Thursday, April 1, 2010

WMS New Release Blog Hop

This is a scheduled post.

Happy Release Day!

Today Waltzingmouse Stamps will be releasing two new sets: He's a Free Spirit, and Free Spirit Sentiments. We've been sharing previews of these sets for the past few days.

If you're hopping along with us, you should have come here by way of Laurie's blog. If you just happened to stop in, the fun starts with Claire on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog. Bonnie will be the next stop after me, I have linked her blog up again below.

Prizes are also up for grabs for two lucky commenters! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team Members' blogs, the other will be chosen from the comments left on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog. So let us know what you think of the new release!

Today's card was one of the first I created with these new sets. As soon as I saw the graphics for the set, the gears started turning.

I found a lot of ideas for these stamps in the young men's clothing section of the department store ads. Kohl's in particular has a great selection of graphic t-shirts, many with a surfer feel to them, that I found inspirational.

I lined up my surf boards up on the border stamp, which kind of resembles a wave, huh? It would be a great place to stamp a sentiment or a row of dots - very versatile!

I pierced a row of dots below the wave, and added my sentiment. Again, this is two stamps; there are many phrase-building possibilities in the Free Spirit Sentiments set.

To add a little bit of contrast, I distressed the edges of my image and stamped my card base with the grid pattern from Off Beat Backgrounds. This is one of my favorite cards - I knew right away I wanted to stamp these surf boards on Kraft cardstock :)

I hope you enjoyed the new release festivities and have had a bit of a taste at just how versatile and unique these sets are. Bonnie is your next stop along the hop. Enjoy!

I travel back home tomorrow, so I'll be back live on Monday to share the details of my trip!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

#Anya

Recipe:
Stamps: He's a Free Spirit, Free Spirit Sentiments, Off Beat Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!; True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sewing machine, edge distresser

66 comments:

  1. Fun 'surfer dude' card Anya! love the colorful boards riding the wave!! have a safe trip home and I look forward to seeing more pics from you!

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  2. Anya, what a great card! I was intrigued by your inspiration -- I'll have to pay more attention at Kohl's!

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  3. Love the pop of the color on the Kraft cardstock. So fun and cheery!!

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  4. what a great card!!!Love that Kraft Cardstock!!!

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  5. Gorgeous card. I love how you did the boards. This set is fantastic!!

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  6. It does make a cool wave! With the warmer weather coming the stores are filled with lots of colourful ideas for us - yay!
    Bon voyage and travel safe :)

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  7. Hi Anya....lovely card,love the surfboard image and the way you've used it with the border/wave stamp...great work.

    Have a lovely Easter weekend,
    San x

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  8. Please God, we'll have a decent summer this year so that we can all line up like this on the beach here in Ireland (for a change). Great card...

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  9. How very very COOL is this card!! Great job!

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  10. Love this Anya! The wave is so cool! Hope you're having a great trip!!

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  11. I LOVE that hibiscus! Oh... your card is brill also LOL!!!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  12. You are right - those surfboards look great on kraft cardstock. Great card and fun stamps.

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  13. Fabulous card - love the design and the colors!

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  14. Love your cards!!! I immediately bought the stamps because they are so cool!

    Glad you like my home country (Belgium)!!!

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  15. Just love your card, and Claire's stamps are something extra special. What a great idea to use the Kohl's ad for inspiration! LOVE it! TFS!

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  16. Ooh, what great colours...now I can't wait to go to Hawaii next year!! Love the card.

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  17. Love the clean look of this card...perfect for a male! The kraft is a great base with these colors too!

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  18. The boards look cool on Kraft Anya!! and I love how you lined them up over the wave!! Such cool style you have! lol, safe trip home Anya!! can't wait to hear all about the trip!

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  19. Love the POPs of color against the kraft paper.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love the colored surf boards and the wave is awesome! Great card!!

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  22. I LOVE this -- gotta get ahold of my stampin' buddy who has several young teen grandson surfin' dudes in CA -- these sets are PERFECT for her & been wanting to order from Claire. We'll order together to save shipping!!! TFS!!!

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  23. Awesome cards the last couple days during the sneak peeks. I am in LOVE with these sets! Great inspiration! Thank you!

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  24. Wonderful surfer card! Hope you are having fun on your trip.

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  25. The colors just pop so beautifully on the kraft. Perfect use of the stamps. This one is one of my favs now too.

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  26. Just GORGEOUS, Anya!! Can't wait till my set comes!!

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  27. Love it Anya, I was just thinking I hope there is a sample with that graphic and here I found a perfect one!!! Have a great trip home!

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  28. You've really hit the nail on the head with this one - perfect for any young guy!Great job!!
    Dei xx

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  29. What a great card.
    I love it on the kraft paper.

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  30. Love the colors and simple design ... will definitely use this one for inspiration!

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  31. Really cool card I could soooo use these stamps, with three sons and five grandsons its hard to find something appropriate, great job

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  32. I love the way you snuck a little pink in there! :) Great card. Have a safe trip home!

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  33. Love the Kraft and pops of colour, great to link inspiration to t-shirts too, nicely done!

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  34. When I first saw that border stamp, I thought "wave" too. It's very cool combined with the surf boards. And I really like the kraft on kraft layering, with the subtle pattern on the base.

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  35. Great colors on a great card. Love it!

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  36. Hope you had a good trip! What a great set of colors on the kraft! Lovely!

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  37. Great guy card. You do fantastic work. Love the versatile senti set.

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  38. This is wonderful! I love those surfboards!

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  39. Great card, Anya! I love the background you used, love the vibrant colors of the wave and surfboards. Thanks!!

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  40. Very nice, Anya! Love those brightly colored little surfboards against the Kraft cardstock!

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  41. Love the brightly colored surboards against the kraft...and that swooshy wave, so cool!

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  42. What a great tropic card--love the surf boards.

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  43. I just love that 'retro' looking wave. Cool card

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  44. I love the design. I think lots of teen boys would love receiving this. Well, they mightn't gush, they might just grunt their thanks.

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  45. What a fab card, Anya. I really love your design and color combo.

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  46. This color combo is so great! The more I see of this set the more I want it now! Love the boards.

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  47. Love the happy colors and look just says summer to me.
    Lovely card.

    Holly.

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  48. Love your design Anya and all the images you used from the sets. Fantastic job.

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  49. Love your idea and layout for the surfboards. I've just placed my first WMS order, so now to wait...

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  50. Fabulous card, now I want this set even more!!

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  51. Love the colors you used for the card... simple yet striking!

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  52. An awesome card...simlicity is sometimes the best. Love your choice of colors to incorporate with one another.

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  53. Fabulous card! love the surfer image!Dreaming about summer...

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  54. Oh, you've done it... I really have to have this set now! Love your card!!

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  55. Oh I just love this Card,
    I didn't realize how nice Kraft paper worked for boy's cards!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Bonnie H.

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  56. What a great card. Love the colours you used and I definitely see the wave!

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  57. LOVE your card and love the tip about getting inspiration from Kohls, LOL!! I think that any card that starts with kraft cardstock is headed in the right direction!

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  58. Wonderful card! The more I see, the more I want this set!

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  59. Love your card Anya!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  60. So cool - the colours are gorgeous!!

    Love all the Kraft card youve used - it has a fab boy feel to it!

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  61. Dude! Love the colours!!! Very cool, striking yet simple card! Love it!

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  62. This is just a fabulous card! Your coloring is beautiful! Yeii ! I love it...

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