Sunday, November 16, 2014

Flowers for WMS Fanatics Challenge

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Fanatics Challenge is Flowers. There's almost two weeks to play, and the theme is broad, so I hope folks will join in. They can even be Christmas blooms, like poinsettias or chrysanthemums.

I made this card to pop into the post for someone very special. I don't know if I am the only one, but it seems the more a card means to me, the hardest it is to get "just right!" I stamped and heat embossed flowers and leaves in clear on white cardstock, then went around the leaves with green Distress Inks and around the flowers with orange and yellow Distress Inks. Wiped the excess off to bring back the shine of the embossing.

The "miss you" is an electronic cut file that was cut out of the cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo. I cut a few, glued and stacked them together, then added black glitter to the final layer and nestled it back in the words-shaped hole. It is securely embedded, but also raised up a bit due to the layers and the glitter. Neat effect. I echoed the black with a very narrow border of black cardstock cut with my Perfect Layers tool and affixed to an olive card. And here it is upright:
Hope you'll play along, too! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Scandinavia Themed Tags

It's the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party and I am just in under the wire with the tags I made for the Scandi theme challenge. There were other challenges, but I ran out of time! Enjoy!

 Oh, look at this - the center of one of the Folk Art Medallion Stamps is PERFECT for stamping the ring around the tag hole!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zingy WMS Fanatics Challenge

The 30th Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge is to use at least three of the zingy colours found in this photo:
What a pretty Christmas ornament. But I ended up using some of the colours (lilac, bright pink, lime green and purple) for a birthday card.
Maybe a tad too many sequins?

Lots of foam tape to pop up the bouquet.
My background was made with strips of Memory Box papers cut and glued to create a Bargello effect. Then I ran it through my embossing machine to add a little texture.

There is still a bit of time left to play, so pop on over and check it out. Here's one last look:
4.25 X 5.5 inches