Sunday, November 3, 2013

MUSE #41 - Christmas circles!

I was inspired by the fun & funky card that guest MUSE Janet made for this week's MUSE challenge - and now that I'm diving headfirst into ALL THE CHRISTMAS CARDS I had to play!


Supplies: snowflake & circle stamps from PTI; sentiment from AmyR Designs; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Distress inks in Peacock Feathers & Tumbled Glass; Studio G clear glitter glue; teal rhinestones from Dollarama


This is the first time I've tried stamping with glitter glue - I used a paint brush to smooth it onto the stamp, and cleaned the stamp in between every time so that none would dry on the stamp. It was time consuming (and hard to photograph!) but stunning in real life. Just the right amount of subtle shine. I love the bokeh trend & can see me using it a LOT for Christmas cards this year. 

Here's Janet's gorgeous card - I was inspired by the circles on her tree, and the blue & white colours, and smidge of sparkle on the star!

 You have a little longer to play - the MUSE link up is here. 

xoxo,
Jessi

28 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

So pretty Jessi, love the subtle shimmer you have added!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, Jessi! Great job on the bokeh effect.

Lindsey said...

I agree -- bokeh is a fun effect, and it's beautiful here! Like the shimmery ones especially.

jimlynn said...

A perfect card for Christmas!!!! LOVE everything about this beauty. Perfect take on that inspiration photo too!
Lynn

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Jessi! I think this is my favorite card you've made--love it!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Jessi - I love the direction you've taken this in! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

Dana said...

Jessi this is amazing, wonderful gorgeous card!! I adore it!!

Emily Keaton said...

How fun, Jessi! I love how artfully you placed all of those pretty blue circles, silvery snowflakes, and sparkle rhinestones. Perfect :)

Diane said...

Very pretty and fun design Jessi.

Hugs Diane

Michele said...

this is so pretty! very inspiring for a holiday card -- great idea! xo

Andrea W said...

Definitely a fun card! I LOVE circles and you have placed them perfectly. Very cool!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bokeh effect - great take on the Muse!

lostinpaper said...

Sounds like a fun technique and your card was well worth all the hard work, it's fabulous Jessi!

~amy~ said...

oooohhh...I love it! I'm on a holiday card kick too:)

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, love the shades of blue. Great use of the bling. I'm also into Christmas cards, that's great for me as I'm usually scrambling the second week of December.

Chris D. said...

Wow! Jessi this card is absolutely stunning! Love the touch of glitter and you nailed the bokeh effect!

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥!!! now see, that's waaaaaaaaaaaaay too cleaning-intensive for me; and frankly there's a chance i could become adhered TO THE CARD before it was finished... but it's GORRRRRRGEOUS and i'm totally jealous of your extreme skill AND patience!!! (& the fact that you DO NOT seem to be adhered to the card in any way, lol!) :)

Beverley said...

Love your card, I'm a sucker for the colours you've used and snowflakes! Hugs Bev x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderfully light and floaty - perfect with those snowflakes. Thanks for playing at Muse Card Challenge

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Love the card interpretation ~ I need to try out some challenges again here soon. The bubbles and snowflakes are great together!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a sensational take on the Muse card, Jessi!! It's such a shame that sparkle is so hard to photograph since so often are cards are FABULOUS in real life! I've never tried stamping with glitter glue ... hmmm. Hugs, Darnell

Lucy Farnsworth said...

This is a cool take on the muse! Fab!

Debbie said...

This is such a fun card!! I bet it was fun to make, too!!

Kigz said...

What a cool experiment! I am going to have to try this too! Love the look of your card. :)

Asha said...

Love this card, Jessi. The colours and they way you played with circles! A very elegant experiment.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love! Great inspiration pic, and great take on it, making it your own. It definitely reminds me of bokeh.

Nance E Salkeld said...

BEautiful! You tried the Bokeh! YEA! I love your result! I have some I did I hope to use later. Great take on the Muse too! I wanted to do it but ran out of time with the trip and all. I'm so in stamping withdrawals already! I still have a week left before I get back home and in my craft room! But it's great to see my son! But Oklahoma is just too freaking flat for me! LOL

Barb said...

I LOVE how you took the circles from her tree to create a circle background...way to use the inspiration perfectly! Love the scattered snowflakes and layout. Just beautiful!