Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Sneak Peek: Day One

I hope all of you are ready for some major eye candy for the August Waltzingmouse Stamps sneak peeks!  I mean, with nine (nine!) sets releasing August 24 there is so much to see!  Today the design team is sharing four of the new sets:  Vintage Garden Produce, Vintage Garden Flowers, Vintage Seed Packet and Vintage Garden Apple Blossom Seeds.  Are you ready for some summer vintage-y goodness?!  Grab a cuppa and let’s get started!



I found lots of fun inspiration online, as usual, and the wheels started turning.  How about a simple yet beautiful gift for a friend?

A little Kraft bag got a transformation with some patterned paper from SEI and the gorgeous Vintage Garden Apple Blossom Seeds stamp. This is a single stamp, so all you need to do is ink up and go.  I chose to color it with watercolor markers and a blender pen to keep the image soft and faded.  The blue background was created with a Copic marker and colorless blender pen.

The sentiment is from Vintage Seed Packet and was stamped on a chipboard double ended tag.  Check out this wonderful font and the shadow included!  It's perfect!

Inside this bag is a little gift for a friend.  It's just a simple bottle of lotion, but with some wonderful stamps and embellishments, it's a truly special gift.  It's all about the presentation!

Instead of stamping the single apple blossom seed packet again (like I did on the bag), this time I used just the apple blossom image from the Vintage Garden Flower set.  I love having this versatility and I think the image itself is so beautiful that you really don't even need to color it.  And it allows the sentiments to shine (two that I combined from Vintage Seed Packet):

And now, for something completely different!  As I was using these sets I noticed how the fonts reminded me of those used for subway art or chalkboard art that is so popular right now.  So I created my own mini piece of art:

See what I mean?!  I managed to use at least one stamp from all of the vintage garden stamp sets and simply stamped them one on top of another.  I was able to fill in any blank space with the wonderful bits Claire always includes in her sets.  I just love all of these fonts together.  It makes me happy!

I'm telling you, I could do a whole week on these vintage garden sets along!  I've only scratched the surface, so you better make sure you stop in and visit the other design team members today:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Bonnie Sharp
Claire Brennan (owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker



Jill Norwood said...

Incredible projects! Love that apple blossom image and the soft coloring or simple stamping. It is so pretty both ways! I can't wait to see more of the 9 new sets! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!443

suezie said...

Jennifer your gift set is stunning and then I scrolled down to see your 'subway art' style card which for me is just fab, fab, fab! I am sooooo gonna be casing this so I hope you don't mind. Simply fantastic me thinks. Big HUGS!!!

Lynn W. said...

Beautiful projects Jennifer! The stamps look so versatile and are already on my wish list!

Lynn Wild

Cammie said...

Stunning showcases for these new stamps! Love the beautiful soft coloring of the first card and the fun take on subway art.

Ann said...

Just an awesome set of stamps!

Kathi said...

Very, very pretty :)
XX Kathi

Deborah Frings said...

Great projects!! The gift set is just lovely. And I simply adore the way the sentiments work together - the hexagon card is brilliant!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely gift set you created Jennifer - love that shiny paper you used as background - and the collage of sentiments is too cool!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I would imagine that your creations today is exactly what Claire had in mind as she designed these sets. You have done an outstanding job with your projects. Love the card with all the various sentiments stamped in a block. Now THAT'S creative!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful gift pack Jennifer and I LOVE your "subway art" - what a fabulous idea!

Renee said...

I die!
Perfect paper...
perfect images...
perfect projects...
I just die!! :)

Vickie Z said...

Love both of these!!! Love these stamps!!

Marybeth said...

Wonderful projects! The gift and bag set is just beautiful. I love the card with the sentiments …. such pretty fonts, love it.

Becca Feeken said...

Squeal....that subway art project is both amazing and out of the box! Love it! You are full of vintage inspiration - love your card and lotion gift - so cute!!

Lagene said...

Great projects, I really love the gift bag!


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