Monday, March 2, 2015

Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release, Day 3

Hi there,

I hope your week is off to a good start. Welcome to Day 3 of the February Release at Waltzingmouse Stamps. Remember, the stamps and die sets that we are showcasing are now available for purchase in the WMS Store! Tomorrow we will wrap things up with our traditional blog hop.

Today we are showcasing the Halftone Backgrounds stamp set and the Easter word die.

Halftone Backgrounds is a staple set if you like the graphic and mixed media styles, but with a little creativity, is a great accent to any style!

Nothing too fancy on this card, just some bold colors and lots of image layering. Here's a trick: I flipped the long strip stamp over and inked up the back side to add a solid shape to the mix. Any of the images in this set would be perfect candidates for this technique. The little chevrons are a fun accent, I stamped a few in a row and cut them out, adhering them to my card with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from the Kaboom stamp set, these two sets make a great pair!

My second card for the day features the Easter word die.

So pretty! The watercolor background was created using Distress Inks - nothing difficult, just some watercolor paper and a wet brush. The inks are very forgiving, and I was just going for something light and springy.

The word die was adhered to a strip of paper vellum and then to my card base. The 'He is Risen' is from the Nestie Eggs set.

That's all I have for today, please be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team, as well as Claire on the WMS Blog. Don't forget that the entire February release is available for purchase NOW in the Waltzingmouse Stamps Store!

Anya Schrier - you are here!

So glad you stopped by! See you tomorrow!


You Did It Card
STAMPS: Halftone Backgrounds, Kaboom - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Midnight Muse - PTI; Oatmeal - Wplus9; Crushed Curry - SU!
INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry - SU!
OTHER: Tin Type Sprinklers - October Afternoon

Easter Card
STAMPS: Nestie Eggs - WMS
CARDSTOCK: Paper Vellum - SU!; 90lb Watercolor Paper - Canson
INK: Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink - Ranger; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Easter word die - WMS; Butterfly Chip Shapes, Mister Huey's Calico Shine - Studio Calico


  1. Beautiful cards love the blending of your colors looks like a rainbow. than ks for sharing

  2. Lovely cards! The watercolor background is so pretty and I love your colors on the first card. The Halftone Background set is great!

  3. Wow - that Easter card is amazing! So pretty!

  4. This card is so beautiful and spring like - perfect for easter, and the Easter die looks great mounted on the vellum. The butterfly is a pretty touch !!!

  5. Talk about contrast - the first is so bold and full of action, and the second so soft and airy!


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