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Sunday, 17 October 2010

...Look! I'm waltzing!



ED - The card I use is this stuff, I have found it in UK, not sure if it's available in US, but I think these guys ship...you can get it in white or cream, it has one textured side and one fairly smooth side, it's neat stuff but quite porous, so stamping is not as crisp as it would be on say, a Gina K white or a PTI card. Ta for asking!

Good morning/afternnoon/Evening!!

I am taking part in the Friends of WMS blog waltz today, anybody can play along, you simply make a card loosely connected to this months theme of Autumn/Harvest and link it on our WMS forum so's we can pop over and see!

Here is the link thread, we also run a wee competition, you can read about it here. You do need to be registered on the forum to play, but that's only so's we can all chat about it on the forum too, and it's easy to register.


For my card today, I broke out the Teeny Trees set, I seem to have had so little time to stamp recently and I wanted something that was going to be quick!!

I love the the little linked leaf circles, and I paired them with the tallest tree trunk/branch image. I used Distress Inks and blended them on the stamp using the rock and roll tecknique, you ink up in one colour and then roll the edges of the stamp in another colour, couldn't be simpler!

Cut the tree panel out with a rectangular Spellbinders Die template. Sponged exuberantly with Shabby Shutters distress ink and cut a slightl larger mat, which I sponged with crushed olive.

My card base is a 6x4.5 inch base of cream cardstock, stamped with the diamond trellis from Pic-Nic patterns. Stamped and sponged with Antique Linen, what else? LOL.

Right! I'm going to try to get a little waltzing in today, what are you up to??

Hope it tickles!

30 comments:

  1. this is so pretty, Claire. love the pretty fall colors on the tree leaves!

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  2. Beautiful Claire, love your sponging and the layers.

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  3. Oh so glad you are waltzing, Claire! Love the way you did the tree in all of the colors, and the little tilted nestie frame is so cute!

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  4. Wow this is one very popular set!!! I've been admiring all the cards made with Teeny Trees on this waltz.
    It's on my wish list now!
    Lovely card love the hammered card stock you've used and the cute little bow is perfect.

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  5. I love the multicolour leaves and the textured card you used for stamping.

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  6. Love how you made the tree with the circles - and the bird is just the cram in the cake! Lovely!!

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  7. Another wonderful Teeny Trees creations! This stamp set gets the award for most mileage!! Fabulous!

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  8. Great card Claire - love all that distressing and the hammer card is such a good texture and yes, you do have to be careful when stamping....a little extra pressure is necessary. Just wish I was participating but we came home from hols with dreadful colds and indeed are 'under the Doctor' - I'm sure the folks across the pond will not understand that one LOL!!
    Looking forward to waltzing around tonight, metaphorically speaking as I don't have the energy to really waltz!!

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  9. Super cute card Claire! Love the pretty colors & that teeny tree with the lil' bird is precious! Thanks so much for designing all these fabulous stamps for us to create with! :)

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  10. So cute! I'm loving everything I'm seeing with the Teeny Trees set and wishing I would have gotten it!!

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  11. Claire, this is beautiful! Love that distress inked spotlight. So lovely!

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  12. What a gorgeous card. Love how you did the 2-tone stamping. It's great to see you got some inky time :)

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  13. Claire--this is so pretty! The textured paper you used is perfect, your card looks amazing! (And I really like the bird!)

    Chris L.

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  14. Great card! I love the texture! The Teeny Trees set is one of my favorites... definitely on my wish list!
    DeniseB

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  15. What a fun card, the porous paper really adds so much to it.

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  16. Great Card Claire, Love the colors and the backgrond.


    Thanks so much for your comment into my own blog , I really apreciate because you always leave some kinds words in French, tks for that.

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    Merci beaucoup pour le commentaire que tu as laissé sur mon blog, j'apprécie beaucoup quand tu laisses quelques mots en français.

    Bonne soirée

    Have a good evening

    Carole

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  17. Hi Claire

    The teeny trees seem to have been really popular for this waltz. I really like your take on them. And I love this shape of card.
    Regards
    Deborah x

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  18. Your card is swell and very much worth waiting for.....that paper is exquisite.....I am so jealous...you can just pick up any stamp from any set that you want to make anything you'd like. I'm working on it...slowly but surely!!!!!

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  19. Oh love the sponging of the green! So cute with the little bow on the tree as well and the bird perched on the tree!

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  20. You're little tree with the little birdie is just so cute! Glad that you got some time in to stamp! :)

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  21. Wonderful card Claire!! I don't have this set but have look at it often..you have designed to many must haves lol.. Great work!

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  22. I laughed out loud at your post in the forum thread!!

    I totally get why you're so busy, but I sure miss seeing more of your lovely projects!! So glad you were able to play this month :)

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  23. Love the bg stamping and your pretty circles tree Claire! that paper is super!

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  24. beautiful card and I really like how you did the color behind the image.

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  25. very pretty. The texture of your cardstock reminds me a bit of water color paper (but it's obviously textured on both sides, not smooth on one.)

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  26. Great card and I like the rock and roll on the circles.

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  27. Really pretty! I definitely need to get that trees set - too cute!

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  28. I had wondered about that paper you use all the time. I love the texture of it. It looks like it stamps very well to me.
    Your little trees set is the sweetest Caire. Love the green ink too. :)

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