Thursday, November 17, 2011

[Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz] Celebrating Christmas

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Hello Waltzingmouse Fans! This is my favorite part of the month, and since I can't play along consistently in all the challenges, I try to make it for the waltz. If you're new to the Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz, you can read all about it here. Come check out the amazing creations and come waltz along for endless fun & inspiration, and make a new friend or two along the way.

This waltz's theme is Christmas and if you know anything about Claire's work, you know she really does Christmas designs so well! It's one of her favorite holidays and she really makes fantastic stamps!


Season's Greetings
Stamps: (Twas the Night Before Christmas, Flourishes - Scallops & Dots, Very Vintage Christmas) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Fine Linen) Papertrey Ink; (Peppermint Collection) Crate Paper; (Life Stories - Collection 1) My Mind's Eye
Ink: (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; (Jenni Bowlin - No. 9 Brown Sugar) Ranger; (Brilliance - Moonlight White) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Peppermint Collection - Stand Outs, Chipboard Accents) Crate Paper; (Topnotch Twill Tape 3/8" - Fine Linen) Papertrey Ink


I really have been wanting to stamp the entire Christmas poem for a long time now. I also saw some of My Mind's Eye paper lying around that I had unpacked from my last Two Pea's order. Life's Stories was a promotional gift, for buying 20$ worth of MME products, and I decided the Blue Damask was the perfect pattern paper for it. This card is an interpretation on this week's sketch. If you squint hard enough, you can see all elements on the card, just flipped, transposed or rotated ;)


I added a cute little chipboard component onto the little rosette, created a little tag, and added a piece of ribbon along the card. This Fine Linen color is starting to become my go-to color.

Season's Greetings

Anyways, I hope this card adds a little inspiration to get going on the Christmas creations. Thanks for taking the time to visit and make sure to hop along and see the other girl's creations!

26 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Ren-Yi! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the rosette and the banner in red & green - it looks great with kraft.

Debgem said...

This is lovely - I do like the flourishes behind the poem and the bright Christmas tag! Lovely!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful card Ren-Yi! I love the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas stamped background and the contrast of the bright and bold sentiment tag!

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab creation

Ali x

Helen said...

What a great card - i love the stamped background - the text and the flourishes look wonderful and I love the stamped banner/sentiment xx

I'm Renee said...

Wonderful card!
That poem...
oh!
It's perfect on that paper! :)
Claire and Christmas...
no one does it like she does! :)

Inkyfingers said...

This is beautiful Ren-Yi. I so love the poem and the way you built up the background is lovely.

Jeanne J said...

Wow! I love that close up of your tag with the rosette. The sparkly glitter with the snowflake is just perfect!

Super Jen said...

Classy!

Karen H. said...

So pretty. I love the flourishes you stamped in the background - such a great frosty touch.

cbuswell said...

Fabulous, love the rosette!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really gorgeous card, I wish I ordered that stamp. Maybe next time. Here is my blog; stamping4you.blogspot.com

Craftilicious said...

I love the contrast between the neutral background and strong tag colours - just lovely.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the red pop of the tag against the neutral background.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the flourishes over the Twas the Night story!! And your sentiment flag is the perfect touch!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE how you used Twas the Night Before stamp! and the added flourish.. FABULOUS!!
Have a GREAT day! Happy Waltzing! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this Ren Yi! Your subtle winter flourish swirls are such a great background for this traditional story. Great job.

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful, Ren-yi! I love the layers you have created with the stamping of the poem and the flourishes over the patterned paper. Your little sentiment flag with the mini medallion is awesome! Great use of this week's sketch AND the waltz theme, wow!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Ren-Yi, I love this!! Simple, but so beautiful :) Great take on the sketch too!

LaurieJ said...

So pretty! Love the poem! And the flourishes are perfect.

Julia Aston said...

Love the flourish stamping on the pretty paper along with the story Ren-Yi! and your banner adds a great splash of color!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a beautiful card, Ren-Yi! I love the poem background and that rosette is such a great touch!

Mara... said...

What a fun rosette on your card!!!

snowbear said...

Love all the features... great card.

Cammie said...

Love the flourishes with the text and pop of Christmas red and green with the banner tag!

Kim said...

Love the poem on the card with the swirls of snow over it, just beautiful!

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