Today’s Waltzingmouse Sketch is an easy and fun one. Four squares on a square card base.

For my sample I cut four 1 3/4″ squares out of Neenah Solar White cardstock. A partial image of one of the stamps from Roses in Bloom was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on all four squares and colored with Copic Markers (Red: R08, R27, R39    Blue: B21, B23, B26   Orange: YR00, YR12, YR15, YR18   Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17   Flower Center: E97, E99, E29).

A border was stamped on the edges of the squares that were not covered with the flower image with a stamp from the Fancy Phrases stamp set. The squares were adhered to a 1 7/8″ black cardstock squares.

A 4 1/4″ square of MME Lime Twist Fly A Kite patterned paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock.  The layers were adhered to a white cardstock base that had been cut and embossed with the second smallest die from the Scallop Square Grand Nestabilities dies.

The image squares were adhered to the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment from Roses in Bloom was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, cut and embossed with one of the new Ribbon Banner dies and colored with Copic Markers (B0000, B21).  Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones on the banner and the top right image square finish off the card.

I hope you have time to play with the sketch in the next few days. It’s a fun one! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Saturday morning means a Waltzingmouse Sketch post. I love participating in the sketches. While I love, love, LOVE coloring cute images with my Copics it’s nice to have the Waltzingmouse challenge to balance it out a bit.

Again I combined the sketch challenge with this week’s Tuesday Trigger. It’s a good one. White/Orange/Red bowls….what’s not to love? I was inspired by the colors and the little flower on the white bowls.

Last week I received my latest order of Waltzingmouse Stamps with the new Large Doily stamp set. I stamped several of the stamps from that set in Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress ink on a 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. The layer was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock.

A 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock was folded in half. The lower edges were cut and embossed with one of the Grand Square Nestabilities dies.  White Organdy Ribbon was tied around the lower half of the stamped layer before the layers were adhered to the card base.

A frame from the Vintage Label 10 set was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink on Solar White cardstock and cut and embossed with a Label 10 Nestabilities die. The sentiments are from Waltzingmouse new stamp set called Say It Loud. The image layer was adhered over the ribbon with dimensionals.

A black Recollections Rhinestone swirl was cut in two pieces. The bigger swirl was adhered to the upper right hand side of the stamped layer, the small swirl to the lower left of the image layer. A Prima Flower next to the bow finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the Sketch as well as the inspiration challenge! They are both so much fun this week.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend! We have friends from Illinois visiting this weekend! It will be fun!
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It’s time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. 12 little circles on a card front. It took me a while to figure out what to use. I kept on hoping my new stamps would arrive, but by Friday I had to give up and use one of the sets that I already had.  I looked through my Waltzingmouse stamps and picked the Fleur De Lis image from Vintage Label 2 set.

I love to combine the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge with the current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. Cath always finds the best inspiration images for us! I picked the colors from the image. The Fleur De Lis image isn’t quite the diamond shapes of the plate, but I thought it would work well. I like how the black Fleur is so solid in front of the sponged and stamped blue background.

 

I cut and embossed 12 circles with one of the Classic Circle Nestabilities dies out of Neenah Solar White cardstock. First I stamped the Fleur in Jet Black Archival Ink.  The die was placed back over the cardstock circle and one of the textured frames was stamped over the circles with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. The edges of the circle were sponged with the same ink.

A 2 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Stella & Rose Hazel MME patterned Paper was adhered over a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper pack. The two bottom corner were rounded before the layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock.

The circles were adhered to the layers with dimensionals. May Arts Organdy Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 7/16″ x 11 1/4″ piece of Textured Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) folded in half.

The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. It was stamped on white cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink that had been cut and embossed with a retired Spellbinders die (at least I think it’s retired, I can’t find it anywhere to link to). It was adhered under the bow.

A big fleur was cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders Antiquities die. It was adhered above the bow. Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones in the center in each stamped Fleur as well as in the cardstock one finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. If you have a lot of time to stamp, head on over to Splitcoaststampers. There is a Virtual Stamp Night going on this weekend. Challenges were posted Friday night and will continue today at 1 EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Yesterday Splitcoaststampers published a new Product Review, this time it was a review of Daily Window Products. Each review team member received one product of their choice as well as one of their Design Cubes.

For my product I picked the Systematic Success Binder. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be a wonderful product for a Copic Sample Book. I printed the title on Neenah Solar White cardstock, then stamped the Cherry Blossom image from Flourishes Cherry Blossoms stamp set over it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

A little flourish was stamped underneath the title. The image is from Waltzingmouse Holiday Label 14 stamp set. The image was cut and embossed with Grand Oval Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (R30, R32, R35, E23, E25, E29, YG93, YG95, YG97, B0000, B000, B01). The image was stitched to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with the Grand Scallop Oval Nestabilities.

A strip of Ducks in a Row October Afternoon paper was stitched to a piece of Fly A Kite paper. May Arts ribbon was adhered over the vertical strip and a black Rhinestone swirl was cut apart and adhered to the right hand side. The image was adhered to the center with dimensionals and inserted to the binder.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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P.S.: While it was a great plan to use this wonderful binder as my Copic sample book, I will have to purchase another to do so. My sweet girl wanted it as her portable art station (it’s now filled with a clip board, blank paper, ruler, pens and page protector for her finished artwork). How can I say no to that?

I think Claire really wants me to get good at CAS cards. This weeks sketch really calls for another one. I wish I already had the new Doily stamps from Waltzingmouse stamps, but I just ordered those on Thurday. So I picked my Victorian Frippery set.


I stamped the big circle of the set in Broken China Distress ink twice on a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. Around the upper circle I added more stamps from Victorian Frippery in Spiced Marmelade and Shabby Shutter Distress inks.

The two bottom corners were rounded before the layer was adhered to the card base, a 7 3/8″ x 5 11/16″ piece of black cardstock, folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded and the edge that was not stamped on, was paper pierced.

A sentiment from Fancy Phrases was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink to finish off the card.

I hope you have time to play with the sketch! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Today’s sketch included something new for me. A tassel or as Claire told us, a dangly bit. 🙂 As inspiration I used  the image for this weeks Trigger Target, the Polka Dotted Hullabaloo.

I love the Gray/Yellow/Red/White combo of the fabric and used that as my color combo. The circular shape I tried to incorporate with my pearl accents.

My card base was cut out of Basic Gray cardstock with one of the Grand Nestabilities Label Eleven dies. A piece of Pink Paisley Hometown Summer paper that was cut with the next size smaller die. A piece of Solar White cardstock was hand cut to a slightly bigger layer. The layers were stitched together after a piece of lace was adhered to the left hand side.

A few pearls and glass beads from Stampin’ Up!’s Pretties Kit were tied to a piece of white Organdy Ribbon. That ribbon was stitched to the top of the lace.

One of the stamps from the Vintage Label Four set was stamped in Fired Brick Distress ink on Solar White cardstock and cut and embossed with a Label 4 Nestabilities dies. The swirl is from the same set and was stamped into the label with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases and was also stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

A Recollection Pearl swirl was adhered to the upper right hand side of the card. The label was adhered to the lower half with dimensionals. Two black Kaisercraft Pearls on the label finish off the card.

I hope you have time to play with the sketch this week. Have a great weekend!
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Today’s Waltzingmouse sketch is another fun one. Some embossing, a sentiment panel and BAM, you are done. I am starting to get the hang of CAS cards. They are still not easy for me, but they are getting easier.

For this card I used the Teeny Trees stamp set. Ever since I got that set, I was itching to try out the circles as a background. I stamped several in Shabby Shutter, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress inks on the lower half of a regular size Solar White card base.

The lower corners of the card were rounded before 2/3rd of the card front were embossed with Tim’s Retro Circle Embossing Folder.

A 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of MME Fine and Dandy patterned paper was adhered above the embossing and two brown brads were added.

The sentiment was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities. The layer was adhered to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Parisian Accent die.

I stamped another small circle image in Tumbled class, cut it out and adhered leaves stamped in Shabby Shutter under them. The flower was adhered to the upper left hand side of the sentiment panel to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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I love this weeks Tuesday Trigger image. LOVE the colors and love that gorgeous mirror. So far I have created two cards for it and I am thinking there might be more. LOL

For this weeks sketch, the mirror was my main inspiration! I had just received my Fancy Tag Three dies and had to use them right away. I cut Real Red cardstock with one of the dies and sponged it with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

To top it I cut and embossed Solar White cardstock with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die. A sentiment from Fancy Phrases was stamped in the oval with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The edges of the oval were sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink.

With my Fancy Tag dies, I also received the new Foliage dies. I cut and embossed Wild Wasabi cardstock with two of the dies and sponged them with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The leaves were adhered under the frame and three aqua Recollections flowers were added.

Two corners of a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of October Afternoon Thrift Store paper were rounded. The paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Kraft cardstock after a piece of white Melissa Frances ribbon was adhered across the layers.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The frame was adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

I hope you have time to play one or both of the challenges. I LOVE the sketch and the inspiration piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

It’s Saturday which means it’s time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge as well as the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. This week I got to combine both because Stef picked a site I suggested as the inspiration site. When I went through my Pinterest craze, I found the English site Cox & Cox.  For my sample I picked this gorgeous wooden hanging heart as my inspiration piece.

The card sketch is a simple one which worked great for what I had in mind.  To invoke the painted wooden feel of the heart I brushed on Snowcap Adironback Paint dabber all over a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock. Once it dried I embossed it with Tim’s Damask Embossing Folder.  The raised part of the embossing was sanded to let the Kraft cardstock show through.

The bottom corners of the layer were rounded before the edges were stitched. A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with one of Spellbinders new Grommet Tag dies.  A frame and sentiment from Waltzingmouse’s Fancy Phrases was stamped in it’s center with Frayed Burlap.

The sentiment tag was attached to the embossed layer with silk ribbon. The bow was topped with an EK success ribbon flower, I picked up at Target. The layer was adhered to a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded again to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in one or both of the challenges! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

 

Today’s Waltzingmouse Challenge is a fun one. More pennants, but this time just one big one! I cut my pieces with TCP’s CutUp Pennant dies out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and October Afternoon Ducks in a Row patterned paper. The pieces were stitched together and topped with green buttons that were threaded with embroidery  thread.

The card was created for this weeks Way to Use it Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Kim challenged us not to use black, brown or white ink. I stamped the little sheep from L’il Buddies in Ocean Depth VersaMagic ink on Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities dies. The image was colored with Copic Markers (R000, R00, No, N1, N2, YG01, YG03, BG0000, BG000) and the layer was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock cut and embossed with the next size circle die.

A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Ducks in a Row paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of white cardstock before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The sentiment is also from the L’il Buddies stamp set. It was stamped in Ocean Depth ink on Solar White cardstock, cut into a banner and topped with a pink button.

Hint: When stamping with VersaMagic ink, don’t touch the lines with your Copic Markers. The ink will smear and stain your tip.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to play! It’s a fun, different layout!
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