Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:


My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.


After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:


I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


25 thoughts on “Hello World, How are you?

  1. Hi Kymona, your card is just wonderful! You card has such a happy feel to it with all those wonderful bright colors (I love bright colors – I guess you could tell…) I am happy you are playing along at the Muse this week! Thank you so much.

    • Cornelia, thank you for your kind comment. I agree with you bright colors are great and I love them. I had fun interpreting your sketch. This was a fun challenge. Thank you for having me.

  2. This card is really nice. This is the kind of card that you would not want to ever throw away. As I saw it, I thought that it would be beautiful as a journal cover. The jewels and sequins added such a beautiful touch!

  3. Fabulous card! I adore the colours you’ve used (orange is one of my fave colours) and I love the reverse take on Cornelia’s card – watercolouring the sentiment against a black background! Inspired! xxx

  4. Such a clever take on this week’s Muse – I love that you reversed it and put colourful letters on a black background! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

    • Thank you Ardyth! You are the one who inspired me. I follow your blog and I always see your Muse cards, the card you posted yesterday pulled me in. So I decided to play along. Thank you for that.

    • Lauren, thank you for your kind words. Your birthday card is super cute. I love how you were able to get the sentiment across all of the three die cut words. That was a great idea.

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