#681 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (4)

Hello! And here’s the last of the cards I made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

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I made this card when I was making the cards here, and thought of making use of the beautiful layering effect that distress oxide inks can bring about.

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I first created a layer of yellow-orange using distress oxide inks and ink smooshing technique. When this dried, I embossed the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet. I then added another layer of color using distress inks of teal-blue colors this time. Finally came the layer of sentiment – I used gold embossing, with the stamps from The Big, The Bold and Party. I also added a few details on the flowers and leaves, and a few scattered dots here and there, and also heat embossed those.

I then trimmed the panel, and mounted it on the card base, on which I had already adhered Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper, for a little shiny gold – a good compliment to the gold embossing.

I am joining the following challenges – Lovely Layers challenge with Keren and Smooshing challenge with Lydia.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#680 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (3)

Hello! The third post with another card I made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

This time I have a card, inspired by thissketchy‘ card I had made for when I was the Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter.

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When I had made the card earlier, I used drawing paper. But here, I used normal cardstock. Now, I dunno whether its the paper, or the pencil or something else, I could see that the sketch would smudge and spread like anything. So, I was really careful while sketching. And when I finished, I thought I would seal it with something, so that it wouldn’t smudge anymore. I don’t have any proper sealing product for this purpose, so I used Modge Podge. Imagine my horror when the first stroke ended up with a giant streak on my beloved sketch! I didn’t move for a second..and then decided that I would made the streaks a part of the project. I tried adding even more strokes and smudges when I brushed more of the Modge Podge on, and this is how it ended up looking.

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While I am happy to have saved the card, I am sure I need to find another sealant – I don’t want to have another heart attack, thanks, I’ve learnt my lesson!! 😀

Oh, and before I forget – I’ve used the same stamp set as I did use in that earlier ‘sketchy’ card – In Bloom: Addie’s Garden – like I said earlier, its just the perfect stamp set for adding ‘sketchy’ images! 😀 Also accompanying is the sentiment from Sketchy Thoughts; the sketched panel die cut using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways.

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And with this card, I am joining the Background Building challenge with Mayuri.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#679 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (2)

Hello! This is the second post with the cards made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

This time too, I have two cards –

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I was completely inspired by this card by Vika Salmina! Love the colors she has used in her beautiful card, and the beautiful sentiment in black, forming a fantastic contrast with the flowers – just beautiful!

I used the same set of colors in my card, using the Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet stamp set. The variation is – one is a CAS, one layered card, the other one is filled with a repeating pattern to make the background.

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Keeping both the cards simple, I added the sentiments – I used a black die cut, using In a Word: Celebrate die, along with a stamped sentiment strip from The Big, The Bold & Party in this card…

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…and here I used the sentiments from In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals along with Sentimental: Birthday stamp sets.

And the challenges I am joining are – CAS Challenge with Heather H, Background Building/Pattern Building Challenge with Mayuri and Variations Challenge with Shay.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#678 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations

Hello! I am back with a non-scheduled post! 🙂 I am joining the Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenges! 🙂

I really appreciate the Winnie & Walter team for having these wonderful set of challenges every year for World Card Making Day – such an amazing bunch of people! Thank you!! 🙂

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I really enjoy joining these challenges every year, but I’ve been a bit busy lately, so my entries are becoming last minute! But I do have a bunch of cards, which I will be posting in different posts, all coming out today.. so please check them all out! 🙂

Here’s the first set of cards –

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I’ve made a couple of “Christmas with Owl” cards 🙂 featuring the scene in day and night versions. I’ve used Winnie & Walter Scenery: Into the Woods stencil to create the background, with the owl and the rest of the elements in the scene from Winnie & Walter Happy Owlidays stamp set.

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For the night version of the card, I used distress oxide inks. Since these inks can easily be layered, I had no problems using darker colors, and simply adding the inks, to create the night sky and then the trees using the stencil. No masking, nothing. Just ink layering.

Once the layer was dry, I added the snow using white acrylic paint, splattering the paint on the surface.

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For the day version, I used the stencil with three different pink-ish distress inks to create the trees. I then used the Scenery: Spotted stencil to add the snow. I used a white gel pen and colored each spot on.. well, just wanted to do it like this once! 😀

For both the versions, I’ve used color pencil to color the owl, the branch and the Christmas ornaments, fuzzy cut it, then adhered it on the card using foam tape. The sentiment is stamped using black versamark ink.

I am joining the Stencilled Challenge by Kate, Lovely Layers Challenge by Keren and Variations Challenge by Shay

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#536 – Winnie & Walter: WCMD 2016 (Take 4)

Hello! I am back with another card for the Winnie & Walter WCMD celebrations. The challenges that I am playing for are Stretch Your Stamps with Kelly, Pinspiration with Heather H. and Background Building with Shay.

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And here’s the Pinspiration image from Heather’s challenge –

And here’s the card I made –

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As you know, I am a fan of geometric cards, and I love how the geometry pops in this one. And its actually pretty simple to make! I just stamped two of the flowers from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers. I didn’t have the patience to draw lines to get them to be geometrically accurate, so I just eyeballed them (so you can see some out of alignment 😉 ). I used Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping, since I was not going to do any coloring.

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I then die cut Hi cutaway through the card panel, colored it using Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Fossilzed Amber distress inks. My initial idea was to add some rhinestones in the center of each flower, but I ditched that idea..didn’t think it would shine, I made this a shaker card. 🙂

And that’s card number 4! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! 🙂