Saturday, July 10, 2010

WMSC5 - Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday! Today I'm back with the weekly Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge after taking a break last week for the new release. Maybe some of you have had your new orders arrive? I can't wait to see what you make!

Here is this week's sketch:

And here is the card I created:

I adore this card! The flowers and leaves are from the Rescue Remedies set. The large flowers punch out perfectly with a 1-inch circle punch. I trimmed the small flowers and leaves with my detail scissors, and inked the edges of everything with some Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases - I masked off the 'Belated' portion of the sentiment and suddenly I have a whole new sentiment! I love a two-for-one! :)

The background was embossed with the Herringbone Cuttlebug folder and stitched around the outside. My color combination was a happy accident - I had some new wrinkle ribbon laying on my desk and these three colors were side-by-side. I love it!

The sketch challenge will remain open until Thursday, 11:59 pm EST. You can link up your entry on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog. Top Mice will be announced along with the new sketch next Saturday! I hope you will join us! Have a great weekend!


Rescue Remedies, Fancy Phrases - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Riding Hood Red, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Groovy Guava, Riding Hood Red, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Herringbone Cuttlebug Embossing folder - ProvoCraft; Apron Lace edge punch - Fiskars; Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers; 1-inch circle punch - EK Success; sewing machine; adhesive rhinestones


  1. This is SO sharp! Love the design Anya! great color choices, too!

  2. Gorgeous Anya! Love the flowers and how you blocked off the stamp for a whole new sentiment! Bravo!

  3. Wow - this color combo IS super Anya! these circle flowers are great too - love how you combined the sizes and added bling!

  4. Anya,
    I love this card, too! It's perfect! The background is so soft with all that texture and the flowers are perfect - beautiful, representative - not imitation, and the whole thing just works wonderfully! Nice job!

  5. WOW, this is gorgeous! I love how you've cut out all those little details!

  6. This is my favourite WMSC sketch so far and you have done a stunning job with it! Love all the details on your card.

  7. Wonderful! I need to crank one out for this sketch.

  8. This is so pretty! I love the embossed background, and those flowers are awesome!! Great job with the sketch!


  9. This is just gorgeous. Love these colors and what you did with the circles and leaves.

  10. i love your inspiration. love how the flowers came out so bold.


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