I have been really inspired by the Winnie & Walter challenges, throughout the year, in fact! I love their products, but I only had all the sentiment stamps so far. So, I when I finally received some other stamps and dies, I just couldn’t wait anymore. Just had to make some cards!!! And my mojo couldn’t have been better!! 😀
Card 1 – Inspired by the Rerun Challenge #14: In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves.
I got inspired by Shay’s card –
I love how the pattern paper is so well incorporated in the card – it doesn’t even feel like there is one!! The colors on the leaves look amazing! Such a simple card packed with a huge bang!!
So, here’s my version of it –
Of course, I don’t own the gorgeous In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves stamp set. 😦 I used a leaf stamp from In Bloom: Addie’s Garden. I used pattern paper from Best of Heidi Swapp, stamped the leaf using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it using Zig brush pens. I then die cut the sentiment using some special paper I had – this one looks like grey bark – and then mounted it using foam tape. Just a few pearls complete the embellishing.
I am also submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Round 1: Stamping –
Card 2 – Inspired by The Gossip Column Challenge #5: Precious Metals –
Another fantastic inspiration column – I mean, have you seen Taheerah’s cards?? Mind blowing!! I really don’t know how she makes them, but I am sure glad she does! Awesome inspiration and total eye-candy!! 😀
My card is a total inverse of what you see above. Full of glitter and bling!!
So, I chose watercolor paper, colored them with Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter distress paint and left it overnight to dry. I then added glue and added red and gold glitter. While it was drying, I cut several pieces of the diamond using Winnie & Walter Flawless Diamond. On the first piece, I used silver glitter embossing, using this technique by Jennifer McGuire. It came out really beautiful, but I wanted a bit more glitter (!) So I added silver stickles on top of it.
And finally once the glitter on all these panels were dry, I embossed the sentiment from Winnie & Walter My Precious using silver glitter embossing powder, then glued the diamond on top.
I think this satisfied my glitter craving for a while! 😛
I am also submitting this to the Inkspirational Challenge #118: Glamour –
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂