Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waltzingmouse November Sneak Peek Day #3 - Festive Foliage

Well dear stampers - we've made it to Day #3 of the Waltzingmouse Sneak Peeks! Have you chosen the sets you absolutely have to have this month yet!?!? They'll all be available tomorrow at 2 pm EST when the Design team will be participating in a Blog Waltz! ( And check out my WMS Saturday Sketch card at the end of this post!)

Today I have some note cards to show you using the set called Festive Foliage.

Every year I send out hand stamped cards for Christmas (as I'm sure you do too!) and I'm always trying to find a design that's easy to duplicate but still causes a 'gasp' when the receiver opens it!

This stamp set fit my requirements! These cards are as clean and simple as you can get - and yet, I think, they look stunning!

I used Fabriano Note Cards that have a luxurious slightly textured feel and a lovely distressed edge. I stamped my images and sentiments directly on the card using just one or two colors.

I used Forest Moss ink on the mistletoe card above. (Want to read about the history of Mistletoe? check it out here.)
The pine bough and cone above are separate stamps. The bough is stamped with Forest Moss and the cone is stamped in Potters Clay. The holly below is stamped with Forest Moss and the separate berry stamp is stamped with Lady Bug.


Tomorrow is the long awaited new release day and Claire and the Design Team will be having a blog waltz! As is Claire's tradition - you will have two chances to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set just by leaving comments on all our blogs - so be sure to have your WMS shopping list ready and stop by tomorrow at 2 pm EST!!

Oh - and just since I was stamping up a storm - here's my card for the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge WMSC22.

These pretty wreaths are from Around Christmastime the sentiment is from Nutcracker Sweet.
ETA: Check out the WMS Sketch Blog and get inspired by the cards the Mischief Makers and other DT members have created using this week's sketch.

Then make your own card using the sketch and link it on the Sketch Blog by Thursday 11/11/10 at 11:59 pm EST - you could be chosen Top Mouse next week!! Sometimes Claire offers little random winner prizes too - you never know!

And finally - here's the rest of the Design Team for you to check out their sneak peeks today!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage (to be released 11/7/10)
Paper: Fabriano Cards
Ink: Memento - Lady Bug, Potters Clay, Ranger Distress - Forest Moss

28 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty collection of CAS cards Julia! The gingham ribbon and bows look darling!

Bonnie said...

Both projects are absolutely gorgeous Julia! Love those CAS cards and your sketch challenge is beautiful with all that fabulous ribbon!

irene said...

O beautiful. The first cards would be so great as menu cards on the christmas table. They are clean and simple but so elegant. Bye Irene

Mary B said...

Beautiful cards, and thanks for the link to the mistletoe article - very interesting!

Max said...

Simple but absolutely stunning Julia.
There is definitely a place for the CAS card, especially in these days of increased postage costs for anything with more than one layer of paper! And how easy would it be to run off bulk batches of these cards? Think I may need to follow your example with the 'less is more' method.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
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Debgem said...

Julia

I really like the clean and simple designs - they look great. And the sketch card is pretty and vintage. Fab!!

Bonnie said...

wow!!! very elegant cards.

Peggy said...

You have definitely been stamping up a storm! Love your clean and simple cards. So pretty with the pop of red on each.
And the wreath card...Gorgeous!!

One4Joy said...

wonderful CAS cards, Julia. They speak of 'anyone can do this in a beautiful, simple way'. Just so pretty.

Belinda said...

Lovely CAS cards and the sketch card is just perfect with the ribbon!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful Julia. I just adore how these images look on your Fabriano note cards. I have those around here somewhere. You've inspired me.

Melodie said...

Swoon!!!! Your CAS trio has fulfilled your requirement, and more, Julia!!! They are absolutely fabulous, and the cardstock you've used is so unusual and really revs up the interest without detracting from the look you were aiming for. And your challenge card is totally stunning!! The traditional colours in modern style, the layers, the gingham ribbon, the green lace, the jewel berries, the tag ... so many elements all combined so perfectly to create a truly beautiful card ... I just love it!!!!

Pauline said...

Lovelt notelets, great for a little mass producing, and love your sketch challenge card, love the wreath image and the ribbon is so pretty.

velta said...

Amazingly beautiful Julia...I swear I think the simplest of cards are the most elegant...Thank you for sharing all of your ideas!!

velta said...

Amazingly beautiful Julia...I swear I think the simplest of cards are the most elegant...Thank you for sharing all of your ideas!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty stamps! Love the way you made these so lovely cute and simple!

Hug, Wendy

Denise said...

Very pretty! Love the foliage images, and the wreath is great! Can't wait to see the rest!
DeniseB

Savitri said...

Wow, gorgeous!!! I want that stamp and the paper!!

Bev J. said...

Love them all especially the holly and the wreath cards-pretty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Julia - WOW! Totally gorgeous and elegant!! Those CAS are screaming my name!!

maryr917 said...

I love this sketch card julia-thanks for some fabby inspiration

anya said...

These are stunning, Julia! Love the clean and simple, the images certainly stand on their own! Your wreath card is beautiful, too, I just love the festive colors!

Ren-Yi said...

what a great sketch inspiration! thanks!

i love the CAS cards - make a great gift. love the lil distressed/torn-like edges.

dpkennedy said...

Clean, simple, and gorgeous! And I LOVE the wreath card! That pleating is perfect!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sweet simplicity at its best!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I loved your take on this sketch, and the simple nature of the foliage cards is just perfect, I am sure they will be so well received!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Bonjour,
Je vois ce site pour la première fois.
Je suis sous le charme de cette carte.
Magnifique.
Bravo !

Smilie girl said...

I just made a whole bunch of these and they are my most favourite card for the year. So simple, yet effective. Thank you!