Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Muse Studio - Thanks for brightening my day!!

FINALLY - I get to use my new A Muse Studio goodies on challenges!!  I've been waiting for this day- Today's card is for three challenges - Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger Challenge (An Idea in Yellow), Play Date Cafe Challenge 71 (Black/White and a splash of color) and OLW43 (Shimmer, Not Glitter or Bling).
I love a top-folded card - such a great shape and one that you don't see too often on the card shelves.  ALAS - The new A Muse Studio Scalloped Border Set (Page 99 of the 2011 Catalog and Inspiration Guide) is just a hair too wide to fit through my Cuttlebug - what to do, what to do?  I found that if I angle the cardstock you can crank it just enough to cut the bottom border perfectly!
See that woodgrain impression plate - It is hands down one of my most favorite things in the new catalog!!  It makes my creative parts tingle with joy!!  Do you have Koh-i-noor pencils yet?  I've had mine for the longest time - they are woodless so it is pure pigment all the way and such a deal ($17.95 - I've bought these pencils with odorless blending solution and stumps as gifts several times).
Last, but not least, do you see the glimmer on this card?!  Nope, it isn't A Muse Shimmer Couture paper - it is Buttercup Petite Gingham paper cut and folded with the gingham to the inside.  That amazing gleam comes from A Muse Studio Stardust Finishing Spray (page 93) - After impressing the woodgrain into the cover of my card a few squirts of the Stardust spray adds so much twinkle and shine!!  WHOO HOO!
If you are interested in hosting a workshop, making a customer order or even becoming an A Muse Studio Creative Consultant just let me know - msmathey@gmail.com

19 comments:

Kathyk said...
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Kathyk said...

Beautiful card

Kathyk

Kimberly Jones said...

I want some stardust finishing spray right this minute! I love the subtle shimmer that it adds. The petite gingham paper is so cute!

Susan Allan said...

Lovely design...very pretty and a lovely soft colour splash!!!
Sue xx

Michele Gross said...

I love the design of this card! The woodgrain and the gingham are so cool together and that shimmer is awesome! Glad you came and splashed with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a beautiful card. Really like the shimmer.

veronica said...

i love that limb/leaf stamp!! very cool! that shimmery spray is awesome too.

Susan said...

OMGoodness! I have those pencils and rarely ever use them! I didn't know I could use them with OMS!! Too cool!! Beautiful card...and I have that woodgrain plate too...and I LOVE It!!! So pretty!

jen said...

you are such a smarty-pants! love the way you got that border cut- and that shimmer is fab! great job getting so many challenges covered so well!!! :D

Cheryl said...

Beautiful layout!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've got a great CAS card here, with so many details to look at: the shimmery paper, the gingham background, the punched border, the stamp and sentiment. It is simply beautiful! THanks for playing with us at the Cafe this week.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card...as always!

Ruby said...

Such a creative card! I just love how you've walked us through each step of it and that glimmer looks so pretty too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Rae said...

What a wonderful creation. Love it!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Susan Raihala said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle! What a gorgeous card and so very creative, too. Love how you took so many elements and made them all work so perfectly together in a CAS creation.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Melissa! The sweet simplicity of this card just blows me away! LOVE every ounce of it! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oops! I meant Michelle. Too many stops today, but I even just wrote your name down right! I think I need more coffee ;)!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great way to highlight that leaf stamp - love the addition of the woodgrain. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.