Thursday, August 23, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews, Day 3

Tomorrow is the big day!  Claire will be releasing 9 new stamp sets at Waltzingmouse Stamps!  Be sure to visit her blog HERE for all of the latest information.  The last 3 sets being revealed today are, Bright Season, Light of the World Sentiments, and Little Lanterns!

First up is Little Lanterns paired with Light of the World Sentiments.  This sentiment  is such a beautiful one for a person that needs some encouragement.  Claire thought of such a lovely and creative way to say "I'm thinking of you."  I decided to challenge myself and make a clean and simple card.   Of course, it took me just as long as a fancier one!


I used a circle Nestie as a stencil to make a little glowing spot for the lantern.  When I did this card in the first round (yes, there were 2 attempts!), I just tried to use the inner portion of the nestie for the shading, but I ended up getting some ink on the outside of the circle by mistake.  I actually liked the little halo it created, so I did the card over again, and shaded all the way around the outside, too.

I used A Muse Studio Lemon Whip ink which is such a lovely soft yellow.  You may be able to see it a little bit better in this photo...the candle has a little orange twinkling rhinestone (whoa, my only embellishment!).


Bright Season is another set that is right up my folk art alley :)!  I could not wait to break out the new Christmas papers that I have been starting to collect.  These are from the "Festive" collection by Authentique.  Used some previously released sets on this card, too-Musical Backgrounds, the fun circle image from Nutcracker Sweet, and a sentiment from Compliments of the Season.


There are so many sweet images packed in this little set...candles, flames, leaves, berries, and a big lantern.  Claire thinks of everything!


I chose to make a taper candle.  Stamped the holly leaves and added the berries with dimensionals.  I love the little candle glow images included in the set, too  (Note...I have to say it because it's bugging me.  That little red smudgy looking area by the candle base?  That is really part of the patterned paper.  I didn't smear ink, promise, heeee!  Okay, I feel better now!)

Don't forget that tomorrow is release day!  
The Design Team will be posting some more projects at 2:00 PM EST for the Release Day Blog Waltz and Claire will be revealing the sets on her blog.  

Be sure to visit today, though, to see their fabulous samples with these new sets!


Supplies:
Lantern card:
Stamps:  Little Lanterns, Light of the World Sentiments, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream
Ink:  A Muse Studio Lemon Whip, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink Red Currant
Other:  circle Nestabilities, rhinestone

Candle card:
Stamps:  Bright Season, Musical Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet, Compliments of the Season, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Authentique "Festive" collection, PTI Rustic White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink Red Currant & Chamomille, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, PTI Fresh Snow and Simply Chartreuse 
Other:  lace, WMS twine, circle Nestabilities, rhinestone, A Muse Studio white embossing powder

19 comments:

Helen said...

Kelly these are both absolutely wonderful samples - I love how the light makes them so warm & welcoming if that makes sense? You've done an absolutely fantastic job ;))

Sandie said...

Gorgeous. Love the simplicity of your first card and the shabby pinkness of the second one. Stunning work Kelly!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful creations today, Kelly. Love the wide glow you have added to your first card...shine on!

Deborah Frings said...

I think both your cards are just lovely - the warm glow from the big lantern card is fab. And the folksy feel of your second card - just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful examples Kelly!! I was freaking out about a Hallowe'en card on Julia's blog and now you have hopped right into Christmas!! I think I need to sharpen up - lol!

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful cards Kelly! love the pretty glow you created around the first - and I love the holly and lovely papers you used on the 2nd one! So festive for Christmas!

Julie S. said...

Lovely cards.

Sherry Butcher said...

Thanks for sharing.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your cards Kelly! I can't wait to see the sets in full! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a terrific set of cards Kelly! Love the elegant CAS look of the first and the beautiful embossed sentiment on the second! What a gorgeous Christmas card!

Marybeth said...

You did a great job with your CAS card. Love the sentiments on both. Your second one is a beautiful Christmas card.

Renee said...

These sets are SO you!!
That New England...Americana...
they're are perfect for your style! :)
And these cards are fabulous!!
Love the CAS...
that glow!
But OMGOsh...Christmas!!
Love, love, love!!
The musical notes...
that stamped background...
and that sentiment from one of the most perfect sets ever...
I just die!
And pssttt...
got the new Simple Stories today...
I think I'm going to be needing more! *giggle*

Asha said...

Smudge? What smudge? All I see is a stunning card! Love the cozy look... reminds me of the wonderful Christmases as a child at my Nana's. Aaah... the good ol' days!

Paper and Ribbons said...

Love all your samples so far!

Helen L said...

Love your cards, and especially love how you used the nestie as a mask: great idea!!

Sonia said...

Wonderful cards! Love the idea of using the nestie to create the glow around the lantern. I also love the different elements you brought together in the Christmas card.

Vickie Z said...

Love the sponging and lantern in the first one and that is one fabulous Xmas card!! Wonderful!

Suzanne D. said...

I am so in love with this release that I can barely contain myself. The lanterns are SO New England...they have to come home to me! Gorgeous cards, Kelly!!!!!!

Jeanne J said...

I am like a moth to the flame Kelly! Love all the color and layers of PP and lace! I love your creative use of the stamps, the music under the candle, and the two color leaves with the berries - clever and so pretty!