Wednesday, March 30, 2016

guest designing at muse: ChristmasVisions

Welcome, friends! Today I have the honor of playing the role of the muse over at Muse: ChristmasVisions. Inspired by the logo above and the desire to use red and green (my all-time favorite Christmas colors), this is the card I created.


I pulled out some Basic Grey PP and sponged red and green Avery Elle pigment inks through the ARTplorations Christmas Trees stencil.  TIP: Use scrap paper snippets to protect the areas around the circle you are sponging from stray ink ;)

When done inking, I applied gold metallic embossing paste through a couple circles to add dimension and shine to this geometic card.

The final touches included a stem (STAMPlorations Retro Mod Shapes), a star atop the tree (STAMPlorations Art Marks) and a repeat-stamped sentiment (Winnie & Walter Comfort and Joy), all in brown ink.

Would love to see your interpretation of my card over in the Muse: ChristmasVisions gallery. And an added bonus - your card stash for Christmas 2016 will have grown too!

I'm stopping by at Winnie & Walter Join in to Win too.

8 comments:

  1. Cool tree! Love what you did with that stencil! Great to have you at our Muse!

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  2. Wonderful card and love the process that you explained! Love this and so happy to have you over at MCV ❤️😄

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  3. Sweet!! LOVE that fun and colourful tree. The gold paste makes it even more special. Great job and congrats on being the Christmas Muse! xx

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  4. Awesome, Maria! LOve that you used the brown ink for your W&W words!
    =]

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  5. Love that you used embossing paste on just a few of the circles, Maria!

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  6. What a fun tree and the colors are so pretty. Maria! Congratulations!

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration, Maria! Love your fun, graphic card.

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  8. Congratulations on your GD spot, Maria! Such a cool spotty tree ... fabulous against the tiny dotty background ... yum texture! Hugs, Anita :)

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