Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Chrysanthemum Circles Happy Birthday for Jean - WMSC4

This is the card I've made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge 4. Here's the sketch:



If WMS get 100 players for this sketch there will be a prize - some lucky stamper will win a stamp set of choice - fab! So please play along and spread the word!

Hmmm, I must say I was a tad stumped by this sketch at first but I'm glad I persevered! My card measures 5 3/4" square and was made with SU! Not Quite Navy CS. I cut four squares for my background panels using two different patterns of Bashful Blue paper. I used the emboss resist technique for the chrysanthemums, stamping each small solid flower with VersaMark ink, embossing them with clear powder and then rubbing on Not Quite Navy and Rose Red inks. The flower circles are all popped up.

For the sentiment circle, I used the lovely dotty frame stamp from the Vintage Circles Small set and added the Happy Birthday from the Say It With Style set. I then punched a small flower, added some shaping and a pale blue crystal to the centre. I then added the crystals to each chrysanthemum centre and placed a row of 3 on the sentiment circle. Can't beat a bit of birthday bling! To finish off, I added Rose Red photo corners. This card will go to Jean, a lovely lady who comes to my monthly card group.



Supplies:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Big Blooms Chrysanthemums, Vintage Circles Small & Say It With Style sets
CS: SU! Not Quite Navy, Rose Red & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Bashful Blue Prints Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy & Rose Red, VersaMark
Tools: SU! 1 1/4" circle punch, circle Nestability die, Sizzix Photo Corners #2 die, SU! Boho Blossoms punch
Embellishments & accessories: Clear EP, pale blue Swarovski crystals, 3d foam pads

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12 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Ruth! I love the color scheme and the stamps you chose. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous rich colours, and a lovely mix of stamp sets. Pauline x

Mary Duffek said...

So pretty! Love your colors, it's bright and cheery.

Dawn B. said...

I saw this sketch.. I love what you did with it.. Those are such great colors.. Hope all is well with you and Owen..Hugs from across the HOT pond...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Ruth! I love the mix of flowers & rhinestones :)

Sandra said...

Hi Ruth....beautiful card,lovely colour scheme and great take on Claires sketch...

Have a lovely rest of the day
Take care
San x

Joyce across the Pond said...

This is a great card Ruth, and so are all the other cards I've seen on your site. Fresh, bright and so creative.

Julia Aston said...

Love the white embossed flowers on your circles Ruth! what a clean crisp design! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Heidi said...

This is so pretty Ruth! I love the chrysanthemum circles around the vintage circle. Your background paper really makes them pop.

Antje said...

Lovely card!

Genevieve said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Great colors :)

Charmaine Stack said...

Wonderful card. I love the way you judiciously used the bling and the addition of the photo corners.