JUGS Photo Inspiration

Hi friends - welcome back to another AWESOME inspiration week from Just Us Girls (JUGS); just look at this incredible photo - so many options, go with flowers, use the colors, look - there's even snow; the possibilities are endless.

But if you know me, I'll always go for flowers; love me some flowers!

I recently purchased this gorgeous Impression Obsession rose background stamp I wanted to try two different ways of coloring the background - one uses Tombow Markers and colored pencils (just one pencil actually); the other uses Press N Seal - yep, just like what you use in your kitchen!

Up first, the Press N Seal card. For both cards, I cut the main panel using Lil Inkers Dual Stitched Die and embossed the rose background in Hero Arts white embossing powder, once heat set I used a few pieces of Press N Seal scrunched up to apply color - a deep red to the center of each flower, then two different colors of pink to the outer edges. This is so simple and gives such unique texture to your flowers. I kept the card very simple (CAS), adding a strip of aqua/white striped paper down the side with a touch of black glitter paper. The 'hello' is from Queen and Company's Heartthrob kit; it's plastic and a soft aqua color, but I used the matching die to cut some white paper to allow it to pop off the background a bit more.

Up next, is the Tombow Markers + Prismacolor Pencil background. Can I just say I LOVE this background? I want to leave it just as is, pet it and look at it all day - HA! #dorkalert I just love how it turned out.

Once complete, I cut PTI's medium scribbled circles from white card stock multiple times, glued them all together then flung on some Hero Arts and Tattered Angels mists; I then added a layer of Mother of Pearl Nuvo Mousse followed by glossy accents. Once completely dry, I mounted on a PITI doily cut from polka dot vellum and some fun green leaves.

AND...that brings us to the end of my guest design time with Just Us Girls; I have absolutely LOVED designing with this group; thank you for having me!


Stamps: Impression Obsession rose background stamp
Papers: Bristol Smooth card stock, Neenah 80 lb. white, PTI True Black and Hibiscus Burst (inside), Queen and Company Heartthrob designer paper, black glitter paper, vellum
Ink: Barn Door and Worn Lipstick distress ink, MFT Bubblegum, VersaMark
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Prismacolor Pencils, glossy accents, PTI Doily Die, PTI Scribbled Circles Die, MFT Layered Leaves dies, Hero Arts and Tattered Angels mist, Tombow Markers, Press N Seal, washi tape, Lil Inkers Dual Stitched Die, Queen and Company Heartthrob Hello

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  1. Your rose backgrounds are just amazing! Thanks so much for spending your February with us at JUGS!

  2. Oh Michele these are so fantastic!! You she done an outstanding job as our guest! Please play along again soon as your work is incredible! Take care!

  3. Another 2 beautiful cards for us to look at here Michele but alas they are the last as our Guest at JUGS. Thanks so much for sharing such amazing work. I so enjoyed seeing your creations. Please come back soon.

  4. Good ol' Press N Seal!!! You do know that Jennifer McGuire's husband invented it. I love what you have done with that background stamp, really pretty. Both cards are just awesome!!

  5. These are so beautiful Michelle! I love how you used the Press and Seal on the first card! So clever! Thanks for being such a great guest at Just Us Girls!

  6. I love both card, Michele. The first is a softer look and the second is brighter with a little more definition. Both are fantastic with their added elements. It's been great having you as a guest designer. I hope you continue to enter cards in the gallery.

  7. Gorgeous cards Michele! I absolutely love the rose background, it's so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. These are both stunning! I love the texture you achieved with the Press N Seal on that first one and the beautiful shading with the markers on the second one. What a way to go out with a bang! Thanks so much for joining us this past month with all of your amazing creations.

  9. I have this background and you have just shown me two new mays to use it. Stunning and especially the second one. My precious........I hear you.... Love it, pet it. Sometimes it just capivates doesnt ir??


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