Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lanterns Best Wishes Card - WMSC14

This is the card I've made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps WMSC14 sketch challenge.  It's a great sketch this week, fab for showing off pretty patterned paper.  Here's the sketch:

I flipped the sketch to landscape orientation and omitted the scalloped edge.  I'm glad I finally got to ink up the lovely lantern stamps.  I bought a set of clear stamps recently that has a line for hanging baubles from - I'm chuffed that it's also perfect for hanging the WMS lanterns from!

The DL sized card is made from SU! Certainly Celery CS.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Kioshi line.  For the right hand side panel, I stamped the Asian Gardens border stamp on Perfect Plum CS using Elegant Eggplant ink.  I've sponged the sentiment and image panels with distress ink.  The trio of lanterns are popped up.  After I'd put the card together I thought it would be fun to place gems in the centre of each design on the patterned paper - so I did just that and I love the resulting twinkle!

Stamps: WMS Asian Gardens & Asian Gardens Additions sets,  Personal Impressions Joyful Bubbles set
CS: SU! Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Kioshi 'Sayuri'
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Tools: Sizzix Photo Corners #2 Sizzlits die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Anita's gems, 3d foam pads



Lavender Rose said...

I love your card, green and purple is one of my favourite colour combos. I am waiting for the Asian Gardens additions set to arrive as I do like those lanterns. You have chosen a great backing paper, all so perfectly co-ordinated.

Kelly S. said...

Oh I LOVE this card! Those lanterns combined with those colors and beautiful patterned paper make for an awesome card...this could be a Top Mouse "winnah" this weekend!

Christina said...

What a great way to showcase that pretty patterned paper! Love the lanterns and the gems you added!

Julia Aston said...

I just love these lanterns Ruth - wonderful patterned paper on this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Ruth! Love the color combo & those lil' lanterns. Thanks so much for joining along with the WMSC :)

Sandra said...

Hi Ruth....i love this card,the paper,colours and lanterns are all perfect together :0)....must have a play with that set of stamps!

I've had a browse round your blog while i was here...you do some gorgeous cards...lovely work Ruth.

Take care
San x

Monique said...

HI Ruth..Love this color combo .. I love this stamps set!! Great take on the sketch :)

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous! Love the lanterns. The colors and paper work wonderful with the stamps. :)