#655 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 4

PE: Runner up at Seven Hills Crafts Challenge!

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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!!

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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! πŸ™‚

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!! πŸ™‚

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.

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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

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Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #256: Anything Goes

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

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Bastel Traum Challenge: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#654 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Take 3

Hello and welcome to the take 3 of my role as Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for August.

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This time, I am focusing making my cards monochrome while using a single stamp set, and the same layout. Even the arrangement of flowers is the same. I’ve made three cards using these points as the leads –

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 2 - All Cards

I used Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Addie’s Garden for the flower arrangement, die-cut the frame using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways for all three cards. Lets go through the cards one by one..

For my first card, I went with greys and silver. For the background, I used a light grey cardbase, and stamped the images just around the edges using masks and a dark grey ink.

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

For the panel in focus, I first heat embossed the images in clear embossing powder and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi silver paint. A little paint was enough to get lots of shimmer and coverage, and the whole thing finished very quickly. Once it dried, I covered the image and added the splatters around the image using the same paint.

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

See that beautiful shimmer? So beautiful! I then foam mounted the panel and stamped the sentiment, from Sketchy thoughts in black ink.

For my second card, I went with color spash –

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 2 - Card 3

For this card, I stamped each of the image separately, then fuzzy cut them. For the panel, I watercolored it a bright shade of green, then, once dry, die cut it, and finally I adhered the flower and leaf pieces on it. To give a liitttle bit of dimension, I curved the flowers’ and leaves’ edges.

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

For the card base, I picked a line stamp from the Scenery: Stripes stamp, and lying the stamp in a curvy fashion on my acrylic block, stamped it using black ink. After stamping this several times, I then changed to other curves and stamped it, covering the whole image thus. The sentiment comes from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set.

For my final and most favorite card, I made a sketch of sorts –

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 2 - Card 3

I used a paper which is meant for sketches, but any paper will do for this method. I first stamped my arrangement using a light grey ink, then used a normal pencil to sketch. I don’t claim to be an expert in sketching, but trust me, these flowers are just perfect – super easy to make a sketch out of!

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For the background, I used the Scenery: Madison stencil to emboss, then added some twine. I then mounted the sketched panel. The sentiment comes from The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set, which I stamped in a light grey ink, then wrote over it using the pencil (to make it look sketchy, of course! πŸ˜‰ ) and then die cut using the tag die from Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways. I then adhered this to the card too.

Hope you liked these variations of the same design in these three 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.

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Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#651 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 2

Hello and welcome to my second post as the Winnie & Walter Leading Lady!!

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The products from the latest release are so fine, I just couldn’t stop making many many cards! And then I thought, how about thinking about making quick and easy cards. Not necessarily simple, just quick and easy. And I came up with this bunch. I guesstimate that each card could be completed within half an hour, provided you have all the supplies ready.

I did make a few cards, but I am featuring only 4 here – the selected 4! πŸ˜‰ So lets begin!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 2 - All Cards

The main focus on these cards are the elements made using the Big Balloon Cutaways and the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.

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For my first set of cards, I wanted to add some bling and shine. So, after stamping the birthday cake, I used silver foil on the mint cake (not sure why its looking gold in the image!) and silver glitter embossing on the pink one. Since I wanted this to be quick, I just used a 2-way glue pen for the adhering the foil, and embossing pen for the embossing. I then fuzzy cut them both.

For the spotty background for the blue cake, I used Mini Scenery: Spotty, then a washi strip, and banners cut out using Essential: Lana’s Cutaways.

For the pink cake, I created a background of scripts and stars, made using the sentiments from Sentimental: Birthday and stars from Happy Dance.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 2 - Cards 3 & 4

For the second set of cards, I used the Big Balloon Cutaways with some pattern paper. Pattern paper is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to add lots of fun and art to your card, without much work.

For the card with the big balloons, I cut the pattern paper using the two biggest balloon dies attached together, then adhered them on a scrap piece of paper which I cut using only the biggest die. Adhering them to the card then was really easy. The sentiment for this card comes from In a Word: Birthday and In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals.

For the other card, I adhered the pattern paper with some scrap card stock before die cutting. For the balloon strings, I used the leftover piece to cut a very thin strip, and adhered it to the card base directly. All the little sentiments come from Sentimental: Birthday, and are fuzzy cut (might have to spend a little time here ;)) I stamped the grey cardstock with the lines from Scenery: Stripes before adding the balloons and sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy 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.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#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!!

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I’ve been a fan ofΒ 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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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

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

Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge: Flower

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It

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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.

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Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚