Monday, June 7, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #1

The Mouse has started a weekly challenge blog, with a new challenge to be uploaded each Saturday. This is perfect for me - a mostly weekend stamper! This week we are to try our hand at creating a card that reflects this sketch:
Here's my go:
I used a number of Waltzingmouse Stamps on this card: the circle, the sentiment, and the background leaves. The maroon DP is actually digital paper from WMS, too. To get the closely nested scalloped squares, I first die cut the green one with the largest die in the Classic Scalloped Squares Small set of Nestabilities. Then, using an Exacto knife, I cut around the outside of the die on the digi paper to get a slightly larger border. I created the brad button with an I-top brad maker and set it on a die cut embellishment from the Cuttlebug Harlequin set. The tone-on-tone background was stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and Adirondack Cranberry Ink was used for the sentiment.

I adore Swarovski rhinestones. They have a reflective quality that is unmatched in embellishments. They are a bit pricey, and I have only found them at Michael's. When I have a 40 or 50% off coupon, this is more than likely what I use it for. It's hard to catch the effect on camera, though.


Why not join us over at the Waltzingmouse Challenge Blog and see the wonderful cards the Design Team made for the first sketch, and all those uploaded by others. You don't have to use WMS stamps to play along, and there are random prizes to be awarded, too. Click on the blinkie at the right hand side of my blog to visit there now.

9 comments:

Pauline said...

Just beautiful, lovely colour combo and fabby bling! Pauline x

Sandra said...

Hi...beautiful card,such a lovely colour combo and love the DP you have used (i had to get this set from Claire)...perfect finishing embelli too!

Take care
San x

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty colors and love the sentiment {wink, wink}. I love the bling of Swarovski also, great addition to an already awesome card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is gorgeous! Such striking color and the wonderful die cut behind your brad...it's lovely.

Sandie R said...

What a great card. I love the colours and the tone on tone background

Julia Aston said...

Love the framing and bling around the sentiment and your fun ribbon! Thanks for playing with the WMS challenge this week!

anya said...

Beautiful card! Love the striking color combination that you used and the embellishments! So glad you could play along with our first sketch challenge!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow! Charmaine, I am so tickled that you used the digi papers! that frame is super! gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Sharli said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous!