Happy Birthday at Muse and a Farewell

Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Clean and Simple, Copic markers, Die cutting, Happy Birthday Cards, Muse, My Favorite Things | 6 comments


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!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Congratulations on such inspiring work as a Muse, marion. Your cards will be missed – hope you drop in sometime just for a look-see. 🙂

  2. I will most definitely miss you, Marion, and -what I think of as – your signature Blue!! I adore this card, fabulous! Best of everything to you … and please do come keep us company on occasion?
    =] Michele

  3. A wonderful card Marion, can’t wait to see how this inspires! You will be sadly missed at Muse x

  4. Beautiful card Marion, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Marion – love this happy Muse and although we’re sad to say farewell, we look forward to having you play along with us! Thanks for all the support and inspiration!

  6. Lovely card – so crisp and clean.. inspired me to use up some balloons 😀 xxx

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