Friday, January 9, 2015

Two Challenges...No Make it Three (ETA)

Another post today, I am getting back into the card making groove. Our Muse this week is Vicky Dutcher, I love that she used red, white and black. Those were my wedding colors.

I sent hubs a few cards while I was in California after he returned to Maryland, and this Muse is a great inspiration to send him another card. Yes, I am back home - but now and again I send him a card to his business P.O. Box as a little surprise.

I was inspired by the colors and the circular shapes on Vicki's card and the sequins bits.

I went with a round card and used several round dies some with stitching, a heart die, and love you dies.
I first cut my circle card from a large circle, then I cut another out of white card as a backer for the pieces I was creating.   I laid out my dies all the way to the center heart, taped them together and cut them from the front of my card and a piece of white cardstock simultaneously to make sure they would all fit together. I used a metal shim and it easily let me cut through two pieces of cardstock at once.

Next I cut several layers of love and you on black cardstock, they were layered up and brushed with my new black wink of stella.

Once I had all the pieces, I glued everything into place and added a few pieces of sequins. I didn't like the little holes showing the color through, so I dabbed a black brush tip marker through to the paper making the sequins appear to be solid.

I am submitting this to Muse#99, and the Diva's that cut paper January challenge - anything goes.

ETA - A new to me challenge Color Throwdown has Red, White and Black for Challenge #324, I am adding this one to the gallery.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cardstock - Stampin Up, Neenah
Sequins - Darice
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Circles, MFT Stitched Circle Stax, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Party Banners, SSS - Love You
Metal Shim - Memory Box


  1. This is right on target! lol! Love this bold, shaped take on Vicki's Muse! So glad you joined us!

  2. Cat, I love that you used a circle card for the design. I I have to say great minds think alike, since both of ours look like targets! Thanks for sharing you card.

  3. Nice take on Vicki's card, Cat!

  4. Right on target - HA! Cute. I like your version, and how you've filled in the sequins.

  5. Oh right on target! ;) -- Great inspired card! Thanks so much for joining me at Muse!

  6. Cool idea - to make a circle card - very striking!

  7. Super card using that wonderful Muse inspiration, Cat! I know hubby will love finding this in his mail! Would love to see your pictures--what beautiful colors for a wedding!

  8. Oh, I love circle cards. Love the black die-cut word in the middle. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  9. Love both of these! Fun use of the colors!! That SSS die is a FAV and the circle card is a fab switch from the normal!! So glad you played along with CTD!!

  10. I totally love both of your cards! What a fabulous way to highlight the throwdown colors! So glad you found us and joined in our challenge this week!

  11. I too love both the cards - you got me with the colors and they are so vibrant and unique.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.


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