Friday, November 5, 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Previews - Day 2


And, we're back! Another day of fabby cards and projects created by Claire and the wonderful design team ladies featuring the FOUR new stamp sets being released by Waltzingmouse Stamps on Sunday, November 7th. Based on the comments we've received so far, it sounds like everyone is ready to cut to the chase and start filling their carts! lol I don't blame you!!!

My card features one of the wonderful images from the Festive Foliage stamp set. You will love this set, especially if the greens of the winter/Christmas season tickle your fancy. I know they do for me. Who doesn't love the smell of pine? The beauty of holly? The fun of mistletoe? It's all here and more!

I tried the distress ink block background technique taught by Jennifer McGuire. It does take a bit of practice (and I definitely need more!), but I love the effect! I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint distress inks for the background, and then Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress inks for the pinecone image... I tapped the ink onto the stamp. I think it looks a bit like there is snow on the pinecones and branch. I tried adding some snow with Liquid Applique, but it didn't look right. Hmmm, I wonder if some sort of fluff might work? Must try!

One thing that I don't like about this technique is that the water wrinkles the paper. I think I'll try it again by cutting out the block panel out and mounting it on a card base. 

Oh, and the greeting is from one of the sets released last month, Compliments of the Season, stamped in Walnut Stain. That is definitely a must-have stamp set... so versatile!

Now on you go to visit with Claire and the rest of the design team ladies to see what treats they have in store for you. I can't wait to see for myself!

We'll be back tomorrow with more!

Note, this is my second post for today. Please scroll down for the Simply Betty Stamps New Release Blog Hop. Thanks!

27 comments:

Debgem said...

Lisa

This is such a beautiful card - very restful. I love how you've coloured the background.

Zarah said...

Wow... That is GORGEOUS!!

irene said...

Love this card and the stamp you used. Seen it a couple of times no on the DT cards and it's definitly a must have! Bye Irene

Shirley N said...

So beautiful, love your distressing and your colors!

Claire Brennan said...

Lisa, this is a stunning card, cracking design!!! You nailed it!

Kelly S. said...

This card is so beautiful, Bonnie! I love the distressed look! Kittie Carraciolo wrote to me at SCS once after I used Liquid Applique. She said to smooth out the Liquid Applique with a brush first, and then heat set it...insta-snow :) Whenever I tried it, it got bubbly (so I use it for sheep fleece sometimes, heeee)

Kelly S. said...

OH MY WORD, I just called you Bonnie, ack! My head is dizzy from all of these gorgeous samples, LISA ((hugs))!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Your technique looks great on the background Lisa - love the out of the box stamping of the pines!

anya said...

Lisa, this is fantastic! I've seen this technique before but never tried, but you've used it with stunning results! This card is just gorgeous!

Carol said...

Love the card as I love this stamp! This is must have!

Carol said...

Love the card as I love this stamp! This is must have!

Belinda said...

Ok, this is so cool! Love the fun box that this creates! Very cool! I think liquid applique might be too thick for this delicate image... maybe some white glitter by double stamping? The fluff might work too! You'll have to try and let me know! ;-)

Monique said...

Beautiful Holiday card Lisa :)

Paula said...

This is such a tremendous image & your background really showcases it beautifiully.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh, Lisa, your background turned out terrific! I don't think you need much practice at all:) Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Very Cool technique Lisa! I love it - I think we were on the same wavelength today!! lol!

Meredith said...

Lisa, you amaze me - the number of posts and cards you create is impressive - where do you find the time?!

This is a really neat looking card, I am very intrigued by these techniques!

Joanne Gilch said...

Looks gorgeous to me!!!!! this release is awesome. Claire just gets better and better!!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These colors are soo pretty! Love how you made it!
Hugs, Wendy

Melodie said...

Beautiful card, Lisa ... I love the technique you've used to spotlight this gorgeous stamp.

Denise said...

Great job on the background! I love the look too, and will have to try it out! Love the Festive Greens! So pretty!
DeniseB

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Lisa! Your background looks stunning! I love the soft, serene look!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love the background. think i NEED this set! =)

Sandie said...

oh my, LOVE how you've done this!! Wonderful creation Lisa.

Mary B said...

Love the blue and green background for your pine branch. I'll have to check out that technique!

Bonnie said...

Sweet, and elegant

Ren-Yi said...

Yum - love the distressed look. and those pine cones are just too darn cute.