So I saw the new MUSE Card Club challenge earlier this week, and I knew exactly the card I wanted to make... but I just couldn't get around to crafting it until tonight.
Karen Morris just sent me Lovely Birthday as part of a generous prize for her fab monthly SOTM card swap, and I thought it would be perfect for lifting that sweet MUSE card. I stamped my branches in Kiwi ink, then colored in the leaves using my waterbrush and that same Kiwi pad. I stamped the August SOTM sentiment onto the card in Lagoon ink, then on scrap white CS in Black. I trimmed out the banner and attached that over the Lagoon stamped image. Then I added some hearts in Cranberry ink, colored again with my trusty waterbrush.
I stitched on a swirl using my Stitch guide. I stamped three of the smaller Lovely Birthday flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored them with my waterbrush and some Saddle ink. After they dried a second I trimmed them out and mounted them over the stitched swirl, topping them with some Bitty Sparkles I colored black with an alcohol marker. I lined the edges of the card base with some silver and white chevron washi tape, then mounted the finished stamped panel onto the card base.
I'm hoping to get in some scrapbooking tomorrow, while the boys clean up the yard in preparation for our water balloon blast on Sunday!