Saturday, April 30, 2011

WMS Sneak Peak Day #3 - A Doilie Thank You

Welcome to Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Sneak Peeks!  All 5 of the new stamp sets will be available to purchase on May 1!

Today I think you will be very excited to see doily stamps!!!  Claire has made two sets for this release -  Dainty Doilies Large and Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small.

I used a fun technique in stamping this card - it's called Ghosting.   I found  instructions here on Sharon Harnist's blog.  Basically, I stamped a doily from the Dainty Doilies Large set on white card stock with white pigment ink (I used Brilliance Moonlight White).  You have to let this dry or use a hot gun to speed up the process.  Then I sponged over the pigment stamping with dye inks - I used Ranger Distress inks.  Doesn't this look great??!   Try it with all different colors!

I punched the lacey edge and added the tassel with a coordinating brad.  Then I stamped a doily from the Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small set in a darker green.  I added a gem to the center.

The sentiment is from the new set we previewed yesterday -  Join Us.  I used a Trio Label from Spellbinders to die cut it and popped it up on foam tape.

Here's what I stamped on the inside - the sentiment is from Join Us and the doily is from Dainty Doilies Small - that I cut out with a large Scallop Circle Nestability that I sponged before taking it out of the die.

I used today's Waltzingmouse Sketch for my card -  here's the fun sketch Claire designed for us this week.
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.  You'll also find all the details about the weekly sketch challenge and how you could win a free stamp set by linking up your sketch card there!

Here are links to the rest of the Design Team so you can see what fun things they created using the new doilie sets!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies Large, Dainty Doilies - 2 - Small, sentiment from Join Us (all available on May 1)
Paper:  White, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink:  Brilliance - Moonlight White, Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint.
Accessories:  Framed Brad - Deja Views Mango, Rhinestone Stickers - Darice/Michaels, tassel - Ellison, lace punch - Martha Stewart, large Scallop Circle Nestability, Trio Labels - Spellbinders, foam tape.

34 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo pretty, Julia! Those doilies look wonderful! And it fits a nestie! Ha ha, that's just perfect! Love the colors in the background and the way you us that awesome sketch! Such a pretty card! Great colors!
Hugs, Wendy

Heather said...

Beautiful :)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Julia, the colours are so soft and pretty. The doilys are a wonderful addition to the WMS stable!!

Deirdre said...

Amazing results... love what you created.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the softness of your project!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice job with the sketch and the lovely new stamps, can't wait until these are MINE!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! The sponging is beautiful as are these pretty images!

Carola said...

Hi Julia

This is a lovely card and I especially like that "Ghosting Technique", I think that looks just great with these doily stamps.

And I also very much like your cards shown yesterday, using the "Join Us" stamps.

Kind regards
Carola

Moira said...

I love the colors used and the details! The border coordinates so lovely with the doilie stamps. Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us:)

*Vicki* said...

Really pretty Julia!! LOVE the colors here!! :)

Shirley said...

This is just beautiful, Julia! I learned it as "Ghost In The Shadows" years ago. Your is outstanding and you have really inspired me with it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

STUNNING card Julia! Love the background you created and the soft color palette! Really makes the doilies pop!

Sandie said...

oooh, so pretty!! Love the colour scheme :D

Wonderful take on the sketch.

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

This is a beautiful techniques and looks outstanding with the doilies. You did such a wonderful job with this project Julia. I just love it.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card dearie!!!

Niki Estes said...

Such a pretty card, Julia!

Barb Ghig said...

What a wonderful technique to use with these stamps ~ Such beautiful results!

pattywagan said...

If this card was for sale in a shop a would buy it! Love everything about it!

Ren-Yi said...

wow - i love this ghosting! i will have to try it next. thanks for sharing such amazing tips, and i love how your card turned out!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the technique you used, Julia, and that tassel is so pretty!

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness Julia this is stunning! I love the colors that you chose and the blending. So beautiful!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful, Julia!

Francie G. said...

So soft and lovely, Julia! Wonderful sponging of those pretty colors. Love the decorative border!

Jen said...

Very pretty technique.
thank you for sharing

Susan said...

You've done a great job with the ghosting technique and I like the one you stamped in darker ink to really highlight the beauty of the doily.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Julia...what an elegant design!!!! The technique you used showcases the beautiful doilie stamps perfectly and I love how you used the tassle!!!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, inside and out!
Hugs and smiles

Kate W. said...

The ghosting is really beautiful with the doily images and the colors you choose. Thanks for highlight a geat technique and i think your card is amazing~~

Bev J. said...

Neat technique and I love the doily stamps. Pretty card and great sketch.

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely lovely, Julia! Love the sponging technique that you used. I'll have to try that!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous technique! I think I will try this today! Just stunning!

Serena said...

So soft and pretty! Elegant too!

anya said...

What a fantastic technique with such beautiful results, Julia! I love the springy colors that you used - this is a super card!

Belinda said...

What a pretty effect! The colors are just lovely!