Saturday, July 2, 2011

July A Muse Studio Creative Consultant Blog Hop

** Looking for the Young Crafters Unite blog hop? Click here to see my post! **

Can you believe it's already July?! We have officially made it through half of 2011 - Wow! I hope you're having a great Independence Day Weekend. Thanks for joining us again this month for some amazing A Muse Studio inspiration!

You should have hopped over from Vanessa Buzard's blog. If not, please check out Samantha's blog to start at the beginning of the hop - You wouldn't want to miss out on any of the fun, would you? :)

Our theme this month is Red, White, and Blue. A fave color combination in this household year round! I'm especially drawn to less traditional takes on the combo - don't get me wrong, I love a good lipstick-white-cobalt, or cranberry-ivory-navy. But throw a little turquoise or coral into the mix? Yeah, that's the stuff!

So I decided to stray a little from my beaten path and whip up an invitation. I printed the party info on vellum (make sure to let it dry for a good long time so it won't smear!) and secured it with a cute grosgrain bow at the top.

I used masking and emboss resist on the cardstock under the vellum to create a subtle frame for the text.

I pulled out every color and pattern of red and blue A Muse cardstock and cut out a bunch of stars to layer. I don't have the A Muse Studio Star Trio dies (yet!) - so I hand cut all those stars! I think the end result was worth it. I also added some pearls and rhinestones that I colored with Copic markers.

Here's a little bit of a better view of the emboss resist frame. Cute, huh? :)

And now you're off to Lianne Vigil's blog! Have fun!

Supplies used in this card can be found at my A Muse Studio webstore.

Happy 4th! 


  1. Very creative. Hope you receive those star die cuts soon. Your invite is awesome.

  2. cute, cute, super cute!!!! :)

  3. This is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! LOVE your awesome idea for an invite and the color scheme is fab! Good work cutting all those stars--they are perfect!

  4. Beautiful invitation & presentation!

  5. Love it! Such a cute invite. Great job.

  6. super cute invite. and i'm beyond impressed with those hand cut stars!

  7. Cute invite--I like your emboss resist frame.

  8. heck...looks like you don't need the star die ;) GREAT JOB and wonderful idea for an invitation!