Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Muse Challenge #156 & A Private Joke
Hi guys! Bet that title grabbed your attention, didn't it? As a lot of you will know, especially my UK friends, it was Mother's Day this Sunday just gone. Well, I am not a mother, but I am a stepmother and I had a long and lovely chat with my darling SD (she lives about four to five hours drive away, so seeing each other can be difficult) I also received this . . .
. . . which is where the 'private joke' comes in - we love each other dearly . . . no, really. She had hand stitched all the lovely, glittery letters on by hand . . . and not a stitch had come through the inner lining!! She said that she had commented to her DH that she had wished she had chosen some shorter words as her fingers hurt! Bless!
I also received this card . . .
. . . and this is what she had written inside
. . . sorry Sweetie if this embarrasses you (it's a parents responsibility LOL) - I know she reads my blog - wipes away blurry tears.
Anywho, let's get back to business. I saw the talented Michelle Ferguson's muse card this week and was struck by the dynamic diagonal design and the camouflaged die-cut sentiment and here is that card for the Muse Challenge #156
Isn't it terrific? This my version.
I had wanted to try a stamping technique that Jennifer McGuire had shown on YT the other week, where she used just a couple of ink colours and a bold, stripe stamp, stamped some diagonal lines and overlapped some, so that it looked like different colours where she had overlapped them and then she stamped with white pigment ink on top, to make lighter colours.
I used a bold stripe stamp from Mama Elephant's 'Basic Borders' and two colours of dye ink by Ranger and another, thinner stripe and some white pigment ink to do the overlaying stripes.
Once the ink was dry, I used a die from the WPlus9 'Happy Trio' die set and cut out the 'happy' from the stamped panel and again from a piece of foam. Then I mounted the patterned word on top of the foam die-cut and replaced it in the cut-out on the front panel.
I then stamped the 'wishes' under the 'happy' and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I finished the card by mounting the finished panel on to a white card base with more fun foam.
Thank you for your visit today. Have a lovely day! Hazel xx