Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stubborn Muse

Can one accuse one's muse of being stubborn?  Of not showing up when you need it?  I'm about to make that accusation, because I struggle with my ideas not happening until well into the evening.  That keeps me up late writing my blog and I'm sure it doesn't help that I need sleep when I'm writing it.  Those muses need to stop their eternal little round dances there and pay attention to my creative needs!

That was the case yesterday.  Mind you, I didn't get started until late afternoon anyway, and we took a break to go out to dinner, but still!!

I just got the new Circle Card Thinlits die and I really wanted to play with it.  I grabbed some Bermuda Bay cardstock and got started.

  • I'm still in love with the colours in the Eastern Elegance Design Series Paper, which is what I used on today's project:  Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry with Whisper White.
  • I used several stamp sets to make this card:  Papaya Collage for the butterfly and embellishment he's mounted on; A Dozen Thoughts, for the sentiment on this page...

  • ...and Chalk Talk for the sentiment on the other side, as well as The Open Sea for the globe image.
  • Those cute little chevron arrows come from one of the several thinlits that come with the basic card template.  The Scallop Circle is also one of the accompanying thinlits.
Here's how they work:


Aren't they cool?  I'm currently awaiting the Label version, which was back ordered but is now on it's way!

Okay, here's the card in 3D - sort of :

You've got to give these a try!  We've always made these "Swing Cards", but it always used to take at least ten minutes to get the basic card base cut properly and now it takes seconds!

Hope my muse was able to help you today if yours was MIA!

Stamps:  Papaya Collage (w132055; c126612); A Dozen Thoughts (w131056; c131059); The Open Sea (w128454; c123032) and Chalk Talk (w130631; c130634)
Paper:  Eastern Elegance DSP (130131); Bermuda Bay (131197), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Bermuda Bay (131171) and  Crushed Curry (131173)
Tools:  Circle Card Thinlits (133480), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)
Chalk Talk Bundle

Circle Card Thinlits

Eastern Elegance DSP

Papaya Collage Stamp Set

The Open Sea Stamp Set
A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set

1 3/4" Circle Punch

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