Friday, December 04, 2009

Thankful For Your Support

It's late at my house. Very late. My little family is fast asleep and I'm up stamping! I know I'm not the only one. I can just visualize many of you reading this with tired eyes, working away on one project or another. My reason for staying up? I was just bound and determined to make something with my very first set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. When Claire sent me the Blessed By You set, I immediately realized that the great variety of sentiments included in this set were going to fill a void in my collection. I especially like this one:

I LOVE the maple leaf in this set! It's just a perfect little leaf that was calling to me to be used right away. I wanted to experiment with a more masculine (or at least neutral) color combination. I really like how this one turned out. Although it's very hard to see (click photo, above, to enlarge), I created the background by stamping the leaf and acorn image once on scratch paper then again on my cardstock. It creates almost a textile feel on this card. I also stamped another leaf image from the set onto my cream cardstock center and inked the edges a bit. This tones down the brightness of the cream a bit. And some mica powder adds a little shine and shimmer on my leaf (again, hard to see in the photo, but click to enlarge):

I can't wait to ink up more of these stamps and share more projects for Waltzingmouse Stamps! Thanks to all of you for your kind comments and congratulations. It's a great honor to be on the design team with such talented and kind ladies. Now...

make sure you check out Claire's blog for the latest news on the December Waltzingmouse Stamps release!





Stamps: Blessed By You (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile, Ocean Tides (PTI)
Ink: Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Vintage Chai & Chamomile (PTI)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M), Labels One, classic circle dies (Spellbinders), mica powder, Terracotta Tile satin luxe ribbon (PTI), button, rustic jute button twine (PTI)

36 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh I just love it Jennifer! Gorgeous rich colours - and mica powder - what a wonderful finishing touch!

Claire Brennan said...

It's a beautiful card Jennifer - fabulous colours and so well finished! Thank you!

Debbie said...

ITs beautiful Jennifer. I love all your creations.
I will have to buy some of those in the new year, I love the stamp sets that work with the nestabilities... I am sure I will have to buy a few...

Alyssa S said...

Beautiful! What a calming color combo, and I love the realness (yep, it's a word) of the focal leaf :o)

lynn said...

sweet card, jennifer--and congrats on claire's design team--love her stamps, and her blog!

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors you used on this wonderful card Jennifer! Welcome to the DT team!

Sian said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combination - would never think putting these together.
Sian
x

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Simple elegance at its best!!!

Sharron said...

This is such a lovely card. Perfect choice of colors--something I will definitely be trying. And congratulations on being selected for the DT--looking forward to seeing your Waltzingmouse creations.

anya said...

Just stunning, Jennifer - I love it! Glad you're a new member of the DT, I can't wait to work with you!

Marge said...

What a great first card; love these colors!!! Congrats on your selection to the DT!!! The new sets are fabulous; hope I can order in the New Year!!!

Charlene Austin said...

SOOOO Gorgeous! Congrats on the new DT! Awesome!

Antje said...

Beautiful! I know what you are talking, the sentiments are soo, so nice... they really fit so many situations - I just love them!

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! :)

Dottie said...

A very lovely card. The vibrance of the ribbon sets off the beautfiul green perfectly. Thanks for sharing this card as it encourages me to "keep it simple" as being ornate is not always needed in making a beautiful card.

Maryleva said...

I love the beautiful colors you choose for the leaf card. Beautiful.

croppinmama said...

Nice work--thanks for your detailed instructions of how you added all the details. I agree, nice masculine color combo.

Belinda Langner said...

Oh how lovely!

Belinda Langner said...

SO lovely!

Marianne said...

Great job, and i love the maple leaf. Thanks for sharing. i am your newest follower

Karenladd said...

A beautiful card with an awesome color combo! Love that beautiful orange ribbon bow!

Winnie said...

Such a lovely card. Love the leaf and how you framed it. Lovely colors as well.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the rich colors!

Christine said...

Your card is wonderful....and it does fit the masculine bill, though I am sure that anyone would love to receive it! Great stamp set!

Michelle Rodgers said...

Beautifully done! Love the mica!

PoJo said...

Oh, so much beauty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann w said...

Love the colors you used. Lovely card.

Dodge3670 said...

Gorgeous card. thank you for sharing.

Lynn. G. said...

Love it...nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Judy Tuck said...

Love how you have showcased the maple leaf. I'm from Canada and this is a great card!

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a great card and would work equally well for men, as you said. TFS

Sue Bridges said...

Nice combo of design and color!

Tanja said...

Very pretty card, leaf images are always pretty, and I have had too many late nights stamping recently!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant and CAS card...love the emphasis on the image.

Karen said...

I love the colors!

Jytte said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors!

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