November Friends of WM Blog Waltz 101

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 1:00 AM | ,

Hi There! Here today for the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. This month, Claire is challenging us all to create a Christmas themed project.

Once the Waltz begins, you have plenty of time to visit all the participating blogs/galleries at your leisure. A separate thread will be set up for chat and a special game for a chance to win a stamp set of choice. And, of course, we will draw a name from all those who participate in the waltz to win a stamp set of choice! The competition doesn't end until 11:59 pm Eastern on November 19th, so you have plenty of time! We are playing the "watermark" game  - count the number of watermarks you find in the DT posts and then enter your guess int eh chat thread for a chance to win a stamps set of choice. All the details are in the Waltzingmouse Forum (Playroom:Blog Waltzes), where you'll also find all the links for the waltz.


Claire has designed so many beautiful Christmas stamps, it's difficult to choose which ones to create with so I pulled out an "oldie" but one of my faves Seasons of Love -Tags which is full of so many images and sentiments that can be easily mixed and matched allowing for an endless number of combinations.

After inking up the star image with VersaMark ink and embossing using white embossing powder, I cut/embossed the image using a S4-092 Stars Five die template. I stamped the sentiment then cut/embossed using a S4-116 Standard Circles SM die template, sponged on a bit of blue ink then adhered it to the star, popping it up with a few 3D foam squares.

Up close, you get a good look at the beautiful embossed detail:
Next up, is my card featuring the beautiful heart image:
To create this card, I basically repeated the steps above, substituting the star die template with the S4-136 Classic Heart die template and swapped the circle die template with a S4-112 Classic Ovals SM die template. Also layering the heart with a layer cut using a S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart die template.

Here is the heart up close and personal :)
Thanks so much for looking! Off to enjoy the inspiration on the Waltz :) 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love -Tags, Musical Backgrounds
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-092 Stars Five, S4-136 Classic Heart, S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM, GC-001 Grand Calibur

***REMINDER:
Spellbinders™ Holiday Hop: Friday, November 19th 8:00 AM Eastern 
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101 Sweet Comments So Far:

Vera said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the white embossed images and the beautiful patterned papers you stitched together.

Fiona said...

So incredible, Mona! Absolutely the best of the litter! Wonderful papers and I love ribbon and lace borders! You are amazing!

Julia Aston said...

Love both cards Mona - Pretty colors and laces - sweet little cookie cutter and button!

HawaiiRenee said...

Wow, Mona, I am blown away again! I love the design of these cards! I always love how you use that white embossing; that heart and star look great! I love these sentiments too so nicely framed! Fabulous job as usual Mona! Thanks!
Aloha,
Renee

Franciszka Majewski said...

I love very much your wonderful cards! Mona you have nice design style very appealing! Very beautiful blog template!

Trudy said...

Impressive set of cards with wonderful details! Love the colours in both but my favourite is the "Be Merry and Bright" Christmas card! Love that dry embossed star! Great job!

Ros said...

I'm running out of words to say ... your cards are all so beautiful, different and unique ... Lovely seems to say it all ....

Constance said...

Love these gorgeous cards, Mona! Really really lovely DP's and exquisite white embossing! TFS!

Dawn said...

Love these beauties! Oh you always do such a nice job with white embossing, I need to get myself a juicy white ink pad and play.
Wonderful inspiration sweetie

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your cards and the layers with the lace is gorgeous! That little cookie cutter is fabulous!

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Mona, love the ruffled ribbons, and the background paper is so pretty.

Kelly S. said...

Mona, visiting your blog is like plugging in an electric blanket...hee, I kid you not! Your creations are so warm and fuzzy and inviting :) Love how you layered the papers and little lacy strips to make these cozy cards...and I wanna sew like you when I grow up:) Awesome waltz cards!

Janetcraft said...

wow, these cards are magic handmade...love them

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

Oh Mona - what two very beautiful cards. Similar but very different. I just adore your style and how very cozy the color combinations make me feel. Well done!

Antje said...

Mona, I love how you texured up the cards with the sewing and the ribbons. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!
... and yes that set is also one of my faves!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as usual, Mona! Love both of your cards - such elegant, classy style! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Robyn

Cindy Haffner said...

Mona these are GORGEOUS!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Stunning and awe inspiring!!!! even tho they are similar I love the paper on the top behind the heart!!! Don't ask, I just do!!!!!

Belinda said...

Mona, so pretty! Love the fun patterns you mixed and the white embossing!

Monique said...

Great cards Mona!! Love the little star charm on the first one..it looks like a mini cookie cutter :)..Great work !!

Cassie_lu said...

such beautiful creations and I love the little star you added to the first one. Also love how you used kraft paper with the images.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful holiday cards! Love the homespun and shabby look/feel each one has. So pretty!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow you always make such beautiful Cards!!

Deirdre said...

Mona, these are breathtakingly fantastic. ADORE them.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What great cards using the tags set - thanks for the inspiration!! And, that little star charm is adorable!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, I love both of them, the colors, the tags, just pretty!

KathyO said...

Gorgeous and so creative Mona! I love both of these beautiful cards! WOW!

Pammy said...

Mona, I love the white embossed stamping on both of these and that gorgeous ribbon and dainty lace border! That button and star cookie cutter is so adorable as well! Great job as usual!

BevL said...

Gorgeous cards, Mona! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Nader said...

Fabulous cards, Mona! Very elegant and vintage style! I love them both! TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute, Mona! I love that little star charm (it actually looks like a cookie cutter)....where do you get these things?? LOVE THEM! You always have the best details and embellies on your card:) LOVE IT!

Laural said...

Fabulous cards, Mona! Love that little cookie cutter charm! Where did you find that?

Jen said...

Beautiful cards Mona! Love last year's holiday stamp sets. I go back them again and again. :)
Thanks for sharing

Nerina said...

So **beautiful**! I love your DP paper mixes with these stamps and the additions of lace and charms - so refreshing and light!

Beate said...

Mona, both cards look amazing! I love everything you create!
Hugs and smiles

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona,

These cards are sooo pretty! Love that star on the first one and love the white embossing on the kraft on the second, really gorgeous! Your cards have very warm colors and lots to see, which I always love, your own pretty, pretty style!

Hugs, Wendy

Penny said...

Mona, you never disappoint; these cards are so gorgeous and creative! You really make these WM stamps so beautiful and desirable! TFS!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards Mona!!! Both are divine - love the ribbon treatment in the first and the non-traditional color scheme in the second. Beautiful work!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card always make me sigh Mona ;) They're always so full of lovely details to admire, I just can't say enough how much I LOVE your work!

Lorraine said...

your cards are absolutely stunning huni xx

Lucy said...

Mona, as always, your cards are simply the best! I love your vintage style so much! Such pretty DP's and love that white embossing!

Jen Johnson said...

Mona, you are so incredible, GF! Both of these cards are freakin' fabulous! OMG, Every visit here is like a kid in a candy shop for me! And you just keep feeding my candy addiction! Love'n every inch of your candy store! Yahoooo!

Irene Oden said...

Both of your cards are so stunning Mona! Great job with this waltz!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness! Gorgeous with a capital G. Love the layout and the ribbon and lace treatments. And I love the non-traditional color scheme on the second card.

Cynthia Perkins said...

Phenomenal cards, Mona! What a great job with those die cuts and your cute cookie cutter charm! Wonderful!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, Mona, these are two gorgeous cards! Love your awesome ribbon and lace borders! Really classic look! Outstanding job!

Sandie said...

Stunning work as always Mona. I just adore both cards. :)

Stella said...

If someone in the card-industry is seeing this I know for sure that Hallmark won't be selling cards any longer. My oh my Mona;this is breathtaking!

1CardCreator said...

Both cards look fabulous Mona! ~Diane

Kelly said...

Amazing designs as usual, Mona! Sooooo Gorgeous!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

Such a gorgeous set of cards, Mona! The more I visit your blog the more inspired I become! You are such a talented gal!

Shelly said...

Mona I adore EVERYTHING you create! These cards are just fabulous! I really want to give your dry embossing technique a try soon; it looks great with these gorgeous stamps!

Lavender Rose said...

Both cards are perfect, gorgeous papers, colours and design, beautifully crafted and a joy to look at.

Heather Jensen said...

Love em both girl! I especially love the paper on the top of the second card. Looks like old wallpaper. The little star is adorable too. :)

Mirna said...

Mona, you are the queen of classic and vintage! I love both of these gorgeous cards! That DP you used on both is perfect and I love the beautiful star and heart! Great job with the white embossing! TFS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both just lovely, Mona! Love the embossed star and heart .. doesn't that K & Company collection just make you swoon?!

Ren-Yi said...

sneaky Mona with those watermarks. actually they are hard to find cause i get stuck admiring your handiwork. the lace and lil star ornament is just so unique.

Becky said...

Yes, I didn't see the watermarks initially because I was so busy going ga ga over your beautiful designs! Love these cards so much! Absolutely gorgeous!

Davi said...

Fabulous cards Mona. Love the colors and dp you used on both. The fun gathered ribbons and lace are beautiful embellies. :)

Betty Wright said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Mona! Beautiful detailing, colors, and stamped designs! Lovely cards!

Denise said...

So pretty! Love the color combo and the details like the ribbon and cookie cutter charm!
DeniseB

lynn said...

mona, both are simply precious to look at-really beautiful work:)

Helen F. said...

Love both of your cards, Mona - bright colors,laces,sweet images and embellies!

Linda Peterson said...

What really cute cards!! Great work!

glowest said...

beautiful cards

Jill said...

I love the vintage look of your cards--very pretty!!

Armenta4some said...

love, love love

ttop said...

I just love these!!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I did not think I could see any more beautiful project than on yesterday hop but I was very mistaken... this is a very adorable card and love your cookie cutter...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Debbi said...

Love this. The holidays are special.....and FUN. Thanks for sharing your talent

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards! You have inspired me to get out my Christmas stamps and it's not even Thanksgiving! :) --Gail Lass, glass@swlaw.com

PaperLover said...

Mona, both of your cards are so gorgeous! I love how you use that white embossing powder and the lovely lace border! Also, that cookie cutter charm is adorable!

Pamela_U said...

Absolutely phenomenal cards, Mona! Both just blow me away!

Card-Eology said...

very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Mona
What beautiful christmas cards.
I love the snowman.
Thank you for all your inspiration

Anonymous said...

This is truly one of the loveliest cards I've ever seen. Just beautiful!
nancy d.

Suzana said...

Wonderful work, thank you that you share with us!

Julie said...

Stunning work! x

mmwilken said...

So very pretty Mona!! Just love your colors and papers!! Thanks you so much for sharing!!

Patricia said...

I love these cards. They are so creative. Keep up the good work

GrannieR said...

Love it!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Very Creative!!

Carol said...

Both cards are wonderful - love the softer colors and the buttons and charm really add so much!

Keri said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful, Mona! I especially love the Christmasy star card with that dear little coookie cutter and the dry embossed star! Your DP's are perfect too! Great job!

BAHGL said...

What great cards!

Barbara said...

So pretty and very creative.

Kandy Harrison said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! Wow!

Teresa said...

Your cards are beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!

Helen L said...

Such beautiful cards: I love all the details! Thanks for sharing your artistic creations!!

KatherineLacey29 said...

Beautiful cards! OMG! These are so stunning! I love your stitching and that lace and ribbon border! I have to give stuff like this a try! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration!

Barbara Colbert said...

Such beauties!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

How adorable!

Shelley said...

jUST GORGEOUS

Silvia said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!! The embossing is great, I just love it!

Terry Times said...

Great job! Love your creative touch!

KF250 said...

So cute!

Cyndy said...

Beautiful! That heart almost looks ceramic

Sarah Coddington said...

I just adore these cards, Mona! They are really stunning and inspiring!

Gloria said...

what an adorable card

Andrea said...

Goodness! These are absolutley beautiful. Sorry for being late to the hop

Deirdre said...

These are just stunning. LOVE them. Thanks for the inspiration.


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