Sunday, April 23, 2017

Muse #212 + Seize the Birthday & FMS284 + Simon Says Showers and/or Flowers

There are lots of spring projects going on at our house but I managed to sneak away from the fence building to spend a little time creating today.

This first card is inspired by Jenni Murray and her card for Muse Challenge #212 and the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes option.

The Hero Arts Flower Burst background stamp is heat embossed on a white panel and then inked all over with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. A little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was added to the center of the flowers before the embossing was ironed off to leave a matte finish.

The PTI sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on a banner to finish the card off.


This second card is inspired by the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #284 and the Wednesday Challenge to use Showers and/or Flowers at Simon Says Stamp.

A Limeade Ice panel is embossed with a Sizzix leaf patterned embossing folder that is added to the center of the card base. A couple of white panels are cut using MFT stitched panel dies (manipulating them slightly to get a 5.5inch panel) and then popped up on either side of the embossed panel.

Two Concord & 9th Floral die cuts are adhered to the white panels and an MFT sentiment die is stacked in the center and adhered across the three panels.


Thanks for stopping by,



  1. These are both beautiful, love the designs. Your first card, just love that background stamp, I have those flowers as individual stamps but dont remember seeing this background. Looks so good.

  2. Two great cards, I really love the 1st with the sort of cross hatch effect contrasting with the flowers & your inking is beautiful. Your second it a really smart take of sketch.

  3. LOVE your bright pink flowers on the bright green background - the sentiment totally pops!! Very eye-catching. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Both beautiful but the embossed one is just gorgeous!Thank you for joining in over at Muse this week x

  5. These look much more fun than fence building! Love your pretty blue flowers! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Jacquie!

  6. hello! these are both awesome cards, luv the fuchsia and green color combo and those awesoem flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Jacquie! I love the emboss resist of your first card. The pink and lime of the second card is just delicious!

  8. Beautiful cards, Jacquie. Great interpretation of Jenni's Muse card, and the grid-style background really caught my eye.

  9. Robyn both of your cards are great but the soft blue one is absolutely gorgeous! Love your use of emboss resist and the scored lines. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!


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