Saturday, December 01, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Design Team Blog Waltz

Hi there. I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful previews from the Waltzingmouse Stamps  Design Team over the past few days. WMS is releasing 4 new sets today: Woodgrain Backgrounder Set, My Heart, Woodenheart Alphabet, and Ornate Ornaments.

I’m participating in today’s WMS December Release Design Team Blog Waltz. If you found my post by way of Kelly Schirmer’s blog, then you are right on track, but if not, you may want to stop by Claire’s blog for a complete order of the Waltz because by checking and leaving comments on any of the Design Team blogs, you could be the lucky winner of a free new stamp set. There are more details at the end of this post.

Now for my project:

Hello-White-Full

Photographing a clear card has its challenges, and this is especially true when the ink on the clear card is white, but bear with me.

I started with a card base of acetate that I stamped the wood grain background image from the Woodgrain Backgrounder Set using Cotton White Staz-On ink. I backed the interior of the card with Ocean Mist cardstock.

Hello-Clear-Full

On the front of the card I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Blossom Soup 6X6 paper pack using my Labels 9 Nestabilities, and using the circle stamp from the Faux Fun Circles set to create the circle.

Hello-CU-Flourish

Here’s a closer look at the layers with a better view of the white wood grain.

Hello-Sentiment-CU

Along the bottom of the layers I added a sentiment from the Woodenheart Alphabet set that I stamped in Jet Black and then using VersaMark, I stamped the wood grain image and embossed with clear embossing powder. Beneath the sentiment I stamped the chevron image from the Woodgrain Backgrounder Set in Gray Flannel ink on gray cardstock and finished it off with a bit of teal wool felt and a Prima flower.

That’s it for me today, but I, along with Anya, Kelly, and Belinda, will be back on Monday for more projects showcasing the newly released sets. I know that you will want to continue to“waltz” today along to the next Design Team member, who is Jennifer Holmes. Remember, if you get lost along the way, just pop on over to Claire’s blog for a complete listing of all the DT members. By leaving comments you will have the opportunity to win a free set of choice.

You have until December 4th 5:59 a.m. (CST) to leave your comments at which time we will choose a winner of the free stamp set, which will be announced on Claire’s blog on Wednesday, December 5th.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great time on the waltz and a fabulous day.

Lynn

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35 comments:

Charmaine Stack said...

Fresh colour choice and a fun idea to use the wood grain in white on the acetate. A cheery card indeed.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card! Love the new stamps!

Renee said...

I love how you use these colors together...
and always such gorgeous results!! :)
This is fabulous...
love all the colors on the clear cardstock...
and that embossing...
yummy! ;)

Patti J said...

Lynn, you have such a creative touch - you always manage to pull together beautiful textures and colors, and create the most beautiful cards! Love this, my friend. Hope you are well!!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, this is just amazing, I LOVE it!!

Sandie said...

:o Absolutely stunning!! Fantastic card Lynn.

Angelnorth said...

Love the clear embossed woodgrain over the sentiment - great touch!

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--I like the wood grain on the acetate.

Gerdine said...

Great idea to stamp it on transpant sheets! Great sketch!

Sam B said...

OOOH, what a neat idea - one I'd never have come up with on my own!! Thank you for the inspiration -- loving this release too!

Kelly S. said...

That's like a little floating masterpiece! Love the blue woodgrain and the bright happy colors against the clear background. The woodgrain on the clear is so amazing! I am always scared of stamping on acrylic sheets, but your made it look FUN!

Lynn Hardy said...

What an unusual card - so effective!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - you're so brave using acetate! It's a triumph! Love the woodgrain finish and the lovely shine on the sentiment! Gorgeous!

Caryn S said...

It took me three takes to see that you had stamped on acetate! How amazing! I must try this, I do love acetate cards.

Cathy Weber said...

Ohh! Stamping on the acetate was such a great idea...just ordered my woodgrain set and I can not wait to try it!

Isabel Z said...

Your creation is breathtaking!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Lynn! Love the white woodgrain stamping on the acetate and the bold orange contrast with the lovely blue!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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marilynwillauer said...

Great card, love the color combo and embellishments.

Karenladd said...

Wow wow wow!!! Love those pops of color on the sparkly blue and white!

Claire said...

What a fabulous touch, stamping on the acetate Lynn...I imagine it took ages to photograph! Love your pretty blues with the brights...gorgeous

Albany said...

Gorgeous card and I'm impressed how clean you kept the acetate, if I did that there'd be glue blobs and smears everywhere! x

Vickie Z said...

This is lovely Lynn! Love the woodgrain on acetate-may have to try that!! Love the colors!

Carol H. said...

So very pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lynn! Love your mix of color and elegant flourish!

Winnie said...

Love the use of the woodgrain on the clear card. It really looks so soft. Love the flower too! I will check out the other members blogs as well. Have a great day!

Marianne said...

Stunning card...all the embellishments are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Miriam Prantner said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I am not brave enough to tackle clear cards, they totally intimidate me, but this is just so well thought out, love it!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome color combo on your project!

Christine said...

Love the soft colors paired with the bright orange and turquoise...very creative card!

Tracey McNeely said...

So beautiful and unique Lynn!

Heather said...

What a neat idea, to stamp the woodgrain on the clear cardstock. Love the look it creates.

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Lynn! Love how the woodgrain looks stamped on the acetate.

Jan Garber said...

Your cards are always so creative! Love the acetate, and just a suggection...perhaps using a dark backdrop to photpgraph would help! I have tried that with extremely pale cards,too.

Bethany said...

How fun and colorful :)