Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 1 - WMS Dec Sneak Peeks - Woodgrain

Welcome to the 1st day of Peeks at the December Waltzingmouse Release - all the new sets will be available on Dec 1st when we have our traditional DT Blog Waltz!  Claire has designed 4 creative sets for us to play with this month!  Today most of the Design Team are presenting - for your stamping pleasure - a wonderful set called Woodgrain Backgrounder - it includes one large woodgrain background and 5 other woodgrain shapes .
For my first card -  I used the large background stamp, the chevron design stamp and the hexagon shape (if you are keeping track - there are 3 more shapes in this set!)  I also used a sentiment from Back in the Saddle - I inked it in two parts and stamped them separately - first the top - Gee Thanks - and then the bottom You're a Real Wing Dinger.

I used this week's WMS Sketch for my card design.
For my second creation -  I used the same Teal Zeal Memento Ink as above (my fav at the moment - you'll be seeing more of it tomorrow!).  For this card -  I stamped the large woodgrain background on white card stock and die cut this cute tree.  I layered each piece of the tree with foam tape. I love how the woodgrain looks on this!
I stamped the panel with a stamp from Pic Nic Patterns - (another great background set!) The sentiment is from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

As I alluded to above - some of the Design Team (Belinda, Anya and Lynn) did not receive their new stamps in time to create for the sneaks :(   so they will be presenting after the release - on Dec 2nd, 3rd and 4th! A nice way to spread out the excitement don't you think?!

Here are links to the Design Team that are showing sneaks today:  Let's go see what they have to show us shall we??!!  Tomorrow we'll be sneaking 2 more new sets -  hope you can stop by!

Bonnie Sharp Tosha Leyendekker Kelly Schirmer Sandie Dunne Clare Buswell Julia Aston Jennifer Holmes Claire Brennan

Gee Thanks:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain Backgrounder (to be released 12/1), Back in the Saddle.
Paper:  Rustic Cream, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Teal Zeal, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood.
Accessories:  Saddlestitched Black ribbon - PTI, foam tape, Opaline Half Pearls - Basic Grey

 Believe in the Magic:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain Backgrounder (to be released 12/1), Pic Nic Patterns, Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Teal Zeal
Accessories:  foam tape, small snow covered stacker tree die - Dee's Distinctively Dies,  rhinestones - Kaiser.

19 comments:

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous..love that tree die too!

Marybeth said...

Both cards are beautiful! I LOVE the way you made your tree card,wow it gives it such great texture. Beautiful !

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - Julia - these are great! Love the masculine woodgrain card; great take on the sketch too! And the Christmas tree is just brilliant!

Cathy Weber said...

What beautiful cards! That woodgrain is going to be a huge, huge seller for Claire...it will go with so many of her stamp sets, especially Back in the Saddle like you shared with us.

Annette said...

oh my both of these are just amazing... so creative and inspiring..

Marisa said...

Fabulous masculine card and the tree is stunning!!

Angelnorth said...

Great cards, love the CAS look on the tree one with the added detail of the grain on the die cuts!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Love, love, love these Julia. Your blue color combos are so very stunning for the holidays and especially with these images. Couldn't have picked a more beautiful share! Tremendous creativity.

Vickie Z said...

Love the teal!! Both of these are wonderful...love how you used the sketch and the woodgrain chevrons for the banner and that tree is fabulous with the woodgrain!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
I die over that tree...
it's fabulous beyond words, Julia! :)

anya said...

Oh Julia! I love your card for the sketch challenge - those chevrons are so perfect! And I love your die-cut woodgrain tree - the pattern adds so much texture. Well done!

dpkennedy said...

Love both of these! I love the dimension and texture of the beautiful tree and the sentiment on the first one is so funny!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I LOVE how you used the chevrons Julia!! LOVE 'em!! And your tree is just super adorable!! So clever!!

Riet said...

ohhh Julia,What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

How beautiful in these frosty blues Julia! Absolutely gorgeous!

Helen L said...

I really love your tree done in the woodgrain: so creative and wonderful!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful Julia! I especially love that stunning tree!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Way to go Julia!!

Lynn Hardy said...

How adorable is that tree?! I need to buy these stamps and that die now!