Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WMS May Release DT Blog Waltz

Welcome to the May Waltzingmouse Release Design Team Blog Waltz! Today both new sets, Country Labels 4 and USA 1776 are available to purchase at the WMS shop!

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.
 I placed the candle (fire cracker!)  inside the lantern from a previous release - Bright Season. I used the free cut file of the lantern to stamp on, again embossing it in clear EP.

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 used one of the fire works stamps on my next card - and made it a celebration card - think Birthday or Graduation!   I made a glitter panel - layering a double sided sticky paper over a white card stock panel of the same size and pressing Dazzling Diamonds over the sticky top - then I stamped the images right over the glitter using red and orange Versafine pigment Ink - I found a tutorial for this here.
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.
As always - there will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on all the DT's blogs. You have until June 1st at  6:59 am EST to leave comments.  The winner will be posted on 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.

Fireworks card:
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.

41 comments:

Renee said...

Julia these are fabulous...
and you have been busy!!
Love the patriotic cards...
especially that glittery one!
And then the bag and tag...
really lovin' that tag with the sweet cherries! :)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Julia, this is an absolute feast for the eyes! I love all the details - simply gorgeous!

Kyra said...

The use of the lantern? Brilliant!

cbuswell said...

Oh these are wonderful. I love how you used the lantern! Really love the glittery one too!

Annette said...

wow wee looks at all these lovely.. so so pretty

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow you have been very busy with these stamps...i love the glitter panel of the card and thanks for the tutorial link.

Super Jen said...

Wow! You've been busy. Especially love the shimmer.

Fay Marie said...

Love all of your ideas!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful cards...especially the patriotic ones!!! TFS Julia!

Marybeth said...

Julia! I have to stick with the first card…oh my gosh I love that card! The embossed white then the lamp with the red white and blue!
Love the cute tag , bag and glitter card, wow you outdid yourself!

Louise H. said...

Julia, you outdid yourself. I absolutely love the lantern card. Thanks for all the ideas.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Yahoo, Julia! Three incredibly creative designs. Your idea of using the firecracker in the lantern is brilliant. I always love seeing how Claire's other images work so well with each other and you have really showcased this fact well!

Deirdre said...

What a brilliant use of the lanterns, gorgeous. As for the cherry tag, just love it.

Karen said...

WOW! These are all great. The lantern is such a great idea for a patriotic card.

Lin said...

Beautiful ideas, Julia! Lovin' the new releases!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wonderful projects, Julia! I just love how you used the lantern stamp and your tag is so cute!

Sue D said...

Fabulous creations with these new sets. I really like the lantern with the candle.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the gift bags and the tags. Very cool!

Becky said...

wow, all of your creations are fabulous Julia!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous collection of projects Julia!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards and projects! Love that beautiful lantern card! Great details!

Indy said...

Fabulous cards! Love the glittery patriotic cards!
{hugs}
Indy

Angelnorth said...

Wow, you did get busy with these sets! Love the lantern idea on the first one and the cherry tag is so sweet and homely - great stuff!

Kary said...

Wow, Julia, these are fabulous projects!! Amazing details on all of them.

Pauline said...

Amazing projects Julia, so much eye candy here! I love the sparkly fireworks, ans the clever use of the lantern and candle, great job!

Samantha Booth said...

I just adore the country labels stamps. They are definitely oing to be added to my collection!

Cathy Weber said...

I've seen a lot of creative cards this release, but now that I have seen them all...Julia your lantern card is my VERY favorite. What a smart and creative idea to put a firecracker inside the lantern. I love that idea...you really rocked this set!

Emily Keaton said...

I love all of your sweet creations! Those cherries caught my eye the most ;-). Lots of fun stuff here.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! What a great idea to combine the lantern and firecracker and love the patriotic seam binding. My other fave is that fantastically glittery second card. Love!

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness--so much beauty on one post.

Janis said...

Great idea putting the firecracker in the lantern.

And good for you for knowing how many lanterns there really "should" have been...lol. It's amazing how many Americans are flummoxed when asked about that. Whether or not the events unfolded just as Longfellow wrote, the Brits did come by sea. :)

Deborah Frings said...

You're on a roll! Such a super selection of projects. I adore the first card with the lantern - just beautiful.

Heather said...

WOW!!! What a great bunch of projects! LOVE the fireworks card the best.

Jen said...

wonderful cards!! I spotted the lantern card on Pinterest before i had a chance to participate in the blog waltz. Love it! And since I have that set too, when I get my new stamps I'll be able to create something similar!
And the fireworks/graduation card is gorgeous! i'm on my way to check out the tutorial after I'm done waltzing. Love the others too but my comment is getting a bit long.
THANK YOU for sharing!!!

Patti J said...

Julia, wow! What fabulous creations! You are so clever, my friend! Thanks for sharing!

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created with the new sets.

Mary Marsh said...

I love all the projects you are showing here Julia-the lantern card with the embossed bg is my fave

Vickie Z said...

Love them all! The candle is wonderful in that lantern....how clever, love those fireworks, perfect use of your bag, and the cherry tag....sweet!! Can't wait for them to get to my house!!

Lynn Hardy said...

You have so many beautiful projects here Julia - b ut I have to say that my favourite is the cherry tag!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

These are all adorable!

Chris L.

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