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Friday, February 8, 2013

Two Cards

I have two totally different cards to show you today. These are the cards I prepared for the December and January Virtual Card Club card kits.

This card CELEBRATES! It is full of bright, cheerful colors and lots of fun elements.

The two pieces of cake are hand cut. The upper one is glued directly onto the card and the bottom one is popped up off of the card with pop dots.

Here is the inside of the card:

This card is BRIGHT! The second card I have to show you is very subtle and features neutral colors.

Look closely and you'll see three very dainty pearls just below the "you" in the sentiment.

The cording is not baker's twine. Instead it is the Baker's Cording that is featured in the Valentine mini catalog. The Baker's Cording is heavier than baker's twine.

I used Seattle ink to stamp the distressed look onto the card (it's the Screenprint Background stamp). Then I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the image and sentiments.

Here is the inside of the card:

Image & Sentiment: A Very Merry Unbirthday (p. 67 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (p. 139 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and Copic Markers
Paper: A Muse Bermuda and Cherry Petite Polka Dot. Paper Studio Birthday Words, Recollections Black Cardstock, and Staples White Cardstock
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Ovals (p. 149 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Embellishments: A Muse Cherry Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon (p. 140 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and A Muse Chevron Ribbon

A Muse Stamps: Screenprint Background (from the Holiday mini catalog), Essential Sentiments "Thinking of You" (p. 114 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), Hand Scripted "You Make My Heart Happy" (p. 105 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), and Love Is In the Air (p. 10 of the Valentine mini catalog)
Ink: A Muse Seattle (p. 127 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), and Versafine Onyx Black (p. 139 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Paper: Pebble and Seattle Cardstock (p. 127 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog), Seattle Petite Polka Dot, and Recollections Black
Embellishments: Seattle Baker's Cording (p. 4 of the A Muse Valentine mini catalog) and Pearls (p. 139  of the 2012 A Muse catalog)


  1. Well now, aren't these both just great cards?!!
    I love all the colors and design elements on the first card. Great idea to pop up the second piece of cake. Love the inside sentiment too!

    The second card is wonderful. You're right, it's subtle and understated but classy and has a dignity to it. Then there's the unexpected fun sentiment on the inside that really sparks a smile!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love both! And I appen to own many of those stamps! Woot woot!

  3. I love both! And, happen to own many of these elements! Woot woot!

  4. These are fun cards! The cake card is so colorful and fun sentiment. The gray tones to the second card are really rich looking.

  5. two great card love the colourful cake one -love the papers and sentiment BUT the second one is fantastic I really love the image,the understated colour and background stamp and cod and another great sentiment
    carol x