Thursday, 17 June 2010

June Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz


Yeah, second post today & having made my quiche I had time for a quick card & boy do I mean quick!

I was playing with one of my new sets of stamps - Offbeat backgrounds, and a chocolate coloured dye based ink pad & just loved the effect. the ink from dye based pads tends to pool on large areas of acrylic stamps and so you get a mottled effect, which is just beautiful if you want a slightly more 'used' look. Anyway, I stamped on a spare bit of paper to see how it came out, loved what it looked like & this card idea popped into my head straight away - 10 minutes later and the idea in my head was on a card. Yes I know its a very basic card, but I just love the way it looks and even though it's a romantic sentiment, I don't think any man would think it was too 'girly'. Oh, and I did cut away the bottom of the card so it zig zags (just for a little bit of detail).

Well, I only have 4 sets of Claire's stamps, but I sooo need more - will have to wait for the end of the month again though (sigh!)

Happy Waltzing all!!!!

16 comments:

Lynne Phelps said...

Simple and quick does not exclude big impact and great design! I'd say you nailed it! Great card!

Julia Aston said...

Very nice! love how the zig zag stamp looks on this! great touch cutting the points on the bottom edge!

Carly said...

What a beautiful CAS design. Love the zig zag!

Bonnie said...

Great clean and simple card Rachel! Obviously masculine and very lovely!

Janet said...

Very nice. I'm in love with chocolate brown too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Lovely design Rachel...I just adore this image!

Claire Brennan said...

Very striking and I love how you trimmed it at the bottom! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

What a great card! Love the zig zag pattern...so striking! Thanks for sharing.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet & simple! Love the sentiment you used & background set!

Belinda said...

Wow, what a FUN use of the zig zag! FABULOUS! Love the CAS card -- can I just say FABULOUS again? ;-)

rlo said...

I concur with Lynn's sentiment. Your use of positive and negative space gives it a clean simple but bold statement.

Sharli said...

Great sentiment - lovely background stamps - it's a neat card!

Julie Ranae said...

Lovely card : )

Lee said...

You did a great job with that awesome border!

Antje said...

Very simple and just perfect for a man! Love it!

Joanne Gilch said...

Awesome one layer card!