Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Blog Waltz with Waltzingmouse Stamps!


I am so happy to be able to participate in another blog "waltz" with Waltzingmouse Stamps! If you've just happened by, please head over to Claire's blog or to the 'Mouse House to see all of the amazing creations folks have made with their WMS goodies! I for one am quite anxious to see creations from the new sets!

The volcano made transport difficult from Ireland and I don't have my new stamps yet, so I decided to use an "oldie but a goodie," and one of my favorites - Faux Fun Circles. Making stamp sets so Nestie friendly was a brilliant idea!! I heart my Nesties!

I cut the scalloped circles out of a chocolate card base and a kraft overlay, stamped the interior of the card with my favorite image from the set and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I then stamped the leaf image from the set around the scallop and tied it with a pretty bow. Don't you just love this ribbon? It was clearance priced at Stampin' Up and I think it works perfectly with these colors! Next I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from my Lil' Buddies set in red on cream cardstock, distressed the edges, and attached it to the center of the circle with a foam square for some dimension. I really like how it came out - seems a bit Tyrolean, don't you think?


Supplies:
Stamps - Faux Fun Circles, Lil' Buddies (WMS)
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Kraft (SU!)
Ink - Craft White, Riding Hood Red (SU!), Tea Dye Chai (PTI)
Ribbon - SU!
Embossing Powder - SU!
Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Scalloped Circles (Spellbinders)

25 comments:

  1. Really pretty! Love the subtle tones, and that beautiful focal image!!

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  2. Fab card Jen! Love the colors and how you put it all together! TFS

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  3. Great card, love the scalloped window and your fab ribbon!

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  4. Mega brill design... love how you've done the cut-out and also the contrasting ribbon.
    Hugs
    Angela xxx.

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  5. Love the window, and the neutral colours, a gorgeous card. Pauline x

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  6. Oh so pretty with the window cut through!

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  7. Ooohhh so love this window card! It's a beautiful design and a stunning card.

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  8. Lovely and creative! Love the subtle color scheme and the window!

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  9. Simply gorgeous. Love the window.

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  10. Yes, I love the colours you used Jen, and setting the stamp in the aperture like that is so pretty! Gorgeous! Thank you for waltzing with us!

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  11. This card is very nicely done. I love how you used the stamp sets together. Love the scalloped circle opening.

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  12. So simple and yet so stunning! I was surprised to spot the aperture as I scrolled down - I was blown away already...

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  13. Oooo--I like it so much. I didn't realize at first that the scallops were a cut out. Great idea!

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  14. Oh so pretty! That scalloped window looks awesome revealing that gorgeous embossed image!

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  15. Such a pretty layout and I love your colour Combo too!

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  16. I love the scallop cut out and it all looks so yummy in chocolate.

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  17. I loved it BEFORE I realized the scallop was on the outside and the image on the inside! This is a WAY KEWL card!!!

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  18. This is a fab card! I LOVE your color combination. I'll have to try that. And the ribbon is the crowning touch.

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  19. You rock! I love the die-cut frame for the circle stamp. That is so clever.

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  20. Very pretty Jen! I love how you created your window - it is very striking with the black background! Glad you could waltz with us!

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  21. I love the window opening and the colours together look amazing.Lovely stamping & design :)

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  22. So pretty. I really like the way the white buds pop against the kraft background.

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  23. I really like your color choices and the die cut window is fantastic!

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