Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Two cards

Hi everyone!
Playing along again with Muse: Christmas Visions.
this beautiful inspiration card is by Betty Wright.

I tried and tried to use a reindeer on my card but it just wasn't working the way I wanted it to so I went in a different direction.  I was inspired by the colors and the image above the sentiment on Betty's card.

I created the background using Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks and a stencil from Istencils.  I had this image stamped in black on white sitting on my desk.  I grabbed it and it worked perfectly on my card.  I sponged Mermaid Lagoon ink onto my main card panel so the blues would match perfectly.
My second card was inspired by the Manly Motifs Mood Board in the new online card class, 

I was inspired by the deer heads, the sleek frames and the map image on the wall.  So much to be inspired from in this mood board.  I will be sharing one more card inspired by this board in the coming days.

***Before you go the winners have been announced HERE on Catherine's blog for the 10 free spots in the class.  Congratulations to the lucky winners, were you one of them?***

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Muse card:
Stamps:  Nativity (SSS)
Accessories:  Stencil (Istencil), Nativity dies (SSS)

Happy Birthday card:
Stamps:  World Map (SU), Keep it Simple: Birthday (PTI)
Paper:  Black, Gray, White
Accessories:  Wonky Squares (Lil' Inker)


  1. Both of your cards are wonderful Kristie!

  2. Both of your cards are fantastic, Kristie! Love the background on the first along with the image and sentiment! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

  3. Kristie, I love your Christmas card! And what a great manly birthday card, I sure struggle with those kind of cards! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday

  4. Fantastic indeed, Kristie!!! I LOve the image and sentiment on the first, and the second? that map stamp must find its way to my house!!!
    =] Michele

  5. Beautiful cards my dear! Love the direction you took when the reindeer was not working!

  6. Great cards - love the subtle stencil in the background of your Christmas card! So pretty! I would not have thought of using it for Christmas, but it sure works!

  7. I love how you said you couldn't figure out how to use a deer on the card, and then made a card with a deer! lol! I love your interpretation of Betty's Muse, Kristie - that's one of my favourite Christmas stamps and I love the simplicity of your card! So glad you joined us at MCV!

  8. Fantastic cards Kristie!! I love the image and sentiment on the first and how cool is the second. The map background is pretty nifty!

  9. Wow, I love your Christmas card Kristie! It is so beautiful with the background stenciling. I love those colors, what a great way to be inspired by Betty's beautiful card! I also love your deer head card, so masculine and so perfect for any man in one's life. Hugs, Brenda

  10. Two fabulous cards Kristie...your Nativity scene is so beautiful.

  11. Kristie. LOVELY cards!!!!! The first, also perfect for Less is More (Stencil) and AAACards, Stencils!!!! Love to see you link up.....Just simple, clean and LOVELY!!!!

  12. Oh. what great cards! Wonderful take of the Muse:Christmas Visions card!

  13. Wonderful cards Kristie - love the Christmas one, especially the sentiment. The mood board one is so very striking!!

  14. Just amazing as always Kristie!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

  15. Super CAS and stylish! Great stencilled background that just complements the stamp so well. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  16. Fantastic cards Kristie, love the image and classy colours on the first one and the second is also super striking and clever. Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards and Less is More. Sarah x
    PS. you might like to link the second one up at Uniko as we've an anything goes challenge with a 'masculine' optional twist.

  17. Gorgeous 'glow' behind Mary & Joseph. Love the blue.

    Great guy card! The angled die frame works perfectly with the stag die! The map background is so clever!

  18. Two great cards, Kristie. The faded stencilling behind your image on your Christmas card is perfect, love it in blue.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  19. Beautiful, crisp and perfect Holy Family card, Kristie ... and what a fabulous monochrome ... the deer head is so striking framed in the white against the grey! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)

  20. These are both terrific. Great layout & terrific use of neutrals for the birthday card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  21. Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!
    Kristie what fab cards!
    Thanks for joining us last week

  22. A delightful CAS duo. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge :) Hugs Bev x


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