Thursday, April 29, 2010

With Love

Today is day three of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May release preview. Eight new sets will be released on May 1.

Today I am featuring Asian Gardens again - I couldn't help it! There are so many stamps packed into this set and this card certainly has a different feel than the first one I made.

I started by stamping the branch image from the set. Then, on a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the cherry blossoms. I used the rock 'n roll technique, edging the flowers in a darker shade of pink ink. I cut out the cherry blossoms (I was in a fussy cutting mood when I made my last few cards) and added them to the branch - popping some up with foam tape and adhering others flat to the cardstock. I did the same with the bird cage. I *love* the bird cages in this set.

The sentiment is a combination of two phrases from the set .. this would make a great Mother's Day card! I added some stitching around the main panel and then decided it needed a little something else. It is hard to see in the photo, but I lightly stamped the background image from this set in the upper left and lower right corners. The same stamp was used again on the card base.

So there's a different look at Asian Gardens for you today. I haven't even scratched the surface of this set! Please make sure to also stop and visit
Julia, Bonnie, Lisa, Belinda, Lynn, Laurie, and of course, Claire who are also sharing previews!

Let me know what you think so far!!

Have a great day, I'm so glad that you stopped in!


Stamps: Asian Gardens (to be released May 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up!; Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up!; Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Sewing machine, Clear Spica glitter pen


  1. Beautiful and elegant, Anya. You have really captured the essence of this set. Well done!

  2. Beautiful colors on this Anya! Look at all that fussy cutting on the pretty blossoms!

    our cards are very similar in design today!

  3. I will be getting this set because of your INCREDIBLE samples Anya. Simply stunning.

  4. Simply beautiful Anya! Gorgeous soft shades and so dainty - can't believe all that cutting but totally worth it!

  5. Beautiful card, Anya. I love the cherry blossoms! And did you say bird cages, as in plural?! Now I'm really excited to see the rest of the set!

  6. Love the soft, elegant look of this card! Just perfect!

  7. Oh, I'm just loving this Asian set.... Your card is very gorgeous indeed!
    Angela xxx.

  8. I can't believe how this Asian set is calling my name! I haven't purchased an Asian inspired set before - but this one is so different! I can see some gorgeous masculine cards coming out of this set too! Thanks for sharing, Anya!

  9. Out of this world gorgeous Anya! Thank you!

  10. I am so in-love with this card!!!

  11. This is gorgeous!! I love what what you did with this set!!


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