Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Waltz

ETA: I forgot to mention the prizes! Be sure to leave a comment on this post, as well as on the other design team members' blogs for a chance to win free stamps!

Welcome to another Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz! If you found me from Laurie's blog, then you're right on track. If not, make sure you go back to Claire's blog and start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

The first of the month is usually the time when the design team shows off new stamps from the release, but this month we're shaking things up a bit. Since Claire is not releasing new stamps this month, the design team is showcasing previously released stamps. I decided to use my very first WMS set, Blessed by You, for this card. I absolutely love the apple image from this set, and it's just perfect to create a card for my daughter's teacher as we wrap up the school year:

I stamped the sentiment repeatedly in white ink to create a background similar to chalk on a chalkboard. (Although I don't think too many teachers use chalk anymore, do they?) This patterned paper was perfect; I just added the spiral notebook punch along the edge and torn the bottom. I added a fun paperclip and some teeny, tiny buttons from my stash. I love the dimension on this card, with things sticking up and the paper crumpled a bit:


Now off you go to check out Belinda's blog to see which set she is featuring today. Have a great day and don't forget...revisit some of your older WMS stamps and have fun!






Stamps: Blessed by You (WMS)
Paper: True Black, Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI), Basic Grey
Ink: Fresh Snow, New Canvas, True Black, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet (PTI), distress ink (Ranger)
Other: foam dimensionals, paperclip, buttons, spiral notebook punch (SU!), small scalloped border die (PTI)

65 comments:

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE the way you created your "background paper" with the white on black! I just got this set and love having a fresh example for inspiration!

Katie Renz said...

Super cute Jennifer! I hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Ann said...

Just gorgeous
ann xxx

MicheyMoo said...

This is the perfect thank you card for your daughter's teacher. I love the way you've brought all the elements together. xxx

Sofia said...

Lovely card!!! And the background is just beautiful!!

Angela Mclean said...

Such a fun card... brilliant!
Angela xxx.

Ann said...

You've been so clever putting this card together Jennifer - a gold star from the teacher! Oh, what do you mean they don't use chalk anymore! No more of that horrible squeak that set your teeth vibrating? I can feel it now - yuk!

Sue W said...

That is a great little card......Love the sentiment used for a background.....must remember that!

SHARLENE W said...

Lovely card. Well done.

Isabel Z said...

Any teacher will appreciate this lovely card. Your attention to detail is amazing.

Julia Aston said...

what a great teacher card Jennifer! love the bg stamping!

Bonnie said...

Love the "chalkboard" Jennifer! What a wonderful card!

Robyn said...

Great card, love the background.

Janet said...

What a lovely card! Great work

lynn said...

you always have great teacher ideas, jennifer-love this!

anya said...

Love this Jennifer! I love the chalkboard background!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

What a cute idea! This is wonderful.

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet vintage styled teacher's card

Carly said...

I so love what you did with this set!!! Wow!

Marge said...

What a gread card -- love your chalkboard message BG!!!

Margaret C. said...

Love your card!! Awesome idea for a teacher card :-)

Meredith said...

You have to know this is going to be that teacher's favorite card!

Polly said...

Cute card....thanks for the chance to win!

Karin said...

Fab background paper! Love it :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great background treatment, Jennifer! Looks just like a blackboard!! Love it!!

Maria Matter said...

so sweet Jennifer, great design!!!
Blessings!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, I'd say this project would get you an A++ on the awesomeness scale. Fantastic job.

Laurie Marmon said...

very cool to use the sentiment as the background like that. i might need to try that!

Bonnie said...

Oh its perfect!!. It's that time of year again.

Bogner's said...

Beautiful card. Love all the dimension!

Janelle said...

Such a cute, cute card! Love the chalkboard look. (Although, you're right... do kids even know what a blackboard is anymore?)

Rustyhammer said...

Beautiful card - love the apple

Moira said...

What a great idea for this set - thanks for sharing your lovely designs!

suezie said...

Wow Jennifer such a cute, cute card!

Belinda said...

Love that blackboard effect that you created!

Claire Brennan said...

This is brilliant Jennifer! love the blackboard effect!!! Thank you so much!

Kathy Martin said...

WONDERFUL teacher thank you! Love the texture! :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable card for a teacher.
Thank you for sharing.

Carol F

Charmaine Stack said...

What a super idea! So glad the dog didn't eat your DT homework!! LOL!

Michie B said...

Great card...thanks for all the great ideas.

LaurieJ said...

Wow, what a fun card! The background looks exactly like a chalkboard and the "notebook" paper is the perfect touch. Love it!

Sharon said...

Love your background!

Stacy said...

Wonderful card - I love that apple image too - adding another WMS set to my wish list!

Sharli said...

Jennifer - it's a wonderful card! I just love the "blackboard" and the note paper - excellent work!

kksb said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. Wonderful "chalkboard".

Velta said...

What a creative way to show off this image you have made...Great work!

Busym1 said...

What a cute card for teacher! I feel badly I did not do a thing for the teachers this year, except for volunteer. I love this card....hugs

Maureen Merritt said...

A fab teacher thank you! I love the font in that set...my wishlist keeps growing & growing!

Nancy said...

Love your card! I've been looking at your other posts and am enjoying your other cards. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love a good apple! You did a great job with the card, just lovely!

Heather said...

Love! that chalkboard idea with the white ink! Lots of us will be using that one :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card. Like the sentiment used as a background.

Jamie said...

Fabulous!! I love the notepaper!

Em said...

hi Jennifer, love your card, so striking and just looks so good!
I love those sentiments stamps too.

Holly Saveur said...

Love your card and love the colors.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like that apple too! Such a lovely gesture for your daughter's teacher. I know I would have been so touched to receive it from one of my students.

Wendy said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration. I just placed my first order today. Thank you!!!!

katrynka said...

Lovely card! I really love WMS stamps!!

Cassi said...

fab card, love the background.

Sal-Gal said...

Wow! Your cards are so clever and inspirational for a newbie like me! thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Joanne Gilch said...

Great card, the teach will surely love it.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Wow--what a great card!

Kelly S. said...

Loving that background with the apple and the lined note paper...perfect for a teacher!

Bonnie said...

Love your card, and all the layers!!! Thanks for sharing

Hannah | Cards Magazine said...

I've featured your beautiful card on Northridge Media's Create: blog! Thanks for sharing your talents with the www! You are inspiring!

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