The Play Date Cafe

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is my card for the Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge #12. I really enjoyed playing with stamps and getting full of ink and embossing powder, though I do wish I had cleaned the purple ink off one of the stamps before using my Versamark pad and I could have done without getting my finger stuck in red hot melted embossing powder.

I thought I would combine a few challenges, a first for me, so I am also entering this into the following challenges: Die Cut Dreams #63 Soft Shades of Vintage, Crafts & Me Petals & Pearls, C.R.A.F.T #63 Anything Goes,  C.E.S #1 Anything Goes and Paper Cutz #56 ( metal embellishment), so 6 in total.

The stamps used are all by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used the largest stamp from the Chrystanthemum set to make the crackle effect on the 2 nestie labels behind the sentiment by inking the card with various shades of green and purple inks then triple embossing with pearl and purple powders.  I used stamps from the Say it with Style set for the plum card background and the flower embellishments. I am pleased with how the main layered flower turned out but the photo doesn't capture the irridescent shimmer effect obtained by using the pearl embossing powder. I fastened the layers together with a fancy metal brad  but can't remember the make, which is a pity as I wouldn't mind some more of those.  The sentiment is from the same set, stamped onto shimmery brown card and embossed in gold.  

 I stamped the swirly border, again from the Say it with Style set, in green onto a length of cream satin ribbon before tying it into a bow and adding the pearls. I don't think Adirondack dye ink was a good choice however as the pattern more or less disappeared overnight but it has given the ribbon a nice green tint to match the embossed green card on the right so not a major disaster,  The co-ordinating paper strip was cut from an Anna Griffin sheet and edged with an ivory promarker to give a more vintage look. I also used a lavender promarker to shade the stamped purple floral background.


Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at DCD with this lovely card,hugs Liz xx

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Sheena said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge and hope to see you there next week! Sheena xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty card, Thanks for joining us at CES this week for our 1st challenge hope to see you there next week
hugs shell xx

Eiglas said...

Pretty card - someone is lucky!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh I do like the textured labels, cool technique! Lots of lovely detail in this pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Julia Aston said...

Love the purples, the embossing and pretty bg stamping on this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mina said...

oh dear that embossing powder burns when melted dosent, I dropped a gloop of it on my bare leg once ouch...fabulous card and I love your flowers too
Mina xxx

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pamela x

Crafteezee said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the crackled look & the gold embossed sentiment! Very creative! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)