Waltzingmouse Stamps – December 2014 Release – Day 1

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - Country Roses and Spellbnders  Labels Thirty Nine - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hi there sweet blog friends!  Today is Day One of the new releases for Waltzingmouse Stamps – you’re gonna swoon over the new sets!   By the way, the previews all lead up to release day which is Tuesday, December 2nd – at which time all of the products we’re showing will be available on the Waltzingmouse Stamps website.    Today I’m sharing a card made with Country Roses – oh.my.goodness! This set is a piece of magic (let me explain).  I’m more of a precise kind of crafter, letting it all hang out doesn’t come quite as easy as you might imagine.  I drive myself crazy when decorating a Christmas tree because sometime I try just a little too hard to balance instead of just going with the flow.  To my delight, you can’t help but go with the flow with the Country Roses set.  After trial and error, I discovered that you simply cannot mess it up and believe me – if anyone could do that – it would be me, lol.  There are three layers to each image and you select three inks to use.  As long as you land in the same general area the results are stunning :-)
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps - Country Roses and Spellbnders  Labels Thirty Nine - www.amazingpapergrace.com
For my 6″ x 6″ card I layered gold and burgundy followed by this vintage Prima Design Paper – Stationers Desk and my sentiment stamped on vellum.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine and Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG #5. The Country Rose set has a set of digital cutting files that makes them easy to cut, stamp and embellish – but no worries, it’s just as easy to fussy cut them.  I cut my roses and anchored them around the frame along with their leaves.  I finished off with a gold embellishment using Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, a bow, lace and button.  I just couldn’t resist kraft and deep reds for a vintage look but these roses will look spectacular in any color!

Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps – Country Roses (Available 12/2)
Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Fine Line Poster Board (Gold) – Hobby Lobby, Kraft, Bazzill – Razzleberry Dark, Prima Stationers Desk, Vellum
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder; Fresh Ink – Merlot, Cocoa, Tuscan Olive; Amuse Studio – Cranberry, Grass, Fern
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG #5, Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Button, Lace, Krylon Gold Pen

The other ladies have come up with some awesome samples.  Be sure to stop by and have a peek!

Waltzingmouse Design Team
Anya Schrier • Becca Feeken • Jeanne Jachna • Julia Aston • Karin Åkesdotter  • Laurie Schmidlin • Lynn Mercurio • Tosha Leyendekker • Claire Brennan

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon with more goodies!

Question Parking Lot:

Desiree Young on comment #2 asked if I cut flowers then stamp or if I stamp then cut flowers.  Great question!   I cut flowers first then stamp them.  It’s helpful to have clear stamps because you can line things up quite well but I must admit that to me it is just as easy to do with a stamp positioner.  You get a feel for centering them; I have the first couple that I stamped while experimenting and they are not quite on center but are still quite usable :-)

  • MaryannNovember 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    A wonderful card here again as always Becca. Sooo beautiful work in every detail and love your colorchoise here too.ReplyCancel

  • Desiree YoungNovember 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    I have a question for you. Do you cut the flower shapes and then stamp? Or do you stamp and then cut? I’m having a tough time understanding how it works. I understand how the machine works etc….but how do you get your images to be centered so perfectly? Such a silly question! :-) I assume it’s the first part, but I thought I would just ask!

    Of course lovely card as usual. I love to visit your blog for what new stuff you’ve shared.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline T.November 29, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Lovely card Becca. I love how the flowers still have a 3D effect without the bulk. I like the look of rolled flowers on a card, but the bulk is a problem when mailing cards overseas. This stamped flower might just be the answer :-)ReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyNovember 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous card. I always love to see the layers and how you make them blend together. You are truly my inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Thanks Becca for your beautiful cards.
    I have had a very busy month so I have not had a chance to leave a comment. But I always look at your emails.
    Love every thing you do.ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonNovember 29, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    How beautiful Becca with the gold filigree at the top of the frame, the lovely lace and ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonNovember 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Beautiful, Becca! I hear you on random sets, but this one looks like a winner. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    This IS BEAUTIFUL Becca! LOOOOVE those roses!!! They are GORGEOUS! If you can’t mess them up after 3 layers, they MUST BE WONDERFUL! LOL :DReplyCancel

  • Sarah GNovember 29, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Stunning, vintage creation – the roses look gorgeous! Love the layers and dimension that you can create with these stamps.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)November 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Beautiful Becca. Love the colours.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne J.November 29, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    OH I knew you’d do something amazing with the roses. They are so romantic and dreamy – a perfect fit with the lacy die cuts you used.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 29, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    Not your usual style Becca, however i just love the 3D effect of your flowers
    well done .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Theresa GoodwinNovember 29, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Hi Becca
    Another beautiful card you have given us today
    You know I have lots of beautiful papers and have never used them
    Your card has inspired me to have a go
    Thank You
    Theresa xReplyCancel

  • TheresaNovember 29, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Love the card!! Esp the little accent of lace. Elegant!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 29, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    Beautiful, Becca!! Love the vintage-y look of this card. So lovely!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZNovember 29, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    Becca – This card is so awesome. The country roses are so very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyNovember 29, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 30, 2014 - 12:19 am

    Love those roses and the card is really lovely.ReplyCancel

  • RuthNovember 30, 2014 - 2:57 am

    WOW – your card is simply stunning Becca, I love it! The vintage style with this classic, English country garden roses is breath-taking ;) RxReplyCancel

  • Mrs BNovember 30, 2014 - 2:58 am

    Hi Becca. A lovely card, it is so pretty. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 30, 2014 - 3:13 am

    Hello Becca
    Love the simplicity of this stamp looking forward to it being available from Claire !
    You have made a beautiful card and I love Cabbage roses ….yours are so pretty with the lace!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • JenniferNovember 30, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Hi Becca, What a beautiful card, full of detail all finished off in your unique way – gorgeous x x xReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsNovember 30, 2014 - 5:22 am

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MajaNovember 30, 2014 - 5:34 am

    So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KNovember 30, 2014 - 6:41 am

    Good morning Becca,
    How gorgeous is this. I can almost smell the scent of an old-fashioned cabbage rose. xReplyCancel

  • LyndaNovember 30, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Pretty card, very vintage looking.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)November 30, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. Three layer stamping! Must try!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenNovember 30, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Gorgeous and elegant as usual! Those roses look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 1, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Beautiful, love the sentiment on the vellum, and you have such lovely backgrounds for your cards in these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Renee CollierDecember 1, 2014 - 9:45 am

    One word: stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn VirellaDecember 1, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Such beautiful cards. I love the subtle colors, they work together very well. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JanDecember 2, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    Another lovely vintage card!ReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideDecember 9, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Pretty like the colors u used and the card of course. The stamps r a good buy too.