Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Waltzingmouse Blog waltz - Masculine Thank you card


Why, hello there!
Welcome to May's waltzingmouse blog waltz, with the theme Masculine!
I had to make two thank you cards for the engineers who have been helping my 6th formers with a project, so this seemed to be the perfect masculine card to focus on.
As with all blog waltzes, waltzingmouse stamps are a necessity and so I used my teeny trees stamps! The swirly tree seemed like a good starting point, and I had the idea to do them in rows, and then do one of them a contrasting colour. I used my rolling ruler to mark out a grid for the circles, and then I stamped cracked sapphire distress ink onto kraft card - i.e the inside of a cereal box!
Here you can see I left a gap for my contrasting circle, and using a strip cut from a post-it note I masked off a place for the sentiment. I used clear ink and stamped the circle, and then also just the 'thanks' from the 'give thanks' stamp in the middle. I used silver embossing powder on this to really make it pop.

Finally I cut out the card to fit a 5" square white card.

This was a really quick, but effective card, and I enjoyed using the swirly stamp as a background stamp for the first time!
I hope you like it!

19 comments:

  1. Lovely card!! I like the pattern you created and the silver embossed sentiment.

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  2. Great to see the recycling here too! I think your grid pattern is superb and the silver thanks really pops!!

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  3. Wonderful design on this Anya! love the embossed silver sentiment in the midst of all the blue!

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  4. Lovely, stylish design and thanks for the pictures of how you created your background. Fantastic use of recycled material too.

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  5. great use of pattern and I really like how you stamped the sentiment.

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  6. And to think that I threw out two cereal boxes after making "Fish and Bubbles" (a delicious treat mix)! Must remember this cool idea!
    Your card came out wonderfully creative and masculine.

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  7. Great background stamping.

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  8. Very cool! I like how you used a decorating element to create a pattern, and the masking for the sentiment like that is inspired! Awesome job math-teaching sister! ;)

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  9. I love the repeating spirals! It looks really neat, and oh so manly :)

    -rwk
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. Very creative, and oh, so cool!! Love your masking too!! Fabulous card!

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  11. This is so creative and I was wondering how you got the gap in that circle for the sentiment! Love it!!

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  12. Hi again - sorry I called you Anya in my comment above - she posted just below you in the hop and I got confused!

    Love this fun design!

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  13. Oh goodness, I have to try this idea! How very clever and striking at the same time! Love this!

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  14. Wow, your spacing is so perfect it started to hypnotize me! Very nice job!

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  15. Great card! Love how you created the sentiment circle and your use of the silver embossing.

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  16. Waw,, great card and very creative,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  17. This works really well, it looks just great! 10/10 for recycling too...

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  18. I just loved this card. This is so simple and elegant.

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