Sunday, January 16, 2011

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - January 2011

I am so glad to dust off my dancin' shoes and waltz again with the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz!  The theme this month is Valentine's/Love, so here you go:



I used some Spellbinders dies to cut and emboss the lower scallops, and a Sizzix brocade embossing folder to emboss the background. The cardstock is white core so a little sanding reveals the white inner layer. I coloured the velvet ribbon with Victorian Velvet distress ink to match the distressed pink heart layer. I created the small heart brad with an I-top brad maker tool and highlighted with Glossy Accents. A couple of pink Swarovski crystals are the finishing touch. WMS stamp sets used to make this card: Seasons of Love - Tags, Nutcracker Sweet (small heart on brad), and Vintage Ornaments (background behind sentiment). I also used some WMS digital paper from Victoriana Papers. Details on this waltz can be found on the WMS blog. Hope you can join us and sashay around the room!

23 comments:

Pauline said...

Wow, fabulous layering, and love that scalloped border!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

WOW...this is drop-dead gorgeous! Holy cow...so many wonderful design elements to view. What a great idea to use the white core cardstock to reveal such texture. Awesome job.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous, Charmaine. I really like the color combo and the way you used the different Spellbinders dies. The embossed panel is beautiful too. TFS!

cbuswell said...

Oh I love this, the layering, the cute brad and the fab scallop edge at the bottom, brilliant!!

Debgem said...

This is just beautiful. I love the layered hear and all those lovely scallops. I think you've done the inside too - Claire's papers? Fab card!

Julia Aston said...

Love all the scalloped edges on this! and the embossed bg looks wonderful!

Inkyfingers said...

What fantastic texture on your background. I love your design and that brad is very clever.
Hugs
Carol x

Vera said...

Wonderful valentine! I really like the look of those layered scallops!

Sue Lelli said...

The sanding is MAGNIFICENT! Also LOVE the layers of scallops at the bottom. Your heart focal medallion is so PRETTY! LOVE your card!

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely stunning Charmaine! Love the double layered heart. All of the elements come together so well. And thanks for the great tip for the ribbon.

Muckyfingers said...

Absolutely lovely.... hmmm think I might be needing this set :) xXx

Kelly S. said...

So beautiful! The layers on this are just gorgeous! Especially love how you did the scallops on the bottom!

Belinda said...

Charmaine, this is just amazing! Love the layers, the sanding on your embossing and the fun scalloped layers!

Heidi said...

Charmaine this is stunning! You have a lot of work in this beautiful card!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful romantic card, love all the pretty layers!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Charmaine! Love the layered heart and the gorgeous embossed/distressed BG!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Ooh, I love the sanding and the velvet ribbon! What a beautiful card!

Chris L.

Anabelle said...

So gorgeous and filled with lovely details!!

Laurie Marmon said...

Oh, look at all those fun layers! Great card!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card!!!

snowbear said...

I really love this card! Great Job!!

Debgem said...

Just a quick note to say thanks for your comment on my Waltz card. It was fun!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous work, Charmaine! I love the white core card and your use of those lovely spellbinders dies. Just beautiful. :D