Monday, March 5, 2012

Boy OH Boy!

Hey's time FORE our next A Muse Studio Challenge!

My challenge this week: Make birthday cards for the boys. I would love for you to play along this week...especially since I'm hosting it! And...I have an A Muse Studio Ocean Pigment Ink pad to give away :) Get all the challenge details on the A Muse Studio Monday Challenge Blog.

OK...I know some of you have a hard time with guy here's a Lori Barnett Tutorial:

1. Fold piece of white paper in half.
2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" on front with Blue Ink.

BAM! Yer done! could be that easy. But that's not how I usually roll with it. I can spend HOURS coming up with just the right card for that special someone. Sound familiar? We are faaareaks! ha!! Here's a few guy card tips:

~ Keep it age appropriate. 
~ Avoid glitter, rhinestones, buttons, shimmer sprays, ribbon, flowers, fancy punched edges, scallops, pink & purple.
~ Think Clean and Simple (CAS)
 If I like it...I'm good with it.

For the ball, I stamped the little dots background image from the new A Muse Studio Mod Backgrounds 1 Set with Slate Pigment Ink - then punched out a 1/2" circle and attached with foam dimensional tape. Sentiment stamped with Ocean Pigment Ink.  "have a swingin' " stamp is actually "have a swingin' day" -- but left off the "day" so I could stamp a the big "birthday" under it instead.

Speaking of birthdays - we are celebrating our 1st Birthday at A Muse Studio! All sorts of fun & prizes over on Facebook.  Plus, workshop orders have some AWESOME incentives!  Email me if you have questions. Don't forget about our March Spotlight Specials...where we have even MORE birthday goodies!

All supplies available from A Muse Studio.

View the 2012 A Muse Studio Catalog & Inspiration Guide HERE.

Stamps - Swingin' Day, Birthday Builder
Papers - Slate, Kraft and Sugar
Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Slate and Ocean Pigment
Misc. - Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3D Foam Adhesive

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