Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 2011 Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz

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Hi crafty people…and welcome to the February Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz.  This is a chance for all FANS of WMS to get their “mouse’ on and create projects using these great images.  This month we were asked to create a project with buttons.  Not a problem for me, as I have plenty, thank you!

The Design Team is also playing a little game this month and asking you to “guess the theme” of one of our stamp sets that will be released March 1st.  You can read all the details of how to play on Claire’s blog.  Be sure to check out the deets before you Waltz along…you’ll want to know! =)  There are prizes involved!

Dads-&-Buttons

Since I’m always looking for masculine cards, I thought this was a great opportunity to add a manly card to my stash.  I actually created this card for my son, and if he doesn’t see this here, I’ll save it and send it to him for Father’s Day.  He really is a great dad, and looking back at him when he was much younger, I had my doubts, but he has really stepped up and turned into a man and father that I’m so very proud of.

Using the Free Spirit Boy set I stamped the circle cluster in VersaMark and then embossed with Shabby Shutters Distress Embossing Powder which gave it a rough and rugged texture.  I added my buttons in coordinating colors using Glossy Accents.

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After die cutting a couple of stars using my Nestabilities, I added glitter and stickles to highlight the edges, which goes along with my accolades for my son. (sparkling – a super star)   My sentiment is from the Free Spirit Sentiments set that I stamped within a frame from the Vintage Labels 1 set.

I hope I can continue with my masculine card mojo so that I can get back in the saddle and build up my stash because when I need a man card, I need it NOW and often the mojo just isn’t with me when I need it most. 

Are you ready for some more button inspiration?  If you answered “YES”,  just visit this thread on the WSM Forum for a complete list of all those participating in today’s Waltz.  They will surely amazing you…I know I’m always inspired by the creative fans of Waltzingmouse Stamps!

I’m happy as a button (ha!) that you stopped by today.  Have a good one!

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Stamps:  Free Spirit Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments, Vintage Labels 1 (all Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers:  Dark Brown, Green (Prisma)
Inks:  VersaMark, Coffee Bean (Vivid)
Accessories:  Shabby Shutters Distress Embossing Powder (Ranger), Labels 1 Nestabilities, Cinnamon Stickles, Green Glitter (Stampendous)

43 comments :

www.injoystampin.com said...

Such a sweet card Lynn. Love the use of your buttons! :c) Hugs, Robyn

Joanne Gilch said...

Lynn, great masculine card for your son...he's sure to think that you are the best MOM, too! It is hard to get back in the saddle after the mojo takes a hiatus, but you managed this so well and now you are certainly prepared! Love the glitter all around the stars, and those green buttons sure do light up this card!

sharingthepassion said...

This is fab, loving the colour combo you have used. Thanks for inspiration.

Ali x

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a great card!!! Love the colors and your design- the glitter on the stars is the perfect accent!

Sharon said...

I love your card, Lynn! Those colours look fab together! I'm inspired! Thank you! :D

Anabelle said...

Beautiful card! The colors are aweosome!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Lynn! Love those wonderful colours and that bubble stamp works wonderfully with buttons doesn't it?!

Kelly S. said...

That green embossing looks fantastic on the chocolate cardstock! Love the combo of that cool circle pattern with the stars. A fun but "manly man" card, Lynn! :)

Julia Aston said...

A great masculine card Lynn! love the green and brown combo - and that circles stamp is so dramatic with the shimmer and buttons!

Debgem said...

Brilliant card - love the stars and the sentiment! Great colours too.

Kim Burmeister said...

Lynn, I love, love, love this card! The embossed circles with buttons is a brilliant idea. I might have to CASE that some time. Awesome!

LaurieJ said...

This is the perfect masculine card, Lynn! I love the color scheme and the bubble stamp is just the one for buttons.

Carly said...

EEeeekkk!! I LOVE this!!! Wow does this card pop and oh so perfect for that man in your life. Totally inspiring!

Sandie said...

I just love, love, love this!! Perfect stamp for buttons!! Amazing work :D

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous masculine card Lynn! I love all the buttons and shimmery BG combo! The stars are a perfect finish! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Bumblebee said...

I'm loving that particular stamp for with buttons, but the distress embossing powder really sets the card off. Great masculine card!

rudlis said...

This is the perfect. I love it.

Cassie_lu said...

i love the green you used for the circle clusters.

ruth_spolton said...

Perfect card Lynn ;)
The buttons are the ideal accent on the circle cluster stamp! Thanks for the manly inspiration.

Antje said...

Great card Lynn, love the green embossing - it turned out wonderful manly!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a great guy card! I love the colors and the distressed powder is perfect! Love it!

Trish said...

Love the card, the embossing looks great!

carole said...

This is a great masciline card, I love the colors you have used... well done !

Hélène said...

I love your masculin card ! great job !

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great card--I love the brown and green, and the embossing powder and the glitter on the star!

Chris L.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! That stamp is perfect for adding buttons to. Great card!

Vera said...

Fabulous masculine card! That background stamp looks like it was made for buttons!

Belinda said...

Love this! Fun use of the buttons and the distressed powders!

Jen said...

WHat a fabulous use of colour! I adore the chartreuse and brown together. It totally works a treat. And the button bubbles...perfection!

Karen B. said...

A fantastic man card!

Janet said...

I really love your color choices! Wow!

Crystal said...

Lynn WOW this card is AWESOMe, what a super cool color combo and LOVE LOVE those buttons, FABULOUS!

Clare said...

What a fun card! Love how you used the buttons, and the glitter is such a nice touch!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE how you added the buttons to the stamped design, truly fabulous masculine card!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is AWESOME Lynn! Love the placement of the buttons in the circle conglomeration and the sparkle added to the edges of the stars.

Beate said...

Lynn, that's so rich and gorgeous! BEAUTIFUL card!
Hugs and smiles

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love where you put the buttons and LOVE the touch of glitter.

Denise said...

Nice card with great use of the buttons for added texture and color.
DeniseB

Lorraine said...

Ooh gorgeous, I love the greens & browns together! That's a great card for your son! Very masculine!

Laurie Marmon said...

Oh! I really like this color combination for these stamps. Very nice use of the buttons too.

Ren-Yi said...

OOOO -- love the buttons in the Free Spirit bubbles! i'm sure your son would love this card very much!

Pauline said...

Hi Lynn, thank you for your lovely comment, I missed the blog waltz last week as my mojo was in the doldrums and I didn't make anything or blog at all. But I am on a rool at the moment lol, and what a stunning masculine card you have made. I always find them the hardest. I always struggled with CAS in the past, but since trying my hand at Less is More and the One Layer Wednesday challenge I am finding it easier! Paulinexx

Wendy ten Hove said...

I love this card, Lynn! I never ordered this stamp, because I had no idea what to do with it, but what you made is so pretty! Great idea to put buttons in it and with the stars - it's just perfect! Wonderful card!

Hugs, Wendy