Tuesday 15 April 2014

Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge 15, "Thank You"

Hi, I have another card challenge for the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge No 15, Mixed Messages

I chose to use stamps with a "Thank You" theme, and I really enjoyed this challenge, making a selection of cards with different design ideas. My first card is started with the "Thank You" stamped like a list, using Autumnal shades and a Spellbinders die background adding a die cut corner and some flowers, this one came out quite a feminine design

Lots of Waltzingmouse Stamps were used here, You're A Doll, flowers stamps and die cuts, Fine Feathers, Asian Gardens, Country Labels 4, Putting on the Ritz and a particular favourite, Dainty Doilies, also used the leaves stamp from Bright Season set, tucked in behind the flowers, and Chicken Wire background over the "Thank You" list.

I was then inspired to try longer lines of repeated stamps, set inside a die cut background

Much less fussy, and using shades of Spring greens, with a "thank you" picked out in red as a focal point.
Some distress ink shading around the edges of the die cut, adding the "Thank You" stamp from Charm Squares to others listed above.

I then decided to be really adventurous and make the "Thank Yous" go all around the centre of a favourite Spellbinders Die cut set.

I kept with the same green memento ink colour for the sentiments, adding "Thanks Matey" from the Ocean Bound Stamp set, and another "Thank You" From the Folk Art Medallions set, picking out a focal point in red ink, along with the added heart stamp from Nordic Spring set. I like how this had worked the different font styles all together. One last card, sparked by this design.

Just to see how using different colours of green ink for the "Thank You" stamps would affect the design.
Which do you prefer ?

Hope that you have enjoyed looking through how my designs developed.
There is still time to enter the challenge, visit the Waltzingmouse Fanatics blog

Kathy x


  1. Kathy - all your cards are fantastic! I love the first one with the warm autumn shades and pretty flowers. And I do like the shades of green on your last three cards! Thanks so much for joining us again at Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  2. You really did like this challenge - I think we scared everyone else off with it but we thought it was a fun one! It's hard to pick a fave but I think the last one just does it for me but then I love the first one too.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Fanatics.

  3. You did a great job with this challenge! I really liked seeing how your approach evolved with experimentation.