Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge.

This card took me a whole morning to get right.
On the first attempt, I managed to rip the card peeling off the masking tape.
Attempt No. 2 looked great, until I looked down and realised I had spelt 'BIRTDAY'  -  Duh!

On this last try, the letter dies moved a little in my machine... but it all adds to the 'handmade' look.   Right?

I masked off some stripes on my card panel, blended on some distress oxide inks, and splattered them with water drops.
I die cut my letters from the panel, and also from some foam sheet. 
The letters were stuck on top of the foam ones, and then inlaid into the space.
I added a 'happy' sentiment and a few clear dew drops.

I LOVE Tracey's card.
So perfectly CAS, but with lots of colour and interest.
Something I find really hard to get right.
I'm always adding something else to my CAS cards, and then they're not CAS anymore!!
I took inspiration from Tracey's colours and her inlaid die cuts.

Distress Oxides - Broken China/Cracked Pistachio/Fossilized Amber/Fired Brick/Worn Lipstick/Wilted Violet
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Edge Rectangle/Stitched Alphabet
Mama Elephant - Labeled Messages
Dew Drops


Deborah Frings said...

I love those colours - they are so lush! The little waterdrops and the splashed pattern are fab. Love it! It was worth a 3rd go round :) xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Karolyn I really love the way you used your Distress Oxides for your stripes and adding the dew drops along with the water splatters adds so much visual interest. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Ardyth said...

Oh clever - the extended rainbow is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week Caroline!

Tanis Scott said...


Jacquie Southas said...

I need to play with the Oxide inks - this is just gorgeous! Well worth the trials it took to get there.

foleysfriend said...

Good job at sticking with it. Your final creation is lovely - a great card inspired by Tracey's Muse card.