Apr 19, 2015

Muse Challenge #113/Diagonal Window Die

 My entry into the Muse Challenge #113.

I LOVE the voila! moment created by the Essential by Ellen's by Julie Ebersole Diagonal Window Die.  Even the simplest card, like this one, has a little pop.  Here I've used the adorable image from Waltzingmouse Stamps Nordic Spring, and left enough space to write in a short note, because I'm actually mailing this one!

I tend to freeze when presented with a challenge.  But I'm digging in and stretching myself.  Michelle Ferguson from I Card Everyone is the Muse on the Muse Challenge blog last week, and presented the following card, which I LOVE and which provided the inspiration for my card.  

Aren't those colors gorgeous?  I focused on the blue and white colors and then threw in a pop of bright pink and posted it just in time for the challenge to end.  (Yes, I tried about 3 versions of blue flowery cards but none of them came together...).

MOOD WHEN DONE = Accomplished


Waltzingmouse Nordic Spring, PTI Inside Out: Thank You, Essentials by Ellen Diagonal Window Die, A Muse Studio navy cardstock, white cardstock, adhesive, twine, and Memento Nautical Blue and Rose Bud Dew Drop dye inks. 


  1. What a fun surprise this will be for the recipient! I love the interactivity of that die! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Joan!

  2. It's not the first time I've read that there were some struggles with this Muse card of mine - I know just what that is all about - those blue flowers!! Not often do we see blue in the botanical world. Well I love that you persevered, and reached outside the box, Joan. Love Ms. Julie's die AND your card! So happy to see you in the gallery this week...
    =] Michele

    1. no no, I love the blue flowers!!!!! Just cause I got stuck doesn't mean blue flowers are bad. Now I am determined to make something with blue flowers!!

  3. the inspiration card is so lovely! I happen to love blue flowers. :)

    and I think the card you made is lots of fun! that is such a neat die. lots and lots you can do with it.

    have a great week!

  4. Well, how do you like that? Cute and clever! I also love Michele's card.


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