Wednesday, 9 June 2010

WMSC1 - Waltzingmouse Stamps 1st Sketch challenge.

I'm so glad I got this card completed before we leave, it's for the first Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge WMSC1.  Go check it out for yourself Claire is happy for you to use any stamp but naturally she'd like to see some of hers if you have them.  My card looks a little dark here ...... it is kinda...... but not dull!




Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens was my choice for this card, I've stamped a part of the branch with the bird in a cage.  Base card is GKD pure luxury in pure white  and I've used American Crafts card in maroon and chocolate chip. Spellbinders Scalloped and circle dies as well as the Fleur De Lis pendant die cut the layers. I've stamped the image in SU chocolate chop and Versacolor Maroon onto textured white card.  Foam tabs pop up the last two layers.

The sentiment is stamped onto the wrong side of white satin ribbon, I've found this holds the ink without any bleeding.  The ribbon is secured in place by a button.  I've just removed the shank from this one that has been waiting for ages for just such a project!  
Hope you like it........I hope Walshie likes it too..... I'm going to add it to my suitcase  ready for his Birthday!

Thanks for dropping by today, take care all....... I'm off to get this case packed.......

17 comments:

Patti J said...

Hi Sue! Love your card! So glad you got it posted before you left. Please be safe, and send out a hello when you can! Have fun, dear friend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Love the rich colors! Such a pretty card!

Betty Benton said...

Terrific card! Have a safe and enjoyable trip! And give Walshie my greetings on his birthday!

Kylie said...

Beautiful card, Sue!
The colours are gorgeous! Love the birdcage and your button and what a awesome idea for stamping on ribbon, gotta try that lol!

Have a great trip, have fun!
Take Care,
Hugs,
Kylie X

Shirley-anne said...

love the layering and the colours . Thanks for the tip about stamping on wrong side of ribbon as I have had trouble with bleeding messages on right side of ribbons.
Enjoy your time away and I am sure Walshie will love the card.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, love the pendant a great idea. Weather here is ummm, rainy! Hoping it will be nice for the weekend, have a good trip, hugs, Pauline x

Jose said...

Great card Sue, I hope Ian enjoys his birthday, wish him Many Happy Returns from us. I have ordered good weather for when you get to the UK, very rainy and dull at the moment. Good luck with the packing.
Jose x

Edna Morrisedie said...

What a fab job you did with the Sketch Sue, I am loading mine tomorrow, it is very exciting that the mice will get sketchy on their own blog now.... love your card! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday, stay safe, and I look forward to catching up when you get back!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

What a fab job you did with the Sketch Sue, I am loading mine tomorrow, it is very exciting that the mice will get sketchy on their own blog now.... love your card! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday, stay safe, and I look forward to catching up when you get back!!

Olga said...

Beautiful card!!!! I know you are excited about your trip, take lots of pic and share when you get back. Have fun and stay safe.

Patti said...

I'm sure Walshie will love it... who wouldn't? Love your colors, layout and pendant... just beautiful!

Theresa said...

Love your card and these stamps. Great button too!! Thanks for the ribbon tip. Have a safe trip ...enjoy and have fun! Happy Birthday to your DH! He must be a gemini!

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking card Sue, love the fancy die cut borders!! Thank you so much for playing along!

Julia Aston said...

what great colors on this Sue! wonderful Nestie framing and super button! thanks so much for playing with the WMS challenge this week!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card! Have a wonderful trip!
"Hugs" Carol

Marcia said...

So rich and warm in colour, nothing like it has been outside! Have a safe trip!!

:) Marcia

Jennifer Holmes said...

Love the elegant look to this card. The colors are fab! Thanks for playing along!