Thursday, 17 November 2011

Waltzing with the rodent ....

.... gosh I'm late getting this post up!  It's time for the monthly Blog Waltz with the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The theme this month is, of course, Winter/Christmas - and a perfect opportunity to play with the wonderful stamps that Claire designs.  For my card I've gone back to the beautiful Christmas Cottage - it's the first time I've inked this one up and I love it.



I started with a 5" × 7" white card blank onto which I stamped the Christmas cottage and the sentiment.  I stamped the cottage three times onto some white card, coloured the layers with Promarkers and then cut out various details and layered up the image.  Using my glue pen I applied a mixture of white flock and glitter to the roof, gables and window ledges - it doesn't show up too well in the photo, but in real life it looks amazing!  I found some lovely dark navy card in my stash and cut it to fit the card base, leaving a small border all around the card.  I cut the shape with the largest Labels 20 die - just love this shape - and added some stars to the top part of the card which were embossed with silver detail powder.  I attached the frame to the front of the card using dimensional tape and then added some pine trees and a little snowman to the front of the card.  I think this card will be for my aunt and uncle.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Christmas Cottage, Twas the Night Before Christmas
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Lush Green, Emerald, China Blue, Powder Blue, Gold, Soft Lime, Walnut, Tan, Terracotta, Pastel Blue, Ice-Grey 1, 2 & 3 and Blender pen
Spellbinders: Labels 20 (S5-026) #5
Accessories:  Flock, glitter, silver embossing powder and card from stash

Here's a close up of the cottage!  So pretty with the snowy roof!  I layered the front of the house and the little potted trees to give some depth to the image. 

So pleased that I've managed to get the details of the card written - that'll teach me to leave the card until the last minute.  I only finished it last night/early this morning - 2.00am!!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Now I'm off to for a quick waltz around - see you soon!

20 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Deborah! Love your card!! It's a beautiful winter scene. Great job!!

Jenny said...

Wowzers Deborah, this is so wonderful! Georgeous aperture and that sparkly roof looks great...worth working into the wee small hours for :)
Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Deborah...love the aperture and all the glitz

Anne

Kim S said...

I love your scene! It is beautifully colored and it is so creative to set your house in that label!

Pauline said...

How gorgeous Deborah! LLove the navy frame, it really makes this beautiful house pop! Happy Waltzing!

~ Ali ~ said...

Deborah this is fantastic! Fabulous inspiration. love it

Ali x

Jeanne J said...

Deborah - LOVE LOVE LOVE the frame cut out! It adds so much dimension and makes the cottage really pop out! Love the blue on the house and that sweet snowman waving a big HELLO!

Jeanne J said...

Deborah - LOVE LOVE LOVE the frame cut out! It adds so much dimension and makes the cottage really pop out! Love the blue on the house and that sweet snowman waving a big HELLO!

Inkyfingers said...

I believe in the magic of this card Deborah - its gorgeous with all the careful detail. Love the snowy roof and the navy card really sets it off.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your snowman is too cute and love that your cottage is covered in glittery snow.

Craftilicious said...

Well you know how much I love this little cottage ;-) Your use of it is brilliant - love the idea of setting it inside the frame. Stunning card :-D

Jacqueline Smith said...

Hi Deborah,
I love your card and all the details.

I'm Renee said...

Going back through and realized I missed this one...
and I would have been so disappointed to miss this gorgeous card!
LOVE the colors...
and that framed cottage image that is so gorgeously colored...
it's just gorgeous Deb!
Love it! :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I love how you created this little scene, and the way that you stamped those stars on your blue to create a night sky. Lovely, Deb!

Cathy Weber said...

What a gorgeous scene you created with the cottage set. I love that perfectly colored cottage and you got that glitter distributed perfectly! I am going to take your tip to glitter it in pieces. Thanks for the tip by the way! Gorgeous card, whoever gets it is going to love it.

Kelly S. said...

Amazing coloring and wonderful layout, Deborah! I just love how everything pops against the snowy navy sky. That cottage looks so sweet tucked inside that die cut window, with your bright green trees all around!

Mynnette said...

Oh my word! This is super fabulous!!! LOVE the snowy details!!! :)

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the starry sky!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oh Deborah, this is sooo cute! I love those embossed stars and the cutout is the perfect frame for that lovely house! Great job!!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah. I love that WM cottage stamp:)

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