Sunday, September 12, 2010

WMS September Release DT Blog Waltz!

Yippee! We're finally here! The long anticipated WMS September Release Day! Claire and the Design Team are celebrating with a Blog Waltz.

Please start the waltz over on Claire's blog. If you came here from Laurie's blog - you are in the right place!

For my first card today I used Nutcracker Sweet and Music Backgrounds. I stamped the tree 3 times, colored the circles and hearts with colored pencils and gamsol, then layered pieces over the initial stamping with foam dimensionals. I sponged the card edges and tree with Tea Dye ink then added some Dazzling Diamonds on the tree and the garland for holiday sparkle!
(I actually stamped the bar of music upside down - but don't tell anyone - OK??!!)

For my 2nd card I just had to use Teeny Trees again - this set is just so fun to use!! Today I just stamped the little leaves across a piece of Linen Vellum along with the sentiment and adhered the strip to my card base. Easy peasy and oh, so cute - don't you think??!

For my third card (someone stop me please!!!) I just had to use this cute little car in the Half Pint Hero's set. My card is 6" x 3" and very CAS - I stamped right on the cardstock and only added a strip of patterned paper. I used Copics to color my image.
And I couldn't end the sneaks without making at least one card using the Bountiful Basket Additions could I??? Here's another CAS card - I stamped directly on the cardstock, stamping the flowers, masking them and then stamping the basket. I dry embossed the framing with Labels 9 and colored with my Copics. I cut the sentiment with Spellbinders Tag Trio. Then I just added yellow stickles to the centers of my poinsettias.

You can see my tutorial on dry embossing a frame on my previous post hereAs always - you can win a WMS stamp set of your choice during the Waltz just by leaving comments on our blogs - you get one chance by leaving a comment on Claire's blog and another chance by leaving comments on the DT's blogs (a random winner will be chosen from one of the DT's comments!) You must leave your comments by 11:59 pm EST 9/14/10 to be eligible to win.

Next in the Waltz line is our wonderful DT coordinator Lisa

AND don't forget to take your shopping list over to the WMS store and order up these wonderful stamps before they are gone!

Merry Christmas:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Nutcracker Sweet, Music Backgrounds
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogeny, Tea Dye
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Colour Pencils, Gamsol, Foam dimensionals, sponge and Applicator Inkssentials/Ranger, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds - SU
Happy Thanksgiving:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Linen Vellum - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Crushed Olive
Zoom Zoom:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heros
Paper: White, Text Style Black and White Basics - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - E35, E51, R32, R35, R59, R20, Y13, T2, BG10, 100, Silver Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura
Season's Greetings:
Stamps: Bountiful Basket Additions, Nutcracker Sweets (sentiment)
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 9, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Eclipse Tape, Foam dimensionals, Copics: BG10, E02, E13, E35, RV11, R35, R59, Y15, Yellow Stickles - Ranger.

107 comments:

Polly Pierce said...

I really like what you've done with all of these cards, but it's lovely to see some dry embossing too! It seems to have gone out of fashion recently, but it really complements your card...

Sandie said...

Woah, you could have done the release all on your own! What a wonderful selection of cards :)

Helen said...

These are all fantastic cards Julia, but I think the first one is my favourite - just love all the Christmassy sparkle!! The garland looks great and the way you framed the sentiment with the ribbon stamp is gorgeous x

Emilia said...

Beautiful cards!

Thegforce4 said...

What a treat to see 4 cards using the new sets - now you make me want them all!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Love all the cards, I thought music went that way up anyway....LOL

IamDerby said...

I think I love every set released! That little car is so cute!

TinaH said...

Wow - very clever & creative. Great ideas!

Cheryl B. said...

I have to say the first card is my favorite. The added touch of sparkle really sets everything off. Great job on the dry embossing too.

sofia P said...

Beautiful cards there!!!! I can't even choose a favorite!!

Denise said...

Great assortment of cards! I love the tree card, so elegant and such rich colors!
DeniseB

Linda Callahan said...

Love al of your cards but the first one is my favorite - a beautiful holiday treat!

Diane Jaquay said...

All of these are wonderful, but I especially love the first card, so elegant and beautiful!!!

Stacy said...

wonderful - love your halfpint card!

Taylor said...

fabulous!!!! love all of them :)

Angy said...

wow, some really great projects. What an exciting release!

Chris said...

All your cards are just so beautiful. I especially love the embossed frame. Now why didn't I think to do that? lol

Chris

dinkuminkum said...

Julia, you're on such a roll! I love the cards you've made, and the suggestions you've given us for using the stamps.
Hugs, Anne

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the way you made the garland, and I also love the embossed label nine nestie on the last card! All are wonderful, you are amazing! :-)

Nancy said...

As always you have blown me away with your talent.
Love all your cards especially the Christmas tree card and the poinsettia/basket card....absolutely gorgeous.

Kris Turner said...

Love all these wonderful projects, Julia. The first has such a wonderful rustic Christmas quality and I love the dry embossing on the poinsettia basket, especially. Great job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Meghan said...

Is there a right side to the music stamp? I kind of thought that was a benefit of a music stamp; being able to use it for high notes or low notes. Lovely cards Julie!

Shaunna Lasley said...

WOW! Love all of your cards! They are all wonderfully made! I especially liked your vintage Christmas card - it is gorgeous! Well done on all your samples!!

Rose said...

Oh my goodness, all your samples are fun but I am in love with that layered tree Nutcracker Sweet card. Your attention to detail is fabu, just beautiful.

Carola said...

Julia, all your cards are very beautiful and I like them all. I guess my favourites are the first and the last card because I very much like the time of Christmas. It looks great how you made the tree on your first card and the last card with the dry embossed frame looks very elegant.

Kind regards
Carola

craftymom205 said...

Love all the cards but especially like the first one with the tree and music. I wouldn't have know the music was upside down if you hadn't said anything and I took piano for 8 years.

Margaret C said...

Wow - I love all your cards!

Kelly S. said...

That TREE card is making me all swoony! Love all of these cards, though! Fantastic release projects, Julia! Your talent always blows me away!!

Luanne said...

Wonderful cards, and thank you so much for the link to your dry embossing frame. Can't wait to give that a try. Can't pick a favorite - they're all great!!

Sandy in Epping said...

The first card with the tree, garland and music grabbed me right away--so "old world" but so beautiful.

Katie Renz said...

Oh my, you've been busy! All are absolutely wonderful.

Janet said...

What a beautiful selection of cards.

Laurie said...

I love all of your samples! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Your Christmas tree is beautiful! I would have never noticed the music being upside down if you had not mentioned it!! And, I take piano lessons.

Ola said...

All of your cards are amazing.... beautiful work!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Mary B said...

Your Nutcracker Sweet card is beautiful - love all the heavy sponging!

Laurie Marmon said...

You've done great things with all of the stamp sets and when they are Claire's great creations, how can you stop yourself? I really like the little car card...so cute!

Aimes said...

What fabby examples! I love the all but especially the dimension you created on the Christmas tree :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Noelle P said...

Adorable - all of them. Love love the garland behind the tree.

Sharon said...

Oh, your top card is my favorite! Love that garland across the top! The whole card just says Christmas with all the sparkle!

Sandy F. said...

Gorgeous Cards Julia! I particularly love the Season's Greetings card using the Bountiful Baskets set. The dry embossing on this card lends such and elegant touch. Well done!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Julia! Quite a gorgeous assortment of cards! I think my fave may be the first - Love the Old World look but truly admire the clean look of the last with the pretty Poinsettias!

Jacqueline said...

Love all these cards! Beautiful!

annesatx said...

Wow, all your cards are wonderful but I especially love the first one and the way you combined the two sets. Beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! Love your creative style!

lorena b. said...

All great cards . . . LOVE card #1!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What great cards - love what you did with your Christmas tree!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Jannette said...

I love the variety in your card designs. Also, it was interesting seeing how the "arms" would be used with the Half Pt Hero set. Nice work!

Smilie girl said...

Fantastic examples of some beautiful stamps. Thanks so much for your creativity.

Crystal said...

Love these cards especially the poinsettias! So lovely and awesome colours!

SueB said...

Great cards, all - TFS, and a tip o' the hat to Claire for another great release!

Yvonne said...

All are terrific!

Joanne Gilch said...

FOUR CARDS!!! BEST way to show off the new release...right? Love them all.

Sue W said...

Fabulous cards Julia!! I love the first and how you high light the Sentiment. The added sparkle is magical!
Cute little boy racer and the basket is CAS perfection!

june lanum said...

just love all the lovely cards..........

Pat G said...

Love the cards, especially the Christmas ones.
Pat

Bonnie said...

Oh you are a suck up aren't you? LOL! So many projects and so beautiful Julia!!

Rosemary said...

wow!! all your cards are fantastic!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! The Christmas card is absolutely amazing! Beautiful sponging and design, Julia! The other cards are super cute and fabulous, too!

Heather said...

What a great set of cards, I specially like the last two: the car (fabulous coloring, so cute)and the basket (so simple but elegant).

Serena said...

Great cards! The first and last ones are definite WOWs!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Julia...you have been one busy girl!!!! Your cards are all FABULOUS....the Christmas tree is sooo beautiful and vintage looking and the little car is just tooo cute!!!! Love how you embossed the frame on the last card, too...sooo gorgeous!!!

Cassie_lu said...

love that first card and the swag you created for it

Kathleen said...

Julia---your cards are beautiful! I especially love the dry embossed one with the basket of poinsettias!

Davi said...

All the cards are wonderful but most especially like the tree one that has and old world look!

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous cards, Julia. Wow, you've been busy! I LOVE the Bountiful Baskets card especially - just stunning.

Kelli said...

Why in the world would i stop you... KEEP GOING... KEEP GOING... I am having a BLAST looking at all of these cards... you are TOTALLY doing your job cuz I just added a set to my HAVE TO HAVE IT list... You are NAUGHTY NAUGHTY NAUGHTY!!!!! LOL

basicstamper said...

I particularly thought the first card was beautiful and the last card was just lovely with the dry embossing.

Jen said...

Wow! So much eye candy :)You really showcased Claire's stamps so nicely. And thank you for the tutorial on how you get the three-line embossing effect. It's truly a wonderful detail.
Thank you for sharing.

jjpkeaj said...

your design simplicity really frames the stamped art perfectly!

Lavender Rose said...

Four stunning cards! The Christmas tree card is so elegant, love the antiqued look. Your HP Heroes car made me smile, just wish we had little guys to make csrds for so I could buy those stamps. I must go see how you did the embossing on that last card, so effective.

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Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Julia,

Oh, wow, love all four cards!!! How wonderful you made these, so pretty! My favorite is the third one, what a cute and shiny car on this perfect road, looks so lovely! My fave stamps are the tiny trees, so I love your second card as well! And the music bar looks like it's intended like this! Maybe better even upside down?! ;-) Fabulous work!

Hugs,
Wendy

Nadine said...

All your cards are wonderful but I especially like the 1st one with the tree it has a very vintage feel. Good job!

Anne said...

Julia these are amazing sneak peaks!! Especially wowed by the first one - your Christmas Tree! I'm thinking Claires gonna sell out of that one after everyone gets a peak at that beauty!! Great job GF!

kim.mom said...

WOW!! Love them all!

Steph Zerbe said...

Amazing use of these new sets! Loving the stunning colored tree and the amazing embossed card with the adorable basket!

Peggy said...

FANTASTIC showcase of all the new stamp sets Julia! I especially love the embossed basket of poinsettias. I am going to have to give that technique a try!

suezie said...

Fab card samples and inspiration as always Julia!

Wendy said...

Wonderful cards Julia!! I will be back to see your frame tutorial. That looks great!

Marie B. said...

OK, Julia, I love all your cards, but my fav is definitely the final one with the dry embossed frame. I still have to try that technique out! One of these days...:)

Lillian Child said...

All of your cards are so sweet - especially love the "white space" in the first card - really pops the sentiment!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Wonderful cards, I really liked your first card. The touch of glitter adds just the right touch.
Carrie

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crisanne said...

I love the cards you created to showcase half-pint heroes! Absolutely fun!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Oooh! I love the browns and deep greens/glitter you used on the tree card! Amazing!!

Belinda said...

Julia, I LOVE that first card! OMG! Fab!!! Love the fun borders, love the tree, love the dimension! The rest are fab too! :)

Heidi Karpen said...

Wowsers! What a beautiful collection of cards- I think the Christmas tree and the basket are my favorites. Great creativity!

candyscorner said...

You were busy! I love your Christmas card, it has such a vintage feel.
Thanks! Candy

Carol said...

These are all fantastic cards! The first one is my favorite,love the vintage look.

Michie B said...

Great cards! Gotta love your little Half Pint Hero card...I can just picture my two little half pints in that little red car...laughing their heads off at Mommy. Cheers!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

All of your cards are just wonderful! I do think I'm a little partial to the zoom zoom guy though . . . .

Chris L.

Velta said...

Oh My Word Julia ! How AWESOME!!! You have been one busy girl with all of these lovely images! I have a favorite...the Christmas Tree...So very vintage...looks like it could have come from long ago! Great!

anya said...

Wow! Where do I start? I love how you layered your Christmas tree - I can't wait to try this! I love your CAS card using only the leaves in beautiful fall colors. The cutie in the convertible is perfect, and I love the dry embossed frame you made around your poinsettias! Four perfect cards Julia! Love them!

Gill said...

I love all your cards but especially the first one. Dim question - what is CAS?!

Sue D said...

Great cards! I like them all!

Kathi said...

Oh WOW, I am stunned. Your cards are so wonderful and so different. I love them all!!!
XX Kathi

Monique said...

Hi Julia!! Wow what great eye candy!! I love all these cards.. Half Pint is so cute in his red convertible!!

Lisa Lara said...

Man...I'm tired from scrolling down through ALL the comments to leave one myself. Hee. Wow Julia what amazing creations. I just love the top Christmas one. It looks like Swedish folk art to me.

Pam said...

All of the cards are fabulous. You really have talent. I have enjoyed following your blog. What a talent you have.

Nancy said...

Loving the easy peasy Thanksgiving card. Of course, the other cards are pretty wonderful, too.

MicheyMoo said...

Wow Julia....you really showcased all the new sets. I love the "tree" card, but am particularly in love with the poinsettia basket card. Simple and totally elegant and I love how you've created a frame with the die. xxx

Helen L said...

I love all your cards!! I'll have to CASE them all!! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous cards, Julia! wow! love them all!