Monday, March 02, 2015

You’ve Got to See This!

Hello and welcome to the third day of inspiration using the newest released products from Waltzingmouse Stamps! I trust you have enjoyed seeing the ways that the Design Team has created their projects using Claire’s newest sets and dies.

Today the team is working with the new Halftone Backgrounds stamp set and the lovely Easter Word Die.

My first card uses just one of the many Halftone images in the set. I stamped the circle halftone in gray ink in a cascading pattern leading down to my sentiment, which is the Hello die.

You may be wondering where this “hello” die is at Waltzingmouse Stamps...and right now, it’s being offered FREE with on the first 40 orders over £60GBP. This mini 'hello die, perfect for tags and other dainty projects.

Hello-Full

To add dimension to my sentiment, I die cut it several times in black and then just sandwiched all the layers together before adhering it to my card. I find it hard these days to create a card without sequins, so I added a few to sparkle up this cheerful hello.

Hello-Sentiment

My Easter card uses the new Easter Word Die along with a few images from other sets available at WMS.

I created my “happy” background by stamping the “HAPPY” from the Compact Sentiments set multiple times in Basic Gray ink onto gray cardstock. After rounding the corners I attached it to my white card base.

Easter-Full

I used the shining light image from the WMS Bright Season which I stamped using Versamark ink and embossing it with silver embossing powder. I then added my Easter text that I die cut in white, over the embossed image, and embellished the panel with a white dove that I created using a silicone mold and white glue sticks. I thought it was a fitting embellishment for this card.

Easter-Sentiment

That’s all for today from me, but be sure to check out how the rest of team has used these products. They’re creativity will truly inspire you.

Claire

Lynn Mercurio (you are here)

Becca Feeken

Jeanne Jachna

Julia Aston

Laurie Schmidlin

Sandie Dunne

Anya Schrier

Tosha Leyendekker

Please stop in tomorrow when the team will hold their Release Blog Hop to top off Waltzingmouse Stamps’ February release. Until then...

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Hello card:

Easter card:

Sunday, March 01, 2015

BAM! More Waltzingmouse Stamp Release Inspiration

Hello lovely blog readers. Thanks for stopping back by today to see more fun and inspiring ways to use the stamps and dies from Claire’s newest release – available NOW!

Today the team will focus their attention on such a fun set and coordinating die – Kaboom! This set is “a blast” with big bold comic-book type words and halftone images, perfect for that superhero in your life.

Halftone is a reproductive technique that simulates a complete image through the use of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect, for example in newspapers; their photos are produced using halftone.

I took my first creation right from the inspiration of a comic book with wonky and colorful blocks, stamped with coordinating background halftones of the star image in this set.

Comic-Full

For added emphasis, I left the words white and popped them up from the page. What a fun way to let someone know that you are proud of their accomplishments!

Comic-CU

My second creation uses the new Kaboom die that coordinates with the Kaboom set, or works perfectly on its own. Because I used eye-catching foil and a sequined background, I wanted to keep the design simple.

On a black card base I adhered a red star burst that I die cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I then stitched from the center outward using my sewing machine, and lastly glues sequins along the sewn lines.

Kaboom-Full

I then stamped the background for my KABOOM (the red explosion) and fussy cut it out, adhering it to my base using an Action Wobble, which is such a fun effect when you hold the card...it’s in constant motion.

My focal KABOOM was die cut from double sided adhesive which I adhered to a piece of black cardstock. One of the great things about this die is that it not only die cuts the word, but gives you an additional outline that you can use, or not OR die cut in a contrasting color. I removed the outline on this to save for later in this project.

After removing the top protective sheet of the double sided adhesive, I applied this wonderful iridescent foil and burnished it with my bone folder leaving behind this fun multicolored word. I took my outline (remember, I saved it from when I die cut the word) and gave it a coat of Versamark and then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, providing a solid silver outline for my word.

Kabook-CU

The shimmery sequins along with the wobble of the word Kaboom, packs a big punch – pardon my pun.

Now off you go to see what the rest of the team has for you today...hang onto your hats...they are one creative group!

Claire

Lynn Mercurio (you are here)

Becca Feeken

Jeanne Jachna

Julia Aston

Laurie Schmidlin

Sandie Dunne

Anya Schrier

Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for looking in, and if you come back tomorrow, I’ll have even more fun stuff to share. Until then...

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Comic Card #1

Kaboom Card #2