Thanks to Maria (Madcat2002-Flickr)I learned about a new blog called Muse. I love that it's a Card Club & the members are active participants including voting for the winning cards. Unfortunately I missed the first challenge, but I hope to join in from now on. This week's inspiration card by Suzanne really caught my eye--the design with the rounded top, the grouping of 5 different flowers, the use of printed paper & the double interest at the seam. If you go to Suzanne's blog you can watch a video of how she made the rounded top. I love seeing something that I can do, so immediately I went off to try it. My oval Nesties don't include one quite big enough, but Labels 10 worked great! I tend not to use my printed paper, so got out 2 in my Valentine's section that gave me 3 colors to work with. I covered the seam with 2 ribbons (it's taking over my house, so have to use it!)--a red velvet rickrack & a somewhat shiny soft pink with subtle darker vertical lines. I've been making a lot of flowers since I now have dies, but decided it was time to use up some of my stash. This is the first time I've used a variety of different blossoms on a card & it was fun choosing the ones that worked. I had to use gold Tattered Angels on an ivory one, but the rest were the right colors. For the centers I used a velvet brad, heart sticker, heart button (inked with Brilliance pink & clear embossed) & gold ball stickers. I love flourishes but for some reason I have a hard time getting the gem ones positioned. Fortunately, this time it worked! The only stamping will be the greeting inside. I hope my card-making friend will like it. I have some new followers which is so gratifying to me.
Suzanne Dahlberg's card
Thank you all for visiting & giving me your opinion.
PS--Go Niners! Super Bowl should be fun this year!