Amusing Challenge – anything goes

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Wow!  It is already the end of the month so that means this week’s Amusing Challenge is anything goes.  Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  January’s Prize Winner will receive 5 assorted die cuts of the Berry Box die that is part of February’s Special Collection. amuse studio

Tricia (of 1PhatChic) sent me the most incredible card this week – it’s a tri-fold card if you look closely.  I know the photo doesn’t do it justice but you can click to enlarge all the photos and you’ll see too how incredible it is!

Tricia used Starry Night Background and C’est La Vie from the current A Muse Studio catalog on Navy cardstock.  They are beautifully embossed in White amuse studio embossing powder and she finished it off with the little bow tie from their Cherry Baker’s Cording.  Isn’t that a great detail?  If you look closely you can see where Tricia cut around the city scene.  I thought she had just layered it on top until I saw the next photo!

amuse studio rubber stamps

Tricia stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card from, Love Me Do – a retired A Muse Studio stamp set.  The rounded two corners (top left/bottom right) are another great touch.  Here you can see the details of her three panels that fold up into a glorious scene!

amuse studio rubber stamps

My card this week began as an oval card challenge and over the summer I had stamped some flowers in this bicycle basket from the A Muse Studio set, Enjoy the Ride.  With Valentine’s Day coming up and having just had a Love is in the Air card class…well, I had hearts in my mind!  I love the way A Muse Studio inks layer…you can faintly see the colors of the stamped flowers from amuse studio’s Mini Blooms (I didn’t bother to mask but allowed them to overlap).  This little heart is just one of many hearts in the new A Muse Studio set, With Love – it’s part of their January Collection and will only be available through the end of the month!

amuse studio rubber stamps

I used one of the Word Window dies from A Muse Studio to cut through my layer of Wasabi Petite Polka dot cardstock (the others are sky, sugar and onyx) and then I stamped my sentiment inside.  I added a few pearls to pull the eye down and a touch of slate stitched ribbon – they are also both from amuse studio.

amuse studio rubber stamps

Yay!  For once I did a little stamping on the inside of the card and I love it!

PS.  Don’t forget that you can still play along with the current Amusing Challenge going on until midnight, Sunday night.  It’s a “hearts” theme and you can enter it here!

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)


2 thoughts on “Amusing Challenge – anything goes

  1. Two amusing creations!! Love what Tricia did, beautiful white embossing and lovely fold with a lovely sentiment! And your one is awesome too, Love to take a ride on this bicycle basket full of love, beautiful inside with a lovely touch!


  2. Hi, Chris! LOVE that you stamped on the inside – I used to do that all the time, but have shied away from it recently. It sure does make a difference on the finished product – thanks for sharing! hugs, de


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