Thursday, April 29, 2010

Many Thanks amuse-bouche

Today, I get to continue the amuse-bouche course, but with something else *new* for the feast! See that little blinky on the sidebar with Everything Rosy on it? Well, that is the newest release, part of the A Muse 9th Anniversary celebration. And, if you are a fan of all things floral, you better get that drool cloth ready.

But first, I want to take a few lines of this here blog post to thank Linda, for giving me a chance long ago, to be the first A Muse Guest Designer (scroll down to see my designs) and then to join her team of Muses. I am still honored to be a part of such a talented team! Also to Julie, who leads us fearlessly into the stamping wilderness and hasn't lost me yet, and Heidi, who keeps us supplied with all the goodies we need for survival! Emily and Heather deserve a shout out for making us look good on the AMN blog and the newsletters that are sent each week. I am constantly pinching myself and hoping that I don't wake up anytime soon!

Who's ready for some amuse-bouche? Today, prepare yourself for something different from A Muse. Take a look-see:



This card features something HUGE! I was a little nervous working with stamps this size at first, but once I got used to it, I found a way to incorporate the large marigold onto a 4-bar notecard. I've seen this layout on cards before and figured that I'd never really use it, but now it's a piece of cake.



I forgot to add ribbon to the card before adhering the flower, so for a little extra dimension, I stamped the center on some scrap paper, colored it in and added it to the card on pop dots. It really was pretty easy, although it took me a little more time than usual to color and cut out the flower.

I know that there will be lots more to see out there today, so thank YOU for stopping by here, leaving me comments now and then, and sharing your love of stamping with me.

17 comments:

Becky Rusher said...

Your coloring is perfection, Elena! I love how you popped up the center! Beautiful card!

cheiron said...

Love this! Gorgeous coloring!

Sarah said...

The depth you were able to get with your coloring... it's stunning.

Michellem said...

Your coloring is wonderful! This card makes me sigh -

Glenda said...

Stunning! Love your colouring and your popped centre! Gorgeous!

Beth Thomas said...

A truly beautiful job, Elena! Love the coloring of this gorgeous flower!

JulieHRR said...

SHUT UP!!! ..........THUD!!!

ehballard said...

This flower is stunning!

Theresa P. said...

What a fab card! I love it!

Frozenstamper said...

Oh My! Love the dimensional center! Beautiful card.

Jennie M said...

This is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!

Jill said...

Wow! That flower is unbelievable! amazing coloring. (and also kinda reminds me of candy corn...hehehe)

Lueyes said...

This is a beautiful card!

jenn shurkus said...

this is beautiful elena!!!

junejetson said...

I love this marigold stamp! I love the coloring that you did! Such great inspiration! Thank you so much!

Paddi said...

love the colouring

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, this is so gorgeous!! tfs