Saturday, 15 November 2014

Muse 93 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Therese has provided us with this inspiration:




I focused on the shape of the tree, but reversed the colour scheme and used different techniques. I cut a nestability triangle out of gumball green (love the embossed edge!) and popped it up on a white card. I then used some enamel dots that we made by melting Perler beads (it really works!) as decorations. The sentiment is from Savvy.

18 comments:

mayholicraft said...

Your card is a CAS stunner, Ardyth! Love you reversed the colour scheme! How clever! May

Lisa Lara said...

Great take on Therese's card Ardyth. I love it.

lostinpaper said...

You totally outsmarted me on this one, Oh my, I adore it Ardyth! and here I was thinking I was channeling my inner you lol.

icardeveryone01 said...

Totally does it for me, Ardyth!! Now why didn't I think of that? Hope I find a minute or two to spare today...
=] Michele

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy your weekend, Gerrina

Happy Dance said...

Ok, your dots look like candy; I see I'm going to have to try this really soon. LOVE this card. The green is perfect, and the die with its embossed edges is so cool. You're enabling me again, lol!! Have a great weekend. Bev

Brenda said...

This is a cute take on the inspiration card Ardyth! I'm just not used to seeing so much color on a card from you. lol But it sure did turn out super cute!! Aren't the homemade enamal dots addicting?! lol Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

The embossing around the die really makes it stand out, Ardyth. Love the melted dots, too.

Anita in France said...

So cool, Ardyth ... that gorgeous green is so striking! I was playing with the idea of negative space for Muse too ... your creative thought patterns must've spanned the ocean ... that or a smidge stayed absorbed from the Lake House!! Anita :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is utterly stunning Ardyth.
So love the simplicity yet it just shouts Christmas festivities too.
So clever. xx

Tonya said...

I agree Ardyth...great minds think alike!!! You've made such a great CAS card!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my card!

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely perfect! I love that you reversed the colors too, so clever and so you!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Ardyth
you always a CAS idea..
this is WOOOOWW
so simple
so adorable
so cute and so festive too
I wish I have an idea like you..
I adore this christmas card and its easy to repeated to make some christmas card for family and friends...
I join the MUSE challenge too...wish you like to visiting me back Ardyth, its always a happiness to get your words there...I adore your style..hugs, Monika

tonilea said...

I love this card and I love your style. I always look forward to your blog postings. Can you tell me how YOU made the enamel dots? I have watched several videos and they are all different. Different temps, different beads, different amt. of time in oven, etc. I want to do it but prefer to get it right the first time! Thanks
tonilea

Jaya Christina said...

wow, fabuloso :)
You certainly have a signature style..

Shona Chambers said...

Love it!! You are the Queen of CAS and I always look forward to your next brilliant design. This one is perfect!

Geri said...

Wow - love the cool 'border' imprint that the die left...it really seems to highlight the tree and the sweet Perler bead decorations!

Joyce said...

Love how you reversed everything on this card. Makes a very cool tree. Your home made enamel dots are fantastic. I should try this, as we probably still have oodles of those things around.