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Friday, April 18, 2014

Muse and Virginia's View Too!

Hello Everyone,
Just had to play a little more with some homemade stencils and my new Altenew stamps. I stopped by Muse and saw Therese's amazing card and knew that I had to play along. I was inspired by her fade-away background and bold banner. Over at Virginia's View it is all about stencils; I made another stencil using a transparency and PTI's hexagon coverplate die.

On the first card, I sponged the background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I then stamped the sentiment in Versfine on Vellum - I love this new set from Altenew. If you haven't checked them out you must. I wrapped the vellum banner around the card and popped it up on dimensionals. When I was finished, I wasn't sure if I liked - I think maybe the background looks too washed out. So, I decided to do a second version.

This time I sponged with Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Broken China Distress inks. I stamped the sentiment in the same way as the last card, but clear embossed the it so I wouldn't have to worry about it smudging. I framed it in black and adhered it to the cardbase. Now, I am not sure which I like better. It is amazing to me that a few changes can make such a difference.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping,

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  1. GOrgeous - love the richness of the background colours and the graffiti (or is it grafitti?) of the sentiment! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  2. Both your cards look fab, whenever I ask my husband 'which way looks better... his answer is simple, why not make one of each', it seems so obvious lol and you've nailed it. Have a great Easter!

  3. Great cards. And I agree - small changes make a big difference.

  4. Beautiful background -- love that font too! Thanks for joining in with Muse!

  5. Very cool card :) Love your version of the muse card.
    Kate xx


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