Thursday, July 01, 2010

WMS July Release Blog Waltz

Happy Waltzingmouse Stamps release day! After three days of sneak peeks, we've finally made it to the big day! And today the design team is celebrating with a blog waltz. If you got here from Julia's blog then you're on the right track. If not, then make sure you go back to Claire's blog and follow along from the beginning. You don't want to miss anything! And now, how about a little Christmas in July?

If you saw this card the other day then you are already familiar with the lantern stamps included in the new Asian Garden Additions set. But do you know that they can be used as Christmas ornaments, too? That's what I saw, anyway! I used the pretty scroll stamp from Seasons of Love - Tags to make a branch. I first stamped the top part of the ornament, carefully making sure to not ink the chain part of the stamp. I thought it looked more like an ornament top that way. I then stamped the lantern and used clear embossing powder on both parts. Because I seemed to have lost my silver pigment ink pad, I inked the top in red and went back in with a silver paint pen after it was embossed. It worked well and it looks like a real ornament!


There you have it! My first Christmas card of 2010! Thanks for stopping by, I am the last stop on the waltz today. And thanks to everyone who left me such nice comments while visiting this week. It was fast and furious, but it was oh so fun! Now off you go to shop, shop, shop!





Stamps: Seasons of Love - Tags, Asian Garden Additions (WMS)
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink: Cardinal (VersaColor), True Black, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Other: clear embossing powder, long classic and scalloped rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon (PTI), silver paint pen

78 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Jennifer,
I would never have thought of these stamps for Christmas but they are perfect and so is your card.
Clare x

SHARLENE said...

THE ASIAN STAMPS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT. VERY NICE CARD.

Julie Ranae said...

So creative to go Christmas with these stamps...love it!

Julia Aston said...

what great 'out of the box' thinking Jennifer! This looks just like an ornament - I never would have thought of it! a wonderful Christmas card!

Holly Saveur said...

great use ..love it.

Meredith said...

I love when you see a use for something that is so not obvious but works so well... and I love the clean line of your ornament with the fancy flourish - nice cintrast :)

Anika said...

Love the versatility you show here! Great card!

Eveline said...

Great Christmas card.
Eveline.

Nicky Hsu said...

Wow, I love everything about this card. The color, the sketch..just perfectly together. So pretty!

Kelly S. said...

ACK what an awesome idea! Never would know it was an Asian Lantern...perfect!!!!

maggiemeow said...

Oh my gosh! Lanterns and ornaments. What a brilliant idea. Thank you!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh this is so creative! I love the idea of using the lantern as an ornament! Genius!

Charmaine Stack said...

Super card! I love the way you used the flourish stamp to create the tree branch. So clever!

Belinda said...

What a fun idea to use it as an ornament!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great idea of turning this image into a Christmas card

Jen said...

Last the best of all the game!
I love using stamps in ways that are unexpected.
Thanks for sharing

Erin said...

Jennifer, what a great card. I would never have thought to use this great lantern as an ornament. Really cool. Thanks for the idea, and all the great inspiration over the last few days.

anya said...

Oh Jennifer, what a creative way to use this stamp! Love it!

AndreaM said...

What a wonderful card!

Ann said...

A perfect Christmas card Jennifer - I knew these lanterns would be perfect for seasonal cards. Love it.

Tammy said...

I love this little Christmas card! What a great way to use that lantern.

Luanne said...

Way to think outside the box! What a great idea, and your card is darling. TFS!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

So clever!! I love it!!

Pauline said...

Oh, I had not seen the potential for a christmas theme! Ingenious and love the background scrolls.

Karin said...

How clever are you?? Love this idea...Thanks for opening my eyes ;)

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhh look at this beauty! We like Christmas in July! What a beautiful shade of green and such a unique and beautiful Christmas card! It would definitely stand out in the crowd! Great job!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hello!

What an unusual idea to use a lantern for a christmascard.... cool!

Its always a pleasure to get inspired by you!

Thanks for sharing your ideas

Andrea

annesatx said...

Oh, that is so cool, making this lantern into a Christmas ornament! What a great idea! Love the card and love the idea. Thanks!

Kris Turner said...

Very cute idea! Thanks!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Jeano said...

I love your Christmas card! Something I would never have thought of. Very good idea

Kay said...

Christmas in July -- how perfect! Don't worry about misplacing your silver pigment ink pad ... I do stuff like that too! So now you've made me want to sing Christmas Carols! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

SO clever - turning alantern into an ornament! thank you for showing us how versatile Claire's new Asian Gardens Additions set is! (Like I need MORE of a reason to want it anyway? LOL!)

Sue D said...

Very pretty as a Christmas ornament!

Sharon said...

So pretty! It looks like it was MEANT to be a Christmas ornament!

peggysue said...

Very cool and neat idea, Christmas in July! Very clever!

DeniseB said...

Very clever! Great idea to use the lantern as an ornament!
DeniseB

Heather said...

Oh. My. Word! So pretty, so serene. I actually gasped when I saw it and what perfect idea, too.
Now I regret not including it in my order...oh, Claire.... grin.

Angy said...

Love the Christmas in July! Great use of this set.

Rosemary said...

wowie!!! what a fabulous christmas card!! love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh you clever girl. Love the lantern as a Christmas ornament. One done for your stash and it's so pretty.

Beth Greco

Gill said...

How clever to find a second use for such a pretty stamp. It makes a very effective & elegant Christmas card.

Lou said...

Such a pretty, delicate card, and way to think outside the square! Unfortunately this reminds me of my resolution not to leave my Xmas cards until November again! But there are so many fabulous stamps in this release. Maybe I can justify playing with this set, and the Rescue Remedies if I am making Christmas cards and gifts.

Moira said...

I love to see how the DT uses such versatility in their designs. What a great idea for the lantern in this set and it really does look like a Christmas ornament! TFS

Donna Scanlon said...

Christmas in July! Love it and how clever of you to see an alternative design for this stamp.

Bogner's said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I need to start working on those since my little one is due in November and I am sure I will have no time after that! Thanks for the eye candy!

Alyssa S said...

You are so clever! I love how you change every day stamp sets into Xmas cards. Beautiful work!!

Laurie Marmon said...

So clever to use it as an ornament. It fits the bill perfectly!

Paula I said...

It always amazes me how so many people can look at the same set of stamps and each one see it in a different light. This is such a cleaver idea and great use of the stamp, thanks Jennifer.

Dani said...

What a nice twist :)

Judy said...

Wow, what a great twist on an unconventional holiday stamp!! Your creative work is always so inspirational in color choice and layout design. Thanks for sharing this little gem with us!

katrynka said...

I love the Christmas ornament idea!! Two of my favorite things... asian and Christmas!

Janet said...

Oooooo...I like that!

Karen said...

What a great idea--and a beautiful card!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful Jennifer! A perfect Christmas card!

Jill said...

Great out of the box idea, Jennifer!

Joan Ervin said...

What a great idea to use the lantern as a Christmas ornament...this is such a beautiful design!!!

rlo said...

ha - so creative in your tooling hack. you can't tell that the silver wasn't embossed in silver ink. love the concept!

Susan Hogan said...

Christmas in July - why not!I love this set and now I have another reason to buy it!

suezie said...

Clever, clever use of this stamp set - makes you want it even if you didn't.

Sandra said...

Hi....just love this,perfect Christmas card and brilliant use of Claires stamps....thanks for the inspiration...i will be using this idea if thats ok :0)....

Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Gabi Mewi said...

This card is perfect in every way - I love it.

cbuswell said...

brilliant idea!

Stampin' Pam said...

What a clever idea - wow a truly inspiring project.

Sally Watkins said...

Wonderful card. Love it when the designer figures out a different way to use and image. Have a great holiday weekend!

LaurieJ said...

I have to say Jennifer that I absolutely love your style. You do such beautiful work and this card is no exception. Thank you for continuing to inspire me.

Katie Renz said...

Love this Christmas card! Great way to use that image.

Wendy said...

After this blog hop, I am in love with this set! The DT has done an amazing job with it! Thank you!!!

Sandie said...

What a gorgeous card... but toooo early for thinking about Christmas, lol. Love how versatile these stamps are.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I am hoping to get started on Christmas too before the end of the summer!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, that looks great- and I'm not even a Christmas card kinda gal.

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE this - always nice to see new purposes for stamps beyond the original design!

Jenn Copeland said...

You have such an amazing eye! You rock girlfriend! I'm off to shop!

iScrap said...

Christmas in July! Nice clean look so much you can do with this set.

dining room table said...

Simple but elegant card for Christmas. Not too colorful but you can still fell the presence of Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Love that 'branch' and 'ornament'. Way to think outside of the box!!!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Wow, I would never have thought of xmas ornaments, fantastic, love it.

Hugs

Sarah

Nancy said...

I never would have thought to use this set for a Christmas card..but it works!
Very creative...thanks.

Anonymous said...

This lantern is one of my favorite images from this release and I love how you made an ornament with it! So clever and festive!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

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