Sunday, January 14, 2018

Muse... But Not Christmas

I hope that being on the Muse: ChristmasVisions design team doesn't bar me from playing in the other Muse challenge! Anita Bowden has a beautiful inspiration card, and there's a prize this week, too! Here's Anita's card: 

When I first saw this, I was reminded of pretty patterned paper with gorgeous florals in the corners and beautiful colours. So I decided I wanted to CASE Anita's card using patterned paper. Here's my version:

Along with the corner florals, I was also inspired by the rich colours and embossed central sentiment. I was surprised at how much of my patterned paper I had to look through to find one that would work! Then there was all the fussy-cutting. I tried some solid colours for the background panel, but ultimately liked this coordinating patterned paper best. I could have made the central panel the full size of the card, but like the way the pale yellow card base pulled the colour of the floral and blue backgrounds out. The embossing is done in moonstone powder, which is somewhere between gold and silver, and one of my favourite metallics. The sentiment combines two Simon Says Stamp sets... and their current Wednesday challenge is to use patterned paper, so I am linking up there as well. 

Supplies: American Crafts textured pale yellow cardstock, gold pearl paper, Prima Introspection patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Essential Greetings & Happy stamps, Versamark ink, Stampendous moonstone embossing powder

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Ardyth said...

Beautifully done - that paper is gorgeous and I agree completely about the yellow card base working so well with the background on the edges. Moonstone, eh? Need to look that up. Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

Nora Noll said...

Oh wow!! This is absolutely stunning!! I LOVE how you used patterned paper on this!!! It looks so beautiful!!

foleysfriend said...

The use of patterned paper - so brilliant! One of those, "now, why didn't I think of that?" moments. Lovely interpretation of Anita's Muse card.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey! The flowers are so pretty and the design is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Heather said...

This card is so pretty and wow, fussy cutting kudos to you. I'm enjoying platinum embossing powder right now which sounds just like this moonstone, somewhere between silver and gold.