Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sneak Peek Day #3 - How to Make an Heirloom

Hey stampers!  I'm so glad you are back for the WMS February Release Day #3 sneak peek!  Today we have a very special set to share - one that was designed by our VERY OWN Anya Schrier!  Anya, who is the queen of backgrounds, has created a wonderful background set called Heirloom Patterns.

We are also showing a terrific new sentiment set called Compact Sentiments (we can NEVER have enough sentiments - right ladies?!)

First I want to share a pretty little muslin bag that I stamped with two of the background patterns in Heirloom Patterns.  A diamond pattern and a dotted line pattern - I hope can you see them on this close up?
I made these funky little flowers out of a strip of felt and two Memory Box Dies -  Fringe Border and Tender Leaves. 

Here's a quick pic of how I made these -  die cut the fringe border (I use a metal shim in my Cuttlebug sandwich when I'm cutting through thick material)  Adhere a piece of ScorTape on the bottom of the fringe.  Stick a toothpick on one end and roll it up -  that's it!! (remove the toothpick carefully when you're done!)
When I stamp on material -  I place a foam sheet under it -  in this case I cut the foam to slightly smaller than the 5" x 6" size of the muslin bag and slipped it inside.  This cushions when you stamp on the material so you get a good image It also protects the back side in case the ink you use bleeds through.. Stamping on muslin does tend to come out lighter than stamping on paper.  Here's my bag as I was working on it with the foam tucked inside.
I adhered the flowers to my bag with glue dots -  none of my million containers of glue said you could use it on cloth (!!??) so I'm trying the glue dots and will also check out Michaels for a cloth glue for the future!!  I'm going to throw this bag around a little to 'factory test' whether the flowers stay on!!!!  LOL!!

Here's the bag flattened out so you can see the patterns.
And here it is filled with goodies - like these Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints -  which aren't going to last much longer than it takes me to type this post (!!!)  They are sitting on a glassine bag that I would have put them in to go inside the bag to give to someone....
Ok - now we move on to  3 cards I made with these wonderful sets.

 I used the herringbone background from Heirloom Patterns on the first two of my cards today -  I stamped it in black for this wedding card - using the wedding sentiment from Compact Sentiments.  I cut the sentiment with Labels 20 Nestabilities, adhered it over the herringbone pattern with foam tape and then added graduated black pearls on each side.  I adhered the panel onto my card base with foam tape.  Clean and elegant, don't you think?
For my second card - I used the cut out piece left when I die cut my sentiment above!  First I stamped the herringbone pattern in blue ink on the blue card base (so it's rather subtle), then layered the white die cut negative (that I embossed with Swiss Dots) over the card base after tying the wrinkled seam tape around it.
 Here's the back of my card where I stamped yet another of the fun 'handmade' stamps from the Make Your Mark set!  There's that cute waltzing mouse again!!
And for my 3rd card today I again used the dotted lines background stamp from Heirloom Patterns as well as some stamps from Paris Nouveau - one of the sets we'll be sneak peeking tomorrow!   All of the sets in this release work together so well!
I thought this background stamp gave the idea of the streets around the Eiffel Tower.(I found this photo on line!)

I cut out and popped up the tower and added Tiny Twinkles to the sentiment, the pinacle of the tower and the sprig.  I sponged all the edges with Antique Linen. I layered it to a piece of plum card stock that matched the inkings but it looks black in the pic (?!)

AND - I used this week's WMS Sketch for my card !

Phew!   One last time - we're off to check out what the rest of the Waltzingmouse Design Team  has to inspire us with!

Tomorrow we'll have Sneak Peeks of two more sets during our WMS Blog Waltz and ALL of the sets will be available for purchase at Waltzingmouse Stamps - hope you have your 'got to have it' list ready!  

The Waltz starts a little later so Claire has time to set up the store -  my post will go live Wednesday at 2 pm EST.

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston - you are here!
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Floral Muslin Bag:
 Stamps:  all stamps available 2/29 - Waltzingmouse - Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tangelo & Cantelope
Accessories:  Tender Leaves, Fringe Border - Memory Box Dies, green felt - Michaels, Orange & Red Felt - Ellen Hutson, Scor Tape, Glue Dots, Canvas Muslin Bag - Pouch Mart.com.

Wedding card:
Stamps:  all stamps available 2/29 - Waltzingmouse - Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx black
Accessories - foam tape, black pearls - Amuse, Labels 20 Nestabilities.

Baby Card:  
Stamps: all stamps available 2/29 - Waltzingmouse - Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments, Make Your Mark
Paper:  White, Spring Rain - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Summer Sky
Accessories:  Jewels - Bazzill Basics, Labels 20 Nestabilities (negative cut out), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Paris Card:
Stamps: all stamps are available 2/29/12 - Waltzingmouse - Heirloom Patterns, Paris Nouveau
Paper:  white, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink:  Memento London Fog & Sweet Plum, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam tape.


Pauline said...

Amazing little bag and cards Julia!! Great tutorial, it's a gorgeous treat bag! Love the pattern based cards, I can't wait to get this set in my hot little hands!!

Clare said...

Absolutely stunning.

Mondy said...

Die ganzen Tage habe ich schon geschaut! Heute muß ich aber mal schreiben was das DT von WMS für tolle Karten usw. Gestaltet haben. Bin schon gespannt auf die Stemel!

Liebe Grüße Moni

Sandie said...

Fantastic selection of cards and I love the muslin bag, what a wonderful gift idea.

Kelly S. said...

Oh that BAG! It's just the sweetest with those felt flowers!!! LOVE the colors, and how do you manage to stamp images on burlap so perfectly? That's a WONDER to me :)!! Your Eiffel Tower card is amazing with this week's sketch! And you showed off perfectly how those sentiments are little scene stealers with your perfectly CAS cards! Awesome, Julia!!

Helen said...

Julia, I love your muslin bag - the background stamps look really good with the cute felt flowers. Thanks for the tip about putting the foam inside the bag when stamping too! I love the simplicity of the first two cards - simply stunning and I really like the sneeky peek you've given into the set being released tomorrow on -great idea for the WMS sketch challenge xx

Peggy said...

Gorgeous cards Julia and I love the little muslin bag with the fringe flowers!!

Deirdre said...

Love what you did with the muslin bag - fab. Adore the baby card too - all stunners.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

You were very busy creating! Love all the examples shown. My favorite is your little gift bag. Thanks for all the tips on making it.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful job Julia. I love your little canvas bag and the Heritage Patterns images are stunning. I love the way you also used them as subtle background images (I always forget about doing that). Outstanding project today (shoot, every day!)

Crafty Math Chick said...

These projects are awesome - I especially like the muslin bag!

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely love your little muslin bag-adorable and just a great holder for many small items!! Your felt flowers are adorable also-guess I need to try some of those,lol. These pattern stamps are terrific and so versatile.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG - Look at all the gorgeousness! Love the bag the best :)

Kathy said...

julia, i love the stamped bag and felt flowers, your attention to detail is what sets you apart-always love to see what you create

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my goodness! I just love the Heirloom patterns - your bag is so sweet! And the wedding card just so elegant. I also love the sneak peak at the Paris stamps!!! Love your card.

Renee said...

Julia you have been one creatively busy lady...
That little bag is fabby...
and the cookies would have never actually made it through pics with me...
I would have had to lie and say they were in there ;)
The cards are all fabulous...
especially liking our sneak of tomorrow's set! :)

cbuswell said...

Amazing, love the bag and your fab flowers! Stunning samples.

Annette said...

this little bag is just so adorable with those fun flowers and your cards are always so beautiful...love it all..

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous makes julia very inspiring

Ali x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Julia! What a fabulous collection of projects! I especially love the little fabric stamped bag! So creative! Thanks for sharing the how to!

Anne said...

Oh wow love the new stamps and love those flowers on the bag you made!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my Julia!! Like always, you are never short of inspiration!! LOVE your sweet little bag with those charming flowers!! And each card, featuring Anya's charming bgs and the Compact Sentiments, is fabulous!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a beautiful little bag, Julia! I love those felt flowers and that Eiffel Tower card is such a great take on the sketch this week! Great projects!!

Cathy Weber said...

What a great tutorial on the bag, Julia! I am running out to buy some muslin as we speak...just to be prepared. Your baby card was adorable. Love the subtle houndstooth pattern on it.

Jan Garber said...

What great cards! Love that Eiffel Tower! You may want to try Helmar's 450 for your cloth projects. Just make sure you put something underneath BETWEEN your layers to keep it from gluing your bag closed! This stuff works on everything I try! Metal, cloth, plastic, ...I've experimented with it all!

Robin said...

All such gorgeous WMS projects!!!

Huguenot Girl said...

J'adore tout simplement le set de tampons de Paris Nouveau avec la carte de la Tour Eiffel - c'est super mignon! Nx

Sharron said...

That is the sweetest little bag-amazing project! And I love the flowers! Also love how you've featured those wonderful sentiments! What fun that you included a peek of tomorrow's set!

Carola said...

Dear Julia

I very much like the little bag and the cards that you made with the new Waltzingmouse stamps. The felt flowers on the bag are very pretty and the stamping on the bag also looks very beautiful.
Your cards are all very pretty, too. I really like the card with the Eiffel tower. The idea of the "streets" is great and I like the little twinklings.
And to me the colour of the cardstock looks like plum, i.e. it is a perfect match to the inking.


anya said...

Amazing, Julia! The muslin bag is just adorable - the patterns are a beautiful subtle addition to those fancy flowers. The wedding and baby cards are inspired elegance, love the simple black strip of houndstooth. Thank you also for your very kind words, know that I am one of your biggest fans and so glad to be able to work with you!

LaurieJ said...

Fabulous, Julia! That little bag is the BEST! The only way it could be better is if it were filled with Thin Mints. LOL! And your cards are wonderful - I especially love the one with the Eiffel Tower, ooh la la.

stampencamper said...

great projects; I'm in love with the paris stamps

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

AMAZING projects Julia! Thanks so much for wonderful inspiration!

Julie Ann said...

Very nice I love the bag you made to put the cards in.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the gift bag, what a great idea.

Kate W. said...

Love the Eifel Tower card! The color choice is tres chic... of course! What you did with the branch image is beautiful!