Sunday, May 01, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release - Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse March Release Design Team Blog Waltz. Make sure to start at Claire's blog to go through the entire waltz! You should have come here from Sarah's blog - if you didn't, be sure to make the rounds! There's some fabulous eye candy and prizes to be won!

Remember you can win a free stamp set by leaving a comment at each blog post along the waltz, including this post! Your comment must be received by 11:59 pm EASTERN on May 2nd. One winner will be chosen from comments left on one of the DT member's blogs! So leaving a comment on this blog gives you a chance to win some free goodies and by making the rounds, you can increase your chances!

Today our cards feature Say It Loud. It's a fabulous set filled with large sentiment and then some small accompanying sentiments. :)

Thanks Card

 
For this card, I used one of the gingham backgrounds from Gingham & Co. I stamped it first. And then embossed my sentiment over it. Make sure you dry your stamping completely or your embossing powder might stick to the other stamped image. (And that's definitely not what you want).

 

Birthday Wishes Card
So this second card, I meant to share yesterday. This is actually created with the doilies from the Dainty Doilies Large set. :) I love the calming effect of bg stamping.
 
This gives you a closer look at the stamped bg. I love playing around with the bg sets and sometimes what you make surprises you.

Thanks for stopping by. The next step along the way is the fabulous Mona! If you haven't been waltzing, make sure to start at  Claire's blog and remember to comment for a chance to win!

97 comments :

Teri said...

Beautiful! TFS!

Heather said...

So pretty, love the doilies. The sentiments are really great :)

Inkyfingers said...

Love the first card Belinda. Very classic and stylish.

Karen H. said...

Awesome cards! I love the clean & simple feel of the first card. The background you created on the second card is wonderful!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Beautiful cards. Love them

Ali x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

These are just a lovely cards!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...! Thanks for this chance to win.

joy said...

Love your cards and how you have embossed your sentiments. It makes them very special.

Kelly S. said...

So beautiful, Belinda! I love the background paper you made, it looks like you bought it at a store!

beadz said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing.
hugs,
Gini

Pauline said...

Gorgeous creations!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful cards and my favorite is the second one

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

Oh Belinda - these are fantastic creations. What amazing looks you have achieved with these sets. Awesome for sure!

Sofia ;) said...

Your first card is sooo elegant and classy!!!! But I like the other one too!!!

Melissa said...

Wow, Belinda! What a gorgeous doilie background!

Your embossed sentiment is great over the gingham!

Deirdre said...

Belinda, just adore these... stunners.

Hester said...

Beautiful stamps, beautiful cards!

Jill said...

very pretty cards--great job!!

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous cards Belinda! i love that gingham!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wonderfully stylish cards! Wow! I especially love that first one, the colors are perfect! Great cards!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen said...

Very very nice. and you're right, sometimes just putting ink to paper can be very relaxing :)
thanks for sharing

Davi said...

Very pretty cards love the colors you used!

Sandie said...

Wonderful cards. Love them both, especially the first one - the colours are amazing!!

Margie H said...

I love your cards and your style :) Can't decide which set I want and am thinking about all! lol!! TFS!

BabyBokChoy said...

Love the subtle and gorgeous colors!

Cyndie said...

Cute, cute cards! I love how you have grouped everything in a corner for an interesting focal point, and your doily background is crazy cool!

Polly said...

I love what you did with the background stamps...darling!

donna calamari said...

Beautiful!!! The BG you created is very pretty.

Frozenstamper said...

You always do such a nice job with balance and color - these are both simple and beautiful!

Isha said...

Great cards. Love your design, color and balance. TFS.

LaurieM said...

Very pretty cards. I always like your different backgrounds that you make. Hope you had a good day yesterday too! :)

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards, both of them--love your color combos! Especially love the design of your first card!

Susan said...

Belinda - thanks for sharing such beautiful cards - so crisp and clean - the black and white is my favorite!

Sue W said...

Beautiful Belinda!!! Pretty colours as always!

Helen L said...

Beautiful cards!!! The first is beautiful in it's simplicity, and the second is beautiful with the background stamping.

Julia Aston said...

Two pretty cards Belinda! love the design of your thanks card - and the bg stamping on the doilies card is lovely!

Diane Jaquay said...

Belinda, I really ADORE both of these, you always do such beautiful work!!!

Jeanne Jachna said...

Belinda,
Boy - your two projects are both ends of the spectrum. Your Thanks card is clean and simplistic, and then your Birthday Wishes is complex and layered. What a way to show off your talent and ability!! It makes you SHINE!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both cards are fantastic Belinda! I love the lines and colors of the first!! And your bg on the second is gorgeous!! WOW!

sharon said...

One crisp and clean, the other shabby done perfectly
Sharon L

Peachy Wessels said...

What pretty cards - so striking! Great color choices!

ladybugg61 said...

Love the CAS nature of your 1st card, and the colour combo of the 2nd - great job!

Denise said...

Pretty cards! The doily sets are definitely on my shopping list!
DeniseB

Edna Morrisedie said...

These came together really nicely Belinda, great job with this release!

Karen said...

Love your Thanks card, the design is fabulous!

Glenda J said...

Love them both - great work!

Serena said...

Great cards! The background you made for the second card is just gorgeous!

carefreestamper said...

Beautiful cards and stamps! I love Waltzingmouse.

Lyndall said...

Clean, Simple & Beautiful.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards--I like how you stamped over the blue gingham.

Bobbkat said...

Nicely styled.
Kathi Bobb

Lagene said...

Simply beautiful cards!

Bonnie said...

You have such great style. Love the cards you create. Jealous!!!

Heather said...

Love the doily card! Thanks for sharing it even if it is a day late! It definitely deserved to be seen.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning!!!!

Tracy Johnson said...

Beautiful work!

Lisa R. said...

Live the gingham background. The hat pins are cool. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Belinda!

Sharron said...

SO lovely! The CAS design with the gingham is my favorite--love it! But the design and wonderful colors on the second card look fabulous too.

Anne B said...

Love what you've done with the new sets - can't wait to try some for myself :)

Joan B said...

these are gorgeous. seriously.

Meredith said...

Awesome cards Belinda!

Jan Garber said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the color combo of the second one blew me away!

LaurieJ said...

Wow, the doily card is so pretty! And I love how you framed the sentiment on your first card with the gingham.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the doily card and that silver embossing and aqua of the first one! Great samples!

Karen said...

I always love Claire's choice of font designs.

Jan Castle said...

Love your color choices!!!

karen said...

beautiful cards. I have to say i think the gingham is my fav. Thanks for giving us inspirtion with your creations

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely stunning creations.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love both your cards!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
All these new things are just beautiful, can't wait to see everything!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Carola said...

Hi Belinda

These are 2 very beautiful card which I both like very much. The first card looks very elegant to me and on the second I very much like how you made the background.

Kind regards
Carola

Julie Ann said...

Love the cards and the doilies. Very beautiful.

Laurel said...

Such gorgeous cards!

linf54 said...

Great cards! Love the blue and black together.

Tats said...

Cute cards!!

anya said...

Your doily background is gorgeous, but I just LOVE how you stamped just the bit of gingham! This looks fantastic, and is one of those ideas for the inspiration book!

Alice said...

Beautiful cards - such a great release.

bethann said...

pretty pretty pretty projects.

cathy said...

Love the background paper you made. Great job.

Denise said...

Darling. I {heart} the gingham set - SO many possibilities!

Laraine R said...

Great cards!! Love the new sets!!

Theresa Dendinger said...

Your background is beautiful! Love it

Kathi said...

I love the different looks, you created. It's so inspiring!
XX Kathi :-)

Clare D. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Crafty Girl said...

Nice cards!

José said...

Beautiful cards!
Hugs José

Cheryl B. said...

I love the way you created your own "DP". Both cards are great. TFS

scrapalajen said...

Wonderful bg cards Belinda!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love that sentiment. With sentiments that big, I can actually design a card around the sentiment rather than adding one as an afterthought or just going generic.

Di's Crafty Flair said...

These stamps are so pretty and your designs are simply beautiful.

Pam Young said...

Beautiful cards!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards!
TFS!!

Linda said...

Really lovely cards! The colors you chose perectly complement the stamping-especially on the doily card!!

Stephanie Gruss said...

I love both cards, but I'm really digging the visual effects of your doily pp. Lovely as usual, Belinda!

Moira said...

Wow - what great cards. Love the subtle gingham background and the doilie card is amazing! TFS :)

IamDerby said...

These are lovely Belinda! I especially like the first one.

Kathi said...

I love what you did with that background stamp. Totally gorgeous.

Both cards are great!