... with Waltzingmouse Makes Blog. The theme for this month is Christmas - well it makes sense really!!
I had hoped to have my new stamps from Waltzingmouse to make my card for this Waltz, but they've been a bit delayed - they should arrive later this week. However, I decided that I would use my Spellbinders Ornament dies - they are so great!
I've made a large card - it's for my Mum - and gone for shades of blue, purple and silver. I started off by stamping snowflakes randomly over the background. I then used versamark on a swirly stamp (can't remember where I got it) which I clear embossed. Next I shaded the edge of the card using Distress inks in mix of blue and lilac. I added more snowflakes using darker colours (the snowflakes all come from various Waltzingmouse sets).
The ornaments were all shaded using Distress Inks. On the largest ornament I used the musical stave to make a background. I added snowflakes to the smaller ornaments - they were both embossed with silver detail powder. The Nutcracker Prince was already in my stash so I can't remember which Promarkers I used to colour him, but it fitted with the colour scheme for this card. I used my Spellbinders circle die to cut out the Prince's head, and mounted it on a purple silk mirri matte which was cut using the inverted scalloped circle die. I attached the lot to the largest ornament using sticky foam pads - to give a bit of dimension. To complete the effect I added a large silver bow. The greeting was stamped onto another spellbinders label. Overall I'm rather pleased with it - and I do hope that Mum will like it too.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Compliments of the Season, Frame-It, Holiday Labels No 14, Musical Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet, Seasons of Love - Tags, Very Vintage Christmas Stamp set
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Distress - Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
Spellbinders: Labels 14, Heirloom Ornaments, Large Plain Circles, Large Inverted Scalloped Circles
Embossing Powder: Detail Clear, Detail Silver
Card & Ribbon: From stash
Enjoy the Waltz!! See you soon.