April 18, 2016

Muse #162 and Simon Says Monday Challenge

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Good Monday morning and time for this week's challenge over at Muse. I am your hostess for this week. I had so much fun creating this card using new to me My Favorite Things Large Desert Blooms. I can't tell you how much I love this stamp set. I conditioned all of the flowers before stamping so that I would get a good impression with the new solid stamps by rubbing an eraser over them and cleaning off with my Absorber cloth.  They stamped perfectly using these tips and my MISTI. I rarely stamp a card without my MISTI anymore, so much less ending up in the recycle bin.

After I stamped and die cut my flowers I used my MISTI to assist me on where I wanted to stamp the greenery on my background. By arranging my flowers on the card base before I adhered them it helped my determine exactly where I needed to stamp the images.  Next I spritzed my card base with the greenery stamped on it with Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine.  Once dry I stamped my sentiment and adhered the flowers adding foam tape to a couple of the blooms for dimension.


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Another photo so that you can see the gold shine on the card base.

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This is also for the Simon Says tamps Monday Challenge, April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge. I chose to stamp flowers only.



We hope to see you play over at Muse this week!



25 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and bold!

Kay Miller said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card Tracey! Love the arrangement of the flowers, the pretty colors and that super gold spritzing!!

I Card Everyone said...

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things, Tracey! This beauty may inspire me to get back in the craft room! So Lovely, lovely friend... xx
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Cat Craig said...

Oh so lovely Tracey. Definitely inspiring!

Linda said...

Tracey, so pretty and springy. Love it.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful choice of flowers and sentiment, and I love your design! Thanks for the tip on conditioning your stamps...I do that with my PTI stamps, but hadn't thought of it with other solid stamps! Loving your gold spatters on the background, too! Gorgeous card, Tracey!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, that's a stunner Tracey! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful, Tracey! I will definitely be playing along with this Muse Challenge!

Lynn said...

I am so lazy...I never condition my stamps...I should those...these are stamped to perfection! so gorgeous Tracey!

Nora N. said...

How stunning!! I love the misting on the background and the bright, happy flowers!! STUNNING card!!

Lindsey said...

So pretty! That bit of shiny gold spray is the perfect touch.

Lisa said...

This is definitely swoon worthy Tracey!! Beautifully done!!

Annette Allen said...

so totally pretty.. i love how you used those flowers.. great stamping.. love it

Greta said...

Gorgeous card, Tracey--love everything you did here!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is FABULOUS, Tracey!!!

foleysfriend said...

Oh Em Gee - this is so beautiful and colourful; I.LOVE.IT!!!!

Joyce said...

So bright and pretty. I can see why you are in love with these bold and happy flowers.

Sharron said...

So gorgeous, Tracey! Love the wonderful colors and the sprinkles of gold!

Bobby said...

Already made my Muse card because I loved this bouquet so much but didn't know about the gold. It really adds that little 'extra something'.

maria f. said...

What a treat for the eyes. Was going to ask which inks you used since your coverage is exceptional. Then I read the Misti helped you ;)

Marybeth said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the added shimmer ! I see the comment about the MISTI its like getting new inks and stamps all at the same time.

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so colorful and so tropical looking! I love the way you've arranged the flowers into a beautiful bouquet! And I'm loving the little gold spritz in the background!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous bouquet arrangement, Tracey ... so vivid and vibrant ... love the gold spritz ... really makes it so spectacular! Hugs, Anita :)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful, colorful, shimmery creation!