Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #21

So this card came to thought at 3am this morning. I was thinking this was what I wanted to do for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #21, but it wasn't until 3am that I really figured out how to do it. I was tempted to just get up right then and tackle the project, but I knew sleep was slightly more important then.

This is a card for a family member who recently had a birthday (yes, it's slightly late). But, hopefully its coolness factor will counter the lateness. Here's the sketch I followed:

And here's my take. I used Half Pint Heroes for this card, putting a little head that kinda looks like the recipient into the rocket ship. Then to make good use of that pocket I decided to have it take off! :) The sentiments are also from the same stamp set, although I had to get a little creative and use bits and pieces to make my "blast off!" one. Claire..."blast off" is missing! LOL!

And by the way, that grass is handmade...I might need to invest in some Martha Stewart fringe scissors! And my husband is already making a request for a card like this too...hee hee!

I hope you enjoyed your visit. And now to get this card in the mail!

Other challenges:

Cards for Men - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tag! You're It! Post 2

So while the first tag had four Waltzingmouse Stamps sets used in its creation, this one only has one. And it's fairly simple too. This one doesn't even include paper. While I was finishing up the first I saw one of these glittery snowflakes I picked up at Target last year. I don't remember what I was going to do with these, but I have them, so there you go. I thought that maybe just attaching a sentiment on transparency might be a quick and easy way for some tags...since I did have fun with this challenge, I might try doing some more of my own tag making!

I went with a different sentiment from Compliments of the Season and stamped it on a transparency. I then embossed in silver ever so carefully. I then cut it out and attached with vellum adhesive. Using some of that darn ribbon I needed to get for tag one I attached this one to a bag all prettily. Cute huh?

Here's a close up too...

Be sure to check out the challenge over on Claire's Blog. There's still some time to enter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tag! You're It! Post 1

Hello there! I was able to finish up a tag for Claire's Tag! You're It! contest going on right now. Claire and the Waltzingmouse Stamps design team want to see beautiful Christmas tags for the chance at winning an awesome prize. I thought it would be fun to participate and try something new. (I've never made my own tags before)

So here's my first tag (I have another up my sleeve to post too). This one uses 4, yes 4!, Waltzingmouse Stamp sets. I'm quite impressed with that feat. I wanted to try out my new Label 14, Compliments of the Season, and Text It stamps, but then I thought it was missing something so added in a tag shoulder from Labels 1. I went with a kraft, Broken China distress ink, and silver color scheme.

I got the tag part done fairly easily on the weekend, but it took finding just the right ribbon on a side trip to Michaels to finish it up. I then tried out some ribbon combinations on both ends of the tag, but eventually went with these fun snowflake brads. Aren't they fun?

Be sure to check out the challenge over on Claire's blog. There's plenty of time yet to play! Good luck!