Friday, October 14, 2011

Waltzingmouse Oct Preview - Day 3 - Ornaments and Santa!

Wow - here we are at Preview Day 3 already! Hope you've got your 'must have' list written up and ready for tomorrow!

Today we are previewing two new sets -  2011 Holiday Ornaments (that JUST so happen to fit the new Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies!!) as well as a jolly set called Santa's Coming to Town

I had so much fun creating with these stamps that I made 3 cards!

For my first card - I stamped three of the smaller ornaments as if they were hanging from this lovely pine branch - don't you love the wonderful designs on them??   I was still in the Nordic mood from yesterday (!)   so I used the Good Jul sentiment from Nordic Winter. The pine boughs are from Festive Foliage.  I gold embossed the tops and strings of the ornaments which are separate stamps.  I masked the red ornament in order to stamp the string on the blue ornament "behind" the red one.
I got a little more elegant with my 2nd card -  gold embossing this lovely large ornament and cutting it with my 2011 Heirloom Ornament die (although it would also be very easy to cut this out by hand.)  Then I just looped a gold cord through a hole in the top and let it drape down.   I thought this paper looked like a wall in a cozy parlor!
The sentiment is from a set from last month's release -  A Cottage Christmas.
I used stamps from Santa's Coming to Town for my last card -  a little more playful and fun!  I stamped the background with two stamps from this set - using one of them again over stamping the Santa silhouette.  I created his pipe smoke with a little steam stamp from Afternoon Tea!   The little ornament with the deer is from 2011 Holiday Ornaments and I cut it with the smallest 2011 Heirloom Ornament Die.  I made a paper rosette out of dotted red paper to layer my Santa silhouette on.
So there you go!  Ornaments and Santa!  Tomorrow we'll be have a DT blog hop previewing the final two sets -  and just wait until you see them!! - they're all about baking and candy treats!  Be sure to stop by because you'll have a chance to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set just by commenting!  Tomorrow we'll be posting at 2 pm EST so Claire has a chance to set up the new sets at the shop!

Now - who's coming with me to see what the other DT have to inspire us today??!  Here are their links:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston - me!
Jennifer Holmes
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Good Jul:  
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Good Jul from Nordic Winter (to be released 10/15), pine boughs from Festive Foliage.
Paper:  White, New Leaf - PTI
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo black, lady bug, bamboo leaves, Bahama Blue, rich cocoa, Versamark
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, hot gun

From Our House to Yours:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - 2011 Holiday Ornaments (to be released 10/15), sentiment From Our House to Yours from A Cottage Christmas Set.
Paper:  White, New Leaf, DP Mini Deck Social Club Cosmo Cricket
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories:  hot gun, gold embossing powder, gold cord - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, lace - Mark's Finest Papers, ribbon - Mar Arts, cropadile, foam tape.
Be Very Good:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Santa's Coming to Town, deer and ornament from 2011 Holiday Ornaments (to be released 10/15), steam stamp from Afternoon Tea.
Paper:  Pure poppy, true black, white - PTI, DP Modern Homemaker October Afternoon
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Lady bug, Versafine - Smokey Gray
Accessories:  Twine - PTI, 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies Spellbinders., wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy shop, glue dots, Circle & scallop Circle Nestabilities, paper rosette die - Tim Holtz Alterations.


Debgem said...

Wow!! I love the three hanging ornaments - so bright and pretty. And the elegance of your second card - love it. The Santa one is such fun - great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

beautiful creations with this set! Love the first card - actually they are all wonderful designs!

Sandie said...

STUNNING cards!! Love how you've combined Festive Foliage with the new sets.

Kelly S. said...

EEK I love that sentiment background paper you made! I love the ornament in gold, and the sweet idea of hanging them from a Festive Foliage branch...brilliant!

Carola said...

Well done, Julia! I love how you hang those pretty ornaments at the pines. Your second card with the gold embossing is very elegant. And the third card with the self made sentiment background and those colours is also very pretty.

I think this is another set that needs to be on my list... For my bank account sake's I should better not look at the other sets shown tomorrow, but it will be hard to resist...

Kind regards

I'm Renee said...

All of them are fabulous!!
Love that embossing...
and the Santa card...
truly fabulous Julia!
I've been absolutely awed and inspired this week!

anya said...

Just lovely, Julia! I really love your tall card with the ornaments hanging from the bough. Perfect!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great minds, Julia. LOL - I love your take on all of your projects, especially that Santa card with that amazing background you created!

Kate W. said...

These are all so amazing. I love the backgound paper on the santa card-totally clever and just darling. My fave is the ornaments card-I love the colors and how you masked to create the great layout.

Annette said...

wow these are so amazing... love your style.

Kary said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards!! Awesome designs!

Clare said...

Beautiful, and that red is rich! Love your projects!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous, Julia! I love the gold embossing on your projects - it looks so rich! Love them!!

Renee said...

Simply beautiful!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fab collection of cards Julia! Love the ornaments hanging from the pine tree branch! What a great idea! and that gold embossed ornament is so elegant looking!

snowbear said...

Great job!

cbuswell said...

Three brilliant creations! Love how you used the festive foliage in the first and the background stamping in the third card! Great ideas.

Susan said...

My goodness -- all three cards are fabulous! Love the rich embossing in the second card.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, Julia, your cards are absolutely lovely1 Gorgeous colors all around. And the ornaments on the first card with the gold embossing - perfect!

Becca Feeken said...

Beautiful cards Julia! I love the three ornaments hanging - gorgeous!!

Karen said...

These are all great cards!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Wow loving these creations. wonderful inspiration thank you

Ali x

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Julia! I love the ornaments hanging from the pine branches!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Julia!,

I liked everything you did with the WM release but I fell in LOVE with the Green Ornament Card! It is sooo classy and gorgeous! I hope to win this sets to get inspired for Christmas!

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Earline said...

Oh man really love the colors you use on the ornament.

lori said...
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card nice ,love branch with ornament thanks lori said...

card nice ,love branch with ornament thanks lori

Pamela A said...

Beautiful cards - you have step it up a notch, great work!!