Sunday, April 5, 2015

Circle Focals for Muse and Seize the Birthday

Happy Easter!

I have two cards to share with you today.  Both of them use circles for the focal points.  Love circles . . . they keep things so contained!

Embarassed to say that neither of them are Easter or Spring related cards . . . where is my head?  Perhaps I will create something later and share it tonight.  But in the meantime, here are two cards I created.

First up is a card created for Muse Card Club Challenge.  Here is their inspiration card created by the talented Kreative Kristie (hey . . . I know that crafty girl!) . . .

I was inspired to create something using masking for my focal point.  So I blocked off a circular area on my card then stamped away.  The best part of this technique is not the stamping.  It is clearly the fun in removing the mask to reveal that crisp circle. 

I used bright colors and made the decision to just overlap and let the colors all blend.  At first I was nervous about it, but as the yellows and pinks combined to orange, and yellows and blues became green, I really dove in to fill the space. 

And there is something truly awesome in finding sequins in a collection pack that match your ink colors. 

Second up is a card for Seize the Birthday which was an "Anything Goes" challenge.  Here is my card . . .

For this card I used the locket as my focal point, but I recessed it into that circle.  I love using metallic papers, and this one had a dull sheen to it.  It was perfect for that locket and key.  

After I meet up with my girls for an Easter dinner out, my plan will be to create a few Spring cards.  I hope you find time to spend with family this Easter holiday.


Supplies Used - Thank You
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Stamps:  On My Mind*
Dies:  Fiskars Circle (to create mask)
Ink:  Colorbox, Hero Arts Black, Versamark, and Ranger Frost Embossing Powder
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

*from Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit

Supplies Used - Unlock Your Dreams
Cardstock:  The Stamps of Life* and Bazzill Silver
Pattern Paper:  The Stamps of Life*
Stamps:  heartlocket2love and November Card Kit Stamp set*
Ink:  Colorbox
Dies:  Heart Locket from The Stamps of Life and Sizzix Scallop Circle
Ribbon:  The Stamps of Life Twine*
Other:  Little B Washi Tape, Black Zig Marker
*from The Stamps of Life November Card Kit


  1. Love how the lock is showcased in the scalloped circle, and of course, the polka dots! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Love the riot of colour - this Muse card feels joyous and happy! So glad you joined us this week, Debbie!

  3. FABULOUS colors!!! What a happy card! Your second card is pretty, too!

  4. Such gorgeous colors, Debbie! Such a happy, fun card! So great seeing your card inspired by my card. Hugs!

  5. Pretty card - love the pink black and white colour scheme. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  6. Beautiful cards, love the bright flowers :)