Monday, September 16, 2013

WMS September Release Preview Day One

Hello crafters! Welcome to the first day of previews of the upcoming Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release. What wonderful sets the Design Team and I have to share with you over the next four days. Claire’s release will be on Thursday, September 19th, but for the next 3 days we will be sharing projects created with these new sets.

Today we are previewing three great sets; Art Deco Backgrounder, Putting on the Ritz and Opera Tags Christmas!

The Roaring 20s were a decadent time, full of parties, bootleg liquor and lavish decorations – so much so that it warranted it’s own design name: Art Deco. Claire has captured the essence of this period with two wonderful sets.

My first two projects use both of these new sets; Art Deco Backgrounder and Putting on the Ritz.

Using an older piece of patterned paper that contains a white flourish diamond pattern, I used images from the Putting on the Ritz set.


I stamped the art deco images between, and on top of, the white flourishes to create this chic design. I then mounted it on black cardstock and finally on the silver metallic cardstock card base.


I colored a chipboard frame using a Copic marker and then included the fashionable lady within the frame and adored her headband with a black crystal and white feather, along with a few extra crystals for a stunning necklace.


My sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock and I used a black Spica glitter pin to the decorative images that outline the sentiment. This was mounted onto two small pieces of special white lace I had on hand. This has to be my favorite card that I’ve created using this set. It’s to elegant.

Next up – a birthday card using the Art Deco Background set along with a smaller version of lovely lady again. I just adore this image.


I stamped the background using black ink onto white cardstock and then used a blending tool, I colored the white cardstock in three shades of ink. I stamped another image from the background set onto Sweet Corn cardstock and trimmed out the image and placed it across the large background image.before attaching the sentiment.


Each corner was embellished with yet another images from the background set along with square self adhesive mosaic embellishments.

And last up for today, Claire has created a set just in time for Christmas that coordinates perfectly with her Opera Tags dies – Opera Tags Christmas!

I created a simple, yet ornate Christmas card using the new set Opera Tags Christmas, stamped in red in onto white cardstock. I then took a green Copic outliner pen and outlines the teeny triangles that encircle the design, giving a bit of contrasting color to the red image.


I attached that to another piece of white cardstock that I stitched with green thread. All were layered onto a piece of patterned paper that is AGES old.


I embellished this card with some punched branches and topped off with a fabric brad and a tiny bit of red ribbon.

So that’s it for me today, but you won’t want to miss what these Design Team members have created using these three wonderful sets.

Becca Feeken

Jean Martin

Jeanne Jachna

Jennifer Holmes

Julia Aston

Kelly Schirmer

Kim Duran

Laurie Schmidlin

Renee Lynch

Sandie Dunne

Teresa Kline

Tosha Leyendekker

Claire Brennan

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will visit again tomorrow when we will have three more sets to share with you.

Until then, stay crafty!


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Jill Norwood said...

Lynn your cards are stunning! I am in love with these new sets already! Especially the beautiful flapper girl image! Love the details you added! Just gorgeous!

Dottie said...

Gorgeous and very inspirational! You hit the moment (the roaring 20's) with the way you arranged all your ideas. Really great!

Julia Aston said...

wonderful creations Lynn! love the feather and framing on your 1st retro card - the great mix of sponged colors on the 2nd - and your ornament is so pretty with the folige and banner backdrop!

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely works of art

Deborah Frings said...

Wowzers!!! I think both your 20s style cards are just magnificent, although my favourite is the birthday card! Love the pretty Christmas card too - great work.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! The new background is so striking, I especially love that first card, it's perfect, reminds me of an old black and white film, I can't wait to see the reveals of these sets!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh Lynn...these are gorgeous cards...but my very favorite is the one with the Opera Tag...that is so cute with the little pine sprigs tucked along the bottom. This will be a great release!

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic projects, Lynn! Love all the yummy detail - your first card, especially. Love the frame, love the feather, and really love how you stamped the images on the patterned paper. Beautiful!

Robin said...

Saw your 'Put on the ritz' birthday card at SCS and had to come look at your blog. Glad I did! Great cards.


Jeanne J said...

Hi Lynn!! I hit the floor with your first card - the classic b&w - but that feather and the jet beads on the flapper? Swoon! Gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Adore!! Love how you stamped the deco pattern within your PP and y'all have been having too much fun with feathers!! Gorgeous Xmas card!!

Renee said...

Lynn these are incredible...
what you did with Art Deco...
I absolutely die over that feather...
it's perfection!!
They all are...
just gorgeous!! :)

Becca Feeken said...

I just love all the glitz!! The white flourishes are divine (I had to look closely but just love that subtle detail)!!

SueB said...

thanx for the inspiration; I love 'em all!

Charmaine Stack said...

Lynn, I saw this Christmas card on the WMS site and had to come over here and find it so I could leave you a comment saying I am in awe of your patience with that green outliner pen! It really makes that stamp pop.