I am excited to announce that the A Muse Studio Spring Accessories Catalog and Inspiration Guide will be available on March 1st. This new catalog is filled with exciting new products and inspiring ideas that complement your existing A Muse Studio products. You're gonna LOVE IT!
One of my favorite new products are the new handscripted word dies. There are three of them: thanks, hello and happy. They make me happy!
Today I am sharing a few projects that I made with the thanks die and you'll see a sneak peek of another new product too. The 'thanks' die measures 3 5/8" wide x 7/8" high and cuts beautifully.
This first card was actually the last card that I made and I did it with some of the scraps I had leftover from other cards. You'll see how that happened shortly. I love the simplicity of this card. The bold green thanks over the bokeh-style polka dot patterned paper really pops and makes for a simple but fun card.
This is the first card that I made. My inspiration for this was a throw pillow that I saw this weekend while shopping in NYC. The Venetian background is stamped in Melon ink on Shell cardstock. The word 'thanks' is die cut from Berry cardstock. It's a wee bit girly but the recipient is a teenage neighbor (girl) who peeked in on my mum while I was out of town this weekend. I think she'll like it.
This next card was fun to make with the negative version of the die cut and some of our Splash! inks.
I had a square piece (6" x 6") of Evergreen cardstock in my stack and I die cut the word thanks from the center of this piece of cardstock. (This is where the green thanks came from in the first card pictured above.) Next I adhered a plain white 4-bar (3.5" x 5") to the center of my A Muse Studio grid paper pad with washi tape. I then lay the evergreen cardstock with the word 'thanks' cut out over my white notecard taking care to center it first like a mask. I then adhered this "mask" to the grid paper with more washi tape.
The for the fun fun part. I grabbed an assortment of splash colors and started to spray. I love how A Muse Studio Splash is opaque so you can layer the color for fun effects. You'll see that the edges of the letters are not perfect. That's ok. If you want cleaner edges, you could use a temporary adhesive on the back of the mask to hold it against the notecard and minimize the overspray. I kinda love it this way!
This last card is my least favorite of the bunch but I decided to share it anyways because of a happy "accident" that happened. I thought the card needed an extra something so I decided to scallop the front edge of the card using one of the dies from our Scallop border set. I forgot that there were now three layers on the card so there was NO WAY that the die was going to cut through all that. LOL It did leave a pretty scallop line that still gives the card that something special so in the end it wasn't a throw-away.
Here's a closer look at the scallop line.
Hope you are having a beautiful day!