Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

It's time for the June Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz. The theme this month is "let's hear it for the boys" (yes I do sing those words in my best Deniece Williams Footloose voice every time).


I used stamps from Pic-Nic Patterns and Seasons of Love - Tags by Waltzingmouse and a star from PTI's Star Prints.


Inks used were Broken China and Shabby Shutters (both Distress Inks) and Dark Chocolate (PTI). The stars are stamped on Rustic Cream cardstock (PTI) and I really like how it looks with the twine--definitely gives a more rustic look. I pulled the twine tight to make the paper bow out a little bit--it gives it a little added dimension that you can really see in person.






One thing I realized while making this card is that I really should use eyelets more often. My Crop-A-Dile makes it almost effortless and I have a ton of them in my stash so I have no more excuses! LOL


Thanks for waltzing with me. I've really been out of my grove with stamping, but I hope to make some more time this weekend. I need to get my stamps inky. :-)


18 comments:

Lee said...

Great card, Mary. Love your plaid background.

Lynne Phelps said...

Plaid and twine say man-card to me too! Love the blue and green color scheme too!

Antje said...

Just love that background - nice in the combination with twine! Great card!

Sarah Martina said...

This is so sweet! I didn't even think to do a baby boy card... love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic job Mary. Love your plaid background and you're right...you SHOULD use more eyelets. Fabulous design on this great card.

Julia Aston said...

I love your pretty plaid on this! a super masculine card!

Jen said...

So handsome!
After seeing your card I've decided that I REALLY NEED the wide plaid stamp. Yes... Want no longer fits.
Thank you for sharing!!

Bonnie said...

There is that wonderful plaid I have been waiting for!! Love this and those stars and a perfect compliment!

Rachel Webber said...

Brilliant & like everyone else, I love that background!

Janet said...

Nice work. I really like the plaid background.

Claire Brennan said...

Mary, this is delish!!! the plaid is fab in those colours and I love your sentiment panel!! Brill! Thanks for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

The plaid is very nice! Great job! Eyelets are one of those things I forget about too, but this is a perfect example of a great way to use them. Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute! Wonderful background!

Belinda said...

Mary, I LOVE your plaid bg and I love your use of the eyelets! Yay for pulling those out!

Sharli said...

I love your card, the dimension is great and I say "Bring back the eyelets!" LOL
Nice work!

Julie Ranae said...

Really great colors and design on this...am happy to follow along, please come by and say hello : )

Joanne Gilch said...

Love your creation. the tighter the twine....fab idea.

Pauline said...

Love the colours in the plaid, very pretty.