Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WMS May Waltz

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Yes, crafters and followers it’s that time of the month again. Time for the WALTZ…the Waltzingmouse Stamps Waltz always scheduled on the 17th of each  month.  The theme this month is masculine cards. To see all the fabulous entries go to the FORUM and sign up it only takes a minute and is so well worth the time. The WMS DT is fab and it’s always a delight to see their creations. Here’s my masculine card using Teeny Trees.
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This card measures 4 1/4 inches square with the top and bottom overhanging the card base. I hand made the ‘wood’ panel and tree using the faux wood technique at
Splitcoast. I used white paper Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Early Espresso. SInce I used white cs I didn’t need to use the Craft white over the brown inks. I had originally made two pieces of ‘wood’ 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and used both for two different cards.  The other one is HERE.  Those little ‘foot’ like appendages on the end of the twine are leaves cut from  ribbon I bought from  IheartPapers’.
Ribbon of leaves
The green, blue, and yellow leaves stamped on the Spellbinders circle used the baby wipe technique and that name escapes me at the moment. I used my reinkers and placed a drop or two of three different colors onto a baby wipe and used that as the stamp pad to get the variegated effect. I learned this technique at a Stampin’ Up party many years ago. You can find it, too, at Splitcoast…go to resources and type in Baby Wipe, and guess what? That’s the name of the technique at SCS!!…Baby Wipe………..
I used the Early Espresso to stamp the sentiment onto the twill ribbon and Garden Green to stamp the wee leaves. Took a green marker to make the leafs’ stems.
I dug out the ‘ole’ decorative scissors for this card and used the postage stamp scissors for the edges on the right opening. This card was fun, full of techniques, and a woody manly card entry for the WALTZ.
Thanks for coming by!

15 comments:

Debgem said...

Joanne - this is great - love the colours and textures!!

Kary said...

Hi Joanne, this is a cute card!! Love the colour combo!

Cyndie said...

Great card! Love the use of the Baby Wipe technique, and your twill ribbon looks really cool!

Inkyfingers said...

How imaginative Joanne. Great colours and design. Love it.
Hugs
Carol x

Lee said...

I really like your use of the twill and brads.

Cassie_lu said...

cute card

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your tree is so beautiful Joanne!! And I love how your made it just pop with the circular framing behind it!! WOW!

LaurieJ said...

Great card. Love the faux wood!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Joanne - I like what you did with that pretty leaf ribbon.

Claire Brennan said...

Joanne, I very nearly didn't write this, because i'd hate for you to feel any pressure, but I sooo look forward to your waltz projects - I always see something unexpected and totally fabby that I want to case immediately!!! today it's the baby wipe technique AND the stamped twill along the bottom - that looks so cool!!!! I also love your little birdies - a great guy card!!! thank you so much for waltzing along with us at WMS!! Hugs!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so great, Joanne! I love the little leaves at the bottom of the tie and your tree/sun/sentiment border are amazing! Love it!

Kathy said...

Joanne, this is so cool. You've got so much going from faux wood, to baby wipe, to stamped twill, but it all blends effortlessly into this masculine masterpiece. This card is FANTASTIC! Love everything about it.

Karen B. said...

Fantastic elements to your masculine card, you took this set to a whole new level!

Tracey said...

Ooh this is very different & very stylish Joanne - I love the distressed look :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

snowbear said...

Nice card... unique look.

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