Thursday, November 7, 2013

Be Merry

Hi everyone,
This card is for this week’s challenge at Muse. I’ve taken a literal view on Laurie Willison’s beautiful inspiration card, which has lots of white space.

Here is the photo of Laurie’s card:




Here is my card:





I used my Simon Says Stamp 'Be’ die, then, I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the tree from my Hero Arts ‘Get Merry’ stamp set and created a stencil with clear acetate and a small snowflake die to create texture with embossing paste. 


Here is a close-up of the snowflakes:
 



*** Heads up for anyone looking to buy a new PC/Laptop:
I really ‘Love’ the ampersand that Laurie used on her card, and set out to buy it in the Silhouette store. Unfortunately, my old Silhouette is not compatible with Windows 8 which is the operating system on my new computer :-(
I also wanted to mention that I can’t use my old scanner with Windows 8 as well, even though everything was manufactured by HP...Let the buyer beware! 


I am also submitting this card for the 2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive  ~ It's a really wonderful cause, and I hope you'll consider joining us!

Well, that’s it for me. I hope everyone is having a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Barb


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Get Merry
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts - Mint Julep; Stampin’ Up - Real Red
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy; Michael’s - Silver Glitter Paper
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - 'Be'; My Favorite Things - Snowflakes
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Super Fine Clear
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 - White

Washi Tape: My Mind’s Eye - Winter Wonderland

20 comments:

Virginia L. said...

The embossed paste looks amazing! Beautiful design, Barb!

Happy Dance said...

Really quite lovely! Love those snowflakes and your tree! Great take on the Muse. Bev

KayM said...

Oh Barb, your card is lovely!! I love the colors and the way you interpreted the Muse card. Those embossed snowflakes are fabulous!

Barb said...

What a sweet take on Laurie's card, Barb! Love those snowflakes!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely take on the muse. Have you checked with silhouette to see if they have a software update for windows 8 users? Can't hurt to check.

Rosemary said...

what a fun Christmas card, barb!

lostinpaper said...

This is beautiful Barb, I'm loving the embossing paste myself, isn't it so much fun!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the glitz and shine! The red really glams this up Barb!!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Great take on the theme and that embossing paste looks fantastic.

Marie

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Barb, I love the pop of colour against the white. Sorry to hear of your difficulties with the silhouette and your PC. I also just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely comments you have left me recently on my YouTube channel :0)

Laura B. said...

Awful news about your computer's incompatibility! Hope there's a way to resolve that issue! I would be pulling my hair out after spending all that money! Your card is a perfect Christmas take on Laurie's creation!

Sarah Gray said...

Beautiful - a great take on the fab inspiration card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fun Christmassy take on the Muse - thanks for joining us, Barb!

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous chrissy card Barb - such a wonderful use of the design:) I have just discovered embossing paste and I am in love LOL xx

MarcyK924 said...

This cards rocks the Muse Challenge, Barb! What a perfect take on Laurie's card!

lucyscraftycards said...

love where you positioned your tree - a great festive card!

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous take on Laurie's Barb - this will really brighten someone's day :)
Sorry about the technical difficulties - hope you find a solution soon.

Neets B said...

Such a cheerful Christmas card, it has a really happy feel. Great interpretation of Laurie's card this week :)

Sue said...

A fab card Barb. Your interpretation is perfect. I must dig out my embossing paste after seeing your snowflakes. Sue.x

Jean said...

Those embossing paste snowflakes are perfection!