Sunday, September 21, 2014

Guest Designing with Blessing Ink and A Muse Studios

Hello Everyone,
Welcome!  Today's post is the third post for my Guest Designing spot on Chris' blog: Blessings Ink.

Chris is an A Muse Studios Demonstrator and hosts weekly challenges with  weekly winners and top picks.  The weekly winners are eligible for the monthly prize.   I will be posting projects for each of the weekly challenges all during the month of September.

The Theme of the current challenge is:

Fall Foliage

****Just a few Guidelines for entering  the Challenges:
 2 entry limit and no digis please!
Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave Chris a reminder in the comments please)

I used a non-fall stamp to make my Fall Foliage.  I just used fall colors instead!! I made three cards using the same stamp set.  Take a look.

Materials List:
Cardinal Versa Color
Distress Ink: Dried Marigold
Clear Embossing Powder
CS: cream, kraft, brown, rust, dark red
Buttons: A Muse Studios
Ribbon: Orange and Papaya from A Muse Studio; sheer brown; sheer white


  • Make a card from brown CS
  • On Kraft CS, stamp the large flower several time with Nutmeg pigment ink and heat emboss
  • Add this background piece to the card base

  • On cream CS, stamp the large and the small flower with Nutmeg and Cardinal inks; heat emboss
  • Cut out the two flowers and add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add a button to center of the flower

  • Tie sheer brown ribbon in bow and add to card

The second card is made in the same manner:

  • On Cream CS, stamp the large flower with Poppy, Nutmeg, Papaya, and Orange inks
  • Heat emboss
  • Stamp a large  and small flower on another piece of cream CS using Orange and Cardinal pigment inks
  • Heat emboss the two flowers and cut out
  • Add to the card
  • Wrap Papaya ribbon around card and tie bow in Orange ribbon
  • Place  buttons in the center of the flower and under the bow

The third card has a distressed background and uses the same ink colors.

Three cards from one stamp that is really using your stamps potential.  LOL  Now, I have three nice cards to send out to someone this fall.

************A few fun Challenges for my Fall Floral cards:
Sisterhood of Snarky stampers: distress
Bloggers: fall colors 
Card making mamas: vintage or shabby chic
Simply create too: fall or autumn
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes
Alphabet: P is for pretty petals

Is it feeling like Fall in your little corner of the world?  Cooling off a bit here but I like the cool!!  So, I am happy!  Thanks for stopping by!!  See you next time.


  1. Beautiful cards love the flower and Autumn colours-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  2. Goprgeous cards, loving your colour choices, main bloom and especially how you have created the watermark background. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  3. These are gorgeous fall cards!!!

  4. Great use of your stamp - lovely colour choices. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  5. So very pretty! I like how all three cards are just a little different from each other. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. Lovely lovely lovely! Fab colours! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the "D is for Distressing" challenge!!

  7. These are very pretty..perfect autumn colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS

    CMM DT


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