Monday, September 12, 2011

WMSC64 Week of 9-12-11 Season's Greetings

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Ready for another great Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge? I immediately started thinking Christmas when I saw this design.  Maybe subconsciously I wanted to use some of the new Spellbinders I just got in the mail and this was the perfect opportunity.   For that great holly background I cut out a circular design from the Holly Motifs collection and simply cut it in half to extend it around my main image.  The nutcracker is on the Spellbinders Labels 20 die cut  - I hand cut the red border behind it.
My son thought this was a great masculine card - apparently he thinks I've been making too many cards for the ladies lately.  I told him it would be perfect if I could just stick a big shiny ribbon bow on it somewhere ;)!!  Just kidding!  It still has some of the bling elements that I'm so addicted to - the gold embossed nutcracker and sentiment, the red pearls, and the gold beads so I can't complain.  I hope you like it and that you're playing along this week!

Products Used:    Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps- Nutcracker Sweet
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Holly Motifs, Fancy Tags, Fancy Tags 3, Labels 20
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Fruitcake Collection - Holly Berries 
Embossing Powder:  Zing! Gold

13 comments:

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card and I'm loving seeing all of the WMS holiday sets coming out again! Those pearls are such a pretty touch and I love the sponging you did!

Kelly S. said...

I just got this set in the mail today! Oh the inspiration you have provided me, Jeanne! I just love the way the Nutcracker looks, so regal and elegantly-placed inside those gorgeous die cuts! The background paper you chose is so amazing with this design. I am pretty sure I said WOW! out loud when your blog page loaded on my computer!!!!!!!!

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, such fabby sponging and use of patterns....hope you have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Debgem said...

I think it's great - the backing paper and the gorgeous holly motifs - just fab!! I have a fondness for this set.

Cathy Weber said...

I just love the nutcracker and love it even more because you confirmed for me that you don't need to color every image to make a stunning card. I love the diecuts around the focal point. This is a wonderful holiday card.

Cheryl said...

I love it when someone can take a stamp, leave it uncolored and make a fab card with it. Love all the dies you used. That Holly die is gorgeous.

Gerdine said...

The stamps and the dies match perfectly! Great card!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Jeanne! Love this nutcracker, anothe set to add to my wish list! Love the decorative labe aha em and the Holly trim, beautiful.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow - this is amazing. Your beautiful patterned paper and stunning die cut are the perfect compliment for this great Christmas image. Awesome job all the way around. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

This card has so many wonderful details! I love all the scrolly frames and I especially love that you hand cut the red frame. Another beautiful creation!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow! how did I miss this stunner!!!

Anonymous said...

You catch the spirit of the nut cracker.
With Cristmas around the corner I have some new
ideas now!!!

Marevka said...

Чудесно! Очень стильно!