August 20, 2009

Waltzingmouse Stamps

Man -- I've gotten SO behind on posting things! I had this card made weeks ago, and haven't gotten to upload.

Have you heard of Waltzingmouse stamps??? Claire Brennan has gotten into the stamp design business...and boy am I glad! Her sets are FABULOUS, and apparently others think so too, as this last release, all 4 of the sets she introduced SOLD OUT.

I have to admit, when I ordered my Celtic Heritage and Irish Blessings set, it was SO cool to receive 'Royal Mail' LOL. These are nice quality stamps that really fill a niche I have yet been able to fill in the current stamping market.

I'm on the waiting list for the Halloween set too -- it's genius! Now, I bed if you went back to the start of my blog...you'd see where I said something about swearing off any new Halloween sets...I think it's an illness, I just can't resist!

Alright alright -- I'm sure you've heard enough gushing...how about a card??? One of the images in the Irish Blessings set was an adorable little cottage that I couldn't wait to watercolor. The fonts and the sentiments included in these two sets are WONDERFUL! Ok, ok, really, onto the card now...















Now, please cut me a little slack on my water coloring, it's been a WHILE, as I've been mainly using my Copics. The other issue I had was dopey me used the wrong black ink, and it ran in a few places, but not TOO bad...I was still happy with it overall. In retrospect, I'd leave a sentiment off of the outside entirely, and just leave that adorable little cottage to do all the talking. I used my Labels 4 nesties and put the die back over the layer after I adhered it to the cardfront, and then traced around it with my gold paint pen.

Go on over to Claire's site -- show her some love!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Irish Blessings, Celtic Heratige (Waltzingmouse stamps)
Ink: Memento Black (DUH!), Encore Gold
Paper: SU! Watercolor Paper, SU! Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities dies, gold paint pen

5 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!

Claire Brennan said...

You know Tracey I think the runny black ink readdy added a nice warm fuzzy feeling to this wee card!! Love it, thank you for the shout out!!

Barb said...

This card is so cute. I was looking at it wondering how you got the gold layer. What a great idea to trace around it with the gold pen!!! I'll have to give that a shot.

chelemom said...

What a lovely card!

Laura said...

I like this a lot, but I can not buy anything else. LOL! Don't make me stop reading your blog.