AMuse Studio Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to the AMuse Studio blog hop!

If you aren't familiar with AMuse Studio, think clean and simple! AMuse Studio has such a wonderful variety of stamps and all of the yummy stuff to go along with them! Every month there is a Spotlight Sale where you can save an extra 10% on selected stamps and a color coordinated cardstock pack. The current sale runs from July 15 - August 15. You can find all the details at my AMuse web store.

Click on the AMuse badges in my sidebar to download our current catalog or to shop at my web store. Our fabulous brand spankin' new Holiday Catalog is also available to you. Just e-mail me to request a PDF copy sent to your e-mail. 

** If you place an order in my web store by August 16, you will be entered into a drawing to get some extra goodies from me! **

This month's theme is 'What Summer Means To Me'. Well, living in Arizona, that's EASY. Lots and LOTS of sunshine and long hot days! Since we have so much of it, I thought I would send some your way!

My "Sunshine" Card: 

This bright and cheery card just makes me smile - I LOVE orange, yellow and turquoise! The sun was stamped with Orange ink onto Buttercup CS and circle punched. I used my tiny polka dot stamp with Bermuda ink on Ocean CS and stamped the clouds on top, then I fussy cut them out. I wanted a fun 'sky' background, so enter more Bermuda ink on a mesh background stamp. The mat behind the scene is Buttercup CS stamped with larger polka dots in Buttercup ink - I do love my polka dots! Add the sentiment, orange satin ribbon and pearls colored with Copics to match that gorgeous Ocean blue and voila! a CAS summer card!
A close up view of all the details.

I love vibrant spring flowers, but in Arizona, only very hardy plants, desert and cactus flowers survive in our summer heat. So I created my second card - a colorful floral card - to remind me of cooler days ahead!

My 'No One Like You' Card: 
The marigolds were stamped with various AMuse inks onto Sugar CS and embossed with Satin Pearl embossing powder. I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the floral panel and the oval tag for the sentiment. Grass Gingham paper and Buttercup CS were used to mat the floral panel. The Buttercup CS was embossed using the medium dots embossing plate. I inked the tag edge with Buttercup ink and matted it on a Grass CS scalloped oval. The finishing touches - clear tiny Twinkle rhinestones embellish the flowers and sentiment tag and a border of Sugar polka dot ribbon.
A close up view to see the pearl embossing and Twinkle rhinestones.

Stuff I Used (All products are from AMuse Studio):
Card #1 - 
Stamps: Sunshine and Shade, Polka Dot Patterns, Make a Scene, Mesh Background
Cardstock: Sugar, Buttercup, Ocean
Ink: Orange, Bermuda, Buttercup pigment inks, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Embellishments: Orange Satin Ribbon, Creative Candy Pretty Pearls (colored with Copic marker BG05)

Card #2- 
Stamps: Marvelous Marigolds
Cardstock: Sugar, Buttercup, Grass Gingham
Ink: Buttercup, Bubblegum, Orange, Heather, Ocean pigment inks, Memento Tuxedo Black ink    
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 8, Ovals, Scalloped Ovals / Medium Dots Embossing Plate
Embellishments: Satin Pearl Embossing Powder, Sugar Polka Dot Ribbon, Creative Candy Twinkle Stickers (rhinestones) 

If you are hopping along today, you should have arrived from Dana Vincent's blog.
Your next stop will be Carissa Fulkerson's blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping with us today!  


kasia c. said...

Both cards are so bright and fun! Fabulous colour combos.
I really wish we could get Amuse here in Canada, I loved their stamps. :)

VanessaB said...

so fun! :)

Sassy said...

very bright and cheery!

Melissa Roell said...

Great summer time cards!

Samantha said...

your cards are so fun!! You are very ambitious to get 2 in, you go girl! Thanks for participating in the hop!

sherri said...

I love the first color combination you used. I need to try those all together.

Patricia said...

So beautiful cards Cathy I love it =P

Unknown said...

two amazing cards :)

Tami Grandi said...

Goodness- I absolutely LOVE both of these cards- I'm going to pin them to my inspiration folder on Pinterest if you don't mind :)

Stamping Dana said...

Love both cards!!

Kelly Spivey said...

WOW! love both your cards! They are just FANTASTIC! Those flowers...beautiful!

jan farnworth said...

wonderful cards

Laura Sterckx said...

LOVE the no one like you card! I love flowers!

kari bell said...

love the pearls and ribbon, so fun!

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