Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day - DT Blog Waltz

Friday, March 8, 2013


Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps March release day blog waltz!! You should have arrived here from Becca's blog. Visit Claire's Blog for the full list of participants.Today three fabulous new sets are being released - A Good Egg, Folk Art Labels No.25 and Folk Art Medallions. I used the new Folk Art Medallions and the previously released Say it Loud on my first card.


I embossed the medallion in white onto some lime green cardstock. Then I stamped some of the individual flowers and leaves and fussy cut them out. I propped them up on some foam pads for dimension. For my next card I had some fun with the chalkboard technique using A Good Egg, Folk Art Medallion and a couple of sentiments from the previously released Spring Baskets.


I used a white pencil to draw the lines and to draw around some of the details. I softened the look by rubbing a white pigment ink pad randomly over the surface!


I embossed everything in white first then added some subtle color using blending chalks! I love adding a bit of color the black and white can be a bit stark sometimes. Next up on the hop is the creative Kelly!  Again if you get lost you can just go back to Claire's blog for the full list of participants! 

45 comments

  1. The blending chalks are so clever, Clare! I was wondering how you added all that color to the embossing. Would have never thought of that! I must try this soon!

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  2. Ohhh awesome layout on that first one, Clare! The cluster of flowers next to the half medallion is wonderful. And that Easter chalkboard card could NOT be any cuter...I love it so much!!

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  3. Wonderful cards! I love the embossing folder you used on the first one and the embossed medallion, and great chalkboard effect on the second!

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  4. Clare, all I can say is amazing - you just have a way with cards. They are so you-nique! Love your style, these just make me smile!

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  5. Love your card with it's spring attitude.

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  6. Love your card with it's spring feel to it.

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  7. Beautiful card Clare, love the embossing and your design and colour palette. Tracy x

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  8. That first card is so fresh looking but that chalk effect one is FABULOUS!

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  9. What fun cards you've made. I love the zesty colours on your first card, and the chalkboard technique works perfectly for the Easter sentiments!

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  10. Your lime green card is so spring like its hard not to smile!

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  11. Beautiful Spring Time card. Such a beautiful design.

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  12. I love the chalkboard style, so fresh with the spring stamps.

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  13. Such a beautiful bright card, love this one. I am so glad I already ordered and cannot wait to get mine. Beautiful inspiration, Clare!

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  14. Love the dimentional look. Thanks for chance to win.

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  15. Great cards! The first is so fresh and springy! Love the chalkboard look on the second!

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  16. Clare, I love the green card with the white embossing: so fresh and spring-ish!! And the chalkboard card is so fun! Great inspiration!

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  17. Beautiful work! Of the two, it would be impossible to pick a fave!

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  18. Love the chalkboard card, so cute!

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  19. Oh, so much beauty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Love how you layered the cut out blooms over the embossed medallion Clare - and your chalkboard card is so sweet with all the chicks and bunnies!

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  21. Clare these are fabulous!!
    I love those bright colors of the first one...
    and the way you used the elements to layer!
    And the chalkboard...
    a perfect example of this technique...
    I love it!! :)

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  22. Gorgeous! Your first card is so fresh, it really puts me in the mood for spring. And your chalkboard card...well...it is beyond fabulous! You chose just the right elements. Those sets really lend themselves to this technique.

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  23. Lovely cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Wow - both so pretty, but the first I Love!

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  25. Fabulous cards, especially the chalkboard card. Thanks for sharing

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  26. What gorgeous cards Clare.

    Love the layers and feelgood colours of the first and thought that was brilliant. Then saw the chalkboard creation, now that makes me want to finally try that technique, love them both.

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  27. These are both fabulous. For me the great thing about these stamps is that no detailed colouring and shading is required.

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  28. Stunning as always; you always amaze me with your beautiful creations.

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  29. The chalkboard card is just too cute. Cheers.

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  30. Gorgeous cards. The colours of the first are so sunny and bright (can't wait for spring) and that fun and cheeky blackboard card had me grinning from ear to ear.

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  31. Love your color choices. Fussy cutting isn't for me, but it does make a special card!

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  32. Wonderful cards! Love the white on black!

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  33. beautiful. i love your pink & green card, it looks so very Irish. =)

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  34. Wow Clare!! I LOVE where that creative brain of yours always takes you! LOVE the floral arrangement with the medallion on the first, and your chalkboard is just DARLING!!

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  35. Such pretty colors on both cards and I like the chalkboard technique.

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  36. Beautiful cards! The first one is so bright and colorful and reminds me of Spring. Love the chalkboard technique too. It looks so real.

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  37. Yes spring time is here go away snow. love your card.

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