Friday, April 19, 2013

April Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show


Good morning all!  How about we celebrate this lovely Spring Friday with a flower show?  Specifically a Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show!  I have been a fan of Claire and Waltzingmouse Stamps for a long time.  In fact, the WMS Sketch Challenge was the very first card challenge I ever entered!  So, of course when she asked if I would join the Flower Show blog hop, I was ALL IN:)  Let's get to the flowers, shall we?  

For my first card, I used WMS's lovely Folk Art Medallion stamp set.  This builder set has so many wonderful elements that just fit together perfectly!  I started by stamping the large flower medallion and added in all kinds of elements in bright cheery colors.  Then I stamped the small circle medallion in the same colors and cut it with my circle punch.  To temper some of the hot colors, I created a vellum frame overlay to go over both of the medallions.  This softened up the colors and gave me a place to stamp the sentiment (from Say It Loud).  


Here's a closer look.  I love how you can have a complex background but it doesn't look too busy (or at least I hope not!).  


My second flower card uses the WMS stamp set Camellia.  This card is heat embossed in gold onto black card stock.  The corners have a bit of metallic cardstock to frame the embossed panel.  Complete easy, but really dramatic!  {After repeated tries, I only got one good pic of this card!  If anyone has any tips on capturing black and gold, I'm all ears.}  Doesn't that Camellia stamp beautifully?  


That's it for me!  Now I'm off to see what the other gals have created!  You know it's going to be amazing!  Here's the list of flower show hoppers today...

To celebrate the flower show, Claire will be hosting a challenge to CASE one of the projects from the flower show blog hop!  Don't worry, you've got until April 23rd to create your own flower projects:)  One lucky person picked at random will win 5 stamp sets!  Check out the WMS Blog for details!  

Thanks for stopping by!  And big thanks to Claire for letting me play along:)

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

41 comments:

  1. Love that vellum layered card, such a soft look, and I love your CAS embossed design, so eye catching!

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  2. Both are fantastic, but the second one blows me away. So perfect, luxurious, decadent... ahhhhh! I wish I saw it in person!

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  3. Love both of your gorgeous cards! The first one is so soft and pretty and the second one is just so elegant! Fab work! Hugs

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  4. Both cards are beautiful! Love the use of vellum to soften the details and gold embossing is stunning! So glad I was introduced to your blog!!!

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  5. Beautiful cards JJ! Love the soft delicate feel of the fist one, such a pretty touch to stamp on vellum! The second one though is just completely amazing - reminds me of a posh restaurant menu cover with all those gold details and design elements!! So excited we got to be in this together!!

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  6. Wow, JJ I love your card, soft colours and so very pretty. Your second project is Fabulous, so elegant and it almost is like a menu cover or a book cover. So professionally made! Great job!!

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  7. BOTH are just, well, WOW! That black one is sooooo elegant! And, I am a SUCKER for some vellum, let me tell ya! Cudos for getting your sentiment to stay put, and not smear all over the place! You are hot today, Girlfriend!

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  8. Once again rocking my world with the vellum....amazing effect. I love how it softens the whole card without taking away the glory of all those colours. And black & gold? Pretty much as elegant as it comes :)

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  9. What a beautiful idea to use the vellum over the stamping to soften the hot colours. Absolutely beautiful work on both cards JJ - that must be the most beautiful metallic embossing I've seen in a very long time! It's just exquisite! I'm really glad to be part of the flower show with you today too :)

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  10. I always love when you pull out Waltzingmouse...
    and today is no exception!
    These are awesome...
    I think I see a couple of CASE's coming on! ;)

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  11. Oh my goodness!! I am loving how you used the Stitched Mats in black and with the gold embossing powder!! WOWZA!!!!! Totally gorgeous!!
    Laura

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  12. What a great look you achieved with the vellum over the colorful folk art stamping JJ! love the gold on black card - what a wonderful CAS Design!

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  13. For starters, WOW! You always inspire me with your cards and today is no exception! The vellum on the first card is gorgeous. And then the gold (I LOVE GOLD!) is elegant and perfect! Thanks for the eye candy! HUGS!

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  14. These are just gorgeous. I'm so glad I have both of these sets now. If I didn't, I'd be shopping right now.

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  15. Oh JJ...these creations are stunning. Love the circle opening and the vellum overlay in your first project. And the regal gold embossing of your second project is so very elegant, especially with those metallic looking corners. What wonderful things you have done with this these sets. I'm so happy that you could join the Flower Show today.

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  16. Stunning the vellum one is outstanding and the black and gold is my fav I`m affraid its is so lush .Melanie

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  17. Wow, they're both fab! love the vellum, but that black and gold is stunning!

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  18. JJ I love your trademark colors on the first - the vellum really softens how they look, but that gold camellia with the mock corners - perfection my friend!

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  19. I adore the first card - the brilliant colour are great and work perfectly with the vellum over the top - super way to add the sentiment too! The black and gold is so elegant!

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  20. I am just going to say….WOW JJ!

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  21. The gold one looks like a winter ornamental cabbage - both are stunning. Love them.

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  22. JJ, these are both spectacular! I adore when you use gold! It makes me SO happy!

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  23. Two lovely cards! So very different and yet both wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. both are so very stunning. love the vellum overlay on the first as it give it such a nice soft glow and the elegant gold on the second just wowed me.

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  25. WOW. Absolutely love the vellum overlay - what a great way to add a sentiment. Gorgeous colours too !!!
    That second card just blows me away. Gold embossing on black - it doesn't get much trickier than that, and so elegant with those lovely corners. Love that font too !

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  26. Gorgeous!! Love the vellum overlay....the camellia looks fabulous in gold on black!!

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  27. Amazing and so beautiful :) Both creations are stunning :) Gold is my fav ! xxx Aneta

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  28. Love the vellum over the medallion! It's so soft and charming!! And your Camellia all dressed in gold is just stunning!

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  29. Both your cards are really incredible! Love everything about them!!!

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  30. wow, that vellum technique is great. The second card is awesome. Makes it look like real leather. Great job!

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  31. I was jumping up and down in excitement when I knew your blog was next, JJ ;) LOVE your Folk Art Medallion! Such a creative take with the brighter colors softened by the vellum. I love the whole design!. The gold Camellia card is trendy trendy fab! Just so elegant. Would be great for so many occasions just by changing the sentiment. You never cease to amaze!!

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  32. Love the vellum overlay and I thought your second card was a yummy chocolate brown!

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  33. Really amazing cards, JJ! The vellum on your first is kinda magical, and the gold embossing with those corners on your black card reminds me of my diploma cover (especially with the stitching!)

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  34. flawless diecutting to highlight that beautiful bloom! i love the lone flower in gold on black...so striking!

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  35. Wow--both are so elegant! I love that vellum frame idea especially!

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  36. JJ, I have to confess - I lurk here often, because your creativity amazes me, and I am guilty of not commenting near as often as I should - terrible of me, I know. But I am glad that playing in this Hop with you has forced me to speak up!! Your cards are both so gorgeous - the first one is SO striking, though subtle, just like you said. I love the circular design, it's a nice change, I think. And the black and gold together remind me of a really formal invitation or something - so classic and striking. Both projects are just beautiful!

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  37. Both cards are gorgeous, JJ! Love the second one with the elegant look of the gold embossing on the dark brown - beautifully executed! I have decided to CASE your card for the WMS - but I don't seem to be able to find the link.

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  38. I still need to try using vellum like this, I so love the subtle pattern showing through.
    Your stunning black and gold card is just that...stunning, i love the gold photo corners...very posh :0)
    Jenny x

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  39. JJ both of your cards are so amazing! I love how the vellum softens the medallion and the gold on black is just so elegant! Gorgeous creations my dear!!!!!!

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