Thursday, August 23, 2012

WMS August Release Day 3

I'm glad to see you back for Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse August release! Nine new stamp sets will be released on August 24 (that's tomorrow!!).

Today we are previewing our final three sets: Bright Season, Little Lanterns, and Light of the World Sentiments.

These unique and beautifully detailed images will become a quick favorite, I promise!

Let's start with something from Bright Season.

This is a 4x6 set featuring a large lantern image and coordinating extras. I see this beautiful lantern carrying me right through fall to the holidays.

For my card, I stamped the lantern onto cream cardstock and cut it out. Then I used a craft knife and ruler to cut out the center panes (straight lines = easy!). I lined up my trimmed out lantern on my card front and used a pencil to lightly trace the portion where the panes would be. Then I repeated the trimming, also cutting this portion away with a craft knife.

The whole point of the exercise was so that I could back my lantern with acetate, and have the candle image stamped on the inside of the card 'shine' through. You'll have to take my word for it - acetate never photographs well, but it sure does add a cool effect to the card.

The inside of the card was stamped with the candle and flame images, as well as that soft halo of light. Does that not just say warm and comforting?

The sentiment is from the Light of the World Sentiments set and was stamped so you can't see it until the card is open. This coordinating sentiment set is decidedly faith-based with a few scripture passages but also has a wonderful selection of sentiments to express encouragement and sympathy.

Now, how about some color?

This card uses images from the Little Lanterns set. Goodness, these are illustrated so beautifully!

I stamped each lantern onto a strip of cardstock, using ink that was slightly darker than my paper. I lined them all up onto a plain card base, and topped it with the sentiment (also from Light of the World Sentiments). This phrase is stacked in the set, but I did some selective inking to orient it this way.

And here is my final creation for today.

My inspiration for this card came while doing a little internet surfing. I came across a photo of a Moroccan lantern with colored glass in it. I got to thinking of hanging lanterns and arrived at this card design :)

I know we are nearing the end of summer, but here it is just starting to become bearable to be outside again, so patio parties are not out of the realm of possibility!

More masking for this card... to create this design I masked only the top and bottom solid parts of the lanterns, but let the glass overlap. I colored the lanterns with Copic markers. My favorite parts are the tiny bits of orange and green created from the overlap.

I pulled out the Join Us set for my sentiment.

I'd go to that party! ;)

There are your Design Team links for today. Tomorrow the release party kicks off at 2:00 pm EST. See ya!

Leaving a Light On Card
STAMPS: Bright Season, Light of the World Sentiments (available August 24) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Really Rust, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Acetate

Let Your Light Shine Card
STAMPS: Little Lanterns, Light of the World Sentiments (available August 24) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: So Saffron, Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, Purely Pomegranate - SU!
INK: Summer Starfruit, Cool Caribbean, Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko

Join Us for a Party Card
STAMPS: Little Lanterns (available August 24), Join Us - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Going Gray - SU!
PATTERNED PAPER: Nostalgia Collection - My Mind's Eye; Project Life Amber Collection - Becky Higgins
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
OTHER: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Caribbean Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Copic Markers - Imagination International; Mister Huey's Calico Shine - Studio Calico


  1. That large lantern is wonderful - love the idea of the acetate "glass" and the candle on the inside. Very reminiscent of old Christmas cards. The coloured "glass" is so pretty too.

  2. Anya I had to scroll back up and down several times to take in your beautiful cards - lots of lovely little details like the small piece of green where the yellow and blue lamps overlap - very clever! Beautiful samples. Hugs

  3. Oh wow, you rocked these sets. So much to look at, love them ALL!!

  4. Gorgeous!!! I think they are all lovely and I really like the way you cut out the glass panes and added acetate - great idea. Great work!

  5. Love the acetate lantern, Anya! That is so crazy awesome fussy cutting right there. They also look so sweet in color, I totally cool look that I never would have thought of myself. Your sense of style always inspires me!

  6. Wow! I love all of these Anya! How pretty are your colorful cards!

  7. What kind of party??? Fun card, love the bright colors on the second card.

  8. Each of your cards brought an 'Oh' and and 'Ah' to my lips Anya!! what wonderful creative ideas for these lantern stamps!

  9. These are gorgeous! Can't pick a fave.

  10. Love the colored lamp trio Anya...I bet that image could be changed into a bird cage with some lines drawn in thin pen...ooh, lots of great ways to use it. Beautiful cards today, wish I was throwing a party to recreate your Join Us card.

  11. Love these Anya. The pass through image on your first card is such a brilliant idea. Fabulous variety in your designs, and a great way to showcase the versatility of these sets. Wonderfully done.

  12. Incredible cards Anya! Love how you used the acetate and cut away the lamp panes to show the candle! Love it! And the masking on the colored glass lanterns card is so cool too! Thanks for wonderful inspiration!

  13. Anya all of your projects are amazing! Your first card is beyond gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Soooo clever Anya!! These are all brilliant. To cut out thd panes on the first lantern is totally worth it, totally cool! I love the second card too - they are all beautiful images and look great all in one card! Lastly my absolute FAVOURITE - those beautiful Moroccan influenced lanterns - wow, so brilliant!! Great projects ;) x

  15. I LOVE those hanging lanterns!!! Awesome!

  16. Fantastic Anya, especially the overlapping lamps and how you changed the glass color where they overlap ones - genius.

  17. gorgeous cards!! I love the three overlapping lanterns too; the combined colors of the glass does look wonderful!

  18. I am just now getting comments written but I have loved all your projects for the past three days! I'm still amazed about your fussy cut spiders too!! These lanterns are so fabulous and your cards are awesome. I especially love the ones with the different colored glass!

  19. Oh, Anya...
    you had me with the first one!
    Simply stunning.
    But you sealed the deal with the Moroccan inspired ones...
    swoon!! :)

  20. Your cards are beautiful as always. Love the look of these lanterns, they're so versatile too ! Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. These are beautiful samples Anya! I have been (impatiently) waiting for a lantern set like this. I've never purchased Waltzingmouse stamps, but I think this stamp set will wind up in my cart! Thanks for the step-by-step on your first sample!

  22. Love the lanterns stamps. What great cards! I love the effects you were able to get in each one!

  23. Fabulous cards!!! Especially love the last two!

  24. That party invite is just stealing the show - I love how the colors are mixed where the lamps overlap. So colorful and simply stunning!


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