Friday, June 29, 2012

WMS July Release Day 2


Thank you for joining me today to see what is next for the July release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. Yesterday we introduced the Fairy Princess set in the new 3x4 inch set size. Today we are sharing another mini set called North Shore.

In the spirit of full disclosure, when I first saw this set I loved the artwork but wasn't quite sure how I was going to use it. I didn't know if I could make it 'work' on a card. But ohmygoodness, I inked it up and it was awesome!

I love the classic vintage surfer vibe of this one!

So this month Claire is also offering a slew of electronic cut files that coordinate with some of the sets. On this card, I actually utilized the negative cardstock that I had cut my shape from. I stamped this piece with the woodgrain background from Way Out West, inked the edges and flicked it with a little spray ink.

I adhered this piece of cardstock on top of another that was stamped with the North Shore image. It is a fun effect and I like the different dimension it adds with the image peeking through the cut out.

I layered my focal point onto a strip of cardstock that was stamped with two mirrored flourishes from the set. They coordinate so well with the image, but could stand alone as two super fancy elements! I also love how these elements really mix up well with the Back in the Saddle and Way Out West sets!

Next up is a little gift card holder. This would be perfect for one of my teenage brother-in-laws!

I started by cutting a strip of cream cardstock longways. I wanted to make more of a matchbook style gift card holder, tall and skinny, instead of a wide one. After I scored and folded it, I broke out my Distress Inks and inked the front up with a green to blue color gradient. I did the same inking to the inside pocket where the gift card slips.

After my inking was complete, I added a quick spritz of water. It reacts with the Distress Inks to give it that great dappled look. The North Shore image was stamped front and center in black ink. Just love it.

I used a little black rubber band that I had laying around to secure it closed. I like using this because you can just slide it down to open the gift card holder.

I secured the pocket closed with a little bit of Scor-Tape. You could easily stitch it or staple it closed, too.

I wanted to go a little girlie with my last card. While the image, to me, has a bit more of a masculine feel, it certainly isn't limited to that.

Definitely surfer girl!

I used my Cameo to cut the coordinating mat for the North Shore image and then stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I used some light colored Copics to just highlight a few areas of the image, going for a bit of a bleached look. Then I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The card base was stamped with the Hibiscus flower trio from Free Spirit Boy. I can't tell you how much I love that Claire does this - carries images through other sets - it creates instant coordination!

The 'find your wave' sentiment is also a part of the North Shore set - I think it is a fun take on an encouraging phrase.

Along with a more pastel color palette, a paper doily and strip of corrugated cardboard add to the feminine feel. Of course, a little glitter always helps, too.

I hope you have found today's previews inspiring! I assure you, once you get started with this little set, it will be so much more than it first seems! I just love it!

Here is the list of the rest of the Design Team members sharing previews today:

Have a great day - see you tomorrow - ooh, I can't wait it just keeps getting better and better!!



Woodgrain North Shore
STAMPS: North Shore (available July 1), Way Out West - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Buckaroo Blue - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Buckaroo Blue - Stampin' Up!; Slate - Amuse|Studio; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: North Shore Cut File - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Tin Type Sprinklers Spray Ink - October Afternoon

North Shore Gift Card Holder
STAMPS: North Shore (available July 1) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Broken China Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko

Surfer Girl North Shore
STAMPS: North Shore (available July 1), Free Spirit Boy - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: So Saffron, Blush Blossom - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Blush Blossom - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: North Shore Cut File - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Doily - Wilton; Star Dust Stickles - Ranger Industries; Copic Markers; Corrugated Cardboard packaging


  1. All three beautiful projects Anya, i love the distressed blues on your first card, and the delicate frilly pinks on the last one, and the little gift card is fab too in those bright summery colours.

  2. What great projects! Just goes to show how versatile Claire's stamps are.

    Lynn Wild

  3. super projects Anya! the cut out layering looks great with the woodgrain stamping - the colors and splatter on the gift card are wonderful - and I love how you 'girled up' the image with your colors, doily and background flower stamping!

  4. Gorgeous collection of projects Anya! LOVI"N all the textures and pretty color combos! The girly pink is my fave :)

  5. Amazing projects and really like how you were able to get the different looks from the stamp.

  6. Three incredible project...something for everyone. Male, female and anyone who loves gift cards (that just about covers everyone). Such a great mix of designs and all have your amazing "ANYA" touch that turns ordinary into spectacular!

  7. I love your projects Anya! The doily makes it so dang feminine - great ideas!

  8. Absolutely love your projects. It's a super image and works perfectly on male and female cards! Love the soft subtle colours on your last card with the doily too - very feminine!

  9. Anya I just love how you added the woodgrain effect, so cool, so retro feeling and the two tone colouring is fab! I even love how you took something masculine and made it feminine - love em' all. Great inspiration!

  10. Anya, I love what you did with this. First the distressed card with the woodgrain - makes me feel like I'm walking on a boardwalk!!! Then the colorful gift card holder - again very tropical. And then you went and girled it up and I am smitten!!! Love it in pink!! You gave me lots of ideas and creative ways to put this one to work! Can't wait to order it!

  11. unbelievable projects Anya, I really can't settle on a fave! I love that you used the negative shape on the first card, genius! i love the gift card holder with the spritzing on the distress ink and that last card is scrumptious!!!Going to pin ALL of these!!!!! Hugs to you missy!

  12. Absolutely fabulous!! Love love love them. xx

  13. I'm not a beach girl...
    I mean TN...
    not really close to any beaches...
    but looking at these gorgeous cards...
    it's like endless Summer...
    I love them!!
    They are all fabulous...
    and there's not a teen out there who wouldn't love to receive one of these!
    This set is just amazing! :)

  14. Love all three but, have to admit I'm partial to the gift card....fabulous blending and the girly surfer!

  15. Wow, fantastic! Love the dusky blues and grays on the first card, but oh my, the color gradient on the second card is perfect for the image. So cool! And the feminine card is gorgeous - who'd a thunk you could pair a doily with a surfer, but IT WORKS!

  16. Great job.. so summery and i love the colors.


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