Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mad About Plaid!

I can remember the day I gladly crossed over to the darkside and started ordering from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  Talk about a classy company with design esthetics, extraordinary quality and stellar customer service to match.   What had me hook, line, and sinker for this fab company after having the opportunity for a good look-see and play was their gorgeous plaid stamps.  Ahh, such fun!  You can build incredibly unique backgrounds full of scrumptious texture in any color or colors and patterns your heart desires. If you're not already on the Waltzingmouse Stamps bandwagon, I strongly suggest you get a wriggle on, because they are just that good.  So, seeing that I am such an unabashed fan, I, of course, revelled in the opportunity to use the bestest plaid stamps...ever!  I have already confessed that I was mad about plaid, so my ravings shouldn't surprise you (much).  With my stamping sanity notwithstanding, it was a no brainer when it came to choosing a background stamp or two for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge challenge.  *happy dance*


So without further ado... the sketch followed by my card:


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Thanks so much for popping by.  Here's to a fabulous day!

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Watzingmouse Pic-Nic Patterns, Off Beat Backgrounds, Very Vintage Labels 18 and Rescue Remedies Additions
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Kraft and handmade paper from my stash
  • Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, Broken China, Antique Lined, and Tea Dye, VersaMagic in Ocean Depth
  • Accessories:  Tim Holtz Bigz Dies in Tattered Florals, Papertrey Ink Fine Linen Vintage Buttons, Spellbinders Labels 18 and Floral Motifs Nestabilities Dies, Pinking Shears and Jute

15 comments:

Gisèle said...

Wow, I am mad about this textured background, so cool....and love your flower...well done Jen!! xoxoxo

Kelly S. said...

Ohhhh I LURVE your plaid, Jen! Such great colors and stamped perfectly! The flower is so cool with its detailed layers. Absolutely fabby :) Thanks to Claire, that word is a regular part of my vocabulary now ;)

Kary said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the plaid design.

Heather Jensen said...

This is fabulous Jen. I do own some WM stamps. They are quality stamps and are designed so well. :)

Denise said...

Oh my word, I love WMS. I have wanted this set FOREVER but it always gets pushed out of the cart. Not today, my friend, not today. LOVE it... beautiful plaid!!

Antje said...

yeeesss that plaid is really GREAT. Love the colors you chose and I am a BIG fan of buttons, your buttons just finishes the card up perfect!

Cathy Weber said...

Jen, your plaid looks so much like fabric, I couldn't believe it! This is so great and that entiment is one I just have to have. Beautiful card and the way you built your plaid design was genius. I loved it.

Karen C. said...

Lovely plaid effect for a background, Jen. I keep looking at the WMS site, but haven't made the plunge yet. I have a wish list and this one is on it!! Thanks for the inspiration.

BethieJ said...

JEN! This is STUNNING! I LOVE your plaid.. DARN IT.. this stamp set is on my wish list.. seeing your card is pushing it off the list and into the cart! LOL! It really is just FABULOUS!!
THANKS for your sweet comments on my box!!
Have a GREAT day!

Julia Aston said...

Love the stamps you used on this pretty card! the plaid and sentiment label looks wonderful! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the colours in your plaid stamping, looks great with the big flower and label, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Michelle said...

Back when I was ordering stamps *giggles* I did place a couple orders from WMS. I have to agree with everything you said...quality and good experience all the way around. I love this card how it's not too masculine, but not too feminine either so it could be for male/female....and I dig the plaid background too!

Jean Martin said...

Jen I LOVE that flower!!! You are a genius girlie!!! It looks so beautiful!!! What a wonderful job with the sketch! So glad you're here with us this week! :)

Lorraine said...

Such a gorgeous card and plaid you have created! Wait a minute - this is the texture on the stamp, not stamped on textured fabric or paper? If it is the stamp, wow, that is so cool! I am ready to jump there, lol. That is such a cool look! You enabler, you, lol!

Kristin said...

this is one fabulous card :)!!! and thank you so much for stopping by my blog so often, i really appreciate it. i don't visit you often enough- you create such beautiful things with stamp and ink :)