Friday, June 28, 2013

Muse #23

Always one to leave things until the last minute...today, Friday, is the last day of school. The boys had 19 teachers & staff that they wanted to write thank you cards for (and that's doubling up on the ones they have in common, like administrators. 19 individual people). That pretty much cleaned out my thank you card stash, so the next few days will be seeing a number of thank you cards here on the ol' blog. Nothing like a few challenges to get the mojo going.

This card is going to the guidance counselor, who is well-loved by both boys. I was heavily inspired by the current Muse, Anita (in France), specifically by the use of rhinestones & sequins, pink & blue, and lots of white space. I also love the horizontal lines. And, since I pulled out sequins again, throwing my crafty hat in the ring over at Let's Get Trendy Now 3 as well.


Supplies: piercing tool & Tim Holtz design ruler; stamp from Lawn Fawn; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Martha Stewart pink rhinestones; sequins from Emily; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic


I didn't measure the distance between the pierced lines - I just lined up the ruler with the bottom edge, and then from each subsequent pierced line. The sequins stay on perfectly with a little toothpick dab of DM (I use the clean end of the toothpick to push the sequins flat onto the glue dab). This felt very outside my comfort zone but I like how it turned out!



The Muse challenge linky closes on Saturday, and the Let's Get Trendy challenges all end on Sunday. 

xoxo,
Jessi

ETA! Linking up with Muse, I see that they have changed their voting/submission deadlines. WOOT! The linky will now stay open until Monday mornings, and voting will start then. I think that's fabulous - I have a terrible time getting linked up on Saturday morning ;)

18 comments:

Karen M said...

I love your gorgeous card - all those sparkly sequins look amazing xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how you've included your sentiment in the lines - very clever take on this week's Muse! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Chris D. said...

Jessi, this is such a stunning CAS card. You so nailed it! And kudos to you for cranking out 19 thank you cards!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic!!! I'm loving all the sequins on here. Super pretty card!
Lynn

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is such a pretty CAS card Jessi, great idea with the toothpick too.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Such a cool design, Jessi! I really love this one! The punched lines and then the bling! What a wonderful combination!! Very original, subtle and stylish!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cheryl said...

Very pretty incorporating sequins into your projects! And thank you so much for featuring my card on FB, I'm truly honored!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the delicacy of the pierced lines, Jessi ... and those daisy sequins are a delight! Thanks so much for playing along! Anita :)

Donna said...

Ohhhhh love the sequins!!

Barb Murphy said...

such a pretty effect to have the sequins scattered so perfectly. elegant and pretty.

~amy~ said...

Way to rock the sequins!

lostinpaper said...

Uber cute Jessi, love those little flower sequins!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a sea quint masterpiece, Jessi! I absolutely love your CASE of Anita! Fun, fun, fun!

Lindsey said...

Very pretty, Jessi! What a great use of sequins. (I hope the librarian was part of the 19? :P)

Greta said...

Love the pierced lines--wonderful card, Jessi!

~Tammy~ said...

That's so sweet they want to write thank you notes! You raised them right! I love the sequins! So so beautiful! Your school system goes a week and a half longer than we do! Let the fun begin! (Insert evil laugh)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!! Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Trendy 3!!!!

Lisa Arana said...

so very pretty, love all the different sparkles!