Saturday, December 1, 2012

WMS December Release Blog Waltz

Hey there!

Whew, I am sneaking in here right at the end of the Waltzingmouse December Release! My stamps did not arrive until yesterday, so just like you, I've been drooling over the amazing samples the Design Team has shared over the past few days. But now, I am finally able to join in. What is even better, is that for the next few days I (along with a few other DT members who have slow postal service) will be sharing more previews! The inspiration just keeps on comin'! ;)

But let's jump right in to today's Release Blog Waltz!  Four new sets are being released this month, and they are all available for purchase now in the Waltzingmouse Stamps store!

You should have arrived here from sweet Sarah's blog. The waltz starts over at Claire's blog, so be sure to head there if you're just popping in. I am bringing up the rear this month, so maybe from here you will head to the WMS store to do a little shopping?

As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs, so let us know what you think of the new release! You have until 6:59 AM EST on Tuesday, December 4th to leave your comments. The winner will be announced on the WMS Blog on the 5th.

I wasted no time in breaking out the Woodgrain Backgrounder Set. I am excited not only to have a full size woodgrain background, but also about using the fun extra shapes that are included in the set!

Drawing inspiration from this set of espresso mugs from Target that I just love...


...I created this card.


Each strip of different colored cardstock was stamped with the large woodgrain background from the Woodgrain Backgrounder Set in its coordinating ink color. I distressed and inked the edges before adhering the strips down to my card base.


I layered a few elements together to create my focal point. The heart is from the My Heart set (which I will share more of later this week), but the sentiment is from the previously released Seasons of Love - Tags. The holly is from Festive Foliage and it was layered on the woodgrain hexagon from the Woodgrain Backgrounder Set. I am in love with this woodgrain hexagon and can't wait to share more with you tomorrow! Throw in a die cut doily and a few adhesive rhinestones, and there you have it!

That is it for me today, but I will be sharing additional previews starting Monday! I hope you will stop back then!


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Recipe
STAMPS: Woodgrain Backgrounder Set, My Heart, Festive Foliage, Seasons of Love - Tags - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Real Red, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand - SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Real Red, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
OTHER: Adhesive rhinestones - Recollections; Die-cut Doily - Martha Stewart Crafts

38 comments:

  1. Oh...I die!!
    These colors...
    they're incredible!
    Never in a million years would I have thought of these as a Christmas combo...
    but that's why I have you!!
    So you can awe and inspire me...
    I LOVE it!! :)

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  2. Great colour combo, so unusual, but it works! Love the foliage and that sentiment. Very nice.

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love the color combo you used!

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  4. I love your inspiration-the card is fab!

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  5. Super fun card, love the colours!!

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  6. Great take on the inspiration cups, fabulous card!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Love the use of colours and the background is really wonderful!

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  8. I love the bands of color and touch of festive foliage! Gorgeous!

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  9. LOVE the colors - I'd never have thought to put these together for a Christmas card, but now that you have shown us this amazing card...definitely going to try one of my own!!!

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  10. GORGEOUS colors, Anya! I love seeing cards with their inspiration pieces...makes you look twice at everything you walk by in the store the next time ;) Love the little "heart" holly, so CUTE!

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  11. Gorgeous colors!! LOVE them with the woodgrain!

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  12. What a lovely colourful card. The holly looks a bit like wings on the heart I think - so cute.

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  13. I can see why the mugs were a good inspiration - love this bright and funky card! And that sentiment is perfect inside the woodgrain heart! Love it!

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  14. Great inspiration from those Target mugs. Love the distressing and inking on each strip.

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  15. What a wonderful card inspired by those fun woodgrain mugs Anya! love the heart with the holly!

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  16. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Your interpretation of those stacking mugs is spot on. Great card!

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  18. Love the woodgrain in those fun bright colors.

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  19. What a great, striking card! LOVE the texture given by the woodgrain stamp!

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  20. Great colour combo Anya...love the traditional Christmas colours with a bit of purple thrown in! Looks fab in the woodgrain!

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  21. Such an interesting and different Christmas colour scheme, so pretty x

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  22. Love the non-traditional colors....they look fabulous together!! Love this card!

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  23. Gorgeous card Anya! Love how you were inspired by the sweet espresso mugs! The colors are so pretty together!!!

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  24. What a fun color combo, love the colorblocking effect too!

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  25. Lovin the rich colours you chose! Very pretty! Very on trend to use them with wood grain!

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  26. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tip on selecting color inspiration. Love the way you created your background with bold colors and then added the delicate die cut and stamped image. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Love the colors, looks so good on the card esp. with the wood grain & heart!
    TFS

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  28. Wonderful design and colors on your card!!!

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  29. Oh my Anya the woodgrain background is just fantastic!

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  30. Ooohhh . . . so fun!! Such a pretty color combo and I really love the woodgrain on all the strips.

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  31. I love all the distressed edges on your card Anya...the color combination looks so good with the woodgrain background!

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  32. I love that color combo, on the card and those cups! So cool!

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  33. What a fun & simple card, a perfect look. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  34. OMG! You totally rocked the inspiration photo. LOVE the woodgrain texture on the colored panels and the color combo is fab.

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  35. Great card; the purple is a nice twist on the traditional color scheme :)

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