Muse #15 Guest Designer!

Monday, April 29, 2013

I've been nervous and anxious for a few weeks now.  Why you ask?  Well, ever since I was asked to be the guest designer at Muse this week!

I had no trouble accepting the offer.  After all, the design team over there is top-notch and I was beyond honored that they even asked me to join them.  But once the initial euphoria wore off, I realized that I was now responsible for providing the members of Muse with a card that had to be inspiring in some way.  Wow.  This was taking my card-making to a whole new level!

So I sat down and thought about what sorts of things inspired me and the first thing I came up with was color.  So I picked out some colors that were complimentary and threw in some black because I love the contrast that always provides.  The next thing I thought of was texture, so I embossed one layer and used some baker's twine on another.  Then I thought of embellishments and used a button and some fun math washi tape.  And that's how my card was born!

If you're not familiar with the Muse challenge, the rules are really quite simple.
  1. Use the Muse card as inspiration for your project.  Explain your inspiration and link back to Muse.
  2. Provide supportive comments to at least three of your fellow member's submissions.
  3. Vote for three of your fellow member's submissions that you find inspiring.

So now all that's left is for me to offer huge thanks to Ardyth and the entire Muse team for asking me to join them and to hope that I've left you with a little something that inspires you to get into your crafty space!

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri (SU)
Accessories:  Polka Dots embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); Pool Party baker's twine, Pool Party button, White baker's twine (SU); washi tape

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10 Responses to “Muse #15 Guest Designer!”

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Yay! So glad to have you as our guest designer Jen! I can't wait to see where your inspiration takes us all!

ThePurplePlace said...

Fabulous card -- Congrats on being this week's featured MUSE!!

Marisa said...

Whoot, whoot :) You go girl!! Love the card too :)

Aileen said...

What an honour but I understand your anxiety, however it was unfounded because you've produced a stunning card for Muse. x

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats Jen and why wouldn't you be, your cards are always so inspiring. This is no exception, can't wait to play along.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful your designs!

sandie said...

Congrats Jen and this really is a fabulous card. I love all the texture and the embossing and the black does look great here-hope I get chance to play along x

Anonymous said...

What a great choice for GD ... and you've provided us with a wonderfully inspiring Muse card ... so much to pick out ... dimension, texture, colour ... looking forward to playing! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

I love this layout, Jen! A lovely card for our inspiration!

Quip1320 said...

LOVED this card as inspiration! WOW!