Saturday, April 2, 2011

Creative Consultants Blog Hop

It's Saturday! Yay!

If you're hopping here from Sherri Thacker's blog - Welcome! Are you having fun? :) If you found me another way, make sure you head over to Samantha's blog to start the hop so you don't miss out on any of the great A Muse Studio inspiration.


I love these images! They're so pretty and so versatile! The flower I used as my focal image is from Beautiful Botanicals, and the leaf image is from Beautiful Botanicals 2. I used one of my favorite stamping techniques with the leaf image: custom "patterned paper." Just stamp the image over and over in a random pattern all over your cardstock. And be sure to orient the stamp in all different directions and stamp off the edges so it looks like you cut up a "real" sheet of patterned paper. :)


For my focal image, I used another of my all-time favorite stamping techniques. But, I'm going to keep you guessing for now how I did it, because I'll be featuring this technique in an upcoming video tutorial. ;-)

Now head on over to Gena Krutsinger's blog. Can't wait to see what she's got for us!

Supplies used in this card:
- A Muse Studio cardstock in French Roast, Ocean, Sugar, and Sage
- A Muse Studio pigment ink in French Roast, and Grass
- A Muse Studio 1/4" grosgrain stitch ribbon in Sky
- flower stamp from "Beautiful Botanicals" by A Muse Studio
- leaf stamp from "Beautiful Botanicals 2" by A Muse Studio
- sentiment stamp from "Friend to Friend" by A Muse Studio
- Memento markers in Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, and Bamboo Leaves (These are pretty much exactly like the Tombow Dual-Brush Markers that are available through A Muse Studio. A basic water-based ink marker.)

Thanks for checking in today! Have a great weekend!


37 comments:

  1. Love your card. It looks like watercolors!

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  2. anna, great card. i love the flower.

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  3. This is an awesome card. Love the blue flowers. My flower stamp has yet to see ink...a situation I hope to take care of soon.

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  4. Beautiful card! That's a fun technique and the end result is fantastic!!!

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  5. Love the card and the technique. Thanks for joining in the hop!!

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  6. LOve the card and techie info! Hopping back soon!

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  7. Beautiful card! I make my own DP all the time and love it. I've got my eye on that stamp set too. So pretty!

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  8. Gorgeous! Love those images and the way you did the focal image is beautiful!

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  9. Not nice, leaving us hanging on that 3 tone stamping technique! lol! I can't wait for the video. Simply beautiful card!

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  10. I love what you did here and can't wait to see the video!! Great job!

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  11. WOW...super pretty card! Love how you did the flower...that looks so cool! Also, I think its a great way to create your own DSP and that leave image is perfect for it!

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  12. Love your card. Very pretty. Also love your pencil cards below

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  13. So pretty! Love the stamped background and the flower looks gorgeous!

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  14. Love the faux patterned paper, definitely one of my favorite techniques.

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  15. Beautiful! Love your flower! Love your "patterned paper"!

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  16. I just love the flower image...it is gorgeous, and makes a real impact on your card. Terrific job!

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  17. This is so subtle and sweet.

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  18. I think my favorite part is the stamped green background. You created your own patterned paper! Love it! -Amber

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  19. beautiful card. Can't wait to see the tech.

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  20. What a tease on the technique! :-) I love it. I thought the leaves were patterned paper until I read the text, great job.

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  21. so beautiful! i'll be looking forward to the technique!

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  22. So very nice for many different occasions.

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  23. Love the idea of stamping an image to create your own "custom paper" it adds an extra dimension to the whole piece. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love what you did w/that flower!!! Gonna have to keep checking back to see WHAT you did!!!

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  25. your stamping techniques are beautiful. Those are really nice stamps.

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  26. Wow - love what you did with this flower! I can't wait to see your video of how to do this technique. Thanks for sharing your idea!
    Dana K.

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  27. Your work is beautiful!

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  28. Great idea for making your own background paper. I'm guessing the other technique is water spritzing the inked image for stamping?

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  29. Love the card. I'm guessing water spritzing on the card.

    Diane S

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  30. Absolutely stunning! Love the water color effect!

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  31. Oh my, this is just breathtaking - great work and a visual stunner! This is my favorite color combo, will have to check out these products in more detail! TFS!

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  32. I like how you stamped your image--very pretty.

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  33. Your card is beautiful - can't wait for the video how-to!

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  34. LOVE the shading in the flower!!!

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  35. Beautiful card! Love that stamp.

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