Thursday, April 18, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps April Release

The day has finally arrived!! It's April release day over at Waltzingmouse stamps, and these new sets are now available for your purchase: My Kind of Guy, Nordic Baby and Man of the Hour 
A random commenter will be picked April 21st to win a stamp set of their choice, so be sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment if you want to be entered to win.

If you've arrived here from Teresa's Blog, you are right on track.  If not,  you can go to the Waltzingmouse Blog for a complete list of the hop order.

I'm totally addicted to the My Kind of Guy set.  I wanted to show today that it doesn't just have to be used for masculine projects.  It can be dressed up and made all "pretty like" too.  

  

I started by stamping the circle frame with Smokey Shadow (Versafine) ink, added some Glass Effect Crystal Clear Gel (Viva Decor) to the dots around the border, and sprinkled them with glitter while still wet.


I stamped the border image (it looked a bit like lace to me, although it is designed after the pattern on men's "brogue shoes"), onto Vellum using Versamark, and embossed it with white embossing powder.  It even looks gorgeous from the back.  I tell ya, I can't tell you how many times I flipped that vellum-stamped trim over trying to decide if I liked the front or the back better.  It's beautiful both ways.  I finally decided to adhere it front-side-up, but it could have just as effectively have the back side showing. 

I stamped the word "kind" onto a diecut Tattered Banner (Tim Holtz) and distressed it, along with the Primitive Heart (Sizzix) and circle, with Gesso.

The flower was handmade using Rose Creations (Spellbinders), and Diamond Stickles.



I added the dotted scalloped border to the top using Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Judikins), and a sweet little circle of rhinestones.

That's it for today.  I hope you've had fun seeing all the samples these last few days and have been inspired.  I know Claire inspires me with each new release and her creativity in all she does.

Now, head on over to Becca's beautiful Blog for some truly phenomenal inspiration!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps:  My Kind of Guy (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  Lyric (Prima), White (PTI)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (Versafine), Versamark
Accessories:  Circle and Rose Creations dies (Spellbinders), Tattered Banner die (Tim Holtz), Primitive Hearts die (Sizzix), White Glitz Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Pearl flourish (Zva Creative, White Embossing Powder (Judikins), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Heart Quick Picks (Webster's Pages), Gesso, Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Wrinkled Ribbon (PrairieBirdBoutique) 

22 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous shabby chic card Tosh! Love the colors, pearls, hearts, ribbons - a wonderful example of another use for these stamps!

Deborah Frings said...

A perfectly beautiful shabby chic card! I think the details are so lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Tosha I have loved everything you created for this release, actually all releases.

Marybeth said...

Look at you Tosha you took this a whole different direction. Gorgeous and love the pink!

Deirdre said...

Love the "lace", truly gorgeous.

Lynn Hardy said...

Wow! What a beautiful card - so many details to take in! This is my favourite set of the release for sure.

Cassie_lu said...

what a great vintage feel on this card

Becca Feeken said...

Drop dead gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel and all the romantic embellishments. That flower is absolutely stunning Tosha.

Ann said...

Wow, Tosha, this is beautiful! Love, love the bling.
Mstgane
Ann

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so much interest created with all the layers and textures.

Sue D said...

Love how you made a feminine version with these stamps.

Helen L said...

Beautiful: I love how you made a "male" set so feminine!!

Pauline said...

Stunning card Tosha, so beautiful and shabby chic!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love how you used the new stamps, the layers, color, and details are wonderful. TFS.

Bonnie said...

This card is beautiful Tosha. I can't believe it's a 'guy' stamp set. You certainly have showcased how versatile it is!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love all the textures and I'm really loving the lace stamp!

Jean Bullock said...

Love all that pretty bling.

Alice G said...

Hi Tosh, I'm so pleased to have found your blog! It is a treasure trove of beautiful creations, live all your designs.

Alice x

ezobo said...

I am impressed with all the beautiful details you were able to incorporate into this "feminine" design. It's absolutely stunning.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning, so very beautiful!

Pet73 said...

Fabulous card!

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely card, great showcasing...

 
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