Jun 15, 2015

Waltzingmouse PJ Party: Everything

Dear Paperlicious Joan Bardee Waltzingmouse Stamps

I talk too much.  Not a lot.  Too much.  It's become a bit of a joke since I retired and am home alone most days.  When the husband walks in the door, I pretty much start talking and don't stop until it is time to say "good night."  So this card is for Mike -- he'll get the joke. 

I'm participating in the Waltzingmouse PJ Party and will enter this under "Old Pajamas" -- meaning the WMS sets were released in the past.



  • Waltzingmouse Two Step Sprig and Hello Happy Thanks (so LOVE this set!)
  • Assorted Ranger Distress yellow and green inks and Copic markers
  • Tombow pink, yellow, and red markers
  • Archival Ranger Black and Versamark inks
  • White embossing powder
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Heat Gun
  • White Linen Cardstock from Ellen Hutson and Recollections 65 lb. black cardstock
  • Stampin Up Vellum cardstock
  • Waltzingmouse Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Detail scissors
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Tattered Lace Detail glue (this dries clear when using vellum) 


  • Stamp leaves with yellow ink and stamp again with green ink.
  • Cut leaves by hand.  (The linen cardstock is easy to cut.)
  • Shade leaves with yellow and Green Copic markers .
  • Stamp flowers with Tombow markers and color over with lighter marker.
  • Stamp center of flowers in black.
  • Cut flowers by hand.
  • Add Stickles to center of flower.
  • Let flowers dry.
  • Die cut vellum.
  • Cut and score A2 card with linen cardstock.
  • Trim black cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment on black cardstock and emboss.
  • Adhere everything as shown.


Barbara V said...

Joan, these are gorgeous! I envy your paper trimming skills. My stock answer for why I avoid cutting anything out: If I had wanted to cut things out, I would have been a kindergarten teacher!

Ashwini Rao said...

Delicious card! The coloring is awesome!

LauraJane:) said...

This is so cheery!

Unknown said...

Joan this is more than a bit special - such colours! fabby card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Susan said...

Joan - your coloring is fantastic - once again! I just love these flowers! And I'm totally getting your joke - I'm the same way when my husband walks in the door!

Glorie said...

Love the colors and the shading, Joan!

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! That's too funny. I think my husband is like that. He's the retired one... for the time being. Soon he'll be all talked out. Very cute card!

Marion said...

Awesome card Joan!

Julia Aston said...

what a great bold design Joan B! I'm envious that you are already retired! I've got two more years to go (can hardly wait!!!)

merryf said...

It's gorgeous! Your coloring skills are amazing!

Diane McVey said...

I love it! And I'm sure Mike will, too. 💜 really pretty card!

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous card 😄

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Lovely card, Joan. And I'm guilty of talking too much, too, now that I'm once again "between" jobs/careers/whatever!

Meg M. said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, Joan!

Alanna said...

I love the flowers with the touches of black for the sentiment.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fab card! Your designs are always so ooooo fresh and modern!!

Marybeth said...

I missed this Joan! Love the wonderful blooms! The sentiment made me smile!