Wednesday, 17 November 2010

November Blog Waltz ...

... 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.

28 comments:

Jackie said...

What a lovely card. I hope your stamps arrive soon :o)
Jackie xx

Vera said...

Love the colors you used. Your mum will love your card!

Julia Aston said...

How pretty Deb! the white and purples looks super on this with all the lovely snowflakes in the bg!

Dee in N.H. said...

Very pretty! Love those ornaments you made!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that snowflake background is silvery sparkly FANTASTIC! I love how you used the little nutcracker in the ornament! Gorgeous colors, tooo! Beautiful waltz card!

Debby said...

Love the colours you've used and so much detail packed in too. Great card.

Antje said...

I love how you put the nutcracker in the spellbinder ornament! Lovely!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Gorgeous, soft colours Deb. I love how you added the nutcracker inside of the ornament. Great layout! Hugs, Robyn

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous and your MUM will adore this card!!!

Lee said...

Really beautiful. Such lovely colours.

Belinda said...

Oh how lovely! The soft colors work so well with the nutcracker inside the ornament!

Monique said...

So pretty and festive.. Love these colors :)

Cassie_lu said...

what a great way to frame the nutcracker

Deirdre said...

Beautiful.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning card Deb! Love the distressed ornaments and the gorgeous Nutcracker!

Pauline said...

Love the colours you have used, very pretty.

Jen said...

Love how you put the nutcracker on the ornament! great idea!
Thanks for sharing

Nerina said...

Oh so pretty! I love the colours you've used on this and the sparkle! The nutcracker looks PERFECT on the ornament - gorgeous card!

Paula said...

Love the colour sxheme of these - I'm going to have to acquire that Nutcracker Prince & I love the variety of snowflakes - just such a lovely amount of detail for the background & that swirl is a beauty. Off to see if I can negotiate the forum board or whatever it's called - I will get the terminology right).
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Nadine said...

WOW! The way you colored the ornaments with distressing ink is fantastic. This is such a beautiful card!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Deborah, what a beautiful creation, the colours are gorgeous so are the baubles and ribbon and that image is great I love this.
Hugs
Lorraine x

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the combination of the snowflakes and the ornaments! Your mum will love it.

Sandie said...

Wow!! Fabulous card, stunning detailing!!

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous card. I love the background.
Hugs Carol x

Stella said...

Breathtaking...!

Lavender Rose said...

I think this is gorgeous, love the variety of stamps and the way you have used them and the inking/colours are amazing.

Ren-Yi said...

wow - you make silver looks elegant and fun. love your snow flake background is just marvelous.

Andrea said...

This is a lovely card, I'm late to the blog hop but got here eventually x

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