Well, it's that time of the month again. Time for another Waltzing Mouse Blog Waltz. This month is thier 1st Birthday, so the theme of the waltz is Birthdays. It's good I double checked before putting this together because my original Sentiment said Happy Anniversary.
I got my inspiration for this card from a sketch from The Pixie Cottage. They had another choice to distress elements of the card or make it vintage. I did some light sponging of Desert Sand Ink around the edges of all the pieces.
The black background was dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder.
Anyway, back to my stamps. The flowers are from a beautiful Waltzing Mouse stamp set called Spring Baskets. The floweres were stamped four times and colored with Copic Markers. I love the color red and combined it with some beautiful Close to my Heart papers of Black, Tan, & White, called Silhouette. The red crystals are also from CTMH but they were clear and I colored them with my matching red Copic Marker. There's a tiny one dotting the "i" in Birthday also.
I handstitched just the left side of the card this time with matching embroidery floss.
Other Challenges that fit this card:
Cowgirls' Sunday Challenge - Color Challenge - Red, Black & White.
Magical Crafts Challenge - Black, White + one more color.