Hi Friends! Thanks so much for the sweet comments over the past few days on my Waltzingmouse September Previews - if you missed what I have already shared, please feel free to scroll down a post or TWO ;) So many fabulous projects that Claire & the rest of the Waltzingmouse DT gals have created so far - don't you think?
It's Day 3 ALREADY of the Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release previews & time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! Here is my take: Isn't that tree just darling? I think so :) Just take a look at all the intricate detail that embosses so beautifully.
To make the trees in both of the following cards, I inked up the tree images with Versamark ink then stamped it on green, yellow & brown cs, embossed with white embossing powder, cut each piece out, inked the edges a lil' with distressing ink then pieced it all together again! Using a red Copic marker, I added a lil' color to the hearts.
Claire was really thinking International when she designed this set! Talk about VERSATILITY! Note the lil' tag on the second card? God Jul to all my Scandanavian Friends! The Nutcracker Sweet set is jam packed of so many amazing images - this post only contains a few!Next up is a gift ensemble featuring so many goodies - A card, a treat bag full of nuts & a lil' gift card.
I love a red & white color combo for Christmas so I ran with it for this set. I think the Nutcracker Prince & all images included in the Nutcracker Sweet set are so classy & elegant, it doesn't matter what color you use!
To break up all the gold & red & add some contrast, I pulled out Pic-Nic Patterns, inked it one of the background images with VersaMark ink & embossed with white embossing powder. I used a S5-023 Mega Ovals LG die template to cut/emboss my Prince (made for a perfect fit) then layered him with a scalloped oval cut/embossed using a S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals die template.
If you visit me often you know how much I enjoy making templates! Well, using the FREE Waltzingmouse Tea Bag Baggie template, I made a treat bag & filled it with a bag of almonds. So simple to make, yet looks so pretty :) This sample measures: 5"H x 4"Wx1 1.5"D
After cutting out the template, I created a window in front using a S4-190 Labels Four die template then adhered a piece of acetate on the inside.
Please be sure to hop on over to see what Claire (Owner), Lisa, Julia, Carly, Lynn, Anya, Bonnie, Jennifer, Belinda, Laurie & the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers have created surely to get you inspired :) That's all for today - Hope you come back tomorrow for The Waltzingmouse September Blog Waltz! Thanks for looking - Be Sweet!
Supplies Used:Stamps: Waltzingmouse Nutcracker Sweet, Pic-Nic Patterns
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-143 Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, S4-142 Long Classic Rectangles LG, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles LG, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-190 Labels Four, S5-023 Mega Ovals LG, S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals, S4-081 Tags Five Shapeabilities®, I2-1006 Floral & Stone Impressabilities®, GC-001 Grand Calibur