Hello there! Long time, no see! I have neglected my WMS the last few Sundays. I really have no excuse except that I have been busy with some other things. I have never been very good about creating with a deadline. Sometimes I go weeks without making anything, other times I knock 20 cards out in a day. Anyhow.... today I have got two little Easter tags for you. I used Spring Baskets and Labels 1. Ink is from Dew Drops and Memento. A little copic coloring, some paper piecing and some stickles- all finished off with some pretty ribbon! Enjoy.
Today my card features a fantastic St. Patrick's Day greeting in digital image form available at Waltzingmouse Stamps! I love it!
This image is an excellent example of Claire's unique style.
Isn't it beautiful?!
I colored it with Copics, and the gingham ribbon, too.
The large background paper was debossed
with Papertrey's tin type impression plate,
which coordinates nicely with the background on Claire's image.
Here's a closer look:
A nice match, isn't it??
This is a bittersweet post for me. I'm really happy that my day fell on St. Patrick's Day, but I am sad to say this is my last post as an official Waltzingmouse Maker.
Joan B invited me to join the blog and I was so honored to be included with the talented group of designers here, and thrilled to represent in some small way the work I admire so much from Claire Brennan.
As I explained to Joan, other commitments have simply made my participation more difficult now, and I'd like to open the spot for someone else to join in and share their artistry with you here on the blog.
It's been a privilege to be included with the amazing talent here ~ I have been so inspired by the other Waltzingmouse Makers, and I'm sure I will continue to be!! I'll always love Waltzingmouse Stamps and can't wait to see what the coming months have in store for us all. I'll certainly be visiting here often.
Thanks for visiting Waltzingmouse Makers. I wish you all a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, and Happy Stamping!!
I have two cards to share today that feature heat-embossed backgrounds using WMS stamps. Both cards have similar elements and layouts, but achieve different looks.
For the first card, I stamped the lace image (my very favorite background ever!) onto Kraft cardstock and heat embossed.
The second card uses a background stamp, the knit one, from the same set, Faux Fun. This time I stamped in onto Hibiscus Burst carstock.
I love the texture and feel heat-embossing gives to a card, and as you can see, Waltzingmouse Stamps has some beautiful background stamps!
Thanks for coming by! Melissa
"Happy Birthday" Stamps: Faux Fun, Friendship Jar Spring Filler and Delightful Dahlias (PTI) Ink: Versamark, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger) Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream and Hibiscus Burst (PTI) Other: Heat tool, Filigree clear detail embossing powder, Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon(PTI), Double ended banner die (PTI), Copic markers, Mat Stack 4 Die (PTI)
Couch card Stamps: Faux Fun, On My Couch and On my Couch Additions (PTI) Ink: Versamark, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Hibiscus Burst Paper: Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream, Patterned Paper from Fine and Dandy (My Mind's Eye) Other: Silk ribbon, Mat Stack 4 die (PTI), Heat tool, Filigree clear detail embossing powder