May 24, 2015

Muse Guest Designer

Pumped to report that I am the Muse Guest Designer this week!  You can check out the challenge (to post a card inspired by mine) here.  I cannot wait to see what folks make!

And here is my card:

Come on, it's cake people!!  So many ways to go here for the challenge -- colors, embossing in gold, cake, watercolors, candles, vellum, hearts!

Supplies Needed (easy to substitute with whatever you have):
  • Watercolor paper
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Tombow marker
  • Paint brush
  • Stamps Essential by Ellen Wish Big and sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Inside Out
  • Versamark
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Post it notes (to mask the cake)
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Vellum paper with gold hearts from Stampin Up
  • Cream A2 card
  • Adhesive
Steps to Make:

1.  Cut watercolor paper.
2.  Rub embossing buddy over paper, stamp candles with Versamark and emboss in gold.
3.  Stamp candles on post it note or masking paper and cut.
4.  Mask candles, stamp cake in Versmark and emboss in gold.
5.  Make small line with Tombow marker on bottom of each layer and on the top, and paint a bit of water to lift up color.  Not too much water!
6.  Stamp sentiment in Versamark and emboss in gold and hope it is centered and straight.
7. Trim vellum paper.
8.  Adhere center of papers to each other, leaving a 1 inch perimeter without adhesive.  This gives a softer, looser, look.
9.  Sit back and be happy.  Clean up the mess, address the card, and mail it!



Joyce said...

Glad I am not the only one who sometimes messes up the timing of blog posts. This card is just wonderful, and you are right that there are so many different ways to be inspired here. Now I have an extra day to think about it!

Ardyth said...

The date mix up was completely my fault - I apologize! But I'm glad that you're so excited to be our Guest Muse and as Joyce says, those who see it here will get an extra day of inspiration! Can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by your beautiful card! So glad to have you as our Guest Muse this week, Joan!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm a bit confused... isn't today the 25th? What ever, Joan... this is fabulous!! LOve the vellum paper - and having you guesting on Muse today!
=] Michele

Joan B said...

yes, I posted this a day early by mistake. Sorry for the confusion!

Susan Raihala said...

GORGEOUS card, Joan! Love the clean simplicity of it!!!!

Irene said...

Great card! Love the gold hearts peaking out!

maria f. said...

Looks straight out of a boutique! Fabulous card.

Joan B said...

Awesome. Cannot wait to see what you make!

Joan B said...

thanks! simple is fun! as YOU know!

Joan B said...


Joan B said...

Aww, this makes me happy to read! thanks

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't retirement fun? Wonderful image and card!