Saturday, May 15, 2010

Waltzingmouse May Blog Waltz



I was very excited to receive my new stamps in time for the blog waltz this month. In honor of the first birthday of Waltzingmouse Stamps, the theme this month is Happy Birthday!

I went to work immediately and created 2 cards, one with a feminine touch and one that would make a good masculine card.

First up is the girlie one. I used stamps from Pic-Nic Patterns, Off Beat Backgrounds, and Fancy Phrases for this. The plaid is made from Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Burst and I also used Dark Chocolate (PTI) and Shabby Shutters (distress ink).




I went for a clean and simple approach with my next card. I used stamps from Fancy Phrases and Off Beat Backgrounds. The colors used were Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avocado.


I hope you're enjoying the blog waltz. Thanks for stopping by.

37 comments:

Sofia ;) said...

I like both cards!! The second one is indeed clean and masculine!!!

Sue W said...

Oh Mary I love both your cards!!! I read how you were keeping a notebook of colours to use with the plaid stamps and thought that was a great time saving idea!
The colours you used on your card are perfect. Your stitched card is one I think I might be casing too - perfect for the Male in your life!!!

Belinda said...

Oh both are fab! Love your plaid bg on the first with the fun summer colors! And your clean and simple masculine card is so cool!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - two great cards! love the colors on your plaid card with the cute flowers and the stitching stamp is my most favorite bg - great masculine design and colors! thanks so much for waltzing with us today!

Lee said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Going to be doing some CASEing here. LOL.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Fabulous projects!! I love the sweet pastels with the first card, and a brilliant masculine card for the second one. Outstanding!

Latisha said...

I love that black and cream one!!

Karin said...

The plaid is awesome! Love them :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Totally amazing Mary. Your plaid creation is just breath-taking and I love how you have turned a card with stitching on it into such a manly card. Awesome job.

Ruth M said...

Both cards are fab! The feminine one is just a burst of sunshine - love that plaid background! Great use of the stitching stamp on the masculine card!

Kathryn B said...

Both cards are perfect...Love the second one it's a perfect male card!

Angela Mclean said...

Love the colors you've used for your plaid.... so fresh!!! Both cards are very fab indeed.
Hugs
Angela xxx.

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous plaid! Love it! And I love how you used the stitches stamp on the masculine card - I'll have to try that.

Nadine said...

Love both your cards Mary! So different from one another but both perfectly done!

Laurie Marmon said...

Two very nice cards. Looks like you had fun with your background stamps. I need to get mine inky here soon! Love the little swirls on the tag on the second card!

Meredith said...

I was looking at the Off Beat Backgrounds yesterday thinking that doing a plaid in these exact colours would look awesome for summer... and they do!! I think that set's going on the wishlist. I love both your cards!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Both cards are great, and the way you stacked the stitches stamp is way cool! Very innovative! I love stamping backgrounds, and your plaid is wonderful!

Heather said...

I love both cards - you might be talking me into Off beat backgrounds!!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Both cards are beautiful, Mary. I love the way you used the Pic-Nic Patterns set. Can't wait to receive that one in the mail.

Jen said...

Both cards are really terrific! I REALLY love how you made the pink and yellow plaid background on the first card.
Cute cute cute!!
Thank you for sharing

Pauline said...

Very pretty card with the plaid, it makes such a good background. Love the simple masculine card too. Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

Mary, these are fab!! the plaid stunned me, the card is just perfect, sweet and pretty, your plaid is devine and the guy card!! wow!! it's soo uber cool!! your colour combos are rocking tonight!!! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards! Those flowers looks so darling on the first & the sentiment looks amazing in that tag!

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards Mary.
That plaid background is gorgeous!!!

Ann said...

Two great cards - love them both and that plaid background is FAB!

Janet said...

What great ideas! I like the second one, as it could really work well as a masculine card, but I do love the plaid background too.

Joanne Gilch said...

Your cards are lovely. I just bought a few sets, and may have to rethink that border set to make my own plaid. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharli said...

They are both so amazing and so completely different - what a treat!

Janelle said...

I agree, I love them both! The plaid is amazing...I thought it was manufactured DP! The Offbeat Backgrounds stitching stamp is awesome on that card.

IamDerby said...

I love your plaid! You need to come give me lessons.

anya said...

Just beautiful, Mary! I love your plaid background and the way you stamped the stitching .. love it!! So glad you could waltz along with us!

Helen said...

I love both of these cards - the plaid is beautiful on the first and love the way you've used the stitching on the second to create a really clean background. Love the twine you've used to attach the label too x

Charmaine Stack said...

It's so fun to come to a blog and see two cards - just a little bonus. So glad you are having fun with the plaid-making. That is a great fresh and cheery card. And the manly one - well, you knocked that out of the park!

Kelly S. said...

EEEK! That plaid is sooo perfect and the COLORS are singing on my screen! Great job on the cool modern manly card, too...but that PLAID, siiiiigh!

Rachel Webber said...

Wow, I love both of your cards, especially the way you've used the faux stitching on the masculine card, just brilliant

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whoistracy said...

Mary I LOVE the colors on your first card- so summery and fun. Love the crazy stitching on the second one, too!