Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop


Welcome to the first ever Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop! Not only is this the first, but it's a surprise hop in honor of owner and designer, Claire Brennan's, birthday! Now if you got to my blog first, you'll want to go to Anya's blog to start from the beginning. Happy Birthday, Claire, this one's for you...

Since I'm a new member to the WMS design team, I'm still growing my collection. This means I needed to be a little creative when it came to a birthday card. But, Claire's sets are so versatile and packed with so many great sentiments it's easy to find one for any occasion. And, in this case, the perfect sentiment for such a dear, sweet woman:




I really wanted to use this great tree image from the Blessed By You set. Then I got the idea to add a heart, to echo the sentiment. I stamped the large solid heart from Sweethearts in VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. To make it stand out a little bit more, I sponged white pigment ink on the base and wiped off the excess ink on the heart with a tissue. I think it made for a nice, wintry effect; a great contrast to the sentiment:





If you're following along, the next stop is Julia's blog. Have a great day, Claire, you deserve it! Thanks for your friendship and the chance to work with your terrific stamps; it's an honor to be a part of WMS!











Stamps: Blessed By You, Sweethearts (WMS)
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado (PTI), Green Tea Leaves patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow (PTI), VeraMark watermark ink (Tsukineko)
Other: Ripe Avocado vintage button (PTI), rustic jute button twine (PTI), embossed curve border punch (EK Success), upper crest border punch (Fiskars)

20 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Jennifer - I can't believe this, I'm actually in tears here, I am choked, I'll chat to you later!!! HUGS.

Heidi said...

Jennifer this is a lovely card! You ladies are super for doing this for Claire!

Julia Aston said...

Oh Jennifer - I just LOVE the heart stamped over the tree and the pretty papers you used - wonderful colors on this beautiful card!

Brocéliane said...

this is a really lovely card:) happy birthday Claire :)

Bonnie said...

Jennifer this is beautiful!! I love the heart in the tree! Great addition!

Sharron said...

Beautiful card! And what a sweet birthday surprise for Claire.

anya said...

This is a fantastic card Jennifer! I love what you did with the tree and the heart - very pretty!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is so pretty and I know that Claire is smiling ear to ear seeing all these birthday cards. You guys are the best!

Heather said...

What a lovely idea with the heart! Perfect with that fab sentiment.
How sweet that y'all are making a celebration of it for that gal :)

Nerina said...

Oooooh, this is so homespun and delicious! I think I may need to CASE this one!! Love the stamp mixed with that PP! Joining you in wishing Claire a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Marge said...

WOW, Jennifer -- LOVE what you did on this card!!! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Jennifer, this is awesome! I love the wintery feel, and the way you placed the tree over the heart. Way to go!

zcdl said...

beautiful card :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love that tree and that paper is perfect with it!

lynn said...

beautiful, jennifer!

Sian said...

Stunning card.
Sian
x

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Jennifer, I just LOVE your style!! The sponged white ink...and the tree over the heart, they're just wonderful additions! Beautiful! :-)

Karolyn Loncon said...

So sweet and pretty. A beautiful card for a beautiful birthday girl. Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

How clever! This is really sweet!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic creation. I adore how you stamped the heart within the tree...such a lovely effect. Awesome card!

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