Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WMS August Release Day 2

Hello again!

Today we are sharing the second day of previews for the new Waltzingmouse Stamps August release. Yesterday we previewed four sets and today we have two new sets to share.

The first set is called Opera Tags, and is an elegant set of tag images with coordinating custom dies! Yes, the first set of Waltzingmouse dies! How cool is that?!

Unfortunately for me, my dies didn't arrive in time for when I was making these projects, but the tags were still easy peasy to trim by hand!

Sure, I like the Opera, but how about Halloween?

I started by stamping the tall tag in Cajun Craze ink and hand trimming it. Then I stamped and trimmed a trio of spiders from Halloween Party. Here's hoping for a WMS spider web image to go along with these guys!

I layered my tag onto a strip of cardstock stamped with the gothic font from Text It and another strip of cardstock impressed with a harlequin pattern. My card base is patterned paper that was flecked with some gold Perfect Pearls. The elegant sentiment is from Midnight Feast.

The second set we're previewing today is called Camellia, which is a beautifully detailed floral set.

Before I show you my next card, I just want to say that I may at some point attempt to put every single thing in the Candy Jar image. Lucky for you, flowers work wonderfully.

I did a fair bit of masking to achieve the little scene on this card. It wasn't difficult, but it did take a certain amount of planning to make sure that I stamped the correct images first. If you haven't done much masking in your stamping, you should give it a shot. Using the Candy Jar image is a particularly fun place to try it out. I created my masks with post it notes, and I've stashed them with the coordinating stamp set so I can reuse them.

I used Copic markers to color everything in. I love the font of the sentiments, and love that there is a selection of 'phrase-builders'. The sentiment I used is made up of 3 separate stamps.

I'm rounding things out today with a simple birthday card.

For this card, I stamped the flower and leaf images onto colored cardstock and heat embossed them with white detail embossing powder. I trimmed around the outside and layered them onto my card.

I love how the embossing captured the detailed petals so well. Beautiful!

I'm sure you're ready to see what the others have been up to for today! Here is your link list:


Happy Halloween Card
STAMPS: Opera Tags (available August 24), Halloween Party, Text It, Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Smokey Shadow - PTI; Cajun Craze - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Mischevious - My Mind's Eye
INK: Cajun Craze, Going Gray - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Harlequin Embossing Plate - Sizzix; Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls - Ranger Industries; Smokey Shadow Button - PTI; Baker's Twine

Simply Wonderful Card
STAMPS: Camellia (available August 24), Candy Jar Christmas Fillers - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Sky, Peach Parfait - Stampin' Up!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Copic Markers - Imagination International, Inc.

Birthday Wishes Card
STAMPS: Camellia (available August 24), Asian Gardens
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; River Rock, Old Olive, Primrose Petals - Stampin' Up!
INK: Old Olive - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Versamark - Tsukineko
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Mister Huey's Calico Shine - Studio Calico; Fancy Fan Embossing Folder - Sizzix, Standard Circles Small - Spellbinders Paper Arts


  1. I think your flowers in a jar card is 'simply' beautiful, such delicate colouring and I'm lovin that frame on your halloween card too.

  2. Love your projects today Anya! What fussy cutting you did on those creepy spiders on the tag!! (SO FUN!) Your jar of 2 stems is so pretty and the white embossed bloom looks wonderful!

  3. Simply gorgeous creations Anya!

  4. Your Halloween card is absolutely fantastic! And your gorgeous flowers are so beautiful! Great work.

  5. What a delightful surprising card! I love the houndstooth paper background and because of your usage here I am pulling mine out and marching forward to my art room with a fresh idea! Thanks!

  6. Love the cards you made Anya ! The flowers and font are gorgeous!

  7. And again...
    And DIES!!!
    YAY!!!! :)
    I'm doing a happy dance!
    But first...
    I want to know how you cut those spiders so perfectly?
    I was sitting last night trying to do this exact thing...
    they kept missing legs when I was done...
    I finally came up with another idea! :(
    Love, love, love the flowers in the jar...
    they are stunning!
    And those fonts...
    I die!!
    Everything is just perfect!! :)

  8. Dies! Yay! Such a great shaped tag too! Too many exclamation points in the first row of comments, but I am very excited about this! Such pretty cards today Anya, love the cute spiders and the masking on your Candy jar card is perfect! I also really love the CAS third card (totally my style), the embossing really shows off the detail of the stamp.

  9. Ooo, wow matching dies - brilliant!! Your cards are fabulous Anya! Love that you made a Halloween card too ;) and the flowers are all simply gorgeous!

  10. Anya these are all beautiful. I love the mixture of text and embossing and patterns on the first card with the spiders and cool new tag! And the camellia blossoms are so beautiful with all the masking to put them in the jar and then the beautiful embossing on the final birthday card! Lovely cards all! So fun to hop around and look at everyone's inspiration with the new products! :)

  11. Anya, Each one prettier than the last - Love the opera card for Halloween - so excited about dies!! YEAHHH! The next one with the gorgeous flowers in the jar - so beautifully shaded and your masking is amazing! The new stamps are all so pretty - love what you did with them - you always make me want to buy them all!

  12. Wowzers, have gone all out, beginning with that frightening spooky Halloween card. Love (well, I don't love real arachnids) spiders and the creepy way they are crawling along that tag!

    Your jar full of posies is an incredibly creative card, and your water looks so "wet"

    And your birthday, love, love the embossed background of your panel and the beautifully white embossed flower. You ROCK woman!

  13. Fabulous cards! Love the Halloween look with the opera die and embossed camellia! The flowers in a jar are just perfect! I was thinking....dangerous...Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the large jar, medium jar, buncha flowers or a few different sizes, stems...'cause I LOVE those flowers in the jar!!!

  14. I think you're pulling me straight into fall! These are absolutely gorgeous!!

  15. Love the idea for use of the jar! Great Halloween card!


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