Waltzingmouse Stamps October Blog Party

Thursday, October 18, 2012



Scroll down to the next post for my CASE Study card. I hope you're enjoying the Waltzingmouse Stamps October Blog Party. The theme for October is a color selection, purple, orange and black. Any shade of these colors is ok to use, so I went with slightly richer tones of these colors for my card, plum, burnt sienna and black. You can also use your choice of neutral. (I did add a little touch of green in there for the foliage, I'm sure you'll forgive me though!) 


I used the gorgeous lantern from Bright Season from Waltzingmouse Stamps as my focal point, I just love this lantern and it's such a great size (just over 4" tall). I stamped it with embossing ink and heat embossed in black.


I stamped the candle and outer glow using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I stamped the smaller inner glow by coloring the stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker. I rubbed the edges of the lantern with Antique Linen Distress Ink and added some more warmth with Scattered Straw Distress Marker. The flame is colored with Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker and a touch of Barn Door. I also added a little gold glitter to the tip. The foliage is also from Bright Season, stamped using Memento Pistachio ink, touched up with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Markers.


The sentiment is from Seasonal Remedies from Waltzingmouse Stamps stamped in Jet Black archival ink. I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The background is embossed with the Cottage Floral embossing folder from Craft Concepts.


To achieve the tonal depth on the embossed plum cardstock (which is from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection) I used two different Distress stains around the edges, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. I also used these on the tan seam binding to add some more depth of color. Ok, I'm off to check out the Blog Party!! : )

22 comments

  1. Clare - this is just gorgeous. The colours are beautifully rich and warm, and the sparkle on the lantern flame looks super!

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  2. So elegant and gorgeous! Stunning background and love the bow and leaves.

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  3. What an elegant beauty Clare!! I love the textured bg and your gorgeous leaves! WOW!!

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  4. Oh Clare...this is just amazing with your rich shades of purple. The dimension you achieved with those gorgeous leaves is incredible. I love this project.

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  5. Clare - Wow this is spectacular! I love the embossed plum paper, that amazing fussy cut lantern and the seam binding with the leaves dangling is brilliant!

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  6. Clare this is a beautiful...love the shades you chose. Your leaves on the lantern look REAL! The bow is the perfect accent! And ohhh the distressed embossing! I have to remember that trick, it's so lovely. Makes the background look like a tapestry!

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous, Clare! I love the deep, rich colors and the beautiful way you used all those distress inks. The leaves and bow are really stunning!

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  8. This is beautiful! I adore that stamped lantern!!

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  9. Oh drool....I want to completely recreate this Clare, this is so beautiful!! Hugs!

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  10. Clare, this is a work of art~so elegant and beautiful! I love the life you gave those leaves~wow~

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  11. Pure elegance, Clare. So very tastefully done. You can almost feel the glow of the lamp. Utterly fab!

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  12. Gorgeous!!
    The rich colors and embossing...
    stunning!
    And that lantern...
    swoon!

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  13. That lantern is just gorgeous! What a beautiful card.

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  14. Gorgeous Clare. I am planning to use this lantern on my holiday cards this year. Thank you for providing such wonderful inspiration.

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  15. Clare Your Card is Spectacular. Love all the colors you chose and the embossing you've done. The leaves are truly a work of art! Well the whole card is! Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  16. Your beautiful candle lantern looks so realistic...that glow is beautiful. I love the distressed look to the background paper too.

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  17. STUNNING card sooooo GORGEOUS!

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  18. So gorgeous!! I can't wait to get my Bright Season stamps!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful. Just love this classic stamp set and you really brought it to life.

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  20. This is gorgeous, Clare! I love that lantern and the shades of the colors you chose are so elegant! I ordered these last week and can't wait to get them!!

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