Saturday, February 26, 2011

WMS March Release Day One

Hi there! Are you as excited as I am that the Waltzingmouse previews have started? Today Claire and the Design Team will be sharing previews of two new sets being released March 1, Way Out West and Back in the Saddle. Guaranteed to make you smile, these sets will have you trading your Keds for some kickin' cowboy boots!

Before I get started, I want to wish a big welcome to Sarah Martina Parker, who is joining us on the Design Team! We've admired her work as a Mischief Maker, and now you'll be able to get oodles of inspiration from her DT work! So glad you've joined us, Sarah!

Let's giddyup, shall we!

Way Out West is my new favorite background set! Here I stamped the woodgrain background and a fantastic Native American border pattern, favoring a worn and weathered color combination.

Back in the Saddle is a jam-packed sentiment set, full of wonderful western phrases perfect your cowboy or cowgirl! The set also includes a few additional coordinating image stamps - here I stamped the guitar image - perfect for a campfire serenade. I accented the sentiment with some silver pearls that I colored with a brown Copic marker.

I really loved the design of this card and thought a feminine version of the same theme would be fun. Especially since the set includes this sentiment, my absolute favorite of the bunch, illustrated perfectly.

Oh I love it! I switched to a girlie color combination and used a horizontal format. This font also has the perfect spots to add some bling!

I loved the look of the off-kilter sentiment.. these sets encourage a little looseness, maybe a bit of a swagger.. just fun stuff! I used the same backgrounds on this card, with the addition of the star border, another peek from Way Out West.

A pair of red cowgirl boots wouldn't be complete without some rhinestones!

This next card features a really fun two-step background from Way Out West.

The mountains in the background and desert landscape silhouette in the foreground are two separate images, allowing you to layer for this super cool look! Doesn't it look like a painting?

I created the sunset look by using Distress Inks. These are just perfect for this application! After I had blended my colors, I stamped the mountains in gray and the desert landscape in black. A simple card that really packs some punch! I left a sentiment off the front, opting instead to include it on the inside and continue the silhouette theme.

You will just love the fonts and styling of these sentiments!

And my final card for today, a peek at yet another background stamp from Way Out West. You'll also get a peek at today's Sketch Challenge!

Here I've used the woodgrain background again - oriented horizontally, but the stamp is big enough to fit vertically on a normal card without needing to match up the ends! Always love that about WMS backgrounds!

So what do you think so far? Feeling a little 'Yee-Haw' coming on? I know it! These sets are so much fun. Tomorrow I will be back with more previews from another set being released March 1. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team sharing previews today:



Also, be sure to stop by the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog to get the scoop on today's sketch and to play along for the prize!! So glad you stopping in today, have a fantastic Saturday!

Anya

Recipe:

Howdy Partner Card
Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (available March 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; Bordering Blue - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Going Gray, Buckaroo Blue - Stampin' Up!; Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries Other: Silver adhesive pearls - Recollections; Brown Copic Marker

Little Lady Card
Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (available March 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Adhesive rhinestones - Recollections

Western Sunset Card
Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (available March 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Wild Honey, Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky, Black Soot Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger Industries; Going Gray - Stampin' Up!

Yee-Haw Card - WMSC36
Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (available March 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Ruby Red - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Ruby Red - Stampin' Up!
Other: 1" Starburst punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Small Star Punch, Linen Twine - Stampin' Up; Sewing machine

24 comments:

  1. WOW Anya! All of these cards are wonderful! My fave is the pink & red girly one :)

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  2. Wow!! Your cards are just great!! I especially love your sunset card: so pretty on the front, and the sentiment and design inside is just as great! TFS!

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  3. Oh Anya!!! I am pretty much speechless, these are just incredible cards!! you bring these sets to life in a way I could never imagine!! thank you so much!! big Hugs!!! LOVE that landscape card, heck they're all genius!!! mwah!!

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  4. Oh these are amazing, Anya! I love how simple yet spectacular the Howdy and Hey Little Lady cards are! The backgrounds are stamped so beautifully!

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  5. Holy moley - Anya! You have really outdone yourself with all of these gorgeous samples. You have really shown some of the best ways to use this set. Love your background panels that look just like horse blankets and all the little details that make these (and all of your) creations rootin'-tootin' AWESOME!

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  6. Absolutely love these cards - such a great variety. I do like how versatile the sets are - the little lady is brilliant.

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  7. Super dooper!! Love all of your creations Anya! and I love the new blog layout - I thought I was in the wrong place lol!

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  8. Good gosh girl you ROCKED this stamp set! Your cards are one WOW after another!!! Love them all!

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  9. WOWZER! You reallly had a great time with the fabulous new WMS stamp sets!!!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Love it!

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  11. Well - I just knew I'd find lots of background stamping goodness here today Anya!! Love how you've combined them using different colors and sentiments! your get well card is awesome!

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  12. Wow awesome creations..especially love the desert silhouette since I live in the desert.

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  13. Hi Anya,
    I really like all your cards, can't tell which one is my favourite. Great inspirations! :-)
    XX Kathi

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  14. You've been busy, Anya, to fabulous results!! I love your stamped backgrounds, and I want a pair of those red boots. :-) My favorite was your sunset card - how beautiful.

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  15. Oh my.....I thought I might live without this set....then I see your cards! I love the backgrounds.. how useful are they! and your landscape is jaw dropping beautiful!!!!

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  16. Anya, you've been one busy cowgirl...lol! I love all of these, but your desert landscape is just beautiful! Love what you did to the inside, too. It's so perfect!

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  17. These cards are FANTASTIC! They're just so different--the stamps are awesome!

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  18. It looks like you're having a blast with these sets, and why not? They're full of possibilities, and you've shown that beautifully.

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  19. I love these, Anya! Great job with the sketch challenge - love the sneaks!!

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  20. Your work is outstanding, Anya! You always come up with such wonderful projects. :D

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  21. amazing cards all around. nor sure i can pick a fav here! they are all so unique and lovely. your background is so beautiful - it does look liek a beautiful painting. and the inside rocks! :)

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  22. and with rocks - no pun intended ;)

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  23. Anya! Your cards are amazing! All of your way out west cards this week had me clicking "buy" last night! Also,tThanks so much for the WMSC36 inspiration!

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