Friday, October 14, 2011

Waltzingmouse Oct. Release Day 3 ~ 2011 Holiday Ornaments & Santa's Coming to Town

Have you been enjoying the Waltzingmouse peeks? Aren't these sets AMAZING?!?!?!? I don't know how Claire outdoes herself each release, but she always manages to come up with something even more spectacular!!

For this card, I wanted to show the elegance of some of the ornaments in the set 2011 Holiday Ornaments. The photos are pretty light...that's because the ornament colors are very light and soft. If you click on the photos, you can see them a bit better. Everything is really sparkly irl. I used a Quickie Glue Pen and some ultrafine transparent glitter to cover the Elegant Post die (Spellbinders), as well as the ornaments that were diecut with the new 2011 Heirloom Ornaments. The sentiment was diecut with Labels 8, and I added some sparkly punched flowers. The dp was coated with some white acrylic paint to soften the bg as well. If you click on the photo below, you can see the flourishy detail a bit better.

Now, for my next card, I used the new set Santa's Coming to Town, and went to the opposite extreme....BRIGHT!! I normally don't work with "Christmas green". I lean more towards jewel tones and a softer color palette. So, I thought I'd step out of my box and "go green". :) The snowflakes were all embossed with White Embossing Powder, and Santa is stamped with Smokey Gray Versafine. I added the "No Peeking" with some Onyx Black Versafine, some black ribbon and a sweet little red button to finish it off. Clean and Simple.

That's my samples for today. Just in case you haven't seen everyone else's yet, I've provided the links here:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Niki Estes
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker
Claire Brennan (Owner)

Thanks for visiting today. I hope today is an awesome day for you, and that you have a fabulous weekend!!
Happy Stamping!

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Ornament Card
Stamps: 2011 Holiday Ornaments (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Romantique Collection (Prima), PTI
Ink: Blush and Sky (a muse), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories: 2011 Heirloom Ornament Labels 8 and Elegant Posts dies (Spellbinders), Silver cord, Flower Punch (Carl CarlaCraft), Pearl (Pizzazz Aplenty), Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Sewing Machine

No Peeking
Stamps: Santa's Coming to Town (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: PTI and Bazzill
Ink: Versamark, Smokey Gray and Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Labels 8 die (Spellbinders), White Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Button (PTI)


cyga said...

Fantastic card. It look like frozen.

Sandie said...

wow! I love your first card. It 'feels' snowy and it's just picture perfect. Wonderful layering and design.

Your green cards is amazing.. all that embossing.

Both fabulous. xx

Kelly S. said...

Barnwood dreaminess, Tosh! Hee, I think I just made up that's very technical :) I just love how soft it looks with the white paint and the pastels! That die cut is perfectly icicle-ish! Your green background looks just like patterned paper!

Carola said...

Very pretty, Tosha. The ornaments in those soft colours look really great at that elegant post die. But I also very much like your green card with all those embossed snowflakes.

Kind regards

Olga said...

The ornament card is awesome. How lovely and pretty. I love it!

Tanya said...

Oh my Tosh, the ornament card is gorgeous! And I love the Santa, the silhouette is so fun, and I love that paper!

anya said...

What soft white-washed sparkly goodness Tosh! Love those ornaments hanging from the fancy post. Your second card is really great, too! I love the pattern you've created!

Kary said...

So gorgeous, Tosha!! Love the soft pretty colours of the ornament card. And such fab background on your second card.

Clare said...

Fantastic cards! Love the brightness of your green one!

Carol W said...

I would BUY that green paper with the white snowflakes if I saw it in a store. Great use of the stamp! Thanks for the reminder/inspiration to think creatively about stamp images and build patterns with them!

snowbear said...

I LOVE the pastel card.... fabulous!!!

Debgem said...

Oh my - that first card is so frosty and pretty - just beautiful. Love the bold green card with the lovely snowflakes!

Cheryl S. said...

I really like both cards. So different in style and color but both use the stamps to their fullest!

I'm Renee said...

Both are so different...
yet both are so striking!
Love the softness of the first one...
makes me think of a winter snow in the woods.
And the boldness of the 2nd one...

Becca Feeken said...

Tosha, these are beautiful. All the technique and detail you put into them make them so unique and stunning!

Lisa S. said...

Stunning is the word for your first card, really beautiful Tosha. I just love all of your crafty goodness and enjoy your blog so much. The "green" card suits you too and love the embossing!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabby creations, love them

Ali x

Darlene said...

The ornament card is so elegant!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Tosha!,

These Ornament cards are DIVINE!!!! What an innovative idea, the choice of color,the subtleness and classiness of the card , by far the best one!
I will literally die and go to heaven if I win these stamps!


María Alab Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Anonymous said...

Oh that ornament card is stunning!! Love the embossing on that.
Beth Greco

Earline said...

Love the softness of this card.

Steph Zerbe said...

Paint? brilliant! This is just so gorgeous. I am so inspired right now! If I could just drag myself away from your blog, maybe I'd get something done.

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