Monday, April 16, 2012

Thank You, Friend

I am here to confess that I find the A Muse Studio challenges harder than I thought they would be.  Since I am now on the design team I now have to not only follow the challenge theme, but do so with all A Muse Studio products.  Random folks playing along aren't bound by the all a|s rule.

I had to think long and hard about this week's "Thank You Card" challenge before I came up with something that made me happy. 
I really, really like the large scallop die!  Behind that, but not noticeable in this picture is a strip of shimmer black cardstock to help offset the scallops when the card is closed flat.  Once I came out with the card design I had fun making it.  I did want the bird to be glitter pink but alas, that was not to be.  I tried three (yes, THREE!) different attempts at the heat and stick EP with glitter on top.  I was never pleased with the results so I stamped the bird in bubblegum, used a glue pen to coat it in glue, then sprinkled glitter on.  That wasn't any good either.  Next I tried stamping the bird in bubblegum, coating it with crystal clear glazed and then putting glitter on top.  That looks pretty cool but the glaze was taking too long to dry.  It might be dry now but I'm afraid to touch it in case it isn't.

Oh, and stamping in bubblegum means stamping in bubblegum colored ink.  It isn't some new process involving the use of chewing gum!

I hope you like my Thank You card and hope it inspires you to join in this week's A Muse Challenge.  Unfortunately, it is only open to residents of the US but I know at least one of my three readers is a US person.  Also, from hence forth the challenges will run for 2 weeks so you have longer to come up with your masterpiece.

The Fine Print: Everything by A Muse Studio. Cardstock-sugar, bubblegum, shimmer black. Inks-Momento black, a|s slate and bubblegum. Large scallop die part of a 3 scallop die set.  Stamps from "On the Wing" set and "Script Background."  Paper flower-Cosmos, colored with W9 Copic Marker. Flower center covered in Crystal Clear Glaze.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I love it! xxx

505whimsygirl said...

I love your card - especially the font that friend is stamped in. Hmm, yes, I might think bubblegum was a new technique! ;-)

I didn't take too many photos of the horses because they all looked WORSE than the pony!

Happy Monday!