Good morning and welcome to Waltzingmouse May release previews. You are in for a treat this month, I am still blown away by the stamp sets to be released on May 1st.
Today the DT are showcasing Gingham & Co., a set full of wonderful background stamps - perfect for the gingham and dotty fans amongst us!
As we all know, I am a big fan of design papers but with this set it was so easy to create my own.
I stamped the reverse polka dots onto white card using Victorian Velvet distress ink, which I had applied to the stamp and then gently touched a baby wipe to, to remove some ink and give it a distressed look. Then I took some pink carstock, and again using Victorian Velvet I used the gingham stamp to create a contrasting design paper. All of my papers were then stitched down onto brown and cream cardstocks.
I added some white through the card by using Martha Stewart's Antique Lace punch to create a border top and bottom of my gingham card and by slipping a white doily underneath the image. The image is from the Spring Baskets collection, as is the sentiment.
Here is the list of wonderful ladies who are also playing along today - please do take a minute to visit each one as they are sure to both amaze and inspire you.
And I did hear something on the grapevine about a ginormous competition... hmm, wonder what that's about..?? ;)
Have a wonderful day