Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Luck

Hey there!

I am so excited! Today starts the huge, exciting, May Release for Waltzingmouse Stamps. WMS is celebrating its first birthday this month and are having a whopper of a release! Eight new fantastic sets will be available for sale on May 1.

Today, I am going to preview the new Asian Garden set.

This set is amazing! The images are unique and versatile, and so lovely.

I started with three strips of Sahara Sand cardstock that had been stamped with the large background stamp included in the set. The black strip was stamped with the same image, this time using metallic ink. I stamped the tree trunk and leaves (these are separate stamps) and cut them out. I stamped the leaves a second time and cut out select portions, adhering them to the original tree with foam tape. I like to think of this as a ginkgo tree :)

Then I stamped and cut out the bird and sentiment, also adhering it with foam tape. Isn't that bird just gorgeous? Oh, I love it - I can't wait to color its feathers and add some shimmer.

I hope you like this set so far! Belinda, Jennifer, Lynn, Laurie, and Claire are also sharing previews today, so please be sure to stop by their blogs, too. I'll be back with more tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by - have a great day!!


Stamps: Asian Garden (to be released May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: True Black, Pure Poppy, White - Papertrey Ink; Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Real Red, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!; Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Starlite Black Brilliance - Tsukineko


  1. Beautiful card, love the red and black, and the layering on the tree is very effective. Pauline x

  2. Beautiful Anya. I love the striking colors you used which are perfect for this Asian motif. Awesome job.

  3. How wonderful Anya! Love that tree and the design!

  4. Wow - this is super Anya! I KNEW you'd be doing something involving bg stamping!! and your white layered tree is stunning with the beautiful red bird! Love this!!

  5. Superb Anya, love the layout!! perfect for the theme! and beautifully made. Thank you!

  6. Gorgeous card Anya! Your color choices are perfect. You really did a wonderful job showcasing that lovely background stamp.

  7. How lovely!! In fact, the word Zen comes to mind :)
    Love your choice of colours and yes, that bird is divine!

  8. Very elegant and great design!
    Angela xxx.

  9. Love this Anya, the color combo is wonderful!

  10. ohhh I really like the layout on your card! Gorgeous!

  11. So pretty! What a gorgeous image!!

  12. I just caught up with seeing all your previews and blog waltz posts... AMAZING work Anya!!! You totally ROCK!!!


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