Wednesday, 4 October 2017

MUSE236 - Thank You

Here's my card for this week's Muse, where Anita gave us an inspiration that uses a fun technique and autumn colours:

I focused on Anita's:
-inky technique (although I used a different one)
-fall theme
-thank you
-use of vellum

I started by stamping (using a faux-watercolour technique with markers and water) solid, multi-colour leaves in a random pattern onto watercolour cardstock. The Nuvo mist bottle is fabulous for this technique (mini-misters probably are, too) - you really want a very fine mist of water to evenly cover the stamp. After they were dry, I overstamped with the outline stamps and Versamark ink. I then embossed the outlines with gold. I didn't worry about lining them up perfectly - it adds to the movement of the leaves, I think.

For the sentiment strip, I stamped and embossed my sentiment on one strip. I cut a second strip slightly wider and embossed the whole thing so that the gold would match. I used strong adhesive to ensure that the strips would stick together.

To adhere the vellum to the cardbase, I used the same strong adhesive tape under the sentiment strip and small dots of liquid adhesive under the sequins, so that no adhesive is visible through the vellum.

I used some of Catherine Pooler's new Chocolate Premium Cardstock - it is a perfect weight for a cardbase and so smooth!

Here's a quick video:

I used:


  1. Pretty fall card. Love all the leaves and the embossing.

  2. Love this wonderful card Ardyth - the movement in the leaves is so eye catching

  3. Beautiful card Ardyth, love the color on the leaves and the way it is just a bit off from the outline. I also love the bigger vellum panel. wonderful take on the Muse.

  4. Lovely card, Ardyth. I like the larger vellum panel and the color of the leaves.

  5. I love the colours of Autumn - this is a fabulous card Ardyth - I like that you used a large piece of vellum - I struggle 'covering up' my backgrounds

  6. A super design, Ardyth. I love how you deconstruct and rebuild our cards every week. And I'm loving your little videos on Instagram xx

  7. A perfect Fall card. Thanks for the video showing how you did it. :-)


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