Monday, May 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse May Blog Waltz


Hello there and happy Monday!
It is raining, chance of thunderstorms, really a dreary day, however I am most excited for the rain.  My cup of tea will be extra tasty this morning.  Isn't it great how, a cup of coffee or tea can be so soothing, not to mention it will put a little pep in your step.  
On to the card...today is the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz.  Anyone can participate.  The theme this month of May, is Birthdays.  For a complete list of participants click here.  
Recently, I finally got my hands on some of the new October Afternoon lines of paper, and I have to say they really are beautiful.  The inspiration for this card came from the paper, and everything kind of just fell into place.  I love it when you don't have to fight with a card (and that happens a lot lol).  Isn't that tree gorgeous!?!  So beautiful!  The tree is from the Asian Gardens set, and the sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set.  As a customer, what I love best about Claire's sets, is how packed full of images and sentiments are in each one.  
I hope you have a wonderful day!!


materials used:
Waltzingmouse Stamps (Asian Gardens & Fancy Phrases)
October Afternoon designer paper
Kraft card stock
foam tape
Palette ink
Memento ink
Basic Gray pearl stickers

42 comments:

Sue W said...

Beautiful Card - I love this tree too!

Lee said...

Gorgeous card. Such lovely colours.

Julia Aston said...

This is just WONDERFUL!! I love that DP you used - a perfect bg for your cut out tree! Thanks so much for blog waltzing with us today!

Belinda said...

Wonderful with the tree on the kraft cardstock and the fun vintage bg paper! Fabulous!

Katarina said...

Wow! That is stunning!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Gorgeous! I love the new OA lines of DP, too.

Karin said...

Just beautiful! Great choice of paper...Perfect with this stamp set!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Every time I see this set in action, I fall in love with it even more. This is one fantastic creation from your beautiful papers to your awesome design layout. Fabulous!

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous card - dramatic but pretty too!

Carly said...

Stunning! Those papers work fabulously with that image!

Angela Mclean said...

Such absolutely GORGEOUS papers... works beautifully with the tree. ACE card!!!
Angela xxx.

Genevieve said...

Wow! Beautiful, great choice of paper :)

Kathryn B said...

Such a beautiful card! Seems like a lot of us like that paper pack!

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous Latisha! I love that tree all cut out and popped up!

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love how you paired the DP with the tree! I'll have to try that.

Nadine said...

Everything about your card is just beautiful Latisha. Loving that gorgeous paper and the tree popped up. And I absolutely agree with you about Claire's stamp sets, packed full of great images and sentiments!

Laurie Marmon said...

This card definitely looks like it just came together so easily. Love it when that happens! Beautiful elements to the card. :)

Lynne Phelps said...

Lovely, every element fits perfectly. Love that tree, need that stamp set, LOL!

Heather said...

Ooh, girlie, that's a lot of fussy cutting-lol. I love it! Lots of fun elements and they all work :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the papers you used and the colors are divine!! Great job!!

Heather J. said...

OMGoodness! This is stunning.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Wow....this card is gorgeous. I love how you used the tree stamp.

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the vintage feel to this. pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

Latisha, this is a stunner, I cannot believe you cut the tree out!! It looks so good I have to do that!! and the papers you have used are just gorgeous!! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Latisha! The paperpieced tree looks amazing!

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Such wonderful work.

Joanne Gilch said...

Love that you cut that tree out and fabulous job. the card is super fantastic!

Ann said...

Oh gorgeous! The beautiful tree looks as it if was made to go with those pretty papers. I love it.

Janet said...

That's very pretty.

Sharli said...

How wonderful! I love this paper with the image - I don't know that I would have tried it but it definitely works! LOVE it!

Janelle said...

Eeks! I love what you've done with this stamp set and color choice. TFS.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This card is just perfect, so amazing that you cut that tree out (can you say patience:)) and I love how the images look with that OA paper!

carole said...

Waoouuu!!!! Papers and stamps are beautiful together! I love the tree.

anya said...

Beautiful card Latisha! Great coordination - the tree image looks really great with the patterned paper! So glad you could waltz along with us!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness - this is absolutely stunning. Those papers are just so divine and I love the way you popped the tree up to make it the focal point - truly lovely card x

Charmaine Stack said...

This is so colourful - yet so serene, too, which I would think to be an oxymoron, but you've achieved it beautifully. I like the border around the sentiment; elevates it from Plain Jane. Popping up the tree does the same. Well done!

Kelly S. said...

Loving that set with the October Afternoon papers! Great layout, too!

Kate Lewis said...

What a gorgeous card! The papers are beautiful and work so well with that stunning tree - love everything about it!! Kate x

Rachel Webber said...

gorgeous card - love the way you've cut the tree out

~kelly marie~ said...

So pretty! I love that OA paper too!

Mary I said...

Your card is stunning. I don't think I would've had the patience to cut out the tree, but you've made it look easy!

Hannah | Cards Magazine said...

Really beautiful. That tree is to-die-for!

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