Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Amuse-ing Little Cards!

I made these cards for the A-Muse-A-Palooza Challenge 1 Color Combo. - You can see the challenge here. They've got a lot of stuff going on over at their blog so be sure to check out all the fun!

For this challenge - you have to use Chocolate Kitchen, Cabana Blue and Purple Passion and it must feature at least one Amuse Stamp.

Mine are done in the "Julie Ebersole" style! (She's one of Amuse's designers as well as an original member of the Dirty Dozen on Split Coast) Julie usually does no layer cards - simple designs with a punch. I can't seem to get to the no layer level - but these are pretty close for me!

I don't have the Amuse colors - accept for the card - that is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square Amuse card in Cabana Blue (how lucky for me!) The purple is Lavender Moon by Papertrey Ink and the brown is Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up. I used my Spellbinder ribbon tag die on this one to run the ribbon through and added the cute little half pearls that are by Crystal Stickers. I colored the riders outfit and hat with a Stampin Up marker. The stamps are both by Amuse.

For this card I used the same Amuse Square Card in Cabana blue, and the same chocolate satin ribbon - the blue circle and paper pieced pillows are Soft Sky by Stampin Up and the purple circle is the Lavender Moon by PapertreyInk. I cut the circles with my Nestabilities. The pillows are attached with foam dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you check out the Amuse challenges and make some cards!

Stamps: Couch & Sittin Here: Amuse
Paper: Amuse square note cabana blue, lavender moon PTI, Soft Sky SU
Ink: Choc Chip SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: satin ribbon, foam dimensionials, nestability circles
Techniques: paper piecing, dry embossing

7 comments:

peanutbee said...

These are great, Julia!! Love that ribbon slider!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

So cute! I love them!

Jen said...

These are just too stinkin' cute...two of my favorite colors together. Great fun cards...

Linsey said...

oooh, Julia, these are super cute cards! What fun at A Muse...I must check it out--just got 4 new stamps from them at the stamp expo I attended 2 weeks ago--eekk! Thanks for sharing the news and your wonderfully inspiring cards! Hugs for a very happy day!

Deb said...

These are too cute, especially that bike one!!

dpkennedy said...

These are very cute! The tag die is cool! I used to do simple A Muse cards...then I started buying way too much stuff! I think I need to revisit the simpler times...

acreativeneed said...

I love them both! A simple sweet style!
smiles, Deena