Friday, June 3, 2011

June Waltzingmouse Stamps S.O.A.P. Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the June Waltzingmouse Stamps S.O.A.P. and today the design team is revisiting an older stamp set, Free Spirit Boy.  I love how we revisit some of the older sets on the fourth day!  We are also having a CASE competition so be sure to read below to find out how you can play along.

I combined the Free Spirit Boy set with the Free Spirit Sentiments, Teeny Trees, and Frame It stamp sets to create my card today.  Free Spirit Boy is filled with great images that are perfect for masculine cards.

I created the background on my card using the circle background stamp and Tulip ink on kraft cardstock.  Then, I created my focal image.  I started by stamping the frame from Frame It with Archival Black ink on white cardstock.

I used some Eclipse masking tape to mask the rectangle along the edge of the frame.  Then, I tore another piece of eclipse tape to create an uneven edge where I could sponge my grass.  I sponged some Olive ink where there was no mask.  I used a foam tool from CTMH (Close to My Heart).  They are essentially really large sponge daubers with handles.  I love the way they sponge!

After sponging the grass, I removed the mask from the rectangle (but left the masking around the edges).  I stamped the trees from Teeny Trees using Desert Sand and Garden Green inks.  Then, I stamped the skateboarder from Free Spirit Boy using Archival Black ink.  I used my air compressor and a BG01 copic marker to spray the sky and then removed the masks.  I stamped the sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments using Archival Black ink.  I added a blue cardstock border and a couple copper brads.  I wrapped some Charcoal twine around the bottom of my card and added a wooden button.  The wooden button and all the inks I used are from Close to My Heart.

Be sure to check out the rest of the designers' blogs to see what they created with the Free Spirit Boy set:

Anya Schrier Belinda Chang Langner Bonnie Sharp
Carly Robertson

Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes

Julia Aston

Kate Whelan

Laurie Schmidlin

Lynn Mercurio

Mona Pendleton

Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker

Tosha Leyendekker

CASE COMPETITION:  Now it’s time for you to get your craftiness on as we invite you to participate in a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) competition.  Find a card or project from any of the projects posted over the past few days by the WMS Design Team, CASE that project using Waltzingmouse Stamp images, and link it using the Inlinkz on Claire’s blog. At the end of the competition, one project will be randomly selected to be highlighted with a Parade of its own on several of the Design Team blogs.

Happy Hopping and Have a Great Weekend!



Cassandra said...

Knew you would come up with something pretty amazing with this set. Love it, most particularly the background.

Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made with the new set of stamps boys. Nice background you got there and made very nice that you showed how you did it.
Was very nice to be with you come blog hopping and inspiration. Thanks for it.
Nice weekend.
Hugs Astrid.

saskia said...

Beautiful card! :)

Sue Ann said...


Kary said...

Hi Niki, I love the bold red background, and the scene you created. There's a real feel of movement, and I LOVE it!! Great job!!

Gabby said...

I am totally lovin that background! It is soooo cool! I like the way you used several stamp sets to make this awesome card! Great card! :)

Julia Aston said...

What a creative deign on this Niki! love how you combined the sets to make the skateboarding scene with the trees! the bg circles look super in the red!

Bev J. said...

What caught my eye right off was the pretty background-love the tulip and kraft together. Neat card-thanks for the masking tip.

Bonnie Sharp said...

Love this Niki - your scene is spectacular!!

Laura Evangeline said...

Niki! You are really on a roll with these great cards. I love them all!

Deirdre said...

So fun, love it Niki.

Rose A said...

I love when you build scenes Niki !! Looks awesome

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Niki! Awesome scene!

Kate W. said...

This is like the coolest thing I have seen! I love the colors and you background and I love the scene you created! Super clever!!

kim piggott said...

Totally fabulous Niki!
kim x

Deborah Frings said...

I'm very late getting around the SOAP show! Your card is just fabulous!! I do like the way you've created this scene (and may I borrow it at some point) - great inspiration!!