Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WMS October/November Release Day 1

Hello there!

I am so glad to be bringing you the start of the previews for the October/November Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps! This month, 8 new sets are being released, and will be available for purchase in the WMS Store on November 2nd.

We are starting to get in the holiday spirit and today we are sharing previews of two new sets - both of which are fabulously unique. Tapping in to the whimsical western style of Back in the Saddle, we have Yonder Star, a charming western-themed Christmas set. WMS is also debuting a new set size today, a full card size background. Coming in at 4-1/2 by 5-3/4 inches, these clear acrylic backgrounds are going to take your cardmaking to the next level! The first one we're peeking is the Yonder Star Background.

My first card features the outline star/snowflake image from Yonder Star. I started by stamping the image onto a 4 inch square of cardstock and then again on to a scrap piece of cardstock. I used Copics to color the different layers, the smaller blue flake was trimmed out from the scrap and popped up on my card. Lots of glitter was in order to highlight this beautiful image. The simple sentiment is also included in the set. The background (which is just peeking out) was stamped with the Yonder Star Background.

This card gives you a better look at the Yonder Star Background. While I thoroughly enjoy my background building stamps, these new backgrounds are so fabulous! They ink up beautifully and make a super impression. I paired the background with one of the sentiments from Yonder Star. A few strips of patterned paper and some holly leaves from Festive Foliage finish me off.

My last card for today is a little more country. I started by stamping the solid star/snowflake from Yonder Star onto a Kraft cardstock base. Then I stamped over it with the woodgrain image from Way Out West. The peek of plaid is something we'll be sharing later this week. The sentiment is another included in the Yonder Star set. The lace wraps up the cozy feeling of this one.

That's all I have to share today. I'd love to know what you think about the new set and the new background stamps! Here are links to my favorite ladies:

See you tomorrow with previews of two more new sets. Have a great day!

Joy Snowflake Card
STAMPS: Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background (available November 2) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Sea Breeze Versamagic, Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Turquoise Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter - SU!; Copic Markers (C-3, C-5, BG11, BG15) - Imagination International

Wishin' Y'all Card
STAMPS: Yonder Star, Yonder Star Background (available November 2), Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Sky, Glimmer Silver - SU!; White - PTI
PATTERNED PAPER: Season's Greetings - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Wild Wasabi - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Adhesive Rhinestones - Recollections

Holiday Howdy Card
STAMPS: Yonder Star, Cabin Plaid Background (available November 2), Way Out West - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - Wplus9
INK: Currant - Amuse|Studio; Whisper White, Early Espresso - SU!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Labels 10 - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Scarlet Jewel Button, Rustic Cream button twine - PTI; Sewing Machine - Janome; Crocheted lace - JoAnn Fabrics Stores


  1. These are gorgeous Anya! I love the country rustic charm of the second card, with the beautiful lace and mix of patterns, and the fresh aqua tones are beautiful teamed with the star.

  2. Beautiful, elegant cards! Thank You for sharing.

  3. Loving the CAS cards. Absolutely gorgeous cards!

  4. I love the new Yonder Star and Yonder Star Background stamps. Your cards are great. I totally love the card with the wood grain base and the Yonder Stars stamped under it. (I thought I read it wrong, but you said you stamped the stars first.) touched off with the cute sentiment and the lovely warm looking Cabin Plaid Background stamp. Can't wait to see more of that one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Such a beautiful job of layering stamps! These are great, Anya!

  6. Three lovely and very different designs using this fun new set and background stamp Anya! love the colors and layering on your gray/blue star!

  7. Gorgeous Anya! I love the Star on the woodgrain background - awesome!

  8. Gorgeous!!
    I love them all!! :)
    The gorgeous simplicity of the first one...
    that sentiment that I die over on the 2nd...
    and the rustic feeling of the 3rd...
    as always you awe and inspire!! :)

  9. Anya - these are just fabulous! I think the outline star is so pretty and so many possibilities - great sparkle on yours! The last card with the wood grain finish is gorgeous. Really like these stamps!

  10. What a great idea to have a full card background stamp! How easy will that be to use! Love all your cards today, the last one is my favorite...love the rustic look and the western Christmas sentiments!

  11. Anya your cards are all beautiful - all three are so different starting with the first with is so C&S with just the right amount of bling and ending with that big Wow at the end all made up yet still so rustic looking! I love your style!

  12. Gorgeous with a capital G! Your first card showcases the snowflake image perfectly. And I love the rustic feel of your third card - the wood grain is genius.

  13. These are all so lovely! I just love that star motif! And the western sentiments are charming!

  14. So loving all your cards but the ones with the woodgrain background are deliciously subtle. Amazing color choices - these are gorgeous!!

  15. Love the idea of the colored Joy star!


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