Saturday 25 September 2010

Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet

So just a reminder ........ My Candy has just a few more days to run if you haven't got your name down yet .    You have to be in it to win it!!!!!!  Check it out here.

Look who got her new Waltzingmouse stamps yesterday.  I couldn't wait to ink one to  colour last night, who needs TV with new stamps!  

As soon as this gent was 'Copic ed'.... I had to see him on a card. 

I'm entering this card in this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #72.

So in brief the details:
I cut around the outside edges of the image and popped him up with fine foam tape onto some gold card that had been cut into an oval with a Spellbinder die.  This sits over some sponged white card ready to be attached to the card with two layers of foam.  
Do you like the musical notes? that's another WMS set called Musical Backgrounds  Stamped to white card using Memento London Fog Ink then distressed with Rangers Antique Linen.  The second half is a sheet of Basic Grey Wassail dp that I embossed using Swiss Dots, then lightly sanded across the top.

Some gathered satin ribbon, a sentiment tag from Spellbinders plus the corner detail and my card was complete. 

Hope you like this one!!!

Till next time..................


Stamps: Waltzingmouse stamps , Nutcrackers Sweet, Musical Backgrounds.  Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Rangers Antique Linen Distress Ink. Card: SU Kraft, Whisper White, Gold Card, Basic Grey Wassail. Embellishments: Satin ribbon from stast gathered with gold embroidery thread. Equipment: Spellbinder Dies, Ovals and Fancy Tags. Cuttlebug Vintage corners.


The Other Patti Sue said...

I love nut crackers... I don't know what it is about them, but I love them! This card is wonderful... showcases your image perfectly!

Susan Hogan said...

So jealous, I'm still waiting for mine! Looks good - he really is yummy.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think nut crackers are a wee bit scarey, but this guy is rather handsome and colored perfectly, Sue!

Selma said...

I believe this is the prettiest nutcracker card Ihave ever seen. This should definitely win a challenge!

Jen said...

Beautiful card. Enjoy your new stamps. :)
Thank you for sharing

Shirley-Anne said...

Love the layout here , dotty paper , musical notes ruffled ribbon great coloured image ..yep like the card a lot .

Andrea said...

He's gorgeous Sue, and I love the colours you put together!
Enjoy playing :)

craftieodmae said...

Girl, this is fantastic! Think you out done your self. I love all the colors and your layout!

Kerrie said...

This little nutcracker is fantastic, love your colouring and layout!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sue - your card is just amazing - I love that image and the ay you have used the sketch - fabulous! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol Hurlock said...

Sue this is absolutely darling. You don't see nutcracker stamps that much and I just adore them. This is colored beautifully. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Julia Aston said...

This is just lovely Sue! Great job coloring your nutcracker! I haven't attempted that yet!!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

He's very handsome Sue!

marsha said...

What a fabulous nutcracker! I love the colors you chose and that musical DP looks fantastic with this image. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, hope you will join us again next week!