#649 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady

Hello! So so excited, that I am surprised I was able to keep it in all this while!! Last month, Shay contacted me and asked me to be Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for the month of August! How could anyone decline, of course it was a big big YES!!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Badge

I’ve been a fan of Winnie & Walter since a couple of years. It started with their World Card Making Day and Anniversary challenges – I loved all the challenges, and started pining for their stamps and dies… and I still do!

So, here’s the details of my first post as Winnie & Walter Leading Lady! I am using the In Bloom: Coralina’s Florals to make two cards, incorporating some kind of ‘shine’ into them, while trying to keep the making of the cards simple and easy –

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 1 - Card 1 and Card 2

For my first card, I started with a watercolor panel. I drew a curved line using a pencil, stamped my images on the curve, heat embossed them white. I them colored them using Perfect Pearls. I then added a few splatters, after letting everything dry completely.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 1 - Card 1

Using Perfect Pearls is a very easy way of adding shine and style to your card. They are versatile, and the pigment forms a beautiful watercolored effect.. and the shine is simply gorgeous! They are perfect to color outline stamps, and In Bloom: Coralina’s Florals, which has beautiful outlined flowers is just perfect!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 1 - Card 1 Closeup

Once I was done coloring, I die cut the panel using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways, and foam mounted it on the card base. I then stamped the sentiment, from Party On, fussy cut it, then foam mounted that too.

For my second card, I chose Nuvo Mousse for adding shine –

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 1 - Card 2

For this card, I picked a white card stock panel, stamped all my images, from In Bloom: Coralina’s Florals using normal dye inks. I also used the solid stamps this time, using darker inks to stamp the outlines, and lighter inks for the solids. Once done, I applied Nuvo Mousse Lemon Sorbet on top. Just look at that shine!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 1 - Card 2 Closeup

Now, my cardstock had a bit of texture to it, so the mousse wasn’t evenly applied.. but I did love the effect! 🙂 Also ,the small stamps in In Bloom: Coralina’s Florals are perfect to create a pattern paper to create the base for applying mousse. In fact, I loved it so much that I just didn’t want to add anything on top of it!! But I had to, I was making a card, after all! 🙂

So for the sentiment, I used Sentimental Birthday and die cut it using one of the label dies from Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways, then applied some more of the mousse on the edges, lightly. I wanted to stack the labels, but since there is only one die in the set, I simply marked a scrap card stock to mark the same die’s outer edge and fuzzy cut it.

Before stacking the sentiment and the shiny panel, I added some scored lines on the edges of the panel, then foam mounted everything on the card stock. I then added a few Nuvo Drops as embellishment.

I am also joining these challenges with my cards –

The Flower Challenge #11: Focus on Background Stamping

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Add Sparkle

SSS - Work It Wednesday

The Heart Desires Challenge #15 (inspired by the colors)

Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge: Flower

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hope you liked these two shiny cards! Leave a comment here for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced at the end of this month.

Winnie & Walter #30 Gift Card

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂


41 thoughts on “#649 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady

  1. I’ve been expecting to see you as the Leading Lady–wonderful first post! I really love the coloring with Perfect Pearls & wow–the use of the mousse is really beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Congrats on your Leading Lady spot! Your cards are lovely! The watercolor panel using Perfect Pearls is spectacular… love the effect!

  3. Huge congrats for being the August Leading Lady! I adore your cards with all the shimmer and shine. (swoon) Thank you for the reminder of how pretty Perfect Pearls are. I need to get mine out. Love how you made the gentle curve for your flowers. Beautiful. I am happy to see how you used the Nuvo Mousse. I wasn’t sure if it would lift up the inks underneath it as you smoothed it over the top, but it doesn’t look like it did. What a stunning effect. Thank you for sharing your fabulous cards, tips, and techniques! I am very much looking forward to what you have for us the rest of the month!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. So happy for you!! Your cards are divine, love all the different colours and images. And so excited you joined us at The Flower Challenge too! Looking forward to next Saturday!!!

  5. Congrats on your Leading Lady role in August! Your creative use of the floral stamps to make a background is gorgeous and you’ve got me very intrigued about the Nuvo mouse now! Can’t wait to see what else you share this month

  6. That all-over stamped background is so pretty and I’ll bet it’s even more wonderful up close! I love seeing different ways to use a stamp set and often make my own patterned paper with stamps. Congratulations, Leading Lady!

  7. Yay! I knew this had to be coming soon… congratulations, Ashwini! Your cards are beautiful and I’ll be following your entries at W&W, even though I don’t have much time for crafting this month.

  8. Congratulations on being the August Leading Lady, Ashwini! I’ve always admired your creativity and style, especially the cards you created for the Gossip Column! Lovely cards you made with the In Bloom: Coralina’s Florals, great job as always. 🙂

  9. Congrats on your Leading Lady role. And what fabulous feminine cards, both so pretty. I really need to get my hands on some of those Nuvo products!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  10. Just saw your 3rd post as Leading Lady and thought I’d pop over to your first post and congratulate you! Well deserved …. I often see your creations around blogland and they always catch my eye. So happy that you can share your amazing work and talent with us!

  11. Such a lovely simple design with fabulous flowers, although we do love to see that all important ‘white space’!
    A gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for join in the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge this time!

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