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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winnie & Walter October Release Day Three

Premiere of Happy Christmas + 
The Big, the Bold, and the Merry + 
Cutaways

Hello there!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Winnie and Walter October Release! I am so super excited to share today's premieres with you! We get to share a brand new product: DIES!!! I seriously squealed with delight when I opened my package! I LOVE dies, and the new Cutaways are AWESOME! They coordinate with The Big and Bold sets. I just want to use them on everything! 

But first:
My very favorite stamp set of this release... maybe my favorite stamp set in the history of 2014! Happy Christmas. I am telling you, there is so much packed into this stamp set, it is just the best! For an extra sneak peek of a card using this set, check out my post here

For this project, I started with some shipping tags that I covered with vintage Christmas sheet music. I then sponged on some Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and then stenciled on some stars using the new Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings and Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I stamped some of the tiny images from the Happy Christmas set onto the cardstock before I folded up my rosettes, and used coordinating images for the centers. The sentiments on the fishtail banners are all from the Happy Christmas set as well. 


Up next is a set we have all been waiting for: The Big, The Bold and the Merry! I love this one so much too! As you can see, the Classic Star Creative Screenings came out to play again! For this card, I heat embossed the 'merry christmas' in clear and then used some Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress Inks to create a watercolor effect. I selectively applied embossing paste to the star stencil after all of that was dry. 


For my last card, I wanted to try something a little different... I used the Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings, but I rotated it so that my stripes would be horizontal. I sponged my inks onto white cardstock and then applied Golden Glitz Delicata ink over the Persuasion Script Creative Screenings. I used The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways for the bold sentiment, cutting it 3 times out of black cardstock to give extra dimension.


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are having as much fun as I am looking at all of the awesome projects by the amazing Winnie and Walter Design Team! See you again tomorrow!


The Deconstructed Sketch No. 175

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

Today's card features some brand new stamps and DIES being released tomorrow by Winnie and Walter! I was the lucky winner of their Playdate No. 3 challenge, so I get to play along with the Design Team as they showcase the latest release! Super exciting!

I love, love, LOVE the stamp set we are focusing on today. To see even more of this set, see my Winnie and Walter post here.

This card uses the brand new Happy Christmas stamp set, The Big, The Bold and the Merry Cutaways (dies), and the Triangles Creative Screenings (stencils).


I am loving this white woodgrain cardstock right now, and gold... can't get enough gold...

Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winnie & Walter October Release Day Two


Premiere of Mini Scenery: Into The Woods + 
Scenery: Big Bang Flurries + 
Winter Woodland


Hello there! 

Welcome back as we celebrate Winnie and Walter's October release with another day of awesomeness! Today we are previewing 3 more stamp sets! Hooray! I have to say that all of these are just as amazing as yesterday's sets (and tomorrow's are even better... if that is possible!) 

I often like to see if I can take a set and use it in a way other than it's obvious intended purpose. That is kind of what I did with my first 2 cards today.

First up is a card made with the new small set Mini Scenery: Into the Woods. I inked up my stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky then spritzed it with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist before pressing it onto watercolor paper. After it was dry, I stamped the deer image from Winter Wonderland on top of it to give the impression of a silhouette. Since I have many cousins who are outdoorsmen, I thought it would be fun to use the sentiment from Winter Woodland and turn this into a birthday card. You can never have enough masculine birthday cards, right?




My second card for today focuses on the new Big Bang Flurries set. There are four different shapes in this set and I love them all, but this fun flower looking shape got me to thinking that maybe I could turn it into a sort of trendy "tween" card. I have a niece that is 12 now, and I had her in mind when I created this card. I think she will like it. This sentiment is also from the Winter Woodland set.



And now here we are, with a Christmas card, to celebrate Winter Woodland. This is a great set with so many fun images and sentiments. I can't wait to pull it out again and play with it some more. I really love this beautiful, enormous tree! I just stamped in in Versamark and heat embossed it with Zing silver embossing powder. It is so gorgeous! Again, the sentiment is from the Winter Woodland set. It is really a fun and versatile set... great for Christmas, winter, or those often difficult masculine cards! 

I hope you have enjoyed a peek at these new sets! There is more goodness tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Mini Scenery: Into The Woods, S
cenery: Big Bang Flurries, Winter Woodland {Winnie & Walter}
Paper:Solar White cardstock {Neenah}, Licorice Twist, Nightmist {Bazzill}, 140 lb. Watercolor Paper {Canson}
Ink: Razzle Berry {My Favorite Things}, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Smokey Gray, Versamark {Tsukineko}, Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink {Ranger}
Other: Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics {My Favorite Things}, Bold Banner Creative Cuts, Femme Frames Creative Cuts {Mama Elephant}, White, Silver Zing! Embossing Powder {American Crafts}

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winnie & Walter October Release Day One

Premiere of Eat Drink Gingerbread Man + 
Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Swirl +
 Creative Screenings

 Hello there!

I am so excited to be a part of the Winnie and Walter October Release! I will be a guest with them all week! For today's projects we are highlighting two stamp sets and a brand-new product called Creative Screenings! The Creative Screenings are stencils and masks… I am so excited about these, they are so cool and super durable! They are some of the nicest stencils I have ever used. I love all of the designs, and you will see them throughout my projects this week. I just couldn't stop using them!

The first stamp set we are highlighting today is called Eat, Drink, Gingerbread Man. It is a small stamp set full of possibility. I used the Creative Screenings to also create the speech bubble for the gingerbread man and the diagonals on the side.




The next stamp set is called Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone. I used it to make a wrap for a clear box. I wanted to highlight the look of peppermint candy so I cut out the center of the wrap. I also used just part of the sentiment from the Eat, Drink, Gingerbread Man stamp set.




For my card to highlight the Creative Screenings, I first did a watercolor wash on watercolor paper and after allowing that to dry I inked up the back side of the hello stencil mask from The Big, The Bold and The Happy Creative Screenings with gold Delicata ink, carefully placed it on the cardstock and ran it through my embossing machine to create a faux letterpress technique. It really is super cool.


Well, that's all for today! Tomorrow we will be highlighting 3 more new stamp sets. Hooray!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Eat, Drink, Gingerbread Man, The Peppermint Zone {Winnie & Walter}
Paper:Solar White cardstock {Neenah}, Licorice Twist {Bazzill}, Classic Kraft {Papertrey Ink}, 140 lb. Watercolor Paper {Canson}
Ink: Sno Cone {My Favorite Things}, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, London Fog, Delicata Golden Glitz {Tsukineko}, Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Stain {Ranger}
Other: Red 3/4" Twill / Chevron Stripes Ribbon {May Arts}, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics {My Favorite Things}, Gold Sequins {Hazel and Ruby}, Duo: Bubble Talk, Classic Diagonal, The Big, The Bold and the Happy Creative Screenings {Winnie & Walter
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 174

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

For my card this week, I used some brand new Mama Elephant stamps (I super love this set!) and some fun new paper from Authentique that I picked up from my LSS yesterday. I stamped the snowflakes from Mama Elephant's Season's Greetings set on the polka dot background paper, and then heat embossed the sentiment from the same set with Zing! Black embossing powder. Some trims from May Arts and the Embellished Tag die from Mama Elephant finish things off. Pretty simple today...


Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 173

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

My bestie and I found these adorable papers at our LSS this week and I just had to use them right away! They are from the Hello Autumn collection by Bella Blvd. I just love those cute little owls and the sweet sentiment.


Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 172

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

For my card this week, I started with the new Joyous 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye. I just love the patterns and colors in this collection!

I created the rosette with the Tim Holtz die, the snowflake is a die by Memory Box, and I pulled out the awesome Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics from My Favorite Things... my new favorite die.

The wood veneers peeking out from under the embellished panel are just something that I picked up from Studio Calico awhile back... they have little embossed images or words on the other side. I just picked out a couple I knew I would never use, turned them over, and voila! a new embellishment was born! I also used some of my very favorite May Arts crochet trim, one of the last of my hoarded Maya Road Trinket Pins, and a leftover chipboard piece from the All is Bright collection by MME.

And there you have it, my card for this week:


Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 171

Hello there!

Are you ready for this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch?

Jen has another fun one with lots of layers and options for creativity!

I pulled out the Carte Postale 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey that I have had for a while, but haven't used, and some new-to-me Tim Holtz stamp sets and got to work!



Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!
 
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