Saturday, March 24, 2012

Waltzingmouse XC Challenge - March 2012

See, I told you I was serious about getting caught up on the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges!!   For the March challenge, Waltzingmouse Design Team member and Christmas Card Maker Extraordinaire,  Lynn Mercurio, has asked us to create a card that includes some winter blues and brown.  This combination has always reminded me of surf and sand - a great combination - and a perfect way to forget the winter blahs - I mean blues.  Today is a wet and rainy spring day in Chicago land so this is a great escape for me!

I made a ledger card using four stamps from the Candy Jar Christmas set and stamped them on kraft paper.  To get the fancy cut top I taped a Spellbinders Labels 11 die and rolled it through my die cut machine only about half way.   I wrapped some twine and a Swarovski element around that and added some gems and die cut foliage.    For the bottom border of the card I embossed kraft paper and ran some chalk ink over the debossed side to bring out the image.  I added die cuts, a shimmery bow and more gems for a little more Christmas magic! 
I hope you're working on your Christmas cards and getting caught up too.  You will be ever so glad you did! 


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Around Christmas Time, Candy Jar Christmas
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection Portobello Road "Buddies" Perfect Paper
Charm  Swarovski Elements
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 11, Picot Edge Circles, Standard Circles, Inverted Scalloped Circles, Persian Accents, Foliage
Embossing Folder Paper Lace 2 Cuttlebug
Ink: Momento Danube Blue, Versa Fine Vintage Sepia, Versa Magic Aegean Blue
Twinery Denim


The Paper Parade said...

A Christmas card with so much blue?? I love it! I really like that you tied the little blue branches on the wish list with the twine, too :)

Marybeth said...

What a great Christmas card! Fun different colors too. I love the bling you used around the twine, heck I enjoy all the bits of bling you add. We started our day out kinda like you but it is turned out beautiful as the day went on. Tomorrow should be windy and rainy though.I like the die cuts and the bow on this card. Off to Saturday evening Mass.
Take care.

Cathy Weber said...

I don't use the word stunning often, but this card is "stunning"! I love the kraft ledger card, the beautiful bow with the pretty gem on it and those little branches. Beautiful card Jeanne.

Kary said...

Jeanne, this card is Amazing!! Love the bright blue and so many beautiful details on it. Wow, love this!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jeanne! Wonderful mix of stamps and pretty patterned paper! Thanks for joining along with the WM Christmas challenge!

Lisa S. said...

One thing is for sure Jeanne, your recipient won't be blue they received this card - they'll be estatic! This is very pretty!!

Elaine said...

What a lovely card Jeanne I love it .I am just catching up looking at everyones creations I have checked out your latest they are all FAB
Hugs Elaine

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Jeanne! You have again done such an amazing job! I adore all the fabulous details--especially love the ledger card! And the different shades of blue with the kraft look wonderful.

José said...

These colors are great. Love the combination of blue and white with Kraft. Its a superduper card! Love the stamping and what a great dies you used.

Pauline said...

This is really beautiful, I love the combination of papers and embossing, a real Christmas treat!