Sunday, June 17, 2012

June WMS blog hop - Inspire Me

Amidst the chaos of the day (3 young kids, dog, husband, domestic bliss and more .....) I found the time to take part in the WMS blog hop.

The instructions were simple, to take inspiration from this photo and to use Waltzing Mouse Stamps. I loved the idea of taking inspiration from a picture and the first thing that came to mind was : wainscoting. 
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My wainscoting is all delicately scored and sponged so that it would show in the photo.

A close up of the newest addition to my stash : Stampendous aged ivory embossing enamel. Shown here, but more clearly on the hinge clip below. It is ivory with golden flecks - when heated they melt to give that aged look. I have to say it is absolutely fabulous and worked so well with my WMS stamps :-)

 Its great to play along in the blog hop - thanks for looking.


Supplies used : Marina Mist, Not quite navy and whisper white cardstock - Stampin' Up!, soft stone cardstock pti, Prima flowers, Lustre crystals, Stampendous aged ivory embossing enamel, Paris Nouveau Stamp set, Labels 25 die

22 comments:

  1. I was just looking through my embossing powders the other day and thinking it would be nice to have a creamy ivory one instead of stark white! And I briefly contemplated scoring panels for my card and then abandoned that idea as way too much work! Well done - what a fabby card. The enamel really is perfect with the frame and sentiment.

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  2. Beautiful card, Nikki! Love your scoring and embossing! Great work!

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  3. Nikki, your card is SO Gorgeous!! I LOVE the perfect stamping on the background and the scoring. The embossed label looks so pretty too. Great job!!

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    1. Thank you Kary. Isn't it fun to get nice feedback - makes it all even more worthwhile :-) Have a great day x

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  4. Fantastic job Nikki. Love your design with your stamped "wall paper" and your lovely wainscot. So very clever. I too love all of the Stampendous aged embossing powders - they add so much interest to any embossed image. Thanks for joining the "party"!!!

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  5. WAINSCOTTING! I love that so much! And now I am enabled to find the Stampendous powders because they look amazing. Your Paris Nouveau background is so beautiful and is set off perfectly with your lovely flower and sentiment panel! Gorgeous card, Nikki! So glad you could come to the party this month :)!!

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  6. What a brilliant idea!! Great texture and so elegant too. The Paris Nouveau border works so well. Great card!

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  7. A Lovely card! I think the bottom portion is so clever, nice take on the challenge

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  8. Love the "wainscoting" on the bottom ....... just beautiful. Your card is LOVELY!!

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  9. What a lovely design with the wainscotting Nikki! Your card looks like a wonderful diningroom wall! love the background stamping on the 'wallpaper'!

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  10. That wainscotting idea is fab, Nikki! Could very easily be a room in any home. Certainly makes your card different. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love that wainscotting!!
    And that fabulous embossing powder...
    will have to check that out on my just "necessity" run! :)
    Such a beautiful card...
    love the background stamping...
    like a vintage DR! :)

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  12. Love the embossing you used and the beautiful wainscoting.This is just beautiful Nikki.

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  13. Gorgeous panels and lovely look Nikki!

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  14. The way you have done the wainscoting looks fantastic - really effective as a panel on your card. Love that stamped background

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  15. Oh, your card is gorgeous! Love how you did the wainscoting and the Paris Nouveau border makes great wallpaper!

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  16. Such a wonderful card. I love your wainscoting idea. And, I did find that darn stamp today, hiding with my paper.

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  17. Just love the look of your card and the panels and stamping go so well together.

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  18. WOW!!! What a wonderful take on those colors - your design and stamping on black - just FABULOUS!!!
    Have a great day, hugs, Karin

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  19. Such wonderful comments, thank you xxx

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  20. This is too clever! I love the "wallpaper" and wainscoating you created! Great take on the inspiration - simply brilliant!

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  21. This is so clever Hope you don't mind but I've CASed your project. I've given you credit of course.

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