Since we have such a large Design Team now - I was one of the DT chosen to sit out during the sneak peeks this month - I will be posting 'after the fact' retro-peeks (!) on June 6th and June 27th along with other DT members who were sitting out this month so I hope you are able to check back then for more inspiration using these two new sets!
You should start today's waltz at Claire's blog. If you are coming here from Belinda's blog you are in the right place!
I used the USA 1776 set for my first two samples today. On this card - I used the cut files Claire sells in the store, stamping in colored ink and clear embossing on the flag, candle and lantern. I gold embossed the eagle.
This might have been the kind of lantern hung in the tower of the Old North Church ( Paul Revere's Ride - (one if by land, two if by sea) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow reports in his poem the British were coming by sea so there should be 2 lanterns on my card!)
I embossed the background with the Americana Background and Borders embossing folder. I looped red, white and blue wrinkled seam tape through the loop on the lantern. Pretty much everything is up on foam tape. My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
I added some little flower sequins to the center of each 'explosion' adhering them with Glossy Accents, and framed the panel with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square. It really is quite sparkly IRL! Again the size is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
I stamped one firework on the inside using sentiments from a previous WMS release, Free Spirit Sentiments
For my next two creations I used the set Country Labels 4. For project #1, I up-cycled a gift bag I received from my son on Mother's Day - the name of the shop he purchased the gift from was embossed in the center of the front and the back of the bag so I embossed one of the labels in this set in silver and die cut it with Spellbinders Labels 4 to cover that up!
I made a second label for the back using the same label stamp. The For: and From: are from the set previously released - Big Day Additions.
Here's a close up of the label so you can hopefully see the lovely silvery shine! I die cut the Thank You sentiment with a Mega Deckled Rectangle from Spellbinders and layered it with foam tape.
And for my final project (sorry I'm taking so much of your time!) I made a sweet little tag using the cherry, leaf and another one of the sentiments from this set.
Look how nicely this cherry stamps - I inked it with the little dew drop shaped Memento inks so it was really easy to get the cherry red and the stem brown - the leaf is a separate stamp. Claire has such a great mix of fonts on the sentiments in this set.Claire’s WMS blog on June 3rd.
Remember to hop over to the WMS shop and get yourself some of these new stamps!
Next on the dance card is Laurie! Remember to leave comments as you waltz along to increase your chances of winning a WMS stamp set!
God Bless America Lantern Card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - USA 1776, Bright Season
Paper: white, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Nautical Blue and Lady Bug, Versamark
Accessories: embossing folder - Americana Background & Borders Set - Tim Holtz Texture fades, clear and gold embossing powders, foam tape, WMS Bright Season cut file, WMS USA 1776 cut files, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Silhouette Cameo.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - USA 1776, inside sentiments/Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: white, true black - PTI
Ink: Versafine - Crimson Red and Habarero, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Peel N Stick Double Sided Adhesive sheets - ThermOWeb, foam tape, Dazzling Diamonds - SU, flower sequins - Cartwiright, Glossy Accents, Fleur de lis Squares - Spellbinders.
Thank You bag:
Stamps: label from Country Labels 4, For: From - from Big Day Additions set- Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: versamark, Memento Nautical Blue
Accessories: silver embossing powder, hot gun, Labels 4 and Deckled Edge Mega Rectangles - Spellbinders Nestabilities, recycled gift bag, ScorTape.
Happiness Is Home Made Tag:
Stamps: Country Labels 4 - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI, red gingham - Amuse
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Memento Espresso truffle, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves.
Accessories: foam tape, twine - WMS, New Leaf Twill - PTI, circle Nestabilities, tag sale #3 die - PTI.