I have a card for this week's Muse Challenge #15, where the muse this week is Jen Mitchell. What a treat for me, as I have never been to her blog before. She is a very talented crafter, and I just loved the sample card she had for us this week. I stuck pretty close to her layout and color scheme, because I really loved them both. I loved the embossing on her white panel, and used a Woodgrain Impression Plate for mine. I am also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp...Happy Mail challenge.
I recently ordered some Verve stamps--I haven't bought anything from them in years, but when they had their latest sale, I bought a few sets. I love the flowers in this set, called Great Friend. I used Black Ranger Enamel Accents to add some shine and dimension to the flower center, and also fussy cut the flower twice, so the middle could be raised up.
I guess today was my day for CASE-ing, since my second card is for this week's Case Study #139, where our muse this month is Maile Belles. The tough thing about CASE-ing someone like Maile Belles is--what could I change? Her cards seem so perfect to me, that any change would only make it worse. In the end, I kept the colors and the basic layout, but used another image from my new Verve Great Friend set. I used Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink, which is very close to Berry Sorbet in color, but the coverage is amazing. I am in love with this ink. I also fussy cut this flower, and embellished the center with a rhinestone as well as white Ranger Enamel Accents.
Stamps: Verve Great Friend
Paper: PTI White, Yellow Pattern, SU Baja Breeze
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Baja Breeze
Other: PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Ranger Black Enamel Accents, Timeless Twine
Stamps: Verve Great Friend, Birthday Plain Jane, PTI Background Basics Circles
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Versafine Onyx Black, SU Basic Grey
Other: PTI Canvas/Linen Impression Plate, Ranger White Enamel Accents, Rhinestone, Ellen Hutson Sequins
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