Monday, February 22, 2010

Waltzingmouse Spring Blog Hop!

ETA: Edited to add that I've entered this card in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday(FTTC55) to make, stamp or add flowers in some way. I think this Celtic Flower qualifies!
Welcome to the very first Waltzingmouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop. The theme is Spring, a welcome thought with all this cold weather. If you came here from Mona Pendleton's blog, Cupcake's Creations, then you are in the right place. If not, you may want to start at the beginning on Claire Brennan's Waltzingmouse Makes blog!

Photobucket - Celtic Flower Card Front
I don't have any of Claire's darling Spring sets - yet - so I turned to my all-time favorite sets, Celtic Heritage and Irish Blessings. I think you can find a way to use these sets for ANY occasion - I even used them for my Christmas cards last year!

I sponged Carribean Blue (Marvy dye ink pad) onto the white background, moving around a scallop circle punched paper as a mask to create clouds. I swiped the edges with a Crimson Lake ink pad (Marvy) and topped it with a patterned paper panel (K&Company Mat Pack) which also had edges swiped with Carribean Blue and Crimson Lake. Then I had fun creating my flower - I stamped the heart four times using Crimson Lake and "rocking and rolling" the edges with English Red (Marvy). I stamped the solid lunette twice with Pond Green (Marvy). I curved the beautiful braided border on the acrylic block and stamped with Pond Green to create a stem. The leaves and stem were sponged with Old Gold (Marvy) to make them more yellowy to match the patterned paper better.

Photobucket - Celtic Flower Brad Center
I used a 60% off coupon at Michals to purchase an i-Top brad making tool (Imaginisce) -what can I say, the price was right! It is a lot of fun, but be sure to watch their YouTube videos to get all the tips, it makes a big difference. I stamped the small lunette twice in Pond Green (Marvy) to make a full circle, then sponged it with yellow and gold. I cut it out with the template and then dampened the paper before using it in the brad maker. I covered it with Diamond Glaze (Judikins) to make it shiny. TIP - don't press your finger into it when you test to see if it is dry - just ignore that fingerprint!

Photobucket - Celtic Flower Card Inside
On the inside, I pasted a leftover piece of the patterned paper and a strip of striped blue ribbon. The sentiment, "Friends are flowers that never fade" (Hero Arts) seemed perfect for this happy card!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the Stamping With Val blog!

I hope you enjoyed my Celtic Flower! Please leave a comment - your comments are what make blogging fun. Thanks so much for hopping by!

29 comments:

  1. I thought this was genius Lynne!!! I love how you found things in the Celtic set to make up such a pretty flower!!! the wee leaves especially are inspired!!! Thank you for hopping with us!!

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  2. Very fun card! Love that gorgeous big flower!

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  3. Wow beautiful flower, very creative! xx

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  4. geniius... such a great idea!!!!
    hugs

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  5. Wow, very clever! I love the strips of color inside and out!

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  6. Great, I love it when people are so creative! Well done

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  7. LOVELY!! Such a pretty Spring Card-love the way you made the flower petals. The paper on the inside is a nice touch too - very inspiring!

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  8. This Celtic set is gorgeous and what you've done with it is so clever.

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  9. What a fun and creative flower Lynne! the bright colors are just wonderful!

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  10. Very clever! I love how you took a set and thought outside the box. Brilliant!

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  11. How clever Lynne! This is a fantastic card - so glad you joined us on the hop!

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  12. Beautiful creation!! Love your sponged sky background!!

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  13. I have these stamps too and haven't used them yet. I love how you made the flower with them. I might just case this idea if you don't mind. :) Very clever!

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  14. So wonderful and very springy! Love all the bright colors you used.

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  15. Beautiful! Such a fun idea for a flower, great job!

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  16. What a brilliant idea for a flower! I love it!!

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  17. Such a cheerful card! Love how you made that gorgeous flower :) Very creative!

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  18. What a very sweet card, love all the color!

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  19. What a very pretty and creative card! Your flower is just lovely!! :)

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  20. Wow...how creatively clever. Great imagination!

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  21. Great patterns on this, and they are set off so beautifully with all of these bright spring colors!

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  22. What a creative use of those stamps! LOVE it!

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  23. Womderful this card !! So creative !!! Bravissima !!

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  24. Wow.....after seeing what everyone else has created....its safe to say your card is totally out of the box different!! I love it.....its so amazing to see how you can create the unexpected from Claire's gorgeous stamps.

    xxx

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  25. Lovely flower. Very clever idea!

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  26. A very clever use of the stamps! Your card is AMAZING! I love the red flower against the blue sky. You did an awesome job bringing all sorts of different things together.

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  27. That is a great card! The celtic flower is sooo creative! Nice job!

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