Friday, March 24, 2017

Muse Challenge #206

Well, this card is not a great photography example, but I was kind of in a hurry when I snapped it.  This is for the Muse Challenge #206.

This actually a Happy Mother's Day card and I was inspired by Jenni Murray's beautiful card to use some wonderful spring pinks and I added blues to perk it up a bit as well.  I prepared the panel by embossing it in white with a vertical background stamp (I couldn't find the manufacturer) and then used two colors of Daniel Smith watercolor from one of those sample cards to splash on wet watercolor paper.  Once dry, I die cut it with stitched panels and die cut the words - first was individual letters and the second a whole word.  I used a small label to stamp 'Mother's Day' and then it looked kind of blah, so I die cut some little viney things.  Alrighty, there you have it!

Materials Used:
  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Card - SB Turquoise and Bordeaux
  • Ranger Enamel Accents - Wild Orchid
  • My Favorite Things - Horizontal Stitched Strips and Greeting Strip
  • Simon Says Stamp - Leaf Column Outline
  • Canson Watercolor 140 lb. Cold Press
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Fuchia


  1. What a wonderful background it makes your diecuts pop !and thank you for joining us this week at Muse x

  2. Such a pretty card - I love your watercolour background

  3. I really love that background, and the design process has resulted in a very pretty finished card.

  4. This is absolutely stunning - love the colours and the way you've cut the panel. Thanks so much for joining us Muse this week!

  5. This is such a beautiful and delicate looking card. I love the colours you chose and the watercoloured background is stunning.

  6. What a gorgeous watercoloured background!