Sunday, May 3, 2015

Muse #115

Hello. Today I'm joining in over at the Muse. This week's muse is the incredibly talented Chrissie Stokes from Simply One of a Kind. Her blog is aptly named because she is definitely just that; one of a kind. Just look at her gorgeous card.

Here's my feeble attempt -

I was inspired by Chrissie's colors and embossing. For my background panel I blended several red distress inks, flicked with water and then sprayed A Muse Stardust Finishing Spray to achieve some shimmer. I then heat embossed an Inkadinkado Hummingbird  with Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder. The panel was then die cut with 2 of the SSS Stitched Rectangles dies. I dry embossed black CS with the Sizzix Tim Holtz brick embossing folder. 

The gold edge on my card base was also heat embossed with the same embossing powder as the hummingbird. I then adhered all the pieces together, popping up the center panel with foam tape. 

I will enter this into:

     Seize the Birthday with Toppings - Make Your Own Background
     Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
     Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate all of your visits. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy!



  1. Fantastic combination of these challenges - I love the richness of the texture and colour you've used! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Pam!

  2. This has a beautiful sponged background and I love that elegant, embossed hummingbird!

  3. Love the gold embossing on those gorgeous reds. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Fab take on the Muse card, I especially love that embossed bg x

  5. Beautiful card Pam! The gold embossed hummingbird looks fantastic!

  6. These are gorgeous. The embossing is so elegant. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  7. "Feeble"? Did I read that correctly? PAM! Nothing about this card is 'feeble;' rather, it's rich with lovely colours, a beautiful image and marvelous texture. In my world: fabulous and fantastic! You've translated Chrissie's inspiration card into one infused with your delightful style!