Friday, May 25, 2012

[Waltzingmouse Blog Party] Felt Like Saying Hi...

Hello everyone! It's time for another party with my favorite stamping company! In case you're new along, I hope you enjoy all the great inspiration you see from all the Waltzingmouse Fans. This blog party usually goes on the 17th of each month, but due to Claire's mum passing, it's been postponed to now. I would like to dedicate this blog hop and card-making session to the one and only Claire Brennan. Her mum is who we get to thank for Claire's artistic talent & passion, and from Claire's post, it seems like Claire's mum was quite an artist herself! So, it's only appropriate to dedicate a crafting event such as this blog party to these two amazing women, past & present.

This month we're getting down & crafty with Felt. I'm glad I got to sneak this card in... 


Blank Greeting Card
Stamps: (Text It, Musical Backgrounds, Basket Additions) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink; (Stella & Rose Gertie) My Mind's Eye
Ink: (Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar) Ranger
Embellishments: (Rainbow Felt - Gold, Orange, Shocking Pink) Kunin; (L'occitane Ribbon) Recycled Stash


Lots of my card have been lacking sentiments on my front recently. Must be getting lazy ;) But I also thought a punny statement inside that says..."Felt Like Saying Hi" was just perfect. I like to keep hand-written sentiments on the inside - still feeling shy about my penmanship.

I decided to make some rolled felt flowers. Since this year's fashion is all about the bold almost neon colors, I chose my three favorite brights out of my sample pile of felt. This felt is made my the Kunin Group and is made out of recyclable materials. I also had more of that L'Occitane ribbon lying on my desk and decided to snip off a few to make little leaves. If you read a few posts back, you may have read my up-cycling attempt with this ribbon.


Blank Greeting Card

The rest of the card is pretty simple. Stamped the musical background in Vintage Photo, created my square by using the Text It frame and added pattern paper. Then mounted the basket on foam dimensional and popped the flowers on there. After much deliberation I didn't like the Vintage Photo musical background - it was too dark. So pulled off the top most panel with the flowers and redid the background using Antique Linen on the Sweet Blush paper. Much better :)

So, I'm off to head to bed, but can't wait to see your l
ovely creations...In the meantime for the state-side girls, Happy Memorial Day weekend! We get an extra day off! To those who have a normal two-day weekend, I wish you a wonderful one too! Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you're up to this weekend... and thank you in advance of your inspirations!

13 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The basket of flowers is so bright and beautiful and I love the texture! I do like the musical background too!

Kary said...

Ren-Yi, LOVE your sweet basket of flowers!! They really light up the card, such gorgeous colours. Love the soft musical notes in the background too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Julia Aston said...

Hi Ren-Yi! so glad to see your lovely card here today! what gorgeous bold flowers!

Ann said...

LOVE those gorgeous flowers! The colors really pop against the green!

Super Jen said...

A beautiful basket of posies.

Karen M said...

What a lovely way to use the basket, adding those super flowers and the gorgeous colours! Beautiful! Kx

Jeanne J said...

So bright and cheery Ren-Yi - your beautiful basket of flowers just makes me smile!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This card is just delightful! The pretty flowers draw me in and make me smile! Excellent work!

Kim said...

Love your basket of beautiful flowers, so sweet! Fabulous take on the challenge.

Renee said...

Love these bright cheerful colors...
they just make me happy! :)
And a basketful of fabby felt blooms...
what could be better!
Love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

fabulous bright flowers

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Ren-Yi! Love the over flowing basket of bright felt flowers!

Pauline said...

This is so sweet Ren Yi, I love those rolled felt flowers!

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