Saturday, February 26, 2011

WMS March 2011 Preview–Day One

Howdy, crafty people.  It really seems like it’s been such a long time since Waltzingmouse Stamps has had a release of new stamps, but the long wait is over and you won’t be disappointed when you see what has been keeping Claire so busy.

Today, the WMS Design Team will be sharing projects they have created using two of the most rootin’-tootin’-wild-west-brocho-bustin’ sets to hit the prairie in a coon’s age. HA!  But before we get to my projects today, I hope that you will pop into Claire’s blog for some very important announcements. (Really – you won’t want to miss the news)

I had so much fun playing with these two sets, and I’m not really all that into the country theme, but what’s NOT to love about cowboys, boots and denim jeans?  It’s as much a part of Americana as you can get, and I can see me using these set for a long time – especially with the wide range of sentiments and images all packed into these sets.


I stamped the tan paper using the woodgrain image and used that as a base for my sentiment.


I lassoed up a little twine as a backing for the boots that sit atop a piece of denim that I cut for my lower panel and added star eyelets.


The sentiment is layered onto distressed edged blue paper and framed with another piece of cardstock stamped with the woodgrain image all layered on a piece of a burlap sack I had saved for just this kind of project.


My second project brought back some old memories of when I was a very little girl and my dad would sing that old Roy Rogers & Dale Evans tune, “Happy Trails to You”.

Using the fun little horseshoe image, I stamped it along a trail onto the Kraft cardstock. I used a technique called the Burnt Edge technique to give the Kraft cardstock the look of very old, burnt edged paper.  You can view the tutorial on how I did that on right HERE.


See that southwestern blanket patterned…that’s another awesome background design included in the Way Out West set.  I stamped this background to mat the circle of stars that I used to highlight my sentiment.  I used the horseshoe for the word “you”.  I thought it was a fun way to wish someone well who might be leaving, either for a little or for a long while.

Ok – that’s it for me today, little buckaroos.  Are you ready to see more inspiration using these two new sets?  Be sure to check out the blogs of these Design Team Members:

Claire Brennan (owner)

Anya Schrier

Belinda Chang Langner

Bonnie Sharp

Carly Robertson

Jennifer Holmes

Julia Aston

Laurie Schmidlin

Mona Pendleton

Sarah Martina Parker (NEW DT MEMBER!)

I’m much obliged that you moseyed on over to my neck of the woods today. (funny how using western stamps will put a twang in my slang).  Have a rip-roarin’ day!


For project #1

Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers:  Rocket Red, In the Navy, Tan Leather (Pure Luxury)
Inks:  Desert Sand, Paris Dusk (Memento), Brown (Vivid) Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories:  Large and Small Rectangle Nestabilities, Burlap, Denim fabric from stash, Red Star Eyelets, Twine, Sew Mini Sewing Machine

For project #2

Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers:  Kraft, Rust, Black
Inks: Vintage Photo, Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Small Circle Nestabilities, Twine, Copper Brads, Distress tool, 1/4” circle punch, foam dimensional tape.


Sarah Martina said...

These are so fun! I never would've thought to make a trail like that, lol! Just goes to show how MANY ideas and uses you can get out of these fun sets! Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous cards Lynn! Love all the textures and layers! Great job paper piecing all those wee stars :)

Helen L said...

LOVE your card!! the burnt edge look sure takes it over the top!!!

Claire Brennan said...

Lynn!!! These are just unbelievable!!!!! that wee rope coil next to the boots!!! and the happy trails to U, genius!!! i LOVE how you think about every detail, your cards are a masterpiece!!! Thank you!! Big Hugs!!

Kelly S. said...

Lynn, that denim card is so much fun! And the second with the horseshoe U is too perfect. Fab projects!!

ruth_spolton said...

Gorgeous cards Lynn! I love how you got so much texture and interest, especially in the Howdy card ;)

Debgem said...

Brilliant!! Love both cards - I really like how you've incorporated denim and stitching.

Gabby said...

Oh, I like the frayed burlap, denim, twine and stars! You have totally done these new stamps a great justice! I also love the orange/black card, with the horse shoe "tracks" and that funky southwest print! :)

Bonnie said...

What a fabulous set of cards Lynn! Great western feel-- naturally lol!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, wow, wow! Lynn, this is amazing! I love all the textures on the front with the burlap and the denim. Then, POW! The inside is fantastic! I love how you put the horseshoes in there. Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Lynn. Great images and textures! :o)

Carly said...

Oh my gosh how fun are these!! Totally goodness here! The denim and the little rope on the first is too cute and I love the technique used on the second card, gorgeous!!

anya said...

Awesome Lynn!! I love how you combined the burlap and denim - it adds such great texture to your card! Fantastic technique on your second, I love it!

Pauline said...

Lynn, these cards are stunning! A fabulous set to showcase the new eagerly awaited stamp release!! I know a little girl who is mad on horses who will love these sets!

Julia Aston said...

Two rootin tootin cards Lynn!! love the jeans and burlap on the first and your fun use of the horse shoe stamp on the 2nd!!

sharingthepassion said...

Oh yeah these are wonderful creatins Lynn!! I love the added denim detail perfect creations.

enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Ali x

Crystal said...

OOO LOVE your Western themed cards, these are wonderful Lynn!!!!! Have a great weekend!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, love your cards Lynn! All of the details are perfect - the burlap mat, the denim border, the little twist of twine, the burnt edges, the little blanket mat. Fantastic!

Kathi said...

Hi Lynn,
your cards are sooooo cool,
love the colors and what you created with the stamps a lot!!
XX Kathi

Sue W said...

Love the texture you've included in your first card Lyn....fabulous!
All the smaller accent stamps you included in your second card show just how useful these sets would be!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Oh, the denim...just perfect! And love your twine lasso - great minds;)

Bumblebee said...

Love these, so much incredible detail!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

The denim and burlap are perfect, and I love the horseshoe tracks.

Deirdre said...

Yee haw... love them both.... so fun. Will have to have this stamp set!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such an awesome, textural card with the denim and burlap and twine and star brads!!

Ren-Yi said...

oh - the happy trails sentiment made me smile! it was genius to use the lil U for "Happy Trails to You" so many great paper techniques too on all the peeks. you really outdid yourself w/ all the lil detail. the lil lasso is my fav.