Herd You Had a Birthday



The MFT Superstar contest ends in a couple of days, so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring with this card. These cows are just the most adorable critters! I love their goofy expressions and when I added the googly eyes – well I just had to giggle! It is like they are saying ‘oooooohhhh’. They are coloured with Copics and a Memento marker (as I don’t own any black Copic markers – I’ll have to remedy that soon). The stencil is also from MFT and was sponged with black ink. The blue background was a scrap piece of water colouring that I had laying around.

MFT Whole Herd | Marion Vagg

My Dad would love this card. He is a farmer who has a really dry sense of humour and a punny sentiment is right up his alley. Well that is one birthday card made for next year!

MFT Whole Herd detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: MFT Whole Herd stamp set

Card: Scrapbook Boutique smooth white cardstock, Black cardstock (brand unknown), Canson water colour paper

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Memento marker – Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (o, E00, E31, E34, No, C1) , MFT Cow Print stencil, Mounting foam, Googly eyes, Liquid adhesive,

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Happy Birthday at Muse and a Farewell


It is my week at the Muse Card Club and sadly, it will be my last Muse card. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2.5 years of being a Muse and working with a fabulous team (both past and present). But alas, I feel it is time for me pass the Muse baton on to someone else. Who is that someone? Well you will just have to wait for that announcement in the coming weeks.

So, onto my card. A bright and happy birthday card using some My Favorite Things products. The subtle background chevrons were created with a metal die, but I used a rubber embossing mat, instead of a cutting plate. This is a great way to get more use out of your wafer thin dies. The balloons have some subtle Copic marker shading to add a little bit of dimension.

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

Happy Birthday detail | Marion Vagg

I hope that you will find some time to play along with Muse this week. For the full Muse challenge guidelines go here.


Stamps: MFT DC Banner Greetings stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Pool, Azure, Blush, Black

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Die-Namics Chevron Stripes, Die-Namics Balloon Stax, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders tan embossing mat, Silver Embroidery floss, Foam squares, Copic Markers

Thank you Ardyth and all the girls who are and have been on the DT, I have had a lot of fun. Who knows, I may even find some time to play along myself!

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