#790 – You Are Amazing

Hello! I made this card to send to a dear crafting friend, Sandie and now that it has long since reached her, I am sharing it! Such a charming lady filled with drive – that’s what I felt after just a few mail exchanges. And I made this card to suite that feeling I had.

I tried to make it a bright card, so, tried making it with lots of flower/leaf layering.. and I am quite happy with how it has turned out! … and I hope she liked it too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You Are Amazing

I kept the images ready by stamping them with distress inks, misted with water. The flowers and leaves are all from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers. I had shared another card which used the leftovers from this project earlier here.

You Are Amazing (closeup 1)

Once I decided how to arrange the florals, I proceeded to the base… which took a long time.. a very long time. In the end, I die cut the pieces using Lil Inker Designs Pointelle die and used distress paints Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass. I like how the texture and mix of color makes it look like wood, but still will carry some shine with it. Once dried, I adhered it directly over the card base, then adhered the flowers on it.

You Are Amazing (closeup 2)

For the sentiment, I used stacked up die cut pieces, which I die cut using Altenew Inline Alpha dies. The other part of the sentiment is from Avery Elle Laurels, which I heat embossed with two layers of copper embossing and one layer of clear sparkle embossing.

And extravagant card in the end..

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter Color Combo challenge with Heather H: Anything Goes (and this is the color palette I chose)

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Inspired By Challenge: Rustic Summer

Calling All Sisters challenge #16

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Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 307: Make Your Mark

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Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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#711 – All I Want for Christmas

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color combo challenge!! Yay!!!

Winner at Sovusha Slavia CASEing challenge!! Yippie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sovushka Slavia - Challenge Winner

Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge Favorite!!

Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Favourite Badge

Yes, well, I haven’t finished making Christmas cards…what can I say.. I hadn’t made enough to satisfy myself earlier, so I am still making them… Or maybe this will be last.. ๐Ÿ˜€

All I Want for Christmas...

I made this card using Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday. I wasn’t finished with that cute lil kitten there yet with my last card, and I just had to use it once more!

All I Want for Christmas...

I used distress inks for the background, splattered some water, and added the snowflakes using Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The critters are watercolored using Prima pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and white heat embossed.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H

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Addicted to Stamps & More: Challenge 273: Holiday

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Sovushka Slavia Caseing Challenge #16 where we are CASEing Marge Yoon

Sovushka Slavia - CASEing

Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

#661 – Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release Day 4

Hello and welcome to the final and Premier day 4 of Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release! Its the last day and the whole Winnie & Walter team+myself are showcasing the Wish Big with Evelin T Designs stamp set and cutaways. And here’s what I made –

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 01 Sep Cards

For the card on the right, I stamped the cupcakes in a light kraft ink and colored it using Zig brush pens. For the background, I lightly watercolored distress inks and added black splatters. The grey cardbase has some light texture, to create which I smeared white pigment ink, directly from the ink pad. After mounting everything on the card, I added some Nuvo Drops in Gloss White and Silver Lining. I also applied some glitter sparkle on the cupcakes, which are totally not visible in these photos, but they look lovely on the card! ๐Ÿ™‚

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 01 Sep - Card 1 Closeup

For the card on the left, I first blended in Pumice Stone distress ink around the boundary and Scattered Straw from within, then added splatters using Camel Drawing ink the matching colors. I then stamped the sentiment and candles in a light grey color on top. The cupcake is colored as a no line watercoloring using distress inks, which I fuzzy cut and adhered right on top the sentiment.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 01 Sep - Card 2 Closeup

If you’ve not seen the Winnie & Walter blog, by any chance, you should, cuz the DT has some amazing inspiration to show you! ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all from my side! Thank you so much Shay for having me over, and for all the products you’ve sent me – so so thankful to you!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Winner of Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Commenter Gift Certificate

Hello! I am here to announce the winner of the #30 Gift Certificate, for commenting on my Leading Lady posts last month, that Shay has generously provided.

Winnie & Walter #30 Gift Card

Thank you so much for everyone who left such kind and sweet comments in my blog!!

And the winner is…[Big Drum Beats!]

Janis In ID

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Congratulations, Janis!! Please email me at ashwini dot rao dot u at gmail dot com to claim your prize!

Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

#659 – Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release Day 3

Hello and welcome to yet another day of Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release! Today the whole Winnie & Walter team is showcasing Ring in the Celebration stamp set, Mini Scenery: Round and Round stamp set and Ring in the Celebration Cutaways.

For my cards, I’ve used Ring in the Celebration stamp set and Mini Scenery: Round and Round stamp set along with some other W&W products –

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 31 Aug - All Cards

For my first card, I used the Ring in the Celebration stamp set. I heat embossed the images in white, and applied distress oxide inks. The sentiment comes from In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 31 Aug - Card 1 Closeup

For my second card, I used Mini Scenery: Round and Round stamp set. I used a creamish card base, on which I used masking and heat embossing in gold to get the lovely circles across the whole width of the panel. I then fuzzy cut one side of it. The sentiment on the black card base comes from Sentimental: Gift, which I heat embossed before mounting the circle embossed panel on top, along with a strip of gold and copper leafing.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 31 Aug - Card 2 Closeup

Hope you liked my two inspiration cards. Hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more amazing inspiration from the Winnie & Walter DT! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the last release Premier Day!

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#658 – Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release – Day 2

Hello and welcome to another day of Winnie & Walter’s August/September 2017 Release. Today, the whole Winnie & Walter team are showcasing Happy Birthday to You stamp set, In Bloom: Shirleyโ€™s Blooms stamp set, Sentimental: Gift, Happy Birthday to You Cutaways and In Bloom: Shirleyโ€™s Blooms Cutaways.

And I am using the In Bloom: Shirleyโ€™s Blooms stamp set with some other W&W products in the two cards I am presenting today –

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 30 Aug - All Cards

For my first card, I simple used distress inks to cover up the background, stamped the sentiment from Sentimental: Gift, then stamped the pretty flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Shirleyโ€™s Blooms stamp set in black ink. I then trimmed and adhered this over a white card base and used a few black rhinestones for embellishing.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 30 Aug - Card 1 Closeup

My second card uses a sort-of retro looking flowers. I stamped the flowers using different inks, and colored the background using Zig Brush marker. The sentiment comes from Wish Big From Evelin T Designs stamp set, which we will showcase tomorrow. When I stamped the sentiment first, in brown ink, I guess the background was still a bit wet, so it ended up spreading a bit, and this formed a sort of shadow/halo around the black ink, when I stamped it over after waiting till it was completely dry. Happy accident! ๐Ÿ™‚

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 30 Aug - Card 2 Closeup

I also added a few dots on the flowers and here and there, and added some sparkle using a glitter pen on both the flowers and the sentiment. I then die cut this panel using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways, then mounted it at an angle on a black card base.

For more inspiration using today’s products, you can hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog! Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the release Premier Day 3!

#656 – Winnie & Walter August/September 2017 Release

Hello! I am so honored that Shay asked me to join Winnie & Walter’s August/September 2017 Release. Its full of fun stamps and dies, and I just can’t wait to show what I’ve created with them all with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Photo heavy blog post!!]

Today we are showcasing the In a Word: Happy stamp set, In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways, In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways, In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways. Unfortunately, I haven’t received any of the dies from this release yet, so I’ll be showcasing only the stamps instead. But I can assure you, you’ll not be disappointed! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have used the stamp set In A Word: Happy to make 4 cards – I just wanted to use all the fonts in this stamp set! ๐Ÿ˜‰

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 1

For my first card, I used a woodgrain texture cardstock, stamped the outlined ‘happy’ and ‘everything’ on it using black ink, then trimmed the panel, with a little of the sentiment overhanging. The background has the small flowers and leaves stamped in monochrome, over which I added a few details using a black pen.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 2

My second card has both the solid and outlined ‘happy’ sentiments. I used similar inks to stamp each ‘happy’, stamping the solid part in a lighter ink, and the solid part in three different darker inks. I then die cut the panel using the In A Word: Happy die, mounted it over white card base. The ‘for you’ is from another stamp set, Sentimental: Gift.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 3

My next card uses leafing to add shine, while keeping it easy and simple. I used double sided tape on the card base to add gold and copper foil, and used sticky embossing powder for the sentiment to stick the foil.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 3 Close Up

Look at that shiny leafing! Just love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 4

For my last card, I used the colors from the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge with Heather.

To keep things simple, I just added the sentiment using silver and white heat embossing.

W&W Aug-Sep Release - 29 Aug - Card 4 Close Up

Hope you are inspired by my cards. Of course, there’s a lot more fantastic inspiration from the Winnie & Walter’s DT.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Do drop by again tomorrow to see the what’s next in the release! ๐Ÿ™‚