Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Muse 24 - Hello


This is for this week's Muse challenge. Laurie's beautiful card is so CAS, but still has a lot going on to provide a ton of inspiration!



I focused on the colours (green, black and white), the embossing (I used my trusty grosgrain ribbon embossing plate) and the circles with the black centres.

For the embossed strip, I tried to 'selectively' emboss the white strip, leaving a smooth surface for my sentiment, but in the end, I cheated, and ran it through my Cuttlebug twice, once with the plate on one end and then again with it on the other end, leaving the 'middle' free.

This card was actually pretty simple to create, but the photography took forever! My camera really wanted to over expose the white and then you couldn't see the embossing or the stickles (even now, it's not really clear!). Trust me when I say that it's prettier (and the green is fresher!) in real life.

21 comments:

Gabby said...

LOVE your Muse inspired CAS card! I "feel" a case coming on! Hee! :)

Lynn said...

Oh that ribbon embossing is very cool. I've never scene that before. Love all the clean, crisp white!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous card!

Hannelie said...

This is beautiful Ardyth!

Kara Lynne said...

I love your CASE! Such a perfect balance of the greens and I love the large black center. Whoever said, "the camera doesn't lie" was not photographing cards!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the "grosgrain" strip and touch of stickles - once again, perfect details Ardyth!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Genius!!

Bobby said...

I'll tell you what you told me, "That's not cheating." It's a great way to leave an unembossed space. I love the big flower.

Meg said...

Stunning in its simplicity - I love it!

Deepti said...

I just can't stop admiring ur card :) so clean and such a perfect take on the muse, wow

Happy Dance said...

So darn cool. What a perfect CAS take on Laurie's card. Love what you've done with the center of your flower! And even before I read the rest of your post, I recognized the grosgrain die immediately. You've made something so beautiful. I love this. It's already pinned! Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Love your creative take on Laurie's card...such a beautiful color palette, too!

Greta said...

LOVE your take on Laurie's card!

mypapercraftworld said...

This gorgeous card's made it's journey across the Atlantic completely full of prettiness and freshness, Ardyth ... the texture's so touchable, the stickles delightfully sparkley and the whole design's awesome ... love it! Anita :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Ardyth, the sparkle-dusted flower is just perfect and love how you made the raised piece for the sentiment :0)
Jenny x

Cat Craig said...

Wow, that flower just pops. Am always amazed at the gorgeousness you produce.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your take on this week's Muse challenge, just fabulous.

Kelly Griglione said...

Huh, I don't think it occurred to me to emboss on each side, vs trying to leave a space in the middle. Brilliant!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful interpretation, love the flower :)

Linda Keating said...

What a lovely card! So clean, simple and elegant!

Lindsey said...

This is just beautiful! I know you asked for no votes because you are on the DT, but I totally would have voted for you if under different circumstances.