#655 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 4

PE: Runner up at Seven Hills Crafts Challenge!

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge Favorite!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Favourite Badge

Hello and welcome to my last week as the Winnie & Walter Leading Lady! Can’t believe its already the last week!! I had so much fun making these cards and posts, wish it would last longer!!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Badge

For my last post, I am showcasing these cute little critters, so adorable, I just threw away any other ideas I had so I could use them on my cards! 🙂

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 1

For my first card, I used the critters from Party On. I stamped them using a brown ink, then gave them a soft watercoloring using distress inks. I did the same with the flowers. For the background, too I used distress inks. And the grassy hill/ground – I die cut that using the Party On Die, too! The sentiment comes from Happy Dance.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 2

For my second card, I used the critters from Happy Dance. I colored these critters using Zig brush pens. I used distress oxide ink for the background, masking each area for coloring in, added a few splotches of water, then stamped a few stars from the same stamp set, for something extra. Finally added the sentiments from Sentimental: Birthday. I then trimmed the piece, adhering it over a black card base with glitter washi tape at the side.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 3

For my last card, I used the critters from an older set, Happy Owlidays – the owls are just totally adorable! I watercolored the owls using distress inks, fuzzy cut them. For the background, I created a galaxy background using watercolors, then tore up half the panel and mounted it on my white card base. I then added the branch and the cute owls, and also stamped the sentiment.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - All Cards

So there are the three cards together! Hope you liked them!

Thank you so much, Shay for having me over! It really was fantastic working on so many creations, and brand new products! Absolutely!! 🙂

Be sure to leave a comment here on or before the 30th for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on Sep 1st.

Winnie & Walter #30 Gift Card

I am also joining these challenges with my cards –

Seven Hills Crafts: August Challenge (I chose the middle colors)

Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #256: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: August Work It Wednesday Challenge: Use some favorite stamps

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Bastel Traum Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#569 – Snowman Sweeties

Hello! I am re-featuring here the cards I made for Paper Smooches for the last Guest Designer post I had there. I had total fun playing with all the products that Kim sent me (thank you so much Kim!) And here, I am writing a bit more about the cards I made –

I used Melted Snowman die set and Winter Sampler stamp set on both cards. I even kept a neon blue + black theme for both the cards.

Paper Smooches GD - You Melt My Heart

For my first card, I simply die cut pieces using Snow Drifts die set, adhered them over a piece of neon blue cardstock I die cut using SSS Stitched Rectangles die. This could act as snowdrift or some wind – whatever you think it is! 🙂  I white heat embossed the sentiment. I then assembled the snowman, colored it using Zig brush markers, covered it with clear Wink of Stella – it really is a shame it is not showing in the images, it looks fabulous! – and finally adhered this on the blue base.

Paper Smooches GD - You Melt My Heart

For the card base, I stamped the snowflakes from Paper Smooches Cool Dudes stamp set using Black Soot distress ink. And then I mounted the blue panel on it using foam tape. Finally, I added some silver glitter dots around the blue panel for embellishing.

And for my second card –

Paper Smooches GD - Christmas Wishes

I stamped the sentiments and images from Sentiment Sampler and Cool Dudes stamp sets and then die cut the frame using Paper Smooches Frame 2 die. I actually wanted to create a shaker with sparkly beads in it, but didn’t, since the vellum was dulling the beads. So instead, I added the glitter on the vellum itself! 😀

Paper Smooches GD - Christmas Wishes

So, once I created the window and adhered everything on the card base, I added the snowman. Again, I colored it using Zig brush markers and covered it with clear Wink of Stella. I finally added Nuvo Crystal drops in Aquatic Mist for embellishing.

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#566 – Coffee and Warm Wishes

Hello! I am showcasing two cards today, which were featured a few days back in Paper Smooches blog, with me as the Guest Designer.

I used the beautiful Cozy Coffee die for my two cards –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For my first card, I used a handmade plaid paper, made using Zig brush pens. I then die cut it, then used inlaid die cutting to piece the cozy cup together. I also cut the sentiment using the same piece. I then used a piece of scrap piece of card stock, added gold foil, then die cut it using the heart in the die set.

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For the card base, I used We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder to emboss the background, then adhered the cup and the sentiment on it.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Just Add Ink Challenge #342 – Just Add “N” (I have Neutral colors)

Inkspirational Challenge #124 – Neutrals

Happy Little Stampers: December Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes (I’ve used embossing, watercoloring with Zig brushes, Foil and die cutting)

For my second card –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes<

For this card, I chose pattern paper The Best of Heidi Swapp, adhered it to a card panel, trimmed it to size. I then arranged and stamped all the sentiments on the right and heatSince some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card embossed them all in gold. Since some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card For some additional effect, I added some more splattered gold heat embossing by just rubbing the paper with my hand..the embossing powder just sticks to that, right! 😉 How clever of me! 😛

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

Finally, I die cut the coffee cup using the Cozy Coffee die cut, and made it a shaker using some of my sister’s gold seed beads. I also added some gold sparkle on the die outline, using Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, which also helped to make it stand out a bit.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers – December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday: Use Dies

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I also hope you’ll join me again next week for my cards as the guest designer! 🙂

#563 – Christmas Mittens!!

Hello!

Today I am just showing in my own blog what was published in the Paper Smooches blog a few days ago, when I was the Guest Designer. I have two cards, with some fantastic mitten gloves as the main feature for Christmas cards!

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

I used felt to make my pretty mittens, using Paper Smooches Mittens die, in the first card. I even used a bit of silver glitter on the felt for that special sparkle! I paired the mittens with pattern paper from Melquisedec Dream stack. I added some kraft cardstock, adorned with pattern made using Basically Essential Remember & Thanks stencil and Unicorn White pigment ink. Finally the sentiment came from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler.

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

And for the second card –

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

For this card, I used pattern papers for my mittens and the background. I used Paper Smooches Snow Drifts dies to add the wavy lines in the background – I die cut a white cardstock with the dies pretty close, so that I could use both the positive and the negative parts.

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2)

Once done, I adhered everything in place, along with the stacked sentiments using Paper Smooches Warm Wishes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#562 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 2)

Hello! Super excited to be back again with another post on the Paper Smooshes blog as the December Guest Designer! I finally received Kim’s parcel last week (thank you so much Kim!!), and I found a treasure trove in it! Their December release products are just awesome and so inspiring!

Here are sneak peeks of what you can find in the Paper Smooches today –

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Paper Smooches GD (Part 2) - Sneak Peek

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you stop by again next week for my 3rd Guest Designer post!

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#561 – Using Zig Brush Markers for Coloring

PE: Top 5 at Addicted to CAS!!

Hello! I posted yesterday about my Paper Smooches Guest Designing (yay! 😀 ) And today I am posting the same cards in my blog – with a few details attached! 😉

Season's Greetings

For my first card, I used watercolor panel, masked off the edges. I then added the sentiment and some snowflakes and heat embossed them silver. I then scribbled blues and greys on the embossing using my Zig brush markers. I then misted it well using some water mixed with Perfect Pearls and left it aside to dry. Easy one layered CAS card all ready!

Season's Greetings

For my second card, I first drew a light circle using a circle die and pencil and stamped my flowers and leaves using lighter inks. I then colored them using my Zig pens… and finally added the sentiment.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Watercolor Resist

Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge: Favorite Technique or Product (I’ve used Masking and Watercolor Spritz) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #223: Holiday

And for the second card –

Happy Everything

After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white c After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white card base.ard base.

Happy Everything

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #3: Older Stamp/Die or Stencil

Addicted to CAS #102: Congratulations

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#559 – Snowflakes – Stamps and Watercoloring

Hello! I am still stuck with snowflakes, but stamps this time. I really wanted to do some watercoloring so, I just went with heat embossing with watercoloring to create these two cards, both with non-traditional Christmas colors –

Happy Holidays

For the first one, I colored a watercolor panel using my Gansai Tambi set, then stamped and gold heat embossed the snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes – I just love the multitude and diverse snowflakes in this stamp set. Once done, I trimmed the panel and added the sentiment from BoBunny Sentiments stamp set using MISTI and Black Soot distress ink (I am trying stamping using this ink now-a-days, since I am not using it so much for anything else! ;))

Happy Holidays

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Paper Players #324: Snowflake

AAA Card Challenge #79: CAS Game: Christmas

Merry & Bright

For my second card, I first stamped the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Brush Grunge Alpha and heat embossed it using silver glitter embossing powder. I used the same snowflake and same embossing for some smaller snowflakes around the sentiment. I then added stripes of gold watercoloring using Gansai Tambi Starry Colors – loving the gold colors in this!! Now, once done, I noticed that the embossing wasn’t done properly, so I had to go and do it all over again! That’s the reason some of the snowflakes are not that clean and crisp…:( But I do love the look of this, so I can definitely try it with something else! 😀

Merry & Bright

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays #162: Glitter & Snowflakes

Little Tangles Challenge #75: Silver & Gold

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂