My love for all things Spellbinders (TM) is pretty evident. I would be using their product even if I was not on their design team. I mean, come on, genius right? Well, add my friend, Claire Brennan, to my favorite die templates, and the level of creative brilliance hits all new heights!
Claire recently started her own line of stamps called, Waltzingmouse Stamps. And the genius is, that a couple of her sets are designed to work with Spellbinders (TM) die templates!!
For these two cards, I used Very Vintage Labels No. 4. Gorgeousness that fits right into the dies!! Just one tip to point out…I stamp first THEN cut. I put the die in place, over the stamped image, and then add a little piece of low-tack tape, to keep it in place, before I cut/emboss.
This image was stamped in Vintage Cream pigment ink onto black cardstock. Yummy. Look at the results. Claire’s stamps are fantastic! VERY nice quality (same feel as PTI). Another joyful discovery I made was, the Petite Ovals Large fit inside the Very Vintage image. Which is how I made the cream oval with the sentiment.
The same image was stamped in black ink onto cream cardstock. Beautiful space to add another die cut or just to stamp upon. If you haven’t yet, make sure and check out all of Claire’s amazing stamps at Waltzingmouse Stamps!! And you will be seeing more of these being used on my projects, that is for sure!!
I must mention the prevalence of Target in this post. You might be wondering where the unique color combination for Christmas cards came from. I was walking in Target (when am I not? and you know I am there this morning, literally, as this posts, I will be the first one in!! :)) and saw this display of towels that stopped me in my tracks. Cream, black, grey and red. They were inspiring. So much so, that I had to come home and make many, many cards! :) And on that same trip, I found my newest love, the red cake stand used in the photos!! Isn’t it fabulous? I adore cake stands. I have no idea why, but isn’t it fabulous? :) thanks for stopping by!
Supplies-Stamps (Waltzingmouse Stamps-Very Vintage Labels No. 4), Spellbinders (Labels 4, Snowflake Impressabilities) Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Vintage Cream, True Black, Pure Poppy)(Core’dinations-Gibraltar), Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Vintage Cream, L’Amour, Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown), Ribbon (American Crafts, Papertrey Ink), Lace (Wright’s), Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Gems (Hero Arts, Basic Grey (snowflake)) Stamps (Hero Arts-Holiday Greetings, Holiday Tags (sentiments))
One more thing, have you checked out the Black Friday fun (give away) at Spellbinders? Did you see the new sets of Nesties? Better run to check them out!!!