Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waltzingmouse December Release Hop ~ Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Waltzingmouse December Release Hop!!  Once again, Claire has come up with some fabulous inspiring sets and I can't wait to share with you how they've inspired me.  

Today we're featuring a fun new set called Woodgrain Backgrounder, and I have two cards to share with you today.  




Man am I loving this set.  I actually used every image in the set on 3 cards.  4 of them on the card below.  Super fun and versatile.

For my first card, I combined the Woodgrain Backgrounder (Chevrons) set with Faux Fun Circles (Wreath), Bright Season (Holly) and Very Vintage Christmas (Sentiment).  See the chevrons?  Love them!!  Talk about super fun!!



I have a nephew who's birthday is right before Christmas, so I used Woodgrain Backgrounder to make a masculine birthday card.

I started off by inking up the woodgrain background with French Roast ink (a muse), and cut it into three panels.  I then inked it with Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink), to age it and make the panels more pronounced.

I then inked the red hexagon, using a "rock~n~roll" technique, with Red Brick and Jumbo Java (VersaMagic).  I masked off the edges and stamped the cactus scene image, from Way Out West, with Smokey Gray (Versafine), and added a birthday sentiment from the Back in the Saddle set.

The flag was stamped with Vintage Cream (PTI), and the nail heads were inked with Onyx Black (Versafine)

Here's the hop list: 
Tosha Leyendekker  (you are here)

A few of the DT members will continue the hop on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.  So the inspiration will just keep coming!!  :)
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Candy Cane Wreath
Paper:  White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Red Brick and Red Magic (VersaMagic), Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance), Sage (a muse), Fresh Snow (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Circle die (Spellbinders)

Birthday Shindig
Paper:  Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  French Roast (a muse), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), Red Brick and Jumbo Java (VersaMagic), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories:  Hexagon die (Spellbinders), Circle Punch (SU!)

15 comments:

Pauline said...

These are beautiful Tosha, the little wreath looks lovely against the wood grain pattern.

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous love them both!

Julia Aston said...

two wonderful designs Tosh! love the wreath against the chevrons and your brown woodgrain background birthday card makes for a great masculine card!

Marybeth said...

Wow, all three are wonderful! I have to say I LOVE the one you cut into panels, I had to look closely on that one. Brilliant!!!!!!! I thought it was a stamp of its own. Sure makes a great guy card. The wreath is perfect against the wood. Great cards.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely super! Love the wood panels and the Western theme hexagon. Great cards!

Cathy Weber said...

I bet everyone is going to want to Case this card Tosh...it is fabulous! Love the idea to make the panels, they look exactly like weathered barn wood!

Marisa said...

Fabulous work on both cards, Tosh! Love the wreath with the chevrons behind it and the wood panel on the second makes for a fabulous masculine card!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful cards, Tosh! The woodgrain bg looks so real and makes for the perfect masculine card.

Angelnorth said...

Love the masculine card with the panels - great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Tosh, you are one creative lady which is so evident form the creative work you have done on these cards. Your western card with the silhouetted landscape is truly divine...and your Christmas card is so adorable...fresh and clean. Love them both!

Vickie Z said...

Both of these are wonderful! Love how you used this backgrounder!

Renee said...

These are both so fabulous...
LOVE that woodgrain chevron...
EEKKKK!!!
But your woodgrain card...
stunning!!
The nailholes...
how incredibly creative...
and that silhouette on the hexagon...
just incredible! :)

anya said...

Seriously FABULOUS, Tosh! I love them both - such creative uses of the images!

Lynn Hardy said...

Your cards are lovely and I like how you've cut the backgrounder into panels - very effective.

Kelly S. said...

How did I miss that sweet wreath?! That is such a fun design and combo of sets, Tosh!! That second card is like THE perfect guy card of all time. Love how you added the little Western scene at the bottom of the sentiment!

 
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