Monday, November 18, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 1 - Alpine Christmas

Welcome to the first day of A Waltzingmouse Christmas!  For 4 days the Design Team will be inspiring you with all kinds of Christmas/Holiday creations using many different Waltzingmouse Stamps. Today the Design Team is highlighting a beautiful new set called Alpine Christmas.  Claire released this set at the beginning of the month along with a die set that some of the Design Team will be using today on their cards.

Today I have some clean and simple cards to share with you.   For my first card I stamped the beautiful mountain range, the village and trees nestled in the valley and one of the wonderful sentiments on a panel slightly smaller than my card base.  Look at the beautiful mix of fonts here!

Inside I stamped the larger snowflake from the set and another one of the beautiful sentiments.
For my second card I stamped the sweet little winter cottage in red coloring the windows with a yellow Copic marker.  I embossed a square on the red panel and adhered the cottage with foam dots inside the square.
I brushed the roof and the ground around the cottage with Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle to look like a fresh snowfall.
 And here's yet another sentiment from the set that I stamped inside this card.
And finally -  here are two cards I made and posted last week that you might have missed using this wonderful Alpine Christmas Set!


 The background strip is from Nordic Winter.


I hope you'll check out the wonderful Alpine Christmas cards made by the following Design Team Members linked below!

 Julia Aston  - Me!

Mountain Range Card:
Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Memento Paris Dusk and Teal Zeal, Archival Jet Black

Winter Cottage Card:
Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, pure poppy - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Fired Brick, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Copic - Y17, Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, foam dots, square Nestability

Let it Snow
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Alpine Christmas Paper:  white, enchanted evening - PTI Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Memento Paris Dusk Accessories:  silver half pearls - Michaels

Christmas Ornament
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Alpine Christmas, Nordic Winter
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  2011 Heirloom Ornaments - Nestabilities, Eclipse Tape (for masking), blending tool - Ranger  

22 comments:

Susie Sugar said...

Wow what an array of beautiful simple elegant cards all so beautiful
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW did you ever showcase this set so sweetly, Julia! I love the first one with those deep colors against the white cardstock! The soft pink one with the scene inside the ornament is an adorable idea. And ahh the softly falling snowflakes with the most perfect Let it Snow sentiment, adorable!

Kelly S. said...

I overused the word adorable...insert "awesome sauce" on the last line of my first comment...giggle! Have a great day ;)!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful creations Julia!

anya said...

What a great selection of cards, Julia! I love the simple trail of snowflakes with the Let It Snow sentiment! These would be so perfect to mass produce!

Becca Feeken said...

Julia what eye candy!! Love your CAS cards - each and every one so beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

Wow... These are elegant!! Love all the different ways you used these images and sentiments!!

Ellen said...

Fabulous collection of cards Julia!! You have showcased these stamps beautifully! Have a fantastic day!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Julia!! 4 fabulous cards all so different, yet all so lovely and fabulous!! Love the blues on the first! And the scene in the ornament is just darling! Love the falling flakes too! Wow again! ;)

christi said...

wow, lots of cards to fall in love with. love the blues and how stunning the red card is with it's frame.

Lynn Hardy said...

Such gorgeous cards today Julia! I love me some Waltzingmouse stamps and dies!

Renee said...

Oh, Julia they're all incredible!
The CAS of the blue mountains...
the snowflakes...
that village on the ornament with the background strip...
WOW!!
You showcased this gorgeous set incredibly! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful collection Julia! I love the pretty scene and all the snowflakes! Hope Claire sees all these gorgeous samples!

Bonnie said...

Julia, these are amazing! I especially love the wonderful sentiments!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh wow Julia...love to see all those holiday cards and especially the CAS ones...so easy to make a bunch of cards and actually be able to put them in the mail!

Marybeth said...

Julia these are all wonderful, CAS and easy for mailing. Gorgeous! Brilliant idea to stamp the beautiful village on the ornament die. Love the beautiful snowflake card too.

~amy~ said...

Love them....you've been super busy! You're going to have quite the stash of holiday cards!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! You did a fabulous job on all these gorgeous cards, Julia!!! Love the new stamps with that darling Alpine village...looks like I need to go shopping!!!

Shirley said...

Okay, I've bookmarked you and hope I can keep it this simple yet so elegant!!! Wow, Julia!

Jeanne J said...

Wow Julia! I'm loving that first card with all the blue and the little village in the valley - so clean and just perfect!

Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous selection of cards - I think the Alpine village looks fab!

Quip1320 said...

These are all amazing! WOW!