Sunday, July 17, 2011

WMS July 2011 Waltz: Birthdays



It's that time!


This month the theme is "Birthday Party" and I believe it was my first time to ink up this stamp from the Very Vintage Labels No. 18 set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. This Spellbinders compatible stamp fit nicely into the Nestabilities die.



This card is for a dear male friend who turns 65 soon. I distressed the striped paper with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added some Cuttlebug Vintage corners and kept the hints of red minimal with some gemstones and a bit of velvet ribbon. The numbers came from the WMS Victorian Alphabet set and the sentiment came from the Fancy Phrases set

To find out more about the monthly Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz, please visit this link. To find out how to accurately line up stamped images inside thin metal dies like Spellbinders, please visit my photo tutorial here. Thanks for stopping by to tap your toes with me; if you are waltzing along with us this month, I look forward to visiting your creation soon!


22 comments:

Pauline said...

Simply elegant, and gorgeous, love this!

Debgem said...

Just magnificent. Love the colour scheme. Elegant, strong image - perfect for a guy!

Craftilicious said...

I love the strong b&w design - just brilliant.

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

I just adore your card, Charmaine. Your papers is the perfect masculine touch and your corner die cuts are such an elegant touch.

Claire Brennan said...

oh wow Charmaine, ultra classy! LOVE the wee pops of red!! Gorgeous card! The wee decorative corners are just the perfect finish!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!!!

Cyndie said...

Oh, gorgeous card! Love those colors and patterns, and the sentiment idea is great!

Lee said...

Great masculine birthday card.

I'm Renee said...

Such a striking, dramatic card...
love it!

Karen B. said...

Fantastic card! So rich and elegant, perfect for a person that is 65!

Julia Aston said...

What a nice way to celebrate a 65th b'day - great masculine colors and stripes on this Charmaine - love the touches of red in the ribbon and bling! The label stamping looks wonderful!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Wow, this is a great card! I love the black with the hint of red, it just stands out!

Chris L.

snowbear said...

Love it.... I also LOVE your blog picture.... awesome!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous creation, love it. I love the classy look to this card!

Happy Waltzing

Ali x

Cassie_lu said...

excellent card

LaurieJ said...

Black, white and red! Fantastic color combo! This is a great masculine card.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How clean, crisp, classy and fun!! LOVE all the black/white with the pop of red!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card. I love your use of just two colors with a just a pop of red...elegant!

Belinda said...

Love that you personalized the card with the age! And the distressing on the patterned paper is just lovely! It really makes the white flourishes pop even more!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Awesome, I love the colour combo - the little hits of red are perfect! Hope you're well and not TOO fed up with this so-called summer (like I am...)!!!

Joanne Gilch said...

This is a gorgeous card for any one...male or female. Lucky the guy that gets this!!! He deserves it at 65!!!! Yeppers, BRAVO to him!!!

Helen L said...

So elegant, especially with the black and the red and the labels 18 together!! I love it :-)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the personalized aspect of this card and that distressing is such a great touch! Well done!