It’s funny. I loved Bottle Brush Forest the minute I saw it in the new A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog. But then once I got it, I was stumped. Well, good news! That was only momentary because I’ve been on a roll ever since!
Last week, Linda the CEO of amuse studio shared a card on her blog which inspired this one. She used the Snow Day Background and the cuties from Not a Creature was Stirring. Since I wanted a more woodsy feel, I went with the Starry Night Background embossed in clear on my Bristol watercolor paper after I had first stamped my deer in French Roast amuse studio ink. I think I may have over heated it because the powder melted into the paper and my resist is not quite as clear as I wanted it. Perhaps I’ll use white embossing powder next time.
Next I brushed water on the Bristol paper to pre-wet it and then came in with some Winter Sky Splash. I liked it but wanted an even darker night sky so I added some Navy Splash towards the top and just added a bit more water to my brush to even it all out. Once it dried I buffed the finished piece to help bring out the resist.
I mounted my focal piece onto some Navy and Kraft cardstock – both from A Muse Studio. The sentiment is from the Holiday Hoopla stamp set (Limited Edition from last month) and is stamped in Cranberry. I love the Cranberry ink and although it’s been retired, you’ll have a chance to pick some up again very soon! The last detail was to add just a scrap of Cherry Chevron ribbon, also from amuse studio.
Starting 1 December A Muse Studio will be offering a new Limited Time special. I’m having a tag class to go along with it and it’s free if you buy the kit – if you are local, I’d love to have you join us!
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