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Monday, May 17, 2010

Waltzing Mouse 1st Birthday Blog Waltz

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.

41 comments:

Katie said...

Gorgeous card!
It's so well put together, the image, the papers, just wonderful!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty card. It's beautiful.

Deedee Anderson said...

Oooh, I love how the green and red pop against the black on this one, Nancy -- very fun!!!

Pauline said...

How beautiful, love the black and red together, very striking. Pauline x

Angela Mclean said...

Gosh this is ACE!!! LOVE the deep red flowers... reminds me of Christmas, even! Great design!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Claire Brennan said...

Nancy I do love the colours you have used, very smart and your stitching is a fabulous detail! Thank you so much for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

I love the dimensions that are added with the flowers. This is a great composition.

Polly Pierce said...

OMG, that's one pretty card! Lovely use of Claire's stamps, they really stand out with this combo...

Janet said...

Very pretty card. Love how the colors make the images pop.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! The glossy looking flowers are wonderful!

Carly said...

Love the dark rich colors! Just gorgeous!

Sue W said...

Great card - love the colours and those flowers are great!

Tanya Rudd said...

Now this is stunning. Love the colors, and how you worked the sketch.Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Nadine said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you designed this and the flowers are just gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Wowza! This is stunning. Love how you've worked the sketch and all of the detail.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Love those yummy flowers and that layout!! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Wow Nancy, this is a sumptious card! The ammont of work involved is amazing, and I'm sure the recipient will treasure it!
Thank you for taking the time to join us at Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge.
Love as always Gina x x x

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love those cut out flowers and don't they look fabulous in red!

Cheryl said...

this is really beautiful great take on the sketch
many thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Genevieve said...

Very pretty, your flowers are beautifully coloured :)

anya said...

Gorgeous card! The red flowers really pop - and I love the patterned paper you used. So glad you could waltz with us!

Lee said...

Such a lovely card. That stitching is fabulous.

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful card! I love the pop of the red!

Julia Aston said...

So many pretty things on this card! the wonderful stitching, the bright red flowers and pretty DP's! thanks for waltzing with us!!

Heather said...

Love how the red pops and I really love the cream and black with it. Lovely card!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous...absolutely a gorgeous card!
Love the colors you used and thanks for the inspiration.

Janelle said...

The flowers are smashing. I love how you colored them. The whole card is so sweet and lovely.

Charmaine Stack said...

You've put a lot of effort in and it shows. A fabulous combo of papers and stitching and inking... reminds me a bit of Mary Engelbreit, and I love her stuff.

Belinda said...

Love the pop of red from the flowers! Fab!

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!
WHAT CAN I SAY???
TOTALLY GORGEOUS AND STUNNING CARD...I LOVE EVERYTHING SINGLE THING ABOUT IT...
SO MANY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES ON HERE...
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT CSSC..
HUGS ALISON.
XXX

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card, so much detail. Thank you for joining us at MCFC and good luck with the prize draw x

Jill said...

What a fantastic card!

Jill x

carole said...

Beautiful card, I love each details.

Liz said...

Beautiful card really lovely the red is brilliant thanks for joining MCFC

Liz x

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout and the colours are perfect!

Thanks for joining in over at Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge.

Sarah x

Marion E. said...

Lovely way to do the flowers around the sentiment. Great coloring on them as well.
Thanks for joining us at CSSC.
xxx

Davi said...

Wow this is beautiful!!

Lil Sis said...

This is gorgeous so elegant. Thanks for playing along with CSSC.

Hugs Beccy x

CJ said...

AWESOME CARD......LOVE HOW YOU COLORED THE CARD.....THANKS FOR JOINING US AT CSSC.....GOOD LUCK

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

WOW! I love everything about this!
TFP CowGirl Up!

*psychangel* said...

Fabulous Nancy! Love the stitching detail, and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge *2, Good Luck. Hugs, Ang x