Hey there!!! Here's a very WILD card I made for the challenge over at Case Study this week. Here is the link if you want to play along. To the right here is the Muse card made by Barbara Anders! I took my inspiration from Barbara's layout & strong graphic botanical in the background. I also used the handmade scalloped piece, but turned it into a bird's "nest." Now, if you are curious as to where I picked up this WILD color scheme, that's my purse below. I love this bag, it's so funky, crazy and fun! I've often thought that these colors were wild together & that I personally would never have even DREAMED of putting them together, but I love the way it looks! So, I was inspitred to try and make a card with the same colors/look. I thought this layout would be good as it's pretty simple and the eye is drawn to the large main panel first.
All of the colored pieces on the black background are die-cut, either on the Cricut or the Cuttlebug. For the bird accent I punched 5 scallop circles out of Crumb Cake/Kraft cardstock. I secured them in the center with a brad, and sprayed the whole thing with water. Layer by layer I scrunched them towards the center, like a flower (I sprayed more water where needed). Then I unfolded them, layer by layer and sprayed the whole thing with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. I then dried the "nest" (I was trying to make more of a nest than a flower....) with my embossing gun.
Supply List: Cricut cartridge (Home Accents), various dies: Cuttlebug and Sizzix, scallop circle punch:EK Success/SU!, solid cardstock:SU! (colors: Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Going Gray, Taken with Teal and Crumb Cake), rubon;SU!, ribbon:SU!, half pearl:Michaels, ribbon:Michaels.
Well, that's it for me today, a fabulous holiday weekend to all!-Noelle