Wednesday 17 September 2014

WMS Red Rocket Birthday

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

I've not had a lot of crafty time over the last few months, but I wanted to celebrate Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge's first birthday. I've used one of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamps and a few of my favourite techniques to create a starry sky for the birthday rocket. I love how you can choose a face to match the birthday boy!

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

The star stencil was a little thicker than my other masks, so allowed a much deeper layer of embossing paste. After inking with distress inks I wiped the stars to leave them a little brighter than the background and added some splatter drop planets in red, white and gold.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes

My main sentiment was on the inside as the rocket's countdown and the stars had taken over all of the outside! This sentiment is one of the reasons I keep coming back to the rocket stamp, time and time again.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs

Another look at the glitter and glossy accents added to the stars and the cute little red rocket.

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Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s & ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Stencil: Prima Finnabair Stars
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, Wink of Stella, white embossing paste, gold gel pen, Dylusions ink spray Postbox Red, White Linen, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Gold
Colouring : Promarkers/Flexmarkers

Hope you enjoyed you visit and see you again soon!


  1. Wonderful card! Great colouring on the background and I do like the dimensional stars! Love the red rocket and the sparkle on the name and age! Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  2. Wow that background is amazing. I love the close ups so I can see all that texture. I wish I could hold it in person - WONDERFUL!

  3. Whoa, look at all that texture and gorgeous shine! This is an absolutely perfect card for a young boy, Gra!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. This is superb!!! I love it - hope you don't mind if I pin you to our 'we saw what you did' board!!

  5. such a fabulous idea for a card - I love the countdown. The image is so sweet and the background sets it all off beautifully! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  6. Wow, Grá, this is wonderful card! The image and the colours are perfect for a boy. The background with the stars and the planets looks just great and I really love your card very much!

  7. What a fantastic card for a young boy and love he countdown and the embossed stars! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. L-O-V-E it!!! The embossed stars are such a great background for that cute stamp!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


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