Friday, January 20, 2017

Sending Hugs with Lydia

Hi there everyone and happy Friday! Lydia here with you today with a very vibrant card.

I have to say that I totally love this! If you are anything like me and are dreaming of summer this may be just what you need. I started off by stamping the sentiment from The Big The Bold & Greetings in a bold black ink- I did this so I could work around it, just over-lapping some flowers over it.


I then stamped flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers in the brightest inks I own. I do love the bright, crispness of having these vivid colours against the white card blank. And that's it!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs, Lydia x

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter Happy Birthday with Kelly

Hello! I have a winter birthday card to share with you today. It's good to have these on hand for any birthdays that come right after the holidays, as I'm always in "veg-on-the-couch" mode for a week or two after the craziness of the holidays.

This card features the cardinal from Winter Woodland (glittered in red embossing powder) perched on a cozy evergreen branch. The evergreen branches were inked up in a light green first, and then I tapped a darker green ink pad on the edges to get a more natural, variegated look.

The "happy" is from In a Word: Happy Cutaway. I threaded a red strip of paper with "birthday" from The Big, the Bold and Party through the letters. I think that's a nice way to tie the two words together, and create a tiny border on the bottom of the card. The inside of the card is lined with a graphic patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Saturday, January 14, 2017

January Leading Lady Stephanie Klauck | Take Two {Video}


Our January Leading Lady, Stephanie Klauck, is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today she brings you another adorable card and video that will have you thinking about love.

Ladies and gentlemen, Stephanie....

Hello everyone! It's Stephanie here and I'm excited to be back with another card to share using awesome products from Winnie & Walter!

For today's card, I used the So Tweet stamp set to create a clean and simple stamped design with some watercolouring, perfect for Valentine's Day! ;)

To create the card, I first stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a watercolor panel cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I then stamped the two birds, one at a time, under the sentiment so they were positioned on either side of the heart. I love that once it's stamped, it all looks like one image.

I used my Kuretake Gansai watercolours to add colour first to the heart and the birds. I did red on the heart and yellow and blue on the birds. To get the desired affect, I laid down a first layer of colour, let it dry and then added a bit more colour on top.

When I had the heart and the bird images all coloured, I used a minty aqua green colour and loosely painted a heart around the birds. I started it small and then made it bigger until I had it how I wanted it. Once I had the shape figured out, I concentrated more of the colour on the outside of the heart and let it fade into the middle.

I finished the card by trimming down the panel 1/4" in diameter and then I added it to a grey card base and added some clear sequins for a bit of dimension.

You can see how I created my card in the video below:

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today. I'll be back next Saturday with another card to share. ;)


Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday with Kate

Hello it's Kate here today.
 I have a winter birthday card to share with you
{Editor's Note: Today just happens to be Kate's birthday!   Please join in wishing her a wonderful birthday and her first post as a full fledged Talent.}

I made the background using distress ink, gold water colours , water and gel pens.
I hope it looks wintry.
Once i blended the distress ink i splashed with water and then dabbed the water off.
The splashed the gold water colour paint.
Once it was all dry i added some random various sized dots of gel pens.

The leaves and banner were stamped onto the die cut piece of card then coloured with copics.
The bird was stamped with black archival ink on water colour card and coloured with zig clean color pens. 
The bird has a sparkly finish as I still had plenty of gold on the brush when I used it to colour.

The finishing touch was some sequins. 
There are lots of little touches of shimmer and shine that my camera didn't want to pick up.

Framed with Evelin T Designs  Framed with Evelin T Designs Cutaways Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs
 Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs Cutaways Sugar Rush

Thank you for looking.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Love You So Very Much with Vanessa

Happy Wednesday everybody! Vanessa here to share a cute love themed card with you all.

I love the new adorable owls from Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs and wanted to use them again although it is a Christmas set. So I created my card with the little couple of the set:

First, I trimmed a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than my pink card base. Then I die-cut the solid heart from Flawless Heart Cutaways from a scrap of paper and used the negative space as a mask for my panel. I applied pink and coral ink with an ink blending tool and removed the mask. Now I stamped the tiny heart from You've Got Love Mail with matching inks around the inked heart. I stamped the sentiment, combining You've Got Love Mail and LS Exclusives: So Tweet With Evelin T Designs and adhered the panel to the card base.

After I had stamped the owls onto cardstock, I colored them with Copics and die-cut them with the matching dies. Finally, I adhered the owls with foam tape and added matching sequins from Winnie's Sparkly Shaker Selection to the card.

I hope you like today's idea! Thank you so much for stopping by!!



Monday, January 9, 2017

January Color Combo with Heather H.

Good morning! Heather; here stopping by this morning to share another card using a color combo from Pinterest and also inspired by Taheerah's recent Winnie and Walter Gossip Column - all about Marble. (There is a challenge to play along too in case you want to play along and be entered for one of the fabulous prizes!)

My color inspiration this time isn't a direct color combo - but just sort of a mood board with lots of bright happy colors that I was drawn too - and so many ways to interpret it:

I started off by using the fabulous little background stamp set Mini Scenery: Marbelize and stamping it two times in embossing ink on watercolor paper and heat embossing in clear. Now, it doesn't match up perfectly in the center, but since I clustered my embellishments there over the transition - it still worked perfectly as a background for my entire A2 card front.

Next, I applied lots of fun colors in random splashes on my background with watercolors, then misted it with water to help it blend even more, then blotted once with a clean baby wipe to pick up some of the color and soften it a bit - totally just playing, but as soon as I did that, I knew I had exactly what I was wanting so I stopped there!

I die cut In a Word: Happy Cutaway four times from white cardstock and adhered them together so it was a nice thick 3-dimensional embellishment, then heat embossed a couple tiny phrases from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs (always love stretching those holiday sets!) heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock.

Added some silver thread to the front, adhered the large "happy" over that, and added the small phrases with foam adhesive, then coated the word "happy" with a good thick coat of Glossy Accents to make it pop a little extra. Yep - I was a little giddy at how this one came out!

What do you think? Do you enjoy using color combos? Does this one inspire you? If you decide to use it to create something - I'd love to see what you make! Leave a link in the comments - I'd love to come visit and see what you created!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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