Jul 6, 2015

Muse Challenge #123: Sweet Thing

dear paperlicious joan bardee

I'm the "muse" on the Muse Challenge Blog this week. You are cordially invited to make a card inspired by mine and link it up over the next week on the Muse blog.

Lots of possibilities here -- the centered image, the black/white/red/green color combo, fruit, patterned paper as the back drop, scalloped die, whatever. 

And because Wink of Stella glitter pen + cherries --


  • Simon Says Stamp You're So Sweet and Best Mom Ever stamp sets
  • Waltzingmouse Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Stampin Up Bitty Banners Framelits Die
  • Memento Tuxedo and Versamark Inks
  • Scor pal
  • White embossing powder
  • Embossing buddy
  • Big Shot
  • Pink Paislee Bella Rouge patterned paper 
  • White, green, and red cardstocks
  • Heat gun
  • Signo white pen 
  • Dimensionals
  • Scissors 
  • Mono multi adhesive
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
  • Paper Source envelope
  • Clear and Simple Stamps A2 envelope die
  • Paper trimmer
  • This is a fairly simple card, but look at all the supplies!!

1. Die cut patterned paper with scalloped stitched rectangle die.
2. Stamp cherries with black ink on the patterned paper, and again on the back of a scrap of white cardstock.  Color stems on the patterned paper with dark green marker.
3. Color cherries and leaves on white cardstock with Copics.  Draw white curved thing on the cherries with white pen and demand to be called an artist.  Cut out cherries and leaves by hand.  
4.  Make A2 white card.
5.  Color cherries with glitter pen.
6.  Rub embossing powder on scrap of red cardstock.
7. Stamp sentiment on red cardstock with Versamark and emboss with white embossing crack powder.
8.  Die cut sentiment.
9.  Assemble and adhere as shown, popping up cherries and leaves with dimensional something.
10.  Stamp green cardstock with circle.
11.  Die cut green cardstock for envelope liner.
12.  Adhere liner to envelope.
13. Think about getting an ice cream but not get an ice cream.
14.  Feel superior to all ice cream eaters.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Missing Ice Cream


Hannelie said...

I feel inspired! This is beautiful Joan!

cm said...

Joan, your card is marvelous; a most inspired debut to spark our mojo into action (mine better be sparked into action...it's been vacationing for far too long!). Your how-to list is awesome...and funny!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously AWESOME fussy cutting! Those cherries look very real :) - I will be playing!

IamDerby said...

I love the card but the list was hilarious

Ardyth said...

Cherries represent summer to me - I can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by your beautiful card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome debut Joan! Lots of inspiration :)

Neets B said...

Great card to kick off your first Muse, fellow teamie! Love that paper, great backdrop x

SmilynStef said...

So inspiring ... love it.

Leslie Miller said...

Sweet simplicity! Love the sentiment with this. Funny about all those necessary supplies. It takes a village!

Tammy said...

I agreešŸ‘

Unknown said...

This is just perfect! I love the design, the colors - the pop of color on the black & white. (Your previous post was hilarious - as a JA to a senior court of appeals judge, I recognized the PSR format immediately. I wonder how many others even have a clue what that is?)

Barb Ghig said...

Thanks so much for this fabulous inspiration card, Joan! I love your shiny cherries and the beautiful background pattern! Lovely and whimsical all rolled into one :)
PS: LOVE your steps in creating this card!

StampingbugKerry said...

Yummy and SWEET! Love the background and sooo enjoy your humorous posts! :)