Waltz with the Mouse

Not THAT mouse – a better one: Waltzingmouse Stamps 🙂

I so want that little guy from the logo as a stamp!

This month’s theme is masculine. This is always a tough category for me. Thankfully I have the Free Spirit Boy stamp set. There are a ton of images in this set.

The medallion was created using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. I’ve used this stuff before and even done this technique before, but it has been years…and boy it showed. I’m pretty certain I will be finding granules of this powder on my desk for months to come! The idea is to start with a card stock shape and ink it with Versamark. Then you add UTEE and heat it, once it melts, add more powder, and so on until you have a few layers. Then you take a Versamark-inked stamp and press into the goo; wait a minute a pull it out.

Since the medallion is so shiny and I opted for a busy pattern for the “tails” (they started as tails, as you see, they migrated up and out), I kept the rest of the card very simple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Free Spirit Boy, Off Beat Backgrounds, Bitty Banners, Fancy Phrases (WMS);
Colors: Not Quite Navy (SU); White, Kraft (PTI);
Other: Limitless Layers 1 3/4″ dies (PTI); Gold UTEE; Versamark;

15 thoughts on “Waltz with the Mouse

  1. Hi Karen! Your card is very Lovely! Awesome results with the Gold Utee! It makes me think of the Olympics, and I love the colour combo. Well done!

  2. Oh, wow! This card is just perfect! I love the simple layout, and your medallion is to die for! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Simply wonderful!!! Yes, it’s been years since that technique came out actually stamping in wax is older than me and dirt!!!!! thanks for bringing it back to us in UTEE!

  4. Great card! Love the clean and simple layout, and those checkered “tails”. Definitely masculine!

  5. I LOVE this – it reminds me of one of those old wax letter seals!!! A cracking technique – and yep the little tails and simplicity of the layout really highlight it so well!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us at WMS!!!

  6. What a fun card and I think that technique is perfect for that laurel wreath stamp! Thanks for sharing and I’ll have to give it a go one of these days! Great job!

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