Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Make It Monday #136: Textured Stamping + Muse Challenge #39

The Make It Monday tutorial at Capture the Moment is from Ashley Cannon Newell this week and she challenged us to swipe ink off a stamp to create a textured stamping effect. You can check out the details here.

I am in need of another sympathy card, so paired Meadow Greens stamps with a Think Big Favorites sentiment.




I love the texture on the leaves and stamped them off a few times to add a little depth. The panel is popped up with foam adhesives on the card base.

This second card is for the Muse Challenge #39 where Marion Vagg provides the inspiration. You can check out her card here.

Just saying hello




I vacillated between taking inspiration from the colors & stripes (Greek flag?) or the sweet bird. My bird dies are either tiny or too large for what I was thinking and then I spied my Musical Interlude die.

The die is inlaid onto the white panel and a trio of birds perched on the staff. The sentiment didn't fit placed vertically, so was stamped below the die cuts.




I've been really drawn to diagonal panels lately, so cut the white panel first and placed a small red strip under it and then adhered them to a kraft embossed panel. Everything is then adhered to a Smoky Shadow card base.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



22 comments:

  1. Your Muse Challenge card is fabulous! I love everything about it!

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  2. I LOVE the use of a musical staff for that element! I'm so sorry you can't link up right now - I'm trying to figure out how to fix it! Thanks so much for playing along and letting me know about the problems at Muse.

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  3. WOW! Both cards are great! Love those leaves with the texture...really adds a lot to the card. And holy moly your other card is absolutely stunning!!

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  4. Love your fun and awesome creation!!!

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  5. Love the textured leaves on your sympathy card, and love the layout, colours and CAS style of your second card! You're smokin'!

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  6. Both of your cards are beautiful! I love the stamping on the first one and the musical interlude with the birds on the second one!!! SO pretty!!

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  7. Love! Your cards are amazing! Love the inlaid effect on your card. Have a wonderful day Jacquie :)

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  8. Two gorgeous cards but I really, really love your inlaid birdie card! That is a technique that I really am going to have to try! :)
    Lizy xx

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  9. Jacquie both cards are wonderful my dear! Great designs!

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  10. Beautiful double stamping on the first card Jacquie. So delicate. And the inlay on the 2nd? Wow!
    Must say this is exquisite and skillfully done

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  11. Beautiful cards. The swiping technique with the texture makes the sympathy card look so soft and pretty. The music card is just lovely with the inlay.

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  12. beautiful sympathy card and striking 'thinking of you' card - love the musical notes inlay and pops of red.

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  13. You have outdone yourself with these sensational cards, Jacquie! Thank you for giving us TWO stunners in one post!!

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  14. These are gorgeous! I especially love your diagonal panel on your muse card :)

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  15. These are both fantastic. Your first card is such a soothing and beautiful sympathy card. And, I love your Muse--that inlaid music die with the red birds is perfect, and everything is perfectly placed.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! Love them both!

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  17. FAB Muse challenge card! Love it so much that I sent the link to several stamping friends! I certainly voted for you. :) Nice sympathy card. Like the colors, flower and design.

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  18. Wow! The muse card is absolutely stunning! love it :)

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  19. Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved HM honor from MUSE, Jacquie!!

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  20. this card is amazing. love the layout and the cute little red birds!

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