Thursday, June 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop!



The theme for the Waltzingmouse Blog Hop this month is masculine cards.  Eva and Claire always have one birthday party or another to go to, so I made a card for the next boy!


Used stars and sentiment from Sewing Box Hugs, and then stamped the "stem" from the flowers across them in a stripedy pattern.  Background is the knit pattern from Faux Fun.  Cardstock is Enchanted Evening, kraft, and Vintage Cream from Papertrey Ink.  The hardest part about masculine cards is the embellishing!  So I kept it to a minimum with a little twine and paper-piercing around the sentiment at the top. 

Will join the waltz later when I get home...thanks to Lisa for being the Link Master for me again!

22 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Awww, this is wonderful Kelly! I love that it looks like real fabric!

Crystal said...

Kelly oh my word this is fabulous, I really love your fabric and stitching!

Lee said...

This card is lovely. Love all that faux stitching. Another set to add to my growing wishlist!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the unusual shape with the half-circle at the top! Great card!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh this is too sweet, Kelly! Great card!

Antje said...

Love the bg with the stiched stars! Great!

Julia Aston said...

Love the bg stamping on this Kelly - and your fun design with the sun rising!

Mary I said...

I think you've given me another reason to add this set to my wish list. I really like your "flower stem" stripes on the stars.

Jen said...

It's cozy like a favorite sweater!
Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Oh I love that warm and cozy backgrounder! Great colours just fabulous!

Rachel Webber said...

Wow, what a lovely card, love the background, well, just love all of it really

Janet said...

How cute! Love those stars!

Claire Brennan said...

oh i LOVE this Kelly, such a cute card! I want to reach out and feel it, it looks so soft and 'feely' LOL, Thank you for waltzing with us!

Laurie Marmon said...

These stars and stripes are so cute! Very creative little project!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very cute card! Love those stars - the stitching appears to be real! Thanks for the inspiration - can't wait to pull that set out!

Belinda said...

So cute! Love the stars and the stitching you stamped across the stars! LOVE it!

rlo said...

what a cute card. i love how the stitched edging of the card (from the stamps) and gave the stars more stitching.

Sharli said...

Great card - love the stars!

Julie Ranae said...

Great card!

Joanne Gilch said...

Startasic card!!! Love the topper and how you used a girly set to make a boy's bday card. You Rock.

Pauline said...

Lovely card, would also be great for July 4 celebrations.

carole said...

Very cute, I love this set too !