Friday, June 29, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Previews, Day 2

Waltzingmouse Stamps is back today with another preview of one of the four sets that will be releasing on Sunday, July 1st!  This one is a totally awesome 3x4 stamp set called North Shore!  I think this is one of my fave images ever...it is the epitome of cool and reminds me of my high school days in New Jersey, just a few miles from the ocean...our high school even had a Surf Team!

I decided to start at Pinterest and typed in "Vintage Surf Posters."  I found a bunch of great ones, but this one caught my eye and was inspiration for both of my cards today.  This plaid paper from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" collection made me think of board shorts and I love these shades of red and blue together.


I stamped the image in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white powder.  Such a fun rustic effect!  The tropical flowers from the previously-released Free Spirit-Boy set (which coordinates PERFECTLY with North Shore) are colored with Copics and the middle one is set above the others with dimensionals.  Also added the fun wave image from the set along the bottom.


For my second card, I knew I wanted to create a card featuring the image with a beautiful beach sunset behind it as soon as I got the image in my hot little hands!


I stamped the image on an acetate sheet with black Stazon ink.  I then sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, and Mustard Seed on white paper and placed it behind the images.  The inner white frame is impressed with a woodgrain plate.


I can't even wait to make some more cards with this set, it's sooo much fun!  Be sure to check out these Design Team Members' blogs for more fun at the North Shore and come back here tomorrow for the debut of set #3!


Supplies:

North Shore Plaid:
Stamps:  North Shore and Free Spirit Boy, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Rustic Cream, Blueberry Sky, Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" plaid paper, Creative Imaginations Wood paper in "Thin Cherry"
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, A Muse Latte ink
Other:  Spellbinders Standard Circle Nestabilities, twine, A Muse Studio white embossing powder

North Shore Sunset:
Stamps:  North Shore and Free Spirit Boy, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI white, Hawaiian Shores, acetate sheet
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, PTI Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz Distress inks in Barn Door, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade
Other:  Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities, rhinestones, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate





14 comments:

Lynn W. said...

I love them all, but especially the fabby sunset one! Oh to be on the beach right now!

Lynn Wild

anya said...

Oh Kelly, I just love your projects! The first one is so fun with the plaid and the frame of flowers. And I love the warm sunset you created on your second. So inspiring!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful cards Kelly! love the plaid, pinks and blue on the first - and the 2nd looks great on the acetate with the wonderful sponging behind it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Kelly - in both of these cards you have really captured the essence of this image...fun - summer - tropical...all rolled into these two creative designs.

Marybeth said...

Love them both Kelly! Amazing how you did the second one with the sunset. Love the bright flowers in the first one . I also love that this stamp says summer 2012.

Deborah Frings said...

Kelly - Wow!! You really have caught the inspiration poster in both these cards - they're fabulous. I love the second card with the beautiful sunset.

Jeanne J said...

What a day to daydream - just go surfing on the WM blog preview! Love all the tropical inspiration - my fave here is your stamp on acetate - so clean - and the bright colors just wonderful! Its raining here :( so I'm gonna keep California dreamin' here for a while!

Claire Brennan said...

These are stunning Kelly!!! fabulous colours!! hugs to you!!

Renee said...

Both of these beauties are amazing but that 2nd one so ROCKS!! :)
I LOVE it!!
The colors...
and on clear acetate...
you rock!! :)

Vickie Z said...

Love them! The sunset is fabulous....I've really got to try that technique sometime!

LaurieJ said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw that plaid was shorts. Love it! And your gradient image on the second one is gorgeous. Or should I say, "Gnarly, dude!"

Susan said...

Hello, I'm coming to you from the rock that apparently I've been living under. I didn't know you were on the WMS DT!! I love these cards you created. Gorgeous. Claire is a very smart lady to have you!!

Sandie said...

GREAT cards Kelly. Love how you combined the other stamps with them.

snowbear said...

That blue background is striking with the other colors.. great choice!