Triple the Muse


It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the Muse Challenge.  When I discovered Michele is Guest Muse this week, I just had to make it a point to play along!  She’s a one-of-a-kind, pun-loving gal and always so kind leaving supportive comments out in blogland!

She has challenged us to take a single sheet of designer paper and make not one, but three cards with it.  The cards must each be a different design, but similar in theme!  Seeing that I have a paper stash that my children will probably inherit when I’m gone (I’ll never use it all myself!), I went digging to find something appropriate (& modern).  Since Michele used a holiday/wintry theme, I decided to choose something similar.  My Mind’s Eye papers are some of my favorites and that is what I used.

Here are the cards she created for inspiration:

I noticed she used die cuts and absolutely no stamps, so I tried to do the same!

Here is what I created with the paper I selected:

Here’s a look at each individual card:

I used a simple Memory Box window die for this card and attached a piece of the designer paper to the back to make it look like it is snowing outside.  This layered piece was then attached to the card base with foam dots.  I punched some tiny snowflakes with a Martha Stewart border punch, adhered each snowflake to the card base and then applied a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush marker.

For this card, I simply layered a piece of the designer paper on a piece of white cardstock and then added a portion of a die cut country scene (another Memory Box die) to the bottom.  I popped up the panel with foam dots for dimension and added three clear gemstones of varying sizes to three of the snowflakes.

For my third card, I die cut a snowflake (Uniko Studio) from a piece of the designer paper and popped it up on a stitched die cut panel (Mama Elephant).  I popped up the stitched panel with foam dots and then added a single clear gemstone to the center of the snowflake.

Three simple cards.  My favorite?!  The lonely snowflake.  I’ve had my fill of snowy thoughts for a few days.  It’s off to finish Halloween things now!

Have a fantastic Thursday!