Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Muse Card Challenge #128

Hello there blog friends ~
A quick post from me to share a card I created for this week's challenge at Muse. The super sweet and uber talented Michele Ferguson created this awesome card for us:


I love how she placed her vellum balloon and long swirly balloon string on to a embossed card base and her use of a bold color on her die cut sentiment...WOW! Here is my very literal interpretation of Michele's card:


It's difficult to see the texture on the embossed panel, so here is a close-up:


I used PTI's Linen/Canvas Impression Plate on the white panel and vellum for the balloon and string. I also wanted a bold sentiment, so I used DCWV 'Brights' for the die cut word and Versafine ink embossed with clear EP for the stamped sentiment. Added a few enamel dots, and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by ~







29 comments:

Karen L K said...

Nice card, great texture and fun vellum balloon.

Hannelie said...

A beautiful take on Michele's card Barb! The balloon looks awesome in vellum!
LOVE this!

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful card Barb, love how you have taken Michele's card and added your own flavour!

Julie B said...

This great Barb, love the bright blue with the vellum. :)

Ardyth said...

Love the teal - it really pops! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve this! Love the color, that subtle embossing [totally new to me] of course you rocked the dots, and that little shine on the balloon? which die is that? Thanks for playing cards with me at Muse - and again for yesterday's play-date which I loved even more...
=] Michele

Betty Keefe said...

love your literal translation - the vellum balloon against that background is wonderful!

Tenia Nelson said...

So FUN!!

Cat Craig said...

nailed it

Bobby said...

What a wonderful card and so great for the challenge, Barb. Is it an illusion or does that balloon really have shine on it? It looks so real.

wienerhoneymooners said...

YOU got it girl = Oh Yeah!!!!!!! Love this LOVE that turquiose, masterful !

Marika said...

Great take on the Michele's card, Barb! I really should use more dry embossing, this looks so amazing.

Rosemary said...

wonderful take on the inspiration card, barb!!

Lisa said...

Saw your card in the muse gallery and had to let you know how CUTE it is!! Love the vellum balloon!!

KayM said...

Oh this is gorgeous Barb! That balloon looks so real! The vellum was a wonderful idea! So pretty! The turquoise really creates a beautiful pop of color!! Happy weekend my friend! :)

Jenni's Jems said...

This is lovely take on this weeks card it just pops out at you! x

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful take on Michele's card...beautiful!

Anita in France said...

That balloon is brilliant, Barb ... looks so dimensional ... and gorgeous against that yummy texture! A brilliant take on Michele's muse! Hugs, Anita :)

Deepti said...

Stunning! You totally rocked it :)

cm said...

A fantastic take on Michele's Muse card! Your balloon, embossing and pretty blue 'happy'....smiling all over in seeing this!
Hugs~c

Jen W. said...

Love that fabulous vellum ballon and the pops of colour from the enamel dots!

Joyce said...

Fabulous take on Michele's card. Love your little mini banner with part of your sentiment--very cute little touch.

Jeanne said...

A beautifiul card!

Joan B said...

this is beautiful. those balloons look real!

Greta said...

Love your colors & texture for the background--wonderful card, Barb!

Cris G said...

Love your take on Michele's card. You know... your balloon totally fooled me, my first thought was that you coated with GA, due to the shadows and the missing piece on top :).

Hannelie said...

Congrats for being a top pick Barb!

ThePurplePlace said...

Yay! Congrats on being in the TOP 3! I think of you often and am sorry I've been so out of the loop lately. I'm finally on the mend and now just slowly getting back to creating! Love seeing your cards, as always and wishing you lots of happiness!!

Linda said...

Would love to know what die you've used Barb - such a great look in vellum with the bright sentiment!