Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Ooh I've been keeping this secret for so long!

Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse Stamps has opened a fabulous new webstore and has chosen ME to be on her Design Team! I am beside myself and so over the moon about this! I absolutely LOVE Claire's stamps and I am so excited about this opportunity!

Today I am sharing a card made using Off Beat Backgrounds (just released today!) and Very Vintage Christmas.

I used the plaid stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds to create my own plaid background. Oh, how I love plaid. This stamp is textured and creates the illusion of fabric - very realistic! I stamped the plaid in Spring Moss, Old Olive, Aqua Mist, and Not Quite Navy inks. Then I trimmed it down and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Another thing I love about this set (I know, I can't stop!) is that the stamps are quite large. They average about 6 inches long, which more than covers a normal card size. I love that. Anyway, back to the card..

The Warm Wishes sentiment was stamped onto an oval I had cut with my Nestabilities. I curved the sentiment just slightly to fit nice and snug in there. The holly piece was stamped right onto some extra plaid I had and then trimmed. I accented the oval with a shape I had cut from the Labels Four Nestabilities. I just trimmed the middle out and added it to the top and bottom for a nice little frame. Added a few more finishing touches like stitching, distressing and blinging! This little cutie is a 4-1/4 inch square.

So what to do you think? Excited to check out the new Waltzingmouse Stamps store? While you're at it, cruise on over and visit the other Design Team members. Let me tell you, I am humbled to be a part of this amazing group.

Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Julia Aston
Laurie Schmidlin

There is much more to come, so please stop back soon!


Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds, Very Vintage Christmas - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Old Olive - SU!
Ink: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Old Olive, Not Quite Navy - SU!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Petite Oval Nestabilities, Labels Four Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Silver adhesive pearls - Michaels; sewing machine


  1. Oh I love love love the plaid bg you created! :) And love that you did it on the little leaves as well! And the silver pearls are so fun!

  2. Congratulations Anya! It is well deserved. Great card.

  3. Oh this is stunning Anya!! Thank you so much!!!!

  4. Congrats on the DT. Your work is always stunning. Love this plaid BG.

  5. Big Congrats Anya on the DT!!! I don't know how you ever mananged to hold that little secret LOL!
    Loving your card too of course - those colours work so well together and your stitching is adorable!

  6. This is just wonderful Anya! I can't wait to get my hands on this background stamp set! the plaid you created is just lovely! super color choices - and your simple adornment with the sentiment and holly is beautiful ((((sigh!))) - I'm so thrilled to be working on Claire's DT with you!

  7. Beautiful card, and CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so excited for you all.

  8. Congratulations! I absolutely love your plaid and adding the plaid leaves is such a nice touch! Great card.....

  9. Congrats on the DT nod! YOu are so deserving! I love your card with it's "cozy flannel" background and fab layers. Can't wait to see more!

  10. Congrats Anya, your card is gorgeous as always !
    My two favourite blog ladies teaming up...who would have thought !

  11. Congratulations Anya. What fun. This card is so pretty. That plaid does look like fabric!

  12. What a beautiful card!
    I had a feeling with all of the WaltzingMouse cards that you've been making lately that you were one of the lucky 5!! Congratulations! Claire has picked an amazing team ;o) I'm super excited to see everything that you will be creating!!

  13. Yay! Congrats! LOVE this card--I'll definitely be getting this set. Can't wait to see more!

  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I just adore the charming homespun plaid stamp and you did such a wonderful job with the pattern and colors! So glad I found your blog! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  15. Many congratulations Anya, your designs are spectacular and Claire is a genius for choosing you! (oh, and this card is awesome. Plaid is amazing. Looks so real!)

  16. A big congrats to you! Isn't Claire the very best? Love this card you made. I definitely need that set... just waiting on my paycheck ;)

  17. Oh WOW -- always LOVE plaids & this is just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!


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