Thursday, 28 April 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Previews - Day 1

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
Sandie
xXx

31 comments:

Deirdre said...

Sandie - fab card. Love how you used the gingham and dots. This set is on my wish list already!!! OH NO!!!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

STUNNING as always Sandie. this set will be winging its way to my house too! I LURVS my Gingham I do :D the trick with the baby wipe is clever. thanks for sharing!

Have a fabby day sweetie

Ali x

Debgem said...

Sandie - this is just wonderful. I love it all and I think your papers are super. I can see this set being used a lot in my house :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty colors and it's so lovely you created your own design paper! Love that! There's a mum that will be very happy with this card!!! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Sandie! love the colors and all the lace!

Carrie said...

Oh hun this is so pretty.. xx

Kelly S. said...

Sandie this card is so lovely and feminine! I love how you made the background, and the coloring on your image is as fantastic as ever! SO beautiful!

Carola said...

Hi Sandie

This is a very lovely card in beautiful colours. I like the background with both the gingham and the polka dots stamps, that really looks great.

Kind regards
Carola

ladybugg61 said...

What a wonderful sentiment, with a lovely card that complements it!

anya said...

Just beautiful! Love the deep pink shade and the combination of patterns! Very pretty!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Lovely card.

Cyndie said...

Cute, cute, cute! You have used the gingham and polka dot backgrounds so effectively! I love it!

Bonnie said...

Yummy! Love this Sandie - gorgeous colours!

angelwhispers said...

Sandie this is beautiful I never get tired of seeing brown and pink together just so lovely!! Chanelle xx

Diane Jaquay said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Sandie! Love all the layers and beautiful basket of flowers!

Peggysuez said...

So very pretty!

Darla said...

This card is beyond fabulous, I love how everything works together so perfectly! Gorgeous!

Niki Estes said...

Sandie, this is so pretty!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love everything you do, and this is no exception! Pretty in pink! :)

Hugs,
Lisa

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautiful card Sandie! I love the pinks with the hint of brown!!

Jen said...

Mmmm.Chocolate with pink. So tasty ...err... pretty. :)
Thank you for sharing.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the colors you put together - such a sweet card!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is so beautiful, Sandie! I love the look of Distress inks with the polka dot stamp!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous....love the light feeling to this card. Great job!

Michele L. said...

Sandie,
This is very pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a chance to win such lovely goodies!!!

Helen L said...

Lovely card: I like how you used both the gingham and polka-dots together.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is just gorgeous Sandie. I love how a little bit of gingham can really brighten up a card. Lovely creation!

pattywagan said...

You have such an eye for color and patterns! I am a fan!

Ren-Yi said...

Sandie - this mother's day card is amazing! i love how the border punch matches the doily! and it's lovely to create one own's pattern paper! i love this gingham co set already!

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