I have some very exciting news. Not only did I order me a few Waltzingmouse stamps, but I was also invited to become a Waltzingmouse Mischief Maker. I get to play with Claire’sĀ  sketches early. How fun is that? I love sketch challenges.

Today is my first official day as Mischief Maker. I used this sketch as my starting point to create my card for Thursday’s Way to Use it Challenge. We were to use Polka Dots on our card. A sketch and Polka Dots….through in Copic Markers and Spellbinders Dies and I am in heaven. šŸ™‚

For my sample I picked the Stamp set Spring Baskets. I stamped first the Basket, then the Daffodils in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed the image with Classic Square Nestabilities dies and colored it with Copic Markers ((Bow: R20, R21, R22, Flowers: Y11, Y13, Y15, Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17, Basket: E30, E31, E33, Background: BG0000, BG000, BG01, Ground: T0, T1, T3).

A piece of Kraft cardstock was cut into a frame with a Label 1 and a Classic Square Nestabilities die, sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink and adhered over the image. The image layer was paper pierced.

A 3″ x 4″ piece of yellow polka dotted Modern Homemaker October Afternoon paper was adhered to a 4″ square of pink Ducks in a Row paper. The layers were stitched to a 4 1/4″ white square of cardstock. A 4″ long strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed with the Lattice Borderabilities die and adhered to to the upper edge of the yellow paper.

A small hole was punched in the center of left edge of the image layer. The image was adhered to the layers with dimensionals and pink silk ribbon was threaded through the hole and tied into a bow.

The sentiment is also from Spring Baskets. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The center of the oval was colored with Copic Markers BG0000 and BG000.Ā  The sentiment was adhered to the layers with dimensionals and finished of with three tiny Recollections silver pearls. The layers were adhered to a 4 5/8″ x 9 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half.

After Wednesday’s tutorial was posted on Splitcaoststampers I had a lot of questions about how to cut a frame with Nestabilities. Because of that I created and posted a tutorial that day. So here is a video on creating frames with Nestabilities for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to try out the sketch! It’s an easy one. Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

33 Responses to “Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #37”

  1. Lucky Waltzmouse Mischief Maker!!!
    Love that pink and yellow! Very springy. Great basket and beautiful coloring. That bow is amaaaaazing.
    Haven’t seen your tutorial yet, but will later on. Thanks and have a great day!

  2. Love the card! Reminds me of Spring! Love your coloring on the image and can’t wait to see your video! I’m always anxious to see all the little extras you add to a card. The paper piercing and sewing really catches my eye!

  3. Congrats Beate, I am happy with you… Your card is so fabulous, I love the image, your coloring…{ALWAYS}…BIG hugs and happy sunny day…;-)

  4. Oh wie schoen, du bist auch bei WMS dabei! Ich mag die Stempel von Claire total und denke du wirst uns nun noch mehr den Mund waessrig machen mit deinen tollen Kreationen!

  5. Congratulations, as always I am excited to see the great creations you make. Thanks for the tuturial on the Nestabilities frame.

  6. The daffodils just POP! Your coloring is awe-inspiring! I love the frame idea; I haven’t tried something like that before.

  7. Oooh….so pretty in pink! Beautiful, as always, Beate! Thanks so much for the video of your frame idea – I can’t wait to try it out! Have a wonderful weekend…

  8. So pretty Beate Love the polka dot paper with it too…love polkas..hugs!

  9. Welcome to the Mischief Makers Beate! what a gorgeous card! love your coloring on the pretty daff’s and basket and all the nestie layers!

  10. SO cute Beate! Such great coloring on the daffodils. It really feels springy!

  11. Congratulations, Beate. Fantastic card, I love the layering sketch, it’s unique from you usually see. I also love you wonderfully colored basket.

  12. I finally ordered some Waltzing Mouse stamps just yesterday! I’m so excited. Congrats to you.. you mischief maker you! lol LOVE this card, Beate. Your coloring is always so incredible. Love the frame design, too.

  13. Oooooooooh, Congratulations, Beate!
    And what a marvelous Mischief Maker you are already!! This Easter goodness is a treasure!!


  14. Gorgeous!
    Wonderful colours and image:) Your colouring is fantastic.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  15. I am so excited to see you designing for WMS! I have been following you for a few years – I started reading your blog because you did SU. About a year ago I discovered WaltzingMouse and have been in love with Claire’s designs ever since. Two of my favs joined together! I look forward to seeing what you create!

  16. Thanks for this quick little tutorial. I have just started to work with some dies and this is a huge help.
    Also, I did a card following your last video on the triangle trifold card. If you’d like to see it check my blog at http://www.kristiekreates.blogspot.com

  17. Beate, this is beautiful. You have included so many wonderful elements to make this project a stunning beauty. We are all so very pleased to have you join the Mischief Makers.

    Your tutorial is great, as always, clear, concise and a great learning tool.

  18. gorgeousness, girl! your coloring makes the image shine! beautiful card and welcome to the MM team! =) have a fabulous Sunday, my friend!

  19. Congratulations Beate. This Easter basket is darling. Love all the layered SB dies. šŸ™‚

  20. As always, your video is is easy to understand and the results are perfect. TFS.

  21. so pretty! love the pink colour

  22. Thank you for the video on making a frame. I love my Spellbinders and have a lot of them to play with.

  23. Congratulations, Beate! I can’t wait to see what you create. This card is just beautiful!

  24. Gorgeous card, love the colors and AMAZING coloring!! beautiful!!

  25. What a very fresh creation you have here. I like the light shade of color that you used! Very pretty!

  26. Beate! This is so so sweet!!!

  27. So cute Beate! The little Daffodils look so sweet! Congrats and welcome to the Mischief Makers šŸ™‚

  28. such a Beautiful spring card, just makes me all excited about seeing those spring flowers coming up soon! Love the layering and your pearl touch with the sentiment!

  29. Welcome to the team, Beate – it is wonderful to have you!! I love your take on the sketch this week and your coloring is divine!

  30. What a very pretty Easter/Springtime card, Beate. AND another fab tutorial…Many thanks x

  31. Congrats on being chosen the new Waltzingmouse Mischief Maker! How fantastic. I’m looking forward to seeing your creations each week. Your card this week is just lovely. It makes me dream of spring. And thanks for the tutorial.

  32. Congratulations on becoming a Mischief Maker Beate. Beautiful card.

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