black
Designer Paper: A Muse Clouds (page 135 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Die: A Muse Cloud Duo (page 146 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Embellishments: A Muse Vanilla Silky Crush Ribbon (page 141 of the 2012 A Muse catalog) and A Muse Sky Dots Twinkle Stickers (page 139 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Extra! Extra!

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I've been quite sick - and therefore am running late on many things. My sincerest apologies!!!

So, today's post is actually showing the card made for my Virtual Card Club in April. The kits are heading toward the Virtual Card Club members now so it's time to reveal the card.

Here it is:

One of the members of the group asked about the A Muse Washi Tape, and since I've never used Washi Tape before, I thought I'd include some on this month's card. I will admit, my use of it is not clever, creative, or inspirational... but I did manage to use it. LOL! I'm going to do some research and play more with it in the future, so hopefully I'll have something better to show you with Washi Tape soon.

I used Kraft paper for the card because I thought it gave a newspaper feel to this fun stamp set called ahhnouncing. It is one of my favorites in the current A Muse catalog.

For the black ink, I used the Versafine Onyx Black ink pad (sold by A Muse). I normally use Memento ink if I'm coloring images with Copics, but my black of choice when I'm not going to be coloring, is the Versafine. It stamps beautifully, with a nice rich and full coverage. DON'T USE IT WITH COPICS, though!

Here are some more pictures of the card (inside and out):

As always, if you're interested in joining the Virtual Card Club, email me at and we'll talk about the possibilities.

Image & Sentiments: A Muse ahhnoucong (page 65 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and A Muse extraordinary background (page 121 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)
Ink: A Muse French Roast (page 130 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and Versafine Onyx Black (page 139 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)

Cardstock: Paper Studio Black and Craft
Embellishments: A Muse Baker's Twine (page 141 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and A Muse Washi Tape (page 137 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)