Saturday, October 27, 2018

Muse 288

Hello Again,

After lunch and a bit of football I was back at my crafty desk.  This time I am playing along with Muse. Laurel Beard was our muse this week.  Her card is pictured below.

I was inspired by:
Landscape Orientation
Camoflage Technique
Panel on top of a card base

I used Wplus9's Festive Greetings (cause I gotta have the lights!) and Altenew's in line Alphas.

First I stamped and colored a bunch of light strings. I tried to keep the colors in order but it didn't happen.  Next I laid out my dies, measured made sure they were straight and ploped them down on my cutting mat and sent them through.  Since there are 2 r's I had to leave space to cut the second one on the next pass through.


Somehow during my placing the dies on the cutting plate the first r went wonky.  Fortunately with a word like merry it can be off kilter, and I think it adds to the festivity of the card.  So I purposely cut the second r off kilter as well.

I mounted the die cut letters onto black fun foam and replaced them into the panel once it had been adhered to the card base.  Lastly a bit of shimmer for all those bulbs courtesy of a Spectrum Noir shimmer brush pen.

Thanks much for coming by!


Betty Keefe said...

all the lights and "hidden" sentiment are very merry - and very cute too!!

Jacquie Southas said...

I think it was a happy accident your "merry" dies moved - the sentiment echoes the lines of lights beautifully!

Cathy said...

Cute card Cat! I too love the wonky sentiment, it suits the lights, Cathy x

Barb Ghig said...

Great save on your alphas, Cat! I love the strands of tree lights and how perfectly they work with this technique!

Darnell said...

Your wonky Merry is absolutely perfect for your floaty strings of colorful lights, Cat! Even though it wasn't intentional, it looks terrific!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Oh too cute--just love this, Cat! The wonky r letters look planned!

Kimberly Skinner said...

Such a pretty card for the holidays! I love all of the colors you used and the technique is perfect.

Michelle W said...

I love your wonky merry Cat! Great take on Laurels card!

Ardyth said...

This is so fun and festive! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Cat!

conil said...

Such a festive and fun card...beautifully executed. Plus one more Christmas card done for the season.