It is great to be writing this blog post! I posted awhile ago that I would absent from blogland - we had a flood in our basement and I had to pack up my craftroom and move things into a pod that has been living in the driveway. Finally, The basement is pretty much done and I have my craft space partially set up - I retrieved the necessities from the pod, as I just couldn't wait. So, I had enough of my stamping "schtuff" to make a card or two. They are moving the rest of the things from the pod back in later today - Yay!
At any rate, when I saw the Muse inspiration card from Marion Vagg, I just knew that I would have to play along. Here is Marion's card:
I Love the die cut sentiment and the soft ombre style effect of the sponged balloons. I saw this card by Laura Bassen and decided to combine the two inspirations. So, I created this card:
I used a little Christmas tree die to create a stencil and sponged my colourful trees. Then I used the sentiment die from Papertrey Ink and die cut it out of the panel. Finally, I cut three more of the same sentiment and layered them all before inlaying it back in to the panel. I feel the trees emulate the colourful balloons and love the way the peace sentiment blends and pops the way Marion's Happy does. Overall I am pleased. I made one more for this challenge, but I will post it separately so that I can enter it too. Thanks for stopping by.