Thursday, June 17, 2010
Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Waltz
Good morning Waltzers! It's a great day for a waltz. I've been looking forward to this for a while now. Here goes......
It's always good to have some masculine cards on hand, but they are a challenge for me, as they are for others. They don't come easy to me, and it's great to practise making some.
My first card is a thank you card. I used the sketch in a previous challenge this week, and liked it so much that I thought I would use it for today's waltz. I used the Fancy Phrases stamp set, which works perfectly with the fancy labels nesties. I just love those nestie friendly stamps. Claire has tons of them, so you need to check them out, if you're a nestie girl like me. Don't you love those brads in the corners? They are the ones that look like screws...perfect for a masculine card. I stamped the image and sentiment with versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
My second card is suitable for any celebration--grad, birthday, new job, etc. For the background paper, I used the Vintage Circles nesties stamps set and stamped it again in versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I did the same thing with the sentiment, except I used the Fancy Phrases set for that. I popped it up on a pop dot, and voila! A card is born!
If you're interested in more Waltzers, pop over to Claire's forum where you can get the list of participants. Claire also has two contests going on--one for participants in the Waltz and one for those who waltz with us and count the chinese lanterns hidden in the posts. Better get counting....there's a stamp set riding on it!
If you love Waltzingmouse Stamps as much as I do, scroll back to the last two posts. I've got a couple of other cards posted for the current challenge at Claire's Challenge Blog.
I hope you have a great waltz. It's going to be an ugly day here, in terms of the weather. They are forecasting up to 70mm of rain, big winds, and there is a flash flood warning. Not so nice. If you're in my area, batten down the hatches!