Thursday, October 13, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps October Preview, Day 2

You may have heard me shriek all the way from where I am, to where you are, when I caught my first glimpse of the set we are previewing today called Nordic Winter!  It is one of my favorite stamp sets of ALL TIME!  It will be released this Saturday, October 15th, and you will want to have this one on your list!


I KNOW!  I told you it was so good!  Of course, I had to pair it (no pun intended!) with one of my other faves Sewing Box-Christmas!  I had this idea about a pair of mittens, but the set comes with the one image seen on the right.  I heard this idea long ago on Splitcoast (when I was a beginner) about stamping a mirrored image, but I didn't quite understand it at the time!  It popped into my head today, and this is what I did...


I stamped the image directly onto an acrylic block with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then quickly slapped a piece of cardstock on top.  I won't lie, it takes some practice and some extra cardstock!  Ohh, but when you get that good image, you might just jump up and down!  Since I was covering it with patterns from Nordic Winter, I knew it didn't have to be perfect!


I can barely believe that I stamped that background!  Claire's wonderful images make it easy to create one just like patterned paper!  The teeny heart and sentiment are also from Nordic Winter.

Next up is a card with the "stamp kissing" technique using Nordic Winter...


I inked a tree from Teeny Trees with VersaColor Bamboo ink, and then stamped this Nordic Winter pattern right onto the stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Crushed Olive. 


I then stamped the image on the cardstock, and cut it out with Spellbinders Beaded Oval Nestabilities. The snowflakes are also from Nordic Winter, and the dotted impression plate on the "hills" is from A Muse Studio.  Little Liquid Pearl dots are scattered about the card!

I could have kept going...and going....and going with Nordic Winter, but there are some other ladies who want to share projects with you today!  Be sure to check them out!  I will try not to be rude by cutting to the head of the line to see, too!


Supplies:

Mitten card:
Stamps:  Nordic Winter (available Oct. 15th) and Sewing Box-Christmas, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Vintage Cream and Kraft, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy, Stampin Up, Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaColor Sahara Sand, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink
Other:  Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, twine, Latte pearls from A Muse Studio

Tree card:
Stamps:  Nordic Winter and Teeny Trees, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream
Ink:  VersaColor Bamboo, Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink, Color Box Creamy Brown chalk ink
Other:  Spellbinders Beaded Oval Nestabilities, Liquid Pearls in White Opal, cream satin ribbon, Tiny Tags die from Papertrey Ink, Polka Dotted Impression Plate from A Muse Studio

33 comments:

Laura said...

great work with the mirror image! love the new stamps!

Sandie said...

2 stunning cards! The mittens are adorable, thank you so much for the tip on the mirrored image.

Helen L said...

WOW!! What a great set, and I love what you did with the mittens and the tree: so inventive and so fun!!

Debgem said...

Kelly - these are just wonderful. I love the pair of mittens (and thanks for the tip to get a mirror image). But I think the winter tree is just magnificent - simply beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are outstanding, Kelly. Love the wonderful design you created on your mitten card. Your mittens are adorable, but your background is AMAZING!

Your snowy scene card is equally amazing with those snowflakes and trees adorned with pearls. Love them both!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Totally stunning indeed...just love, love, love this card.....thanks for brightening up my morning...this set is definitely coming my way.

I'm Renee said...

Oh...Kelly!!
I LOVE these...
those mittens!!!
Thank you so much for sharing the tip on how to mirror...
I needed to know this...
how did I not know this before?
But the colors are GORGEOUS...
and that background!!
Then the tree and the hills...
with snowflakes...
eeekkk!!
I die!
I've died I don't know how many times this morning...
and I'm not all the way through everyone's projects...
y'all are causing my thrillometer to shoot off the charts!! :)

Gerdine said...

Lovely projects! This set is 'would have one'!!! Thank you for the techniques your showed us, it is very helpful!

Julia Aston said...

Love the patterns you created Kelly! Your nested mittens are just so sweet - makes me think of heavy snows and little kids red faces! and your pastural scene is lovely in the cream with the snowflake tree!

Carola said...

Kelly, those are two wonderful and gorgeous cards. I already love this set before having it seen in full and it's on top of my wish list.
Those two mittens are absolutely beautiful and your mirrored image is perfect. And the background is just great. That's what I love about Claire's sets, they contain so many images to create your own backgrounds without being in need of paper.
Your second card with the beautiful little tree, the snowy hills and the snowflackes in the background is also very, very lovely.

Kind regards
Carola

Becca Feeken said...

Oh.my.word! Gorgeous, just gorgeous Kelly!

Jeanne J said...

OMG! How sweet are those mittens???!!!! Love the little string holding them together. And then BAM you hit me with the winter scene card with the colored tree. Love all the embossed details - little dots for snow - and that the tree is in color - really makes it pop.

Emily said...

Love these cards. You make me want to get out my stamps and play!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Kelly! Those mittens and tree look amazing! Love your soft color combo!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Kelly, that first card would be like getting a big old hug in the mail! Love it! And the tree on your second card is genius! Great job!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

These are BEAUTIFUL - and I love the tip about stamping a mirrored image!

Rachel W K said...

great stamp and mittens! I love the mountain look of it, very cool!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

anya said...

These are *awesome* projects, Kelly! The background on your first card is just gorgeous - perfect combination of patterns and colors. Your kissed tree is outstanding, too! You rocked this set!

Karen M said...

Wowee, Kelly! I love these especially that cute little tree and the pearl drops...amazing! You are very talented!

JJ Bolton {Ribbon Girls} said...

I've died and gone to stamp heaven:) Love, love, love everything! Really love how you paired the sewing box stamps with the nordic patterns. So excited!

Cathy Weber said...

Those mittens look just like they are made from yarn, the images are that good. I have never tried that technique, but have often wished I had a reverse image in a stamp, thanks so much for the little tutorial. Beautiful job on both cards today.

Dana said...

Utterly gorgeous Kelly. WOW!

Kary said...

Kelly, you did AWESOME-ly well with this set!! I LOVE the mittens!! They are Amazing, and the kissing technique on your second card turned out Beautiful too. I'm speechless...LOVE LOVE these!!

Susan Hogan said...

These are fabulous projects and so well executed. Love them.

Kate W. said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! You rocked the techiques! The background you stamped on the kraft paper is simply superb! The card is adorable. The second one is so elegant. Everything about it is perfection!

Lana said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful creations Kelly! I love the mittens and the background just stunning! Thanks for the technique!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I TOTALLY ADORE your Nordic winter mitten card Kelly!! It is AWESOME! Oh I can't wait to see the entire set!! I need my tutoring gigs to pick up so I can buy it!! I miss you girl, hope all is well.
~Meredith

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Wow wow wow fantastic!

Ali x

Joanne Travis said...

Gorgeous samples, Kelly! LOVE those mittens.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How super charming!! I LOVE your layered mittens!! And your tree in the oval with the rolling snowy hills is just the sweetest!! LOVE it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Ruth S said...

Awesome cards Kelly! I *love* your tip on mirroring the mitten stamp - I was never that confident about other miroring method(s) I've read. This sounds ideal! Thanks, Rx

Pamela A said...

WOW!! - 2 beautiful cards. So many elements, so much to look at, love your detail. Fab!