Julie, my Julie barely got the words out of her mouth before I said "YES" to participating in the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop! I have always been a fan of A Muse and their simple whimsical images. This latest release, Everything's Rosy is a wonderful addition to their repitoire.
I am a pretty intense technique stamper, but wanted very much to keep with the spirit of A Muse in my final design. Think Simple. Think A Muse.
My first card features Bursting Blooms and is stamped as a split screen. Supplies: Jet Black Archival and Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Lettuce Adirondack Embossing Powder (Ranger), Green at Heart 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Glassene Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Raspberry Cardstock (Memory Box).
My second card features Bursting Blooms again and the Beautiful Day sentiment, but this time I stamped them into 4 layers of Wild Plum Embossing Powder. Supplies: Pitch Black Adirondack Pigment Ink, Cherry Blossom and Bayou Cardstock (Memory Box), white pearls and White Twinchie Squares.
I apologize for this photo! It was really hard to capture such soft colors. :) The Queen Anne's Lace was stamped on vellum with Snow Cap Pigment Ink and then embossed with a VERY small stylus tool. The image was then turned over and embellished with Clear Spica Glitter Pen. The pretty little "hello" sentiment was stamped with Baby Blue Opaque StazOn. Supplies: Pale Blue Arturo Note Card, white pearl, mini glue dots.
The Bursting Blooms were just begging to be letter pressed, in my humble opinion. *wink* I stamped the blooms on a Pale Pink Arturo note card and then again on Craft-a-Board. I fussy cut out the image from the Craft-a-Board and then ran it through the Big Shot secured with Judikins Eclipse Tape to ensure it stayed over the stamped image. I REALLY love the results! All images were stamped with Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger). Clear Glass Glintz (8mm) were secured over the center of the blooms with Glossy Accents.
The sentiment is also new with this release - Dreams Take Flight.
Last but not least, I colored the entire Gossamer Wings butterfly with the Quickie Glue Pen and dusted the image with Warm Hightlight Microfine Glitter (Glitter Ritz).
Thank you so much for hopping along and celebrating A Muse art stamps with us today! I am sure you have seen all sorts of eye candy already and there are still more talented stampers to visit.
Your next stop is Emily Montenaro - http://stampingscoops.blogspot.com/
Please be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Bursting Blooms and the Beautiful Day sentiment!! Winners will be announced on Monday May 10th on the A Muse Blog. The grand prize winner will be chosen randomly from all comments on all blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.