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.

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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!

10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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