Thursday, March 7, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps March 2013 Release Previews - Day Three

***This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for CASE Study Challenge 131.***

You made it to the last day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps March 2013 Release Previews - Day Three! What do you think of the release so far? Isn't it amazing?! I had so much fun with my sets. We have one more to introduce today. THIS fabulous set is called Folk Art Medallion.

For my first card, I wanted to do a neutral and elegant card. I just knew I wanted to layer, layer and layer away! I heat embossed the first layer in white. The next layer was made of canvas, I stamped on it and die cut it circle. Then I frayed the edges for more texture. And lastly, I made a "floral" feature on top of it all. 

I added some bling all around the medallion and added jute twine around the card. I like that it's both elegant and rugged at the same time. Does that make sense? lol.

I have one last card to share with you today. You are going to be surprised with this one...I was! It's not my usual was just something I was trying out. Please tell me what you think about it ok? :)

For this card, I dry embossed the background and inked it so that it would stand out against the white. I heat embossed the medallion in pink this time. Then I stamped the flowers in different colors.

The whole background and medallion reminded me of a forest scene. I have no idea why, but that's why I added the birch tree die cut. Although now that I'm looking at it, I should have raised the medallion a little higher.

I added the ribbon to soften it up and stamped the sentiment on a die cut strip to finish it off. I'm hoping this gets a good receiving. :)

That's all I have for you today! Come back tomorrow for the Blog Waltz! In the meantime, there's more inspiration to be found at the other DT girls' blogs. So head on over there! Thank you for stopping by today! I'll see you again tomorrow!

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan
Clare Buswell
Edna Morrisedie
Iwona Palamountain
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Renee Lynch
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Teresa Kline
Tosha Leyendekker


  1. Beautiful cards, I love these folk stamp sets!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Jean, I love the layered medallion on the first, and your lovely embossed die cut woodland scene.

  3. well miss jean martin, where will I start? A river of inspirational beauty runs right through your blog - you are so talented missy, not only is everything you make, something I aspire to recreate, but you present it all so fabulously too! Just can't get enough of you missy! Hugs!

  4. love the texture and layers on the first card. it looks great!

  5. Two gorgeous creations Jean! I just love how you layered the leaves and then the die cut tree over the medallion!

  6. Oh I really love the first one Jean - great way to incorporate the leaves - the colors are stunning and the bit of gems gets me every time!

  7. Wow. I guess I have said this a lot lately Jean, but your cards are gorgeous and once again...your photo staging makes me feel as though I am looking at a craft magazine! Beautiful job all week long!

    1. Thanks Cathy! I'm seriously planning on making a post on how I set up my card photography. Hopefully, I will have time to do that soon! :) But in the meantime, for everyone out there who wants info on how to photograph your projects, you can head on over to Amber's blog - Damask Love for her 4 part series on photography! I learned a lot from her! :)

  8. Wow Jean your cards are so beautiful! I am in love with the first one. The second card is really exquisite, I love that new 'style'. ;)

  9. Yet more stunning cards! I love the kraft, blue and white - so very elegant. The canvas stamping looks just super! I really like the second card - the layers are gorgeous!

  10. Cute cards, especially the 1st one; love the details and colors. Thanks for sharing

  11. So beautiful! I am loving the texture from the canvas and the twine!

  12. I love your first card with the kraft and burlap and the blue and white: so elegant! And your second card is just fabulous!! I think the medallion looks like a tree too, so adding the trunk is just perfect. Beautiful card!!

    1. Yay! At least someone else can see the tree other than me! haha. :) Thanks Helen!

  13. Like seriously WOW! Each day is more stunning than the previous one, Jean!! I absolutely adore the kraft and blue card. Like ADORE it! That shade of blue with the kraft, and the unique way that you used the design elements are just perfection! I love how the embossing folder looks with the medallion the cool how those flower images are popping against the pink!

  14. Stunning as always! The first one made my jaw drop! Love the background on the second!

  15. Both are fabulous but....the first one stole my heart!! The white embossing on kraft...layers with blues....and the medallion center/leaves in blue and gray....smitten!!

  16. WOWeeeeee!!! I LOVE both, but the second one is spectular!!!

  17. The color combo of your first card is so pretty and I love all the layers, especially the canvas.

  18. Gorgeous! Love the medallion design.

  19. Oh, my. Oh, my goodness. OMG!! I love the Folk Art Medallion set more than any I've seen in a long time. Your cards are gorgeous.

  20. Beautiful and creative use of the Folk Art Medallion. Love the soft colors yet different textures on card one. I also loved card two with the ink over the embossed bacground. The birch tree was a great touch.



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