Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Card Concept #7 & Muse #62

I have a couple of cards that I am squeaking in close to the challenge deadlines.

Yesterday was a fantastic day where I left the house before 9 and returned way past my bedtime. Most of the day was spent on a craft/art store crawl through San Diego County with a 2 hour stop for the Queen's Tea at Tea-Upon-Chatsworth. I used to refer to these as "field trips", but one of the employees at the Artist & Craftsman Supply store was intrigued by the 8 ladies that swarmed the business and compared what we were doing to "like a pub crawl, only art stores - cool".

This first card uses two of my purchases from yesterday: the Memory Box Peaceful Butterfly Wings dies and a sentiment from Mama Elephant's True Friend stamp set. I cut the die from a black panel and light green panel and layered them on a aqua panel.

A few aqua & green butterflies were layered on top of the black panel.

You can see the layers a little better here. This card is being entered in the Card Concept Challenge #7 Butterfly Theme under the Clean & Layering category.

This second card is my take on Vicki Dutcher's card for the Muse Challenge #62.

I love the watercolor look stamping with the sentiment layered over it, but didn't quite pull that off. The rose stamp is from Wplus9 Hope Seed Co. set that I picked up yesterday (on clearance!). I didn't have an outline flower image in my stamp collection, so was happy to see four in this set.

 I masked and clear embossed the single rose image three times and then filled in the flowers & leaves with distress inks.

I used a Technique Tuesday stamp and my new Memento Luxe Love Letter ink - the color is luscious! I went back & painted a bit on my flowers to tie the colors together.

A sheer red ribbon finishes this one off.

I'm hitting "publish" and heading off to shop for a Prom dress for dear daughter - wish us luck!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. I love how you mixed up the layers of the butterflies - they're so pretty - different but unified, too! And a fabulous take on this week's Muse, too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept and Muse!

  2. I really like your cards, the butterflies are so pretty and I love the unusual colour combo!

  3. Love the peek a boo effect of your butterfly card, the colours are really striking. Your rose card is gorgeous too, the red does look really luscious, Cathy x

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the vivid [beautifully stamped] Fabulous -- your card is FABULOUS too! Thanks so much for joining in over at Muse! :)

  5. Both beautiful! Your muse card is a great case and I love the movement and colour in the butterfly card!

  6. Love both your gorgeous cards xx

  7. Two gorgeous cards. I like how you did the butterflies on the first and your roses and ribbon are so pretty on the second. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

  8. Wow. Do I love that black and red card! So striking and beautiful. Your butterflies look like they are actually flying off the page. Love your cards today!

  9. What great cards, Jacquie! And what fun that "pub crawl" must have been. I love how you layered the butterflies and the roses are gorgeous.

  10. That red ink does look fab - love your cards and your shopping with friends sounds a blast!

  11. Gorgeous cards Jacquie! The butterflies are stunning...a striking combination of colors that create such a vibrant contrast! Awesome layout...these wee winged beauties look like they are ready to take flight! I'm sure I could see their wings moving! Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

    Lucky you....a 'craft store crawl', fun, fun without a sore head the next morning! Although the bank account may have been hurting just a bit!!!

  12. Fantastic! I love the first card so much! I finally put all my stuff from the crawl away, and made a card with some of my new paper. woot. ;)

  13. Both your cards are beautiful, Jacquie!! Loving the sweet butterflies and great choice of colours to do them. The bright red on the second card is lovely!!
    Greetings from Africa!!


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