Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gratitude - WMS November Blog Party

Today I have a card for the November Waltzingmouse Blog Party - the theme this month is GRATITUDE, and here's my card!


For the background, I inked the Vintage Christmas Backgrounder with 3 Memento Inks - Tangelo, Lady Bug and Cantaloupe.  I stamped the lantern, leaves, candle and flame from Bright Season, cut them out and layered them over the background using foam tape. The sentiment is from Peace and Plenty.

After it was all together - I went over the glass and candle part of the lantern with Crackle Accents by Ranger. And then left it alone over night so I wouldn't touch it and smudge it!  The bottle says it should dry in 3-4 hours depending on how thick you put it on but I didn't want to chance it so left it over night!

 I used today's WMS Sketch for my card. 
We have a blog party every month on the 17th -  the theme is announced on the WMS Blog on the 1st of each month so you have plenty of time to make your card.  I also link to the theme post on my side bar so you can always look there.

If you plan to party with us and haven't already made your card - you have to link up your gratitude card over at the WMS Blog before 1:30 pm EST on Sunday and you have to use WMS stamps.  We hope you'll join us!   One lucky person that links their card will win a WMS stamp set!

I'm off to the WMS blog to check out all the gratitude cards - want to come??!!

Stamps:  Watlzingmouse - Bright Season, Peace and Plenty, Vintage Christmas Backgrounder
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, Ranger Distress Dried Marigold.
Accessories:  Crackle Accents - Ranger, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Wrinkled Seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, foam tape, 1/2" circle punch - Marvy Uchida.

31 comments:

Jeanne J said...

OHHHH I LOVE all the color and wow! that close up with the crackle finish is gorgeous! Beautiful fall inspiration Julia!

Patti J said...

Julia, this is gorgeous! I especially like the Crackle finish. Thanks for inspiring me to find mine!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the added detail from the crackle finish.

Kelly S. said...

Look at us going all lantern-y! You know I love me some crackle accent, and I absolutely adore it over the lantern! That multicolored background stamping is amazing! Such a warm and lovely gratitude card, Julia!

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous I love the lantern and the colours and layout are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh Julia! This is so pretty - I love the crackle glass on the lantern - so very creative!! You are awesome!
Hugs!!

Renee said...

Gorgeous Julia!!
LOVE that background...
it's stunning!!
And the crackle on the lantern and candle...
perfect finishing touch!! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Look at all that gorgeous detail! This is beautiful Julia! I love the way you did your ribbon and the crackel…. wow!

Annette said...

oh my i love this...the texture on the lantern is awesome..such a great technique..love it

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous gorgeous lantern and i love the crackle accents.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! Love the multi-coloured background and the lovely crackle finish on the lantern! Fabulous!

Pauline said...

This is just stunning Julia! I love the carefully inked background, and the lovely lamp, but the leaves in these pretty colours really finish it off, a gorgeous card!

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Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Julia! The crackled accents adds so much and I LOVE the seam tape.

Bonnie said...

This is so gorgeous Julia! Love the crackled glass - I never have the patience to do that lol!

Kary said...

Wow Julia, this is so Pretty!! I love the colours in the background and your crackle finish lantern is absolutely gorgeous. What a fabulous creation!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love the varigated colored background and the crackle effects on the lantern adds great texture!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow!! I love your card and the way it looks like someone is walking with the lantern and it is swinging through the air! The colorful background is so lovely and the crackle finish is so pretty! A gorgeous card!!!

Marianne said...

i love your card.. all those embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

Lee said...

Beautiful card. That crackle finish is perfect for the lantern.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely WONDERFUL background and the crackle accent on the lantern - so pretty! Love your card!
Sorry for being so late waltzing but we've had guests. Have a wonderful Sunday evening, hugs, Karin

maryr917 said...

This is so pretty Julia -love the multi colored bg and the crackle accents-great ribbon treatment as well

Vickie Z said...

Lov the variegated color on that background...looks fabulous! The crackle accents are wonderful!! Gorgeous!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh Julia....this is stunning! I love the color and that you used the sketch too! The crackle accents are unbelievable! Perfect in every way!! Love seeing this card in the hop!

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-Aneta- said...

colourful, stunning and fresh ! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cool, Julia! I love the bright colors and that crackle finish is perfect! Super job!!

Cathy Weber said...

This is really pretty! I love the tilted lantern and that crackle finish is gorgeous Julia.

Kim said...

So pretty and I love your background, the colors are so beautiful. Fabulous card.

Anne-Elise said...

Your card is gorgeous, Julia! Love the lantern, the crackle accent and the fab background! Great work! Hugs

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