Friday, June 13, 2014

MUSE # 71 and NBUS #1

Today I have a card for the MUSE challenge.  I won the last one so it wouldn't be right to not enter this one. ;)  The muse this week is Therese Calvird.


I was inspired by the multicolored stripes and the raised die cuts. I wanted to try a new technique - stamping with a stencil.  I saw Tim Holtz do it in a video and I remembered how, but for the life of me, I can't find a link for you.  


I painted the back of the stripe stencil with a variety of Distress Inks, spritzed it with water and pressed it onto the cardstock.  I love how it came out.  For the sentiment color and shine, I inked up some photo paper with Seedless Preserves, cut it and 3 more layers with  a PTI die and glued them together.  I wasn't happy with my happy but I forgot that I had several other happy dies until it was all said and done.  No way was I going to tear it off and do another one. :P 

Because my Tim Holtz Stripes stencil is never before used, I'm also entering this card in Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Isn't this the cutest button that she had designed for the challenge?  She's hosting this because so many of you follow her blog - 500 of you in fact - and I don't blame you.  The cards are great and her commentary is so much fun.  You always leave with a chuckle or two, or maybe outright laughter.  Stop over to the Playhouse and take a peek.


Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all of you and love reading your comments.



13 comments:

  1. Both cards are great! thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a fabulous card, this technique looks like so much fun! Now I'll have to take a peek and see if I can find the link, trouble is once I start cruising around the web I find that I lose a few hours lol.....

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  3. I love your happy, Bobby, and the beautifully inked background! Well done with both using the NBUS and the NBUT!! Thank you for your kind words and for encouraging others to check me out! I appreciate that you linked this stunner to my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Fabulous inky card Bobby, I love it :) Viv xx

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  5. Bobby you did an amazing job. I love your background. I know that video your referring too. Its an awesome technique. I love your happy die cut. The color is to die for. Great job.

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  6. Love that cool background! It really makes your "happy" stand out.

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  7. Love the rainbow of color & think the lines of the happy die you used go perfectly with the stripes - another great take on the Muse!

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  8. Love how you've created your background Bobby - yet another new technique for me to try! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  9. Super card - like others love the stripes/background. It's muted and special at the same time.

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  10. Very fun card--that inking on the base is so interesting.

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  11. Love how you created the background for this, I may have a go at using this technique. :)

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  12. Oh my, that's such a fantastic background, Bobby ... gorgeous colours that are just perfect behind the bold happy! Anita :)

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  13. cool background! I have that die and I never thought of putting against a rainbow...now I have to!

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