- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC123 designed by Lenet Mos
- Colour Throwdown - CTD218 - I adore these colours, and the photo is just fabulous!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Yonder Star Background, Compliments of the Season II, Yonder Star, Seasonal Remedies
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso; Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Spellbinders: Small Labels (S4-169) #5; Edge Classic Scallop (E8-001)
Accessories: SEI design paper - Berry Melody; Twine and card from stash
I absolutely love the Yonder Star background stamp - makes wonderful Christmas cards and I can see it working for guy cards too! So easy to use too - see Claire's tutorial here. I stamped the background in Soft Suede directly on to the card base. I don't have SU Cool Caribbean, but I do have some lovely design paper that is almost exactly that colour. I cut the scallop border with my Spellbinder Edgeabilities. I made the focal image from the rectangle in Seasonal Remedies - stamped and embossed, the cut out with the small labels die. While still in the die I shaded with Tumbled Glass and Broken Glass. Next I made the big star - I inked up with Versamark and then Tempting Turquoise, and then heat embossed with clear powder. This star is so easy to cut out. I finished off with the little flag - I had some Yonder Star BG scrap, cut it to size and then stamped this elegant sentiment in Early Espresso. Here's a close up of the lovely foiled finish on the SEI paper.
Before I go, I'd like to say Hello and Welcome to Michelle Brinker - a new follower; so pleased to have you join me. It's been a really productive day - both in my craft room and in getting some laundry washed - sadly that means the ironing needs to be done now!! Bye, see you soon.