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.


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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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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