Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Hello!! This is my FIRST ever blog waltz, how exciting!! The Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz theme is the colors of summer... BLUE and GREEN (any shades you like!!) I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. So without further ado, here's my creation!!
I decided to make a large tag shaped card, handy and pretty to attach to a gift! I went for a fairly soft palette of blue green, petrol blue and a soft turquoise blue, well it kinda all blends together! The green base card is from the Mariposa Stack DCWV, the dotty paper is The Thrift Shop (October Afternoon) and the pretty floral paper is a gorgeous digi paper from a set called Girlfriends by Nicole and Mari (Sugarplum Paperie) at The Digichick.
Of course I used some of the very beautiful Victorian Fripperie set by Waltzingmouse stamps (my favorite stamp set!!) to stamp along the bottom of the card in green. I used a little more of the digi paper to make the little circle tag and I stamped the circle and sentiment in the same green. I ran a little stitching around the edges of the card on the sewing machine.
To add a little extra something, I sponged the edges with some Creative Inspirations Paint in Sage, it softens the edges nicely and catches the light nicely (It always goes well with a bit of satin ribbon too). I didn't have any blue lace (who does?) so I painted some white lace with a bit of Sky Blue Creative Inspirations Paint, turned out pretty.
The flower I made from some plain green fabric (from my mom's stash!), it's a Kanzashi flower, I have used them on my cards before. They're not too hard to make once you've made a couple. I have a book 'Kanzashi in Bloom' by Diane Gilleland, there are great tutorials in it for all different styles of kanzashi flower but there are some good video tutorials online too! I backed mine with a little circle of card to make it easier to attach to the card. The buttons are from my 'big bag o' buttons'! I did paint the top button with Sky Blue around the rim.
I layered some lace, blue organza and a bit of blue embroidery thread behind the flower. Ok, I didn't intend to have such a long post, I just got carried away! Enjoy the rest of the blog waltz!!
Waltzingmouse Stamps July Blog Waltz - List
Card/paper: Mariposa Stack DCWV, The Thrift Shop (October Afternoon), floral digi paper from the Girlfriends kit by Nicole and Mari (Sugarplum Paperie) at The Digichick
Stamps: Victorian Fripperie by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Versa Magic Tea Leaves
Other: Creative Inspirations Paint in Sage and Sky Blue, hole punch, blue embroidery thread, petrol blue satin ribbon, pale blue organza ribbon, selection of lace, sewing machine, green fabric, buttons.
* Ok, I found a tutorial that looks pretty good at 'Cut out and keep', here's the link *