Sunday, 22 July 2012

Waltzing with New Stamps!

Morning all,

Well, the postie finally delivered my new Waltzingmouse stamps so I had a bit of a play last night using this week's sketch. Anyone reading this blog lately would probably think I've been sponsored by MME (now that would be nice) as I seem to keep using their papers on everything. So I was determined to steer clear of it this time and reached for some Japanese Yuzen papers instead - perfect for using with the Asian Gardens set:

I've adjusted the sketch a little bit, as the slanted strip of paper just wasn't working on my square card. I've embossed some gold metal shim and embossed the tree stamp using gold and black powders on some vellum. It worked surprisingly well, although I decided to cut it out and put it on a clean sheet of vellum - that pesky black emboss powder gets everywhere!

So there you have it - and not a bit of MME in sight!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day

Claire x


  1. WOW, Claire, this is great!!!!! Lovely papers too. Love from HOLLAND.

  2. They arrived...
    YAY!!! :)
    And I think you REALLY needed this set...
    this is gorgeous!!!
    That embossing...
    stunning!! :)
    And the perfect papers...
    Claire, an absolutely amazing card...
    love this!! :)

  3. Oh my...this is stunning. The background paper looks like it was create JUST for this set. Your gold and black embossing is amazing. Fabulous job with this challenge piece.

  4. This is amazing, Claire, and I love the papers you used! Your embossing on that tree is wonderful, too! Love it!

  5. My goodness, Claire! I don't know what to say! I am speechless! I just wish my mother was alive to see this card, it would have filled her with such joy! It is museum worthy! Melinda - Winter Bear

  6. You're very brave and obviously very talented embossing vellum (it always warps for me). Well worth the effort though as it does look lovely and your background papers are so perfect.

  7. Great card Claire, love the bg papers, great choice and your embossing on vellum makes the card so richt!

  8. Love the papers you've used and the beautiful embossing on vellum...lovely!

  9. A very striking card, yet so totally zen! Really really gorgeous, Claire!

  10. Claire, this is totally AMAZING! I love how you adapted the sketch and the embossing - WOW!! x


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