Saturday, April 17, 2010

WMS Blog Waltz - Mother's Day

The little Irish stamp company that could, Waltzingmouse Stamps, is having a blog waltz. Yessiree, no unseemly hopping going on here - just a lovely, swaying waltz around the blogosphere.

The theme is Mother's Day, which we celebrate in Canada in May, so maybe this year my mum will get her card on time!

I am especially pleased with the text I removed from the book "Gardens of our Souls" and used for the background of this card. If you click on the photo, it should expand large enough for you to read it. The excerpt talks about mothers' voices, their tried and true quotes, like "Wear clean underwear," and even cites the Irish poet W.B. Yeats! I used only Waltzingmouse stamps (Spring Baskest and Faux Fun sets) on this card and made liberal use of Pumice Stone, one of the 12 new Distress Inks I'm playing with these days. Ribbon is a wired ombre. Hardware is Stampin' Up! As Claire of WMS would say, "Hope it tickles."

To find out where all the other stops are in the waltz, go to Claire's blog post as it has all the details.

21 comments:

Kathryn B said...

What a beautiful idea for the text behind your image. Instead of it being generic it now has meaning! Love your ribbon too! TFS

Carly said...

I love how you stamped directly on the text. Wonderful card!

Joanne Gilch said...

Awesome card. Your Mum will love this card and how surprised will she be when she gets it!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful! Love that bronze bow with that sweet basket of flowers!

Laurie Marmon said...

Very cool way to do the background on your card. How cute. Love that ribbon too!

Melanie said...

Oh your card is beautiful. I love effect of using the text paper.

Julia Aston said...

What a creative design on this lovely card! wonderful text panel!

Belinda said...

Love the stamping onto the text directly! So prettty!

Claire Brennan said...

Charmaine! I love the image stamped directly onto the text!!! I so want to try that now!! your card has a beautiful olde worlde feel to it, Thank you so much for waltzing with us!!

Angela Mclean said...

VERY pretty... one of my favorite stamps! Your mom will just love this card!!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Joanne Gilch said...

I could have sworn that I left a comment here on Saturday! So sorry...going to go get my head examined...LOL Awesome card, I love the incorporation of book page as BG.

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful card, love the text bg and the ribbon is so lovely. Pauline x

Rachel Webber said...

Love the stamping onto text, and your card is beautifully distressed - I always mess that up but yours is amazing

Rach
x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful! Love your you stamped and colored over the meaningful text!!

Heather said...

Love how you've stamped over the (very important!) text. It's a lovely touch and quite pretty!
Now, I need to take more time and look at your blog, fellow canuck. Yup, I'm in the eastern part:)

Genevieve said...

Very pretty, I love the ribbon :)

Nancy said...

Wow, what a fantastic card.

I don't know that I would have been able to use that page directly from the book. It's so perfect and now it's gone!!! *√ú*

Janet said...

Very nice work....lovely colors

Lee said...

Love that ribbon detail!

Joan B said...

This is beautiful and so meaningful. The paper looks like velvet!

Antje said...

This stamping directly on the text is very interesting - makes me want to try it! Love the vintage feel of your card!