It's my turn to be the Muse on the Muse challenge blog.
This is the time of year when I can't make a thing. I'm into organizing the craft room or eating fresh tomatoes. Stamping and August rarely mix. So this was a struggle. At one point I imagined tossing all my supplies off our terrace balcony -- imagine a sea of paper and ink and stamps and a Big Shot sailing over the railing! Don't laugh -- it was 3 years almost to the day that I gave away most of my stash (only to receive back about 40 sets this weekend from one of my stamping friends. It's like Christmas here, but now I have to find somewhere to put them).
Rather than toss it all, I turned to page 16 of the current Stampin Up! catalog and CASED a card, using my own supplies. Highly recommend purchasing this catalog regardless of whether you want to buy SU supplies -- it is full of professionally designed papercrafting and worth the $$.
I added a dry embossed layer and some twine but otherwise stuck pretty close to the card. You can find a link to a pdf version of the catalog here if you don't have a hard copy and want to check out the card I CASE'D.
It was fun searching my stash for supplies similar to the one used in the catalog. I hope to see your creations on the MUSE challenge this week, inspired by my knock off!
WANT TO MAKE THIS CARD?
- Impress Flower Power stamp set
- Stampin Up Home for the Holidays (retired) for the heart
- Memento Bahama Blue and Pear Tart inks
- Brilliance Rocket Red ink
- Hero Arts Charcoal ink
- random twine and white cardstock
- We R Memory Keepers striped embossing folder
- glue dot for bow and adhesive
- paper trimmer and scissors
- Found stamps that were similar to the card in the SU catalog
- Cut and scored an A2 card and embossed the front with the striped folder
- Trimmed cardstock to 5.5" x 4".
- Stamped the sentiment first, carefully inking just the "Hello" in gray and then "Friend" in blue
- Stamped the hearts, followed by the greenery
- Added the twine with a glue dot
See you back here in a few weeks! Hope you are having a great summer and enjoying, or at least tolerating, the heat. It is supposed to be in the upper 90s today (husband loves it/I hate it!).