color challenge wednesday no. 30

Color Challenge Wednesday No. 30 – A Muse Studio—Mermaid, Sage & Apricot…


Such a fresh, happy color scheme…pulls you right out of the winter doldrums with the colors of grass, sky and sunshine!

For this card I chose a base card in Mermaid with a surface panel in Sage. I stamped some flower images from the Beautiful Botanicals 2 stamp set in both Sage and Mermaid inks on a sugar panel and then the sentiment was stamped on a strip of Apricot card stock in black ink. The sentiment comes from the Love Machines stamp set. You’ve probably noticed this one a lot lately… I like the clean font style and I’ve been using it on lots of cards!


The crowning touches are a bit of twine tied in a bow and a dash of glitter on the stamped images using my Quickie Glue Pen and some prisma glitter. The glitter really creates a WOW factor on this one and its such an easy way to bring any card design up a notch. I hope you’ve enjoyed a bit of color inspiration—give this combo a try!

Until next time…


clean & simple sunday no. 87

The clean and simple card for today features the berry image from A Muse|Studio’s Beautiful Botanicals 2 stamp set…

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I’ve been enjoying the silouette-style achieved when you stamp a solid botanical image in black ink, but today I wanted to try something lighter. I chose panels of mermaid and did some heat embossing of the images using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I then matted these mermaid panels onto a panel of onyx to give the design a crisp edge and bump up the contrast. The sentiment this week is not from A|S but instead I used a sentiment from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set. I finished off the card with a bit of polka dot organdy ribbon.

I can’t believe we’re already into the last week of August! Back to school next week and soon the leaves will start to turn…That means we need to start thinking about what we’ll make for Christmas cards this year!! I hope you’re enjoying the new Holiday Stamp Catalog from A Muse|Studio. I have been working on my first annual Holiday Card Series to showcase some of the fabulous new A|S stamp sets, some of the older holiday sets and to give you lots of creative inspiration for your own holiday cards this year! The series will start posting sometime in September and this year it will run for 12 consecutive days. All new designs, created especially for you and the series!! Can’t wait to share. 🙂