Friday, June 29, 2012

WMSC#104 - Victorian 4th of July!

 I hope you're feeling patriotic!  This is the sketch before the 4th of July so I thought I would go all out with an Americana theme here!  I had to include the striped pennant stamp - it looks just like a flag!  Some tips for getting a good two colors on the stamp - first rub the stamp with a good quality eraser for better ink coverage (I use a stencil brush to get all the crumbs out of the creases), and use the teardrop or cat's eye shaped ink pad to get in those tight areas.  My first attempt was with a big square ink pad and the results were not so pretty! 

This week's sketch is brought to you by Teresa Kline.  Remember the shapes are just a guideline - you're supposed to have fun!  I switched up the oval for a pennant to keep with my 4th of July theme and added lots of embellishments.  You just have to love how all the Waltzingmouse stamps just work so well together.  I ask you, "Does that look like a holiday label?"  I think it looks right at home with my Victorian influenced Americana theme.  Check out all the different ideas the Mischief Makers have put together for this design  here.  I hope you find some time to play along - you might even win a free set of stamps!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels #14, Vintage Banners
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Labels 14, Classic Ovals, Ribbon Buckles, Marianne Creatables Border LR0155
Paper:  Jolee's Boutique French General Collection
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, Vintage Cream, Poppy Red
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Lipstick Red
Ink:  Momento Danube Blue, Rhubarb Red, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Extras:  Roses:  Ribbon Reel, Twine (Natural Joann Fabric), Buttons, Pearl Spray (Hobby Lobby), Metal (Michael's Jewelry Dept)

11 comments:

Marybeth said...

Jeanne I love that your turned your card into a patriotic card! The banner pendent is such a great idea! I also like the way you looped the red ribbon through the die, and that pretty gold thing hanging. Love the tip about the eraser , I almost never do that. Beautiful card and love that you made it red white and blue in honor of America’s 236th birthday!

Helen said...

Just wonderful Jeanne - I love the vibrancy of the blue and red and the Victorian elegance which you really do so well. Beautiful work x

Deborah Frings said...

S T U N N I N G!!! Your card is superb, the Victorian influence makes it so elegant. Love the backing paper. Great work!

Kelly S. said...

This card makes me want to start singing God Bless America, it's so beautiful and patriotic, Jeanne! I love the layered labels and the lovely shades of red, white, and blue...that flower embellie cluster is AMAZING! Love the bits of pearls and the gold charm, TOO!

Joyce said...

Love your take on this week's sketch. Very fitting as we approach the fourth of July.

Vickie Z said...

I guess Kelly and I are singing right now!! To the country and to your card! Fabulous!

Renee said...

OMGoodness!!
America in all it's glory here...
it's stunning Jeanne!!
Just love everything about this...
that banner is to die for!! :)
And the flowers and ribbon...
just in awe...
as always! :)

Cathy Weber said...

Oh, wow, wow, wow! That is what I said when I saw this one, love the two tone stamping...I have not been able to accomplish that and yours looks like you had a two piece stamp, just that perfect. I love the roses and that bow and that little metal thingy that is dangling down! Just a gorgeous card and perfect for this week sketch as well as the 4th of July!

Lisa S. said...

Wow! Gorgeous papers, seam binding, & embellies make for one fantastic Victorian patriotic card. I love it!!!

Lisa M said...

Only you could make a giant pendant and have it look soooo amazing on a card. I love the rich and detailed papers along with your 3D pertified embellishments. A gorgeous card and VERY patriotic. :D

Bethxaxb said...

Just wonderful Jeanne - I love the vibrancy of the blue and red and the Victorian elegance which you really do so well. Beautiful work x