Today is day 4 of the April Waltzingmouse Stamp of approval Parade (a/k/a SOAP)! Some of you may have already anticipated this (dear, lovely Stella), but today is my first post as a Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team member!!! YAY!! Joining with me today are Niki and Tosha! I couldn’t be more honored or excited!!! Claire and the rest of the gals are some of the most talented women from around the globe! I have always found them to be a source of awe and inspiration! (P.S. I will be at work when this posts and will be updating my blog with the Design Team links later today. I didn’t want to jump the gun and spoil everyone’s surprise.)
For my card today, I did a bit of traditional and non-traditional masking. I don’t like to cut masks, so when I do I cut them out of a lightweight cardstock rather than normal printer paper or post-its. This way, I can use the mask more than once without fear of bleed-throughs. My “non-traditional” masking comes from the way I removed the basket handle. I stamped the body of the basket as close to the edge of my stamp pad as possible. Then, I used a wet wipe to remove the bit of ink that got on the handle. I removed some of the basket in order to make sure I removed all of the handle because I knew I could draw/trace it in later.
I cut out the large egg group and glued it onto the main image and then drew/extended the top line of the basket onto the eggs. This way it looks like the eggs are inside the basket as opposed to the straight edge left by the paper when I glued it on. It’s a small touch that visually completes the image (and hopefully distracts from the messy “o” in the sentiment…I hate when I have fuzz attached to my stamps that I don’t know about until it’s too late!!!).
And now (drumroll please), the biggest surprise is that it’s time for you to get your craftiness on and participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition. All you need to do is find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE the project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog at http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected and highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs. We all hope this competition inspires your creativity.
Please note, you have one week to complete and link your project. The competition closes at 8:00 AM Claire’s time on April 10th, 3 AM Eastern, 2 AM Central, and 12 AM Pacific time. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on April 11th.
Please be sure to continue on to the rest on the DT's wonderful creations!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Spring Baskets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI SS White, Hibiscus Burst
Ribbon: PTI Hibiscus Burst grosgrain
Other: Nestabilities; Copics; Prismacolor colored pencils; Odorless mineral spirits; Copic Multiliner SP 0.05
We hope that y’all enjoyed the first Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade; highlighting last month’s sets and the classic Spring Baskets set.