Today’s the first day of sneak peeks for the Waltzingmouse Stamps September release! Did you miss us?! Let’s not waste any time and get right to today's peek at one of the four new sets releasing this month called A Cottage Home:
For this first project I created something fun and functional...a new address postcard! As an adult, I haven't moved many times, but I do know it's a lot of work. I think stamping and coloring this little house would make it a much more enjoyable experience! I simply created a text box in a Microsoft Word document and typed my information, adding a line to separate the address information. You could also simply hand write the whole thing on the back of your cardstock and not worry about printing it out.
I colored the smaller of the two cottages included in this set with Copic markers. Wouldn't it be fun to make these as a gift and color the house the same color as the recipient's? Now that's an original gift! I added some flourishes to the front of my postcard with one of my all time favorite WMS sets, Flourishes - Scallops and Dots. The sentiment is from A Cottage Home and I love the combination of fonts:
One of my favorite coloring spots on this house is the window. I love creating a little glow from inside. Makes it truly a cozy cottage:
Now, as much as I loved coloring this cottage, I realize that many of you are intimidated by coloring or just plain don't enjoy it. Not to fear! This next card shows this set's versatility and the fact that the houses in this set look just as great uncolored as they do colored!
I think this card also demonstrates that you can take the cottage and turn it into something a little more sophisticated by changing the color palette. I also only used a portion of the image and stamped my sentiment right next to it. This shaped my focal point - round instead of rectangular, like it was on my postcard. I only added a touch of highlighting with a gray Copic marker, just to bring out more of the details:
Don't you want to move right into this sweet little cottage?!
Besides being super excited about new WMS stamps, I’m also thrilled to announce we have three extremely talented ladies joining the WMS design team. Please welcome Becca Feekan, Clare Buswell and Kelly Schirmer to Waltzingmouse Stamps! Make sure you check out the entire design team to get a better look at this new set:
Becca Feekan (welcome!)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Kelly Schirmer (welcome!)
Sarah Martina Parker
Make sure you join me tomorrow for another peek at one of the great new sets releasing at Waltzingmouse Stamps on Monday, September 19. You don’t want to miss a thing!