Saturday, February 28, 2015

Waltzingmouse February Release! - Day 1

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse February Release -  The Design Team will be showing you 3 new stamp sets and 5 fun dies over the next 4 days -  but Claire has a twist for this release -  ALL the new products are available to purchase today over at the WMS web store! 
ETA:  sorry I jumped the gun on my start time for this post -  all new items will be available at 1 pm EST - as well as the links to the other DT - oops!

Today the Design Team is showing you the Special Lady stamp set along with the Mother, Pretty Circle and Hello dies.
First up -  I made a Mother's Day card, using the negative piece that's left when you use the beautiful new Circle die.  I cut the Circle die from the center of a 4"x5 1/4" piece of white card stock - removed the center piece and was left with this beautiful lacey circle frame! 
I laid the vintage lady stamp on the card base then placed my circle frame over it to center the image.  I removed the frame, lifted the stamp half way up from the bottom and made a light dot with a pencil on the card base where the center of the hat brim was.  Then I stamped the image, lining up the rim with the dot,  erased the pencil dot and layered the frame over the card base using foam dots - and VOILA!  perfectly centered and framed!  Then I simply stamped one of the sentiments from the set  along the bottom and added 3 Winter Blend sequins to the card.
I used another sentiment from the set on the inside of the card - Claire always uses such delicious fonts on her sentiments!
Claire is also releasing a lovely Mother Die
 To create the background panel - I sprayed Ranger Distress Spray Stains in Peacock Feather and Spiced Marmalade onto my craft mat - then I sprayed water over the stains and dragged my white card stock panel through them until I had the panel covered with stains. I let some of it drip down and then I dried it with my heat tool. I flicked water over the panel with my fingers to create water spots and dried it again with my heat tool.
I adhered the die cut over the panel with a glue pen, stamped the sentiment from Special Lady beneath the die cut and added Rhinestones to several points on the die cut.
I stamped another sentiment and a swirly from Special Lady on the inside of my card.

For my final creation today, I used the inside piece of the Pretty Circle Die cut - cutting it in white and Canyon Clay so I could use two colors - the outside rim cuts through so you have the option of using a different color.  I layered the new Hello Die over the circle and patterned paper banner strips.
I used the Colors and Sketch from The Challenge #25 for this card.
Check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration using these new stamps and dies!

Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the WMS release - the Design Team will be highlighting the fun super hero stamp set and die called Kaboom!

Mother's Day Greetings
Stamps:  Special Lady - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tea Rose, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Circle Die - Waltzingmouse, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots.

Mother, For You
Stamps:  Special Lady - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Mother Die - Waltzingmouse, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Ranger Distress Spray Stains Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade, Glue Pen

Paper:  White, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, DP - Simple Stories - Baby Steps
Accessories:  Circle Die, Hello Die - Waltzingmouse, Sentiment Strip die - MFT, Rhinestones - Kaiser.


Pamellia said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! Love the inlaid scalloped circle window, beautiful! That background is just stunning...LOVE Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade as a combo, what incredible blend! hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

These are all really awesome designs Julia!! Love the colorful design!!

Samra said...

WOW!! I am blown away by your stunning cards!!! Just gorgeous! Love the colors, design, EVERYTHING!!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous designing.. love the frame around the first and the awesome color on the second is perfect.. you rocked these cards..

Redanne said...

Your cards are all beautiful today Julia - I just love the negative space one with the lovely woman stamped inside, I may need to investigate that die now.....! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning cards Julia, I especially love your first one with the lady. So elegant.
Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

Jeanne J. said...

A treat to visit as always Julia! Love the special lady in that pretty coral color framed with the new fancy frame, and the colorful background you created for the "Mother" die.

artful-notions said...

That circle will be mine! Love how you let it shine! All the rest beautiful too! Love seeing your designs, Julia!

jcobb said...

I just discovered Waltzingmouse with this blog hop! Thank goodness! So much wonderful inspiration and amazing stamps and dies!

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Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful creations, Julia! Elegant and crisp, designs.

Unknown said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love those circle dies, so elegant! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW WOW WOW, how amazing!!! Love this card LOTS, so glad you join us at The Challenge!!! I sure hope you are inspired to join us in the current challenge, it is Orange and Teal and a fresh sketch!!!! Yay, your creativity is amazing!!!!