Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 1 - WMS Sneak Peek - Yonder Star

Welcome to the 1st day of the Design Team Sneak Peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Release!  Today we are previewing a wonderful Cowboy Western Christmas Holiday Set called Yonder Star and a coordinating Yonder Star Background stamp!

This set is perfect for cards for all those cowboys and cowgirls in our lives - it includes 7 sentiments, 2 large stars that look very much like quilt stars, two small stars, a To: and From: a pretty leafy triangle and the word Joy - for endless creativity!

Here I have stamped one of the sentiment quotes from the set in two different colors of ink - Nautical Blue for the top half and Elderberry for the bottom half.  This quote says:

"Best Wishes for Your Christmas is all you get from me, 'cause I ain't no Santa Claus, Don't own no Christmas Tree.  BUT if wishes was health and money, I'd fill your buck-skin poke, your doctor would go hungry an' you never would be broke".  Charlie Russell

In case you are wondering -  Charlie Russell was an artist who painted the old American west and this was one of his Christmas card messages - you can see his info on Wikipedia here.

I cut the sentiment with a rectangle Nestability and sponged it with Scattered Straw before taking it out of the die.  I stamped the background on a separate panel in Nautical Blue and sponged the edges with Scattered Straw.  I tied the wrinkled seam tape around the panel, layered the sentiment over the ribbon with foam tape and layered it all on the card base.

Inside I stamped one of the two stars in this set (they look like quilt designs!) and layered another of the sentiments over the star - sponging those edges as well.

Let's go take a peak at what the rest of the Design Team has created with this set!  Here are the links!

Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the Sneaks!!

Bonnie Sharp
Lynn Mercurio
 Belinda Change Langner
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker
 Anya Schrier
 Kelly Schirmer
Sandie Dunne
Clare Buswell
Becca Feeken
Julia Aston  - you are here!
Jennifer Holmes
 Laurie Schmidlin
Claire Brennan
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background (to be released Nov 2)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Elderberry, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories:  Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, rectangle Nestability, foam tape.


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card's I love the colours you have used. Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

Beautiful Julia, inside and out! That crinkled seam binding is gorgeous!

Sandie said...

Ooh, gorgeous card Julia. Don't you just LOVE that sentiment.

Cynde said...

Julia I am smitten with your beautifully done card. What a fun Verse and inside sentiment.

Bonnie said...

Love your gorgeous colours Julia!! and this sentiment is one of my favorite of our release!

Sarah Martina said...

Look how pretty - I love the bold blue you used!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Julia!! Love that gorgeous Christmas sentiment!! HUGS :)

Annette said...

sooo gorgeous...

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic job Julia. What a lovely color combo on the front, and I love that great sentiment that greets you as you open it. Awesome creation!

Deborah Frings said...

Love that verse on your card and I like how you've stamped it in two colours. Just gorgeous. The inside verse is super and would make a wonderful CAS on its own!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Julia and such amazing colours!

Renee said...

Julia this is fabulous!!
Love the colors...
and gorgeous inside and out!
I'm dying over these sets...
they're so perfect! :)

LaurieJ said...

Gorgeous! I love how you layered the inside images. And the sentiment on the front is wonderful.

anya said...

Love it, Julia! I am loving everyone's non-traditional color combos.. this one is fab!

Becca Feeken said...

Loving these Julia!! So glad you gave the background on this - I'm enlightened :-)