Category Archives: A Muse|Studio Blog Hops

One more Mortise Masking card

I really can’t seem to stop doing cards using this technique, although this card is probably more what Julie Ebersole was getting at when she showed her technique video on Mortise Masking.  I used the sponging only around the edge of the image to create a frame versus my other cards where the masking ended up being more solid backgrounds.

I got to play with the cute little elephant and used it for a baby card.  I also used my corner chomper to soften the corners of the card.  I love all the fun toys that A Muse|Studio carries, my corner chomper included.  I also wanted to make the most having cardstock that has color on one side and white on the inside.  It’s an easy way to add some visual interest by exposing the inside from the front of the card.

Supplies:  All supplies available from my A Muse|Studio website

  • Cardstock:  Sky and Sugar (A Muse|Studio)
  • Ink:  Sky (A Muse|Studio); Black (Memento)
  • Stamps:  The Mighty Jungle (A Muse|Studio); Sleepy Sighs (A Muse|Studio)
  • Accessories:  Corner chomper, copics

Addicted to Mortise Masking

So a sign of being addicted to this technique is that I haven’t made any cards in a long time and then I make 3 in 24 hours.  I love this technique that Julie Ebersole, A Muse|Studio royalty, showed in her great video on Mortise Masking .  It’s so much fun to watch.  I also decided to play along with this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge of embossing.

I enjoyed both of these challenges that I ended up making 2 cards tonight.  I tried white embossing powder for the snowflakes on my first card and really stretched myself with simple stick with diamond  glitter on the snowflakes.  I love this layout….just gives the feel of the snowflakes falling.  And the sentiment is one of my all-time favorites from A Muse|Studio.  It makes me smile thinking about standing outside on the first snow and trying to catch snowflakes in your mouth.  Yes it’s August and it was in the 90’s today….but I’m ready for a change.  I am also really liking the Ocean ink color.  It can be soft or vibrant depending on how much ink you want to lay down.  I probably put too much and should have left it lighter in the middle on the first card.  My second card shows the technique a little better although there is a little more color variation in real life.  Gotta quit trying to wait to take photos until my little ones are in bed and I’m working from my strongest lamps.   I also switched out the bling on the snowflakes…pearls with white embossing and rhinestones with the glitter.   I would love to know which one you prefer…white embossing or glitter.

If you have any questions on my cards or A Muse|Studio, please drop me an email.  Have a great week…were halfway through!

Supplies (all are available from my A Muse|Studio webstore)

  • Cardstock:  Vanilla
  • Ink:  Ocean and Bermuda
  • Stamps:  Happy Christmas (snowflake) and Chill of Winter (sentiment)
  • Accessories:  White embossing powder, simple stick powder, diamond glitter, pearl and clear stickers

JUST FOR FUN – A Muse|Studio Consultant Challenge

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I can’t seem to find enough time to craft. But this challenge is almost up and I really wanted to play. Luckily the little ones are cooperating tonight.  The very talented Julie Ebersole has done a wonderful video that shows how to do the Mortise Masking technique that I used.  Just hit the link to watch it…it’s a really fun video.

So I had a lot of fun with this card.  I love this stamp!  I use it a lot!  It works great for boys and men.  I love the mortise masking….it creates a great sky look!  I also popped up the clouds on foam tape and used clear glaze to make the rocket window look more like a window.   The card supplies are listed below and are available from A Muse|Studio.  Please drop me a line if you have any questions.

Supplies (all are available from my A Muse|Studio webstore)

  • Cardstock:  Vanilla
  • Ink:  Ocean, Bermuda, Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Quick and Cute Valentines
  • Accessories:  Cloud duo dies, crystal clear glaze, foam adhesive, copics

Another A Muse| Studio Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!  I’m participating in another A Muse Blog Hop this month initiated by Krystie Hersch, our new A Muse|Studio team lead.  The blog hop list is below with all of the blog links.  Krystie kicked us off to start and I’m highlighted in red below.  If you are following along, you should have come from Karen Crisp’s blog.

Krystie Hersch
Lianna Vigil
Kellie Maggio
Kari Bell
Kristen Watson
Veronica Zalis
Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Lisa Wakabayashi                                        Karen Crisp
Kristie Hartfeil
Angela Schellenberg
Heather Wroe

Here’s my card for the hop.    I seem to be into using onyx and slate cardstock for a card bases lately.  I wanted a card I could give to a girlfriend that wasn’t all flowery…my usual style.  This one fit the bill.  The funny thing is when I initially was laying this card out I was going to go for a more masculine card.  The guys in my life lose out again.  Why is it so hard to motivate yourself to create masculine cards?  But given that Father’s Day and my hubby’s birthday are both around the corner, I better start focusing on masculine themes.

Now on to the card…pretty simple card with no embellishments other than embossing and a banner.  The banner is raised near the edge of the card so that it appears to be rocking and rolling.  It’s hard to see, but the banner is a light pink to accentuate the pink glitter guitar.  The pink glitter EP is definitely fun to play with and loved how the black EP gave it a 3-D effect.

Card Details

  • Cardstock:  Slate, Shell (A Muse|Studio)
  • Stamps:   Rock Star (A Muse|Studio)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Accessories:  Black detail EP (Stampendous), Pink Glitter Finish EP (Zing)

Email me if you have any questions about my card.  If you are interested in A Muse|Studio products, you can email me or buy through my online store using the button in the upper right corner of the blog.  Have a great day!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Angela Schellenberg


A Muse|Studio June Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!,

If you are participating in the A Muse|Studio blog hop, you should have come from Lori‘s blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha‘s blog  until you come to my blog.

So since I was in the mood to create DSP I decided to do 2 cards.  All supplies are from A Muse|Studio unless indicated otherwise.  The first card is my favorite although the photo quality is dreadful.  I finished it late last night and had to take it using my craft room lights.  Ugh!  Sunlight is so much better.  If I get the chance I will try to take another photo today and edit this post so that the black looks black and the silver rings and ribbon look silver.

The card is on onyx cardstock and uses the ring set from Happily Ever After.  I stamped the ring set stamp with Versamark ink and used Ranger super fine silver detail embossing powder to get the look of real rings.  The ribbon is from American Crafts…I think.  I’m not sure where the rhinestone came from since it was loose in my stash of embellishments.  The tag is made from silver shimmer cardstock and die cut using tags trio die.  The sentiment is one of my wood mounted A Muse|Studio stamps.  It was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Stampendous black detail powder.

For my second card I decided to go with the cars from Love Conquers All A Muse|Studio stamp set to make some DSP.  Love the car stamp especially with the cute heart in the center.  I used Bermuda cardstock for the card.  If I had to pick a favorite cardstock color, it would be Bermuda.  Love it!

I used my Martha Stewart score board to put in the lines to make it easier to line everything up.  I stamped the cars in ocean, grass, and Versamark inks.  I white embossed one set of cars after figuring out that the clear embossing powder was too light.  I then used the ocean soul Smooch to color in all of the hearts to make them stand out.  I used the Sizzix Sizzlits Lots of Tags Label 2 for the sentiment frame.  I cut it out first out of ocean and then sugar A|Muse cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Love Conquers All in ocean ink on the interior sugar oval.  I used some spare white grosgrain ribbon to embellish the card and popped up the sentiment frame with some dimensionals.    I accented the inside with a row of cars stamped in ocean ink.  You can just see it in the photo below.

I like how it turned out since I wanted a more masculine feel since it’s going to my hubby.

Hope you’re enjoying the blog hop!  Please let me know if you have any questions about my card or about A Muse|Studio.  You can always shop with me by hitting the A Muse|Studio button in the upper right side of the blog.  Now on to your next stop, Lianne ‘s blog.