Welcome, welcome, welcome! Welcome to the first day of Waltzingmouse Stamps July release!!! Things are pretty romantic this month... oh la la!! I was ready for some Nestie-friendly oval stamps and if you’re like me, well, then this release will have you especially excited! Wooohooo!
I opted for a clean and simple romantic look because my “shabby chic” always seems to turn into “shabby chit”. Leaving paper “plain” is a real hard thing for me to do. I am on the fence about all of that plain Aqua Mist just glaring at me, but I keep telling myself that I am going for the “understated elegance” look and I keep slapping my hand hand as it tries to grab a stamp.
I copied the template for this gift card holder from one I received for my birthday. I think it could do double duty as a wedding invitation with some minor tweaks. I used stamps that we are showcasing tomorrow on the inside, so there is a bit of a surprise element here…I will show you the inside of the holder and what the insert looks like (think BIG) tomorrow. The July release sets I used are Oval-Classic Frames for the oval leaf border and Cameo Creations for the couple. I used the background stamp from Asian Gardens for the belly band because it is elegant with a natural feel.
The cameo of the young girl, the frame and the sentiment are from soon to be released (July 1st) Cameo to Go set. The scalloped border stamp (i.e., half an oval) is from this month’s release Ovals-Classic Frames.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Gardens, Cameo to Go (July ‘11 release), Cameo Creations (July ‘11 release), Ovals-Classic Frames (July ‘11 release)
Ink: SU! Blushing Bride, River Rock, Crumb Cake; Ranger Antique Linen
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, River Rock; PTI Aqua Mist; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Other: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities; Recollections adhesive faux pearls
On a personal note, I had a surprise appendectomy last Tuesday and am finally feeling back to myself. Hopefully, I have had the last of a wet basement (it flooded again while I was in the hospital). The landscapers, and potentially a carpenter, are working to resolve the problem once and for all. I couldn’t be more ecstatic to have a dry stamping room!!!
Please keep on clickin’ because the rest of the design team ladies have creations to share that I know you won’t want to miss!
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan (Ms. Brennan, if you’re Janet Jackson)
Kate Whelan (That’s me!)
Sarah Martina Parker