Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Waltz!!

Monday, September 19, 2011



Yay!! It's Waltzingmouse Stamps release day!! I hope you're enjoying the blog waltz!! Today we're previewing one of my favorite sets A Cottage Christmas, nope that's not it on the outside of my card that's the fabulous Say It Loud - Winter Holiday also being released today! The magic is all inside my card this time!! The fab paper I used on the outside of my card is Jovial from Basic Grey. So shall we have a look inside! Say hello to a friendly snowman! He's definitely part of A Cottage Christmas!


Yes, I made a pop-up card! This scene was inside my head the moment I saw A Cottage Christmas, so I had to find a way to make it real! Yep, that's a Christmas Cottage there behind him, just follow the path to the warm glowing cottage.


I LOVE this cottage, the details are amazing, it really was a joy to color! I used acrylic paints to bring it to life and a teeny tiny brush!! I add some dimension I stamped and colored it twice, cut out the centre piece and layered it with foam tape.


The stars from Midnight Feast I stamped and embossed in white and then applied a wash of acrylic paint to create the night sky. The trees in the distance from A Cottage Christmas I stamped and colored in a grey/black, I stamped some more on some separate card and drew a little line across to make the snow tops, then painted with acrylics. I also painted a little path.


I stamped this lovely sentiment also from A Cottage Christmas in the bottom left hand corner. It just fit nicely. So I hope you enjoyed my snowy winter scene! It all folds flat too!


You should have arrived here from the lovely Becca's blog and you should be hopping on to Kelly's! If you missed the start just hop back to Claire's blog! Have fun!! Oh and I hope you have been working your way along the Blog Waltz and leaving comments along the way. You have until September 22 to comment on as many of the Design Team blogs as possible because a winner will be selected at that time from one of the Design Team members’ blogs to win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set of choice. The winner will be announced on the 23rd on Claire’s blog.


Just to recap the sets being released today are A Cottage Home, Say it Loud - Winter Holiday, Hocus Pocus and A Christmas Cottage.

91 comments

  1. Clare I love your pop up card!! This is truly amazing work! Stunning! Your colouring is wonderful on the house, so warm and inviting!

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  2. oh what a beautiful snowy pop up card, I absolutely love it!

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  3. Stunning pop up card, it's really amazing!

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  4. I cannot even begin to thing how long it took you to make that gorgeous pop up!

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  5. Your snowy winter scene is perfect... the background, the coloring of the cottage etc... all fabulous!

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  6. My, oh my, oh my!!! What a fabulous popped up scene you've created Clare. Not only is it colored exquisitely, it's so fun and interactive. I LOVE your vision for this set!! WOW!

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  7. Seriously, my head is exploding;) Your card is well...awesome!

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  8. This is absolutely wonderful Clare! I thought about doing this and that's as far as it went!! LOL!!! wonderful coloring and lovely walkway on the base - a sweet Christmas fairy land!!

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  9. This is beautiful. love the three-d look. Bet it was a lot of work.

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  10. I just love your pop up card and what you can do with Waltzingmouse Stamps. Thank you!

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  11. OH, I wish you offered a tutorial on how to make that STUNNING card!!! It's unbelievably precious!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  12. I love your choice of colors, and the 3-d aspect of your card. Very nice.

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  13. Just one word; amazing..............!!!!!

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  14. What super cards - a bold Christmas Greeting and a fabulous Easal Card - love that one!

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  15. wow! Fantastic pop up card. Wonderful detailing. Love all of the elements.

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  16. WOW, this is an awesome pop-up card. Love the Christmas Cottage stamp. Your coloring/painting is amazing. TFS

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  17. EEEK, stop it! That is the cutest thing ever, Clare! AND you PAINTED IT? How you added all of the colors in the right spots with a BRUSH is beyond me! This scene is so inviting and literally has a glow about it. In awe!

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  18. Fabulous pop up card!

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  19. Amazing pop up card!! Just gorgeous!!

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  20. This is one of the most lovely Holiday cards I've ever seen!
    The work is super and the feeling of the card is grand and warm!!!
    Thank you for such a lovely card!

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  21. Wow! You've put so much work and effort into this card and it's definitely paid off!!! It's a wonderful Christmas scene, beautifully done :)

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  22. I am blown away by the gorgeousness of your clever pop up card - amazing work!

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  23. OMGoodness...LOVE this pop up card!! This set is perfect for that technique!

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  24. Wow,, this is such a great idea! What a wonderful pop up card you made.

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  25. WOW - now that is talent and a beautiful creation to boot! TFS!

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  26. Unbelievably beautiful! This is one wonderful card! Cheryl W.

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  27. WOW! Your card is amazingly gorgeous. I just LOVE it.

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  28. OMG-what an awesome card! I LOVE it! You did an amazing job with the coloring.

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  29. The surprise scene that you put on the inside is simply wonderful!
    carol b

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  30. This isn't a card! This is a work of art! Stunning!

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  31. Totally, and completely charming!! The dimension makes it so special Clare, this is a beautiful creation!!

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  32. I haven't even tried a pop up let alone such a gorgeously colored pop up! It's amazing!

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  33. While I was in the neighborhood, I waltzed around your site and really enjoyed the tour. This pop up is wonderful and I loved everything else I saw along the way. TFS!

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  34. My gosh, Clare! This is amazing! The details are so incredible. It must have taken forever to create. A true work of art!

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  35. I LOVE your pop-up card!! Truly beautiful and magical at the same time ! Awesome coloring job.
    Kim W

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  36. What an amazing card! You've made such a stunning job of that and your family must be so proud of you. :)

    Lynn Wild

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  37. Magical! I love all your details.... the beautiful coloring, the paints for the treetops! And the sweet snowman.... Love it all!
    DeniseB

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  38. This pop-up card is absolutely FABULOUS in every way -- WOW!!! TFS!!!

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  39. I totally love your pop-up card. You certainly brought out the beauty of this stamp set.

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  40. Oh that's lovely! That would def. go to somebody special who will appreciate it and not just bin it! (they should be boiled in hot oil!)
    R/

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  41. What a lovely scene you created with the stamps. Lovely.

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  42. Absolutely beautiful, love the dimension, it looks so life like!

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  43. Too fun. I LOVE pop ups and yours is fabulous!

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  44. How in the world did you figure this out? It is so beautiful, you just have to keep this one for yourself! It is gorgeous and so creative. The cottage is colored so beautifully and the snowman pop up is just the best ever.

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  45. my word this is amazing!!! beautiful coloring and design. love this!!!

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  46. That scene is just perfect for a pop-up. You definitely had a perfect idea. And the coloring is wonderful!

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  47. What a fun idea! Such a lovely card!

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  48. You're truly and artist. Claire created the house but you really brought it to life. And the pop-up card idea...? Brilliant!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  49. WOW!!!!!!!! You could knock me over with a feather, I'm so bowled over by your amazing creation!!! You are truely a FABULOUS artist!!! that scene is out of this world beautiful, and your better not send it off to someone: you need to keep if for your own Christmas decorations: I can just see your little one gazing in delight as she opens it and watches everything pop up!!! I think it would make a treasured Christmas keepsake. You are truely talented, along with being a sweetheart!! You should teach how to do that card at your LSS! Hug from Helen

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  50. WOW!!! What a beauty! I wouldn't have the patience for that!! Very impressive!

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  51. wow I have not ever tried a popup card, but this inspires me to try really hard. Its beautiful, thank you.

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  52. Oh how adorable Clare! Lovin' the 3D card!

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  53. This is beautiful...Love the scene you created.

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  54. what a wonderful holiday scene in your card - SOOOO clever! TFS!

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  55. How wonderful is this pop-up scene!? Wow!!!

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  56. Truly amazing, Clare! You are such a talent - and belated congratulations for your appointment to the WMS DT. Well deserved and long overdue recognition!

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  57. This is AMAZING! Love the house, love the trees, love the walk!

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  58. OMG, this is unbelievable, I completely love the 3 D effect you have created, this is totally stunning and I think my favourite so far, fabulous colouring!! The shadow effects are just amazing!

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  59. Stunning, stunning card Clare. I love pop-up cards and the colouring is second to none. (please please consider doing a tutorial) tfs

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  60. Beautiful pop up card. Love the dimension.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  61. A stunnign and beautiful Pop up card. Beautiful colouring. Beautiful creation.
    Greet Marja

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  62. Stunning Clare ... what a fabulous cottage ... you have the patience of a saint doing this!

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  63. Oh, how pretty! Lovely pop-up winter scene... the images are fabulous! :o)

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  64. Oh My Gosh!!! How gorgeous... I love popup's, but this is especially nice! TFS

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  65. what a fabulous pop up card, I just loved it and the snowman standing outside the cttage in the night sky is so wonderful and magical! Great job! I can see where these stamps have lots of potential for different projects ! ~Gin~

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  66. outstanding, really beautiful

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  67. THUD!!
    That big *crash*...*boom*...*bam*...
    that was me hitting the floor upon seeing this...
    I don't even have the adjectives to describe this card...
    I just die.
    Everything...
    and I mean everything...
    is perfect.
    I want to live in your card!
    Claire...
    stunning...
    stunning...
    STUNNING!

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  68. I'm with Astrid, unbelievable! lol I would never have thought you could get such control on card stock with acrylic paints. I enjoy using them on furniture and walls. lol so did you use the clear medium to keep the paint wet longer? It's just beautiful and the pop ups are so much fun. I just adore scenery cards and your tickles as CB would say. ;)

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  69. Paulette - Thanks! No I didn't use clear medium, just regular acrylic paints on their own. I do have a good bit of experience using acrylics though.

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  70. Oh my giddy aunt this is amazing!!!!

    wow, love it

    Ali x

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  71. I love this card! Very clever and beautifully presented.

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  72. Love all aspects of this card! Beautiful!!!

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  73. I cannot believe all the beautiful elements of your pop-up card! What patience you must have to paint it in acrylics! How gorgeous!

    Jo Ann Mooney

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  74. OMgoodness! This is Absolutely Amazing! All I can say is Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Love every little Wonderful detail! Wow! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  75. This is so simple and elegant!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  76. Clare, this so neat! I just love that pop up!

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  77. Great projects; I especially love the pop-up card. Wonderful details. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

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  78. What an amazing card, it is beautiful
    Thanks for sharing.
    Maria V.

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  79. Clare, your pop-up card is truly amazing and it's just wonderful to look at it and enjoy the little winter scene. The stars in the sky, the snowman in front of the house, the trees with their white "caps", the beautifully coloured house - that's just a great card and a work of art which I love very much.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  80. Oh WOW. Clare, this is a work of art. Such an outstanding creation with this set, this card in itself would be a gorgeous gift! You added so much depth and detail - it is perfect in every way!

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  81. BEAUTIFUL pop-up card!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a FANTASTIC JOB on it!!! I LOVE moveable cards!!!! :)

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  82. WOW! WOW! WOW! Your pop-up card is simply amazing! I love all the details ... you've created such a wonderful winter scene. WOW!

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  83. This is possibly the coolest card I've ever seen! I LOVE it! It looks like the winter nights I remember from my childhood! The colours you used are just perfect. The sky is especially fantastic!

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