Friday, April 29, 2011

WMS May Release Sneak Peeks ~ Day 2

Woo-Hoo!! It's day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Stamps sneak peeks, and we're featuring a set called Join Us. This set is super full of sentiments that can be mixed and matched for a variety of invites and thank yous. It also has a fun variety of images to go along with the sentiments.I actually have two cards to share with you.




For my first card, I wanted to show how easy it was to combine the Join Us sentiments to make a quick "Thank You". This card can be mass produced in minutes. I just used two of the sentiments, a Sizzix Embossing Folder from the Thank You set #5, and a mat of Ocean Tides cs by Papertrey. It's really easy and I think it looks really classy.

For my second card, I had a little fun with the images. I took the tiny safety pin image and made a flower. I thought they'd be cute for Baby Shower invites, or Thank Yous for baby gifts, or even announcements.


Here's a close up of the flower and stem that I made with bakers twine. The safety pin has a natural circle at the base, so I just used that as my guide along with the scallops from the Big Scallop Circle that I diecut. Even if you don't have the scallops to go by, it's really easy to line up the circle. I just made a dot with a pencil and centered it with the hole in the safety pin. I covered up the dot with a rhinestone.

The leaves were made by stamping the reversed polka-dots from the Gingham & Co. set, and die-cutting with one of the Nested Leaves dies by Spellbinders. The butterfly was also punched from the reverse polka-dot stamped paper.




Here are two examples of how you can make the flower: One without the scallops, and one with:



See the fence I made along the bottom? That was made with the smallest Gingham image from the Gingham & Co. set. I just left the end open and it looks like a fence to me. Lastly I added the "thank you" sentiment from the Join Us set, and some Viva Decor Opaque white gel dots to the butterflies and sponged clouds.



That's it for these two cards. Be sure to check out what the other girls have to "WOW" you with today.

Anya Schrier
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker (you are here :)


Stamps: Join Us, Gingham & Co. (WMS)
Paper: Papertrey
Ink: Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine), Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold (Ranger Distress), Pistachio (ColorBox)
Accessories: Big Scallop Circle and Nested Leaves (Spellbinders), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Viva Decor Opaque White Gel

34 comments:

Deirdre said...

Beautiful, love how you used the pin to create the flower. Great idea.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Well, I think that first card could be used as the thank you card for the Royal Wedding :) Yes.... I'm up and waiting LOL

Julia Aston said...

Love the embossed panel on your first card Tosh - and those baby pin flowers are just too creative!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are very pretty, but I'm especially drawn to the first one! That embossing mat is gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the thank you card, absolutely stunning!

Debgem said...

Brilliant!!! The baby pin flower is inspired - love it. And I think your thank you card is so simple, clean and so elegant!

Bonnie said...

EEEK! Love those flowers and the beautiful embossing on your first card make it all so elegant - fit for a princess...hmmm.....

anya said...

Tosh!

Your first card is so elegant, it is just beautiful. But flowers from the safety pins! I love it! What a super idea for baby cards!!

ladybugg61 said...

What an ingenious idea to use that safety pin to make a flower! Just fabulous.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the elegance of your first card with the embossing, and the whimsy of the second card! The pin flowers are creative and adorable!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Holy cow woman...these are flippin' AMAZING. You have such a creative eye and every time I visit your blog I'm just blown away. AWESOME job.

Your safety pin flower is so clever!

Moira said...

Such a creative use of the pin stamp to create the flower. Nice job and thanks for the tutorial :)

Betty Wright said...

Stunning and so beautifully elegant! The second card is amazing and the flower look with the safety pin stamped repeatedly is WOW! Gorgeous designs, Tosh!

Jeanne Jachna said...

Tosha,
Very Clever those flowers made with the pin stamp. I had to look twice to make sure I saw it right. BRILLIANT!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful cards!!

Jen said...

The first Thank You really is a classy WOW card with all of the embossing. And the flowers created by using the diaper pin... You are a clever girl!!!
thank you for sharing.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love your cards! The idea for the flowers with the safety pin, that's so amazing!! Great thinking! And your first cards is really, really stylish! Great inspiration, thanks for these cards!!
Hugs, Wendy

Anthonette said...

Wow, super creative use of a stamp. I also love the baker's twine stems.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a clever way to make that flower! Too cute!!

Helen L said...

Your first card is so elegant and lovely, and the second one is so clever!!! I love your safety pin flower: too cute!!!

scrappinmommom said...

Elegant first card and loving the safety pins. Nice, thanks for sharing...

nise said...

Your safety pin flower is genius!! I didn't even realize what it was until you told. Love the classy elegance of the first one, too. Thanks for sharing.

Peggysuez said...

Very pretty! What a unique take on the stamp sets!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards Tosha! Love the elegance of the first and sweet safety pin flowers on the second!

Barb Ghig said...

I just LOVE all the details in all of your designs! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Kate W. said...

Super classy and super coolio creative! The first card looks so awesome with the embossed background and i had to do a triple take to register how creative you got with the diaper pin! What a truly original idea!

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY Tosh!!~

Ren-Yi said...

oh the embossing is marvelous...it gives your card just pure elegance. but i was amazed by your flower...you used a baby pin to make a flower! WOW. way to make those stamps stretch...!

Niki Estes said...

So pretty, Tosh! I love your flowers!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Tosh...these are just incredible....especially loved all the creative detail work on your flower card

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

How clever to use the safety pin to make your darling flowers, Tosh! Fun and cute card.
Your thank you card is very clean and elegant.

pattywagan said...

The sfety pin flowers are an inspiration, love your creativity!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty embossing in the first and like your hint of color, clever stamping on the second and I just love your stitched stems

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome flowers and clouds!

Belinda said...

Wow, safety pin flowers! How genius of you!

 
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