August WMS S.O.A.P. Day 1 54

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM | ,

***I have two posts today ~ if you are looking for my Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful post, either click HERE or continue to scroll down. Thank You :)***
Happy August 1st! Here today with the August Waltzingmouse Stamps S.O.A.P. Day #1 share! To freshen your memory ClaireOwner/Designer of Waltzingmouse Stamps will be releasing new stamp sets every other month with the exception to this month! Claire will be releasing TWO fun Halloween stamp sets: Gracie at Halloween & Cicely at Halloween. Since August is an “off” month Claire and many of the DT members will be sharing projects for the next four days, including today, reviewing last month’s release sets: Flourishes - Stamps and Dots, You're Lovely, Cameo Creations, Cameo To Go, Eat Cake, Big Day - Additions, Big Day - Essentials and an "oldie but goldie" set on the 4th day :)  The "off" months are referred to as S.O.A.P. ~ Stamps Of Approval Parade.

Today, I am sharing two similar cards and a mini tutorial using a combination of images from Cameo CreationsFaux Fun CirclesTeeny Trees and Rescue Remedies:
Postage stamps are such a timeless treasure and ANY and EVERY thing related to postage is in high demand these days! Who hasn't torn off a pretty postage stamp from an envelope at some point in their life and said "oooo this is a keeper?" :) LOL

I created a few VERY CAS cards. One "girly":
the other a little more "masculine":
The postage stamps themselves were made by combining images from Cameo CreationsFaux Fun Circles and Rescue Remedies along with various colored inks. The background was embossed using a Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder. A perfect backdrop for my WM Cameo Postage stamps don't you think?
In case you would like a bit more detailed tutorial, here you go:
You need the Cuttlebug die shown below unless you have a Spellbinders one already, inks of your choice (I used SU Blush Blossom and Cameo Coral), solid circle image from Faux Fun Circles, $1 image from  Rescue Remedies and the cameo image from Cameo Creations:
I die cut the postage stamp shape, stamped the circle image from Faux Fun Circles using SU Blush Blossom ink followed with the cameo image from Cameo Creations using SU Cameo Coral ink then, distressed the edges using Ranger Vintage Photo ink:
I finished it off by stamping the $1 image from Rescue Remedies:
That's all for today ~ thanks so much for looking! I hope to see you tomorrow for day 2 :) For some awesome  inspiration, please be sure to visit Claire and the rest of the Waltzingmouse DT members listed below:

Mona Pendleton (that's me)
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Cameo Creations, Faux Fun Circles, Teeny Trees, Rescue Remedies
Dies & Machine: Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants, Cuttlebug die, Sizzix embossing folder, Sizzix Vagabond
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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Pauline said...

Stunning cards Mona! I love the embossed background and the stamps, so beautifully vintage! Fabulous!

KathyO said...

What an amazing creative project Mona! THe embossing is fabulous and I love the cameo postage stamps!

Mandy said...

The embossed backgrounds look amazing Mona, and the stamps are so lovely, thank you for sharing your tutorial.

xx

JGoedes said...

Amazing looking embossed backgrounds! Beautiful stamps too! Another fabulous project and thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Claire Brennan said...

OMGosh Mona!!! Stunningness!!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Looove your card, Mona! What a lovely idea to use these cute faces on stamps!! I love it! Pretty colors and that gorgeous embossing in the back is perfect for this!! Fabulous cards!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Fiona said...

Gorgeous, Mona! How did you come up with such a phenomenal design???! I love the embossing and those pretty faces on the stamps! WOW!

Beverly J said...

So gorgeous!! Love the embossed bg! TFS!

Ros said...

Oh my goodness ... I can't stop staring at these ...WONDERFUL!!! I have to have that TH folder ... These are truly amazing Mona ... straight into my favourites! TFS

Maja said...

This is amazing, love it!

Kelly S. said...

So adorable, Mona! Those are the sweetest little stamped stamps, hee! Awesome card set, I love the sentiments you chose for your theme, too! Ohhh wait, forgot to say how cool that embossed background is, toooooo!

~amy~ said...

love love love!

Hilary said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Wow, the embossed bg is amazing and I love the creative postage stamps you made! Thanks for the tutorial!

Julia Aston said...

What great postage stamps you created Mona! love the colors and the circle stampings behind the cameos - that really sets the cameos off! and that postage embossing folder is wonderful and a great back drop for your pretty postage stamps!

Debgem said...

Mona - just love these cards. A super CAS design - the little postage stamps are fab and the deep embossed backing is perfect! Brilliant!

Mirna said...

Wow, that embossed background is so stunning, Mona! I also love how you made your own postage stamps with the gorgeous cameo stamps! This is another example of your incredible creativity! TFS!

Julie said...

Mona, that embossed bg adds so much to your card! I really must get those folders!! Love how this turned out! Also, these stamps are so pretty in all the different colors! Thanks for showing us how!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Amazing cards, Mona! I just love what you did with those embossing folders!

Jeanne J said...

Brilliant Mona! I love the crisp deep embossed background with your hand made postage stamps. Because of the neutral background they really pop. Great idea!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...I'm so lovin' those colorful cameos. Fun tutorial too. :)

sandi said...

Wow! More gorgeousness! I LOVE these!

Linda R. said...

How fun.. I love those postage stamps.. Your created the cutest cards with them..

anya said...

Oh these are awesome, Mona! I love your faux postage - just perfect!

Michelle Long said...

Fabulous cards!!! I really love the embossing effect of the background! Your postage stamps are gorgeous!

GinaB said...

Love your pretty postage stamps! Such a creative idea!!!! And that embossed background is magnificent, Mona! This is very inspiring!

PaperLover said...

Mona, you are just so creative! I love the bg embossing and how you made your own postage! WOW!

Deb Hickman said...

Fabulous card,so creative. I love how you've embossed the background and your postage stamps look gorgeous.xxxx

Stella said...

I am just sitting here and staring at my screen. Wondering where you get the idea of these FABULOUS cards. I am drooling :)

Helen L said...

Love those cards: I'm going to have to try them (I think I have that TH embossing folder! yeh!!)

Cheryl said...

Amazing cards! I love the embossed background--it's so striking. I've passed on that embossing folder several times. I had no idea how pretty is would be. Next time, it's mine!!!

Isabel Jett said...

Love the embossing!!! What a gorgeous look it gives to these cards! Also love your beautiful postage stamps ! So creative!

Kate W. said...

This is like the coolest idea ever!!! You are too clever!! I think I am going to CASE you on the 4th!

Lisa said...

Mona you are my stamping hero!!! This is such a wonderful post and I will study it over & over. The cameo stamps are definately on my list...love them!!! THANK YOU :)

Carrie said...

Very pretty postage stamps!!! I love the cameo images and die used! Also, that embossed background is gorgeous!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is GREAT Mona. Love the deeply embossing background and your adorable way to present these cameos. Such a unique and creative design.

JennyGerber said...

Mona, your embossed bg is so awesome! I love that embossing folder you used; very creative! I also love the custom postage stamps! A very creative way to show these pretty stamps!

Emily Taylor said...

Wow, Mona, these cards are so creative! I just love that embossed background and your beautiful postage stamps! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

Tumbleweed said...

Mona you are so creative! I love the embossing!!! I need to get that folder! I also love your beautiful postage stamps! TFS!

Sam Marsdon said...

One of the most interesting cards I've seen! Love that gorgeous embossed background! And your stamps are fabulous! Love those cameos! You are so talented, Mona!

Constance said...

Gorgeous cards, Mona! That bg is absolutely stunning and your postage stamps are so inventive! I really love the cameos! Thanks for massive inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, these just blow me away! LOVE the embossed background and those stamped images with the banner sentiments are AMAZING! You just have so much TALENT!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Amazing masterpieces Mona! Can't get over your beautiful embossed background and these lovely stamps! Fabulous!

pink latte said...

Amazing cards Mona! Love embossed background and stamps!

Thank you for tut! :)

lynn said...

my but these are so adorable, mona! love the embossed bkgd and the silhouettes are lovely:)

Alison said...

Wow, that embossed BG is spectacular!!! What a neat card!!!! Love the cameo postage stamps!

Carol Reisner said...

These are beautiful and stunning cards! Love that embossed background! Absolutely awesome design!

Olivia R said...

I'm speechless, Mona! What a fabulous project! That background embossing is so unique! What a marvelous effect! I also love your "homemade" postage stamps! They are gorgeous!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Wow, I really love that embossed background!!! Perfect backdrop for those gorgeous stamps! Very inspiring!

Andrea M said...

OMG Mona!!! You go!!! Look at these CAS beauties!!! WOWZAS!!! Love the embossing and the stamps! CAS but absolutely beautiful, as always!!!!

Jen said...

OH! Very clever use of the small silhouettes! love the postage stamp idea. :)
Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Love that beautiful embossed background, Mona! Wow what a gorgeous design! Thanks for the helpful tutorial!

Crystal said...

Absolutely stunning! Amazing looking background! What a wonderful idea; I really need that embossing folder! I love your results! Gorgeous!

RobinH said...

Wow, Mona, this is so incredible! I think I have a new favorite! Love the embossed background which you paired so nicely with these custom postage stamps! Thanks so much for showing how you did it!

Anita Braddock said...

thank you for sharing your great work on your cards.


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