Sunday, January 12, 2014

Inspired by Blog Challenges - Muse #49

What can I say?  I might be a blog challenge addict now... cuz the crafty mojo and inspiration I get from them is exhilarating!! =P
Muse sunshine

I kept going back and forth with the Muse #49 challenge (above) for the week and as I flipped through the Artiste Cricut Cartridge image book, it clicked.  I wanted something a bit different than the traditional sun and the image (pg 79 Accent 3) fit what I was looking for:

Thinking of a simple but bright and fun color palette, I pulled out a Dream Pop B&T paper {retired 2013 promo paper} to cut my "sun" out on the Cricut.  For contrast, I used the Lagoon Washi Tape and as a softer tone for sunlight and brightness, I used the Honey Triangles Washi Tape (backed with White Daisy cardstock to make it pop more) for the runners. Same colors stamped for the Happy Birthday sentiment, raised with 3D tape.  To finish the card, I added some bling from the Sparkles Assortment.

I am also tying this card to another blog challenge, one that a fellow CTMH consultant, Pamela O'Connor, is a design team member for - Fantabulous Circut Challenge #192.

Hope you like my card as much as I do!! Thanks for stopping by.

Featured Products:
- Dream Pop B&T paper {retired}
- Artiste Cricut Cartridge
- Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
- Honey Triangles Washi Tape*
- Holiday Tags MyAcrylix Stamp Set
- Sparkles Assortment
- Lagoon & Honey Ink
- White Daisy Cardstock
- White Daisy Value Card Pack
- 3D Foam Tape & Tombo Adhesive


  1. So glad you decided to participate with us at FCCB this week! :) Thank you for the mention as well. I love the color combo you chose to create with washi tape and that Cricut cut is a perfect alternative to the sun.

    1. Thanks Pam!! Everything just clicked - love it when that happens. :) I'm glad you told us about this blog challenge & of course I'd give you a shout out!

  2. It's really lovely to see how you interpreted the Muse card. What a lovely Cricut cut in place of the sun. Very creative and bright. Thank you for joining FCCB for the challenge this week. Faith

  3. This is terrific, I really like the bright, fun colors against the white! Thanks for joining FCCB's "sentiment" challenge this week!

  4. Lovely card Denise! The colors are so bright and cheery! Thank you for sharing with us at FCCB!
    Have a wonderful day!