Hi crafty people. It’s been a while since I last posted, but I haven’t just been sitting around watching TV...no, I’ve been unbelievably busy crafting up a storm, which I can’t share with you yet, but soon.
What I CAN share with you today is a card that I created for today’s Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team Blog Waltz. The entire team is pleased and exited to spread the news that we have several new Design Team members!
Along with the familiar faces of our current design team, we welcome the previous Mischief Makers team into the WMS Design Team family. Yes, our team has nearly double, providing you with, in my opinion, the most creative team around, ready to share with you our favorite sets from the Waltzingmouse Stamps catalog. You are in for a real treat today, as you will see a wide variety of projects because just like the creative team each have their own style, Waltzingmouse Stamps sets are perfectly suited to fit any style. So grab a cup of coffee, tea, or your beverage of choice and waltz along with us. But before you waltz off, I hope you will stick around long enough to see the card I created using my all time favorite set, Say it With Style.
Let me start off by telling you that I really don’t have an all time favorite set because I love all of Claire’s image, but I had to select something so I went with a set that I reach for time and time again.
I started off with patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Good Day Sunshine collection, teaming that with a white card base and Aqua Mist cardstock sponged with some green Palette inks to give the cardstock a bit more definition.
I stamped my flower from the Say it With Style set onto patterned paper and again on white vellum using black ink. I cut both images out and layered them together nesting them on top of a doily image from the Dainty Doilies 2 Small set. I added three punched rose leafs using my Martha Stewart punch.
To give my leaves a little more dimensional, I created the veins of the leaves using an embossing stylus on a foam mat by first drawing a line down the center (on the back side) of the leaf and then moving the stylus outward toward the edges. I then folded then down the center to give them a little lift.
I layered my images on panels of card stock that I trimmed and stitched on my little Jamone Sew Mini. To decorate my stripped pennant ribbon, I tied a little piece of embroidery floss around the end before placing it on my card.
Sometimes the simplest techniques escape me, and cutting a symmetrical notch has always been an issue for me, but after seeing Kristine Werner demonstrate how she cuts her notches, I had one of the banging-hand-to-head moments. It’s so simple that it’s embarrassing that it never occurred to me before.
Start with the strip you want to notch.
Clip with snips up the center of your paper. Remember – the deeper you snip, the wider the angle of your notch. Simple enough, right?
Then, easy as can be, just snip from each corner to the end of the first snip. OH MY GOSH...how could this never have occurred to me before? I love that I can pick up little tips like this from visiting blogs of other crafters. Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick?
So, with that being said, be sure to check out these blogs where I’m sure you will not only see great tips on crafting, but some amazing projects as well. (those highlighted in red are our newest team members)
Thank you so very much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the creativities of our new team members, as well as those who have been on the team for a long while.
Until next time, stay crafty.
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