Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Leading Lady Laurel Beard | Take Three

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Our December Leading Lady, Laurel Beard is here for her third riveting performance on the great w&w stage!  If you missed her second triumphant performance CLICK HERE or her stunning debut CLICK HERE.  See for yourself as Laurel glides upon the stage....

Hi there!!! Laurel Beard here back today with Take 3 of my December Leading Lady stint! I have been so enjoying these weekly posts and playing with the release!!! I just can't get enough of it! Today I thought we would focus on the new Creative Screenings line!!! We've got backgrounds, outlines, masks, words..... Oh the fun!!!!! Let's start with the Persuasion Script Screening. Such a gorgeous font. I let the screening speak for itself... I simply layered the screening down over my card panel and applied distress ink over the top. I paired the Persuasion Script Screening with a few images from the Winter Woodland stamp set. I LOVE that stag! And of course, they needed to be nestled on a snow bank, which I created using some embossing paste... The embossing paste pairs perfectly with the stenciled background and gorgeous stag and pinecones, don't you think?

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Next up, I thought we would get all festive with the Eat Drink Gingerbread Man stamp set and the Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone set. To create this card, I used the Scenery: Big Bang Sci-fi Star Creative Screening. I applied white ink over the stencil to create the background for my card base... The rest of the card came together quite quickly! I just love the Peppermint Zone! I do believe I had a few actual peppermints while I was creating this card! Nothing completes a card without a glass of milk (with a heavy coating of Glossy Accents of course)... And of course, I had to emphasize the sentiment by heat setting it with my favorite embossing powder onto some vellum. Liquid Platinum baby! The font is just delicious!

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Moving on to the next card which uses lots of Creative Screenings.... And some masking. Let's take a look at the Big, The bold and the Extras Creative Screening. It is full of such goodness. You have the stencils as well as the outlined images... So what I did here was over lay the stencil and the outline image together and apply ink to the stencil with two different shades of pigment ink... Then I cut it out along with the leaves (from the same creative screening) and used lots of words from the Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set to create the text overlay. I adhered that to a panel I inked up using the Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screening. See? Told you! Lots of creative screenings on this one!!!!

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And lastly, a somewhat magical card I think. I used lots of heat embossing with the products here to create this card. To start with, I took some plain black card stock and lined up the Scenery: Flash Creative Screening over the black card panel and inked it all up with Versamark ink and heat set it in clear. I think those amazing shiny flashes in the background are so cool! Then I stamped the gorgeous tree from the Winter Wonderland stamp set in Versamark ink and heat set it in green embossing powder. I also heat embossed the bird image from the same set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and perched him up on the sentiment panel, which I white heat embossed. LOL! LOTS of heat embossing here.. I am surprised my heat gun didn't blow up! LOL! As a finishing touch, I took some white pigment ink with the best tool ever, my finger... And spread it around somewhat unevenly in the background to create this gorgeous white glow! So pretty! Then I just adhered it down to a white top folding card... The stripes? That's some washi tape!

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So there you have it!! Lots of Winnie and Walter projects for you today showcasing some of the creative screenings line! I had such a blast creating these cards. I’ll be back next week for my last week as the Winnie and Walter December Leading Lady, sniff sniff! Until then, I’ve got a giveaway!!! Simply head on over to my blog and leave comments on all of my Leading Lady posts, and you could win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter!!! I will choose a winner at the end of the month from all of the Leading Lady posts, so you’ve got lots of opportunities to get your name in the hat!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Wonderland | Warm Winter Wishes with Vanessa

Hello everybody! Vanessa here today with a card sending you warm winter wishes! We didn't have any snow yet this winter, so I wanted to at least create a snowy card. Here it is:


I started with a panel of watercolor paper. It is trimmed slightly smaller than my cardbase. I stamped snowflakes from Scenery: Big Bang Flurries and The Big, the Bold and Seasons with Versamark ink and heat-embossed them using white embossing powder. Then I used an embossing pen and drew the "strings" and embossed them as well. Now I applied water around my snowflakes and while the paper was wet, applied various blue Distress Inks mixed with water so they blended together nicely. After everything was dried, I die-cut the "winter" from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the panel. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment and adhered the panel to the card. Finally I added some clear sequins for more sparkle.
I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!!

Vanessa


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Wonderland | Winter Blessings with Joni

Hello Everyone, Joni here. I just want to share this card I made using the new release Winnie & Walter Stampets: Penguin, The Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaways, and The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways.

To begin my card I first masked the card base with a curved post-it that I cut and distress it with ink blending tool using Peacock Feather ink. Next, I stamped the penguin images on a separate cardstock then color and cut the image. Next, I adhered the image on the card base with foam tape. Then I added some dots of white opal Liquid Pearl for the snow scene.

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Next, I die-cut the winter and blessings cutaways four times each and glued on top of the other die-cuts to get that dimension.

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Here is the full image of the card.

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I hope you guys enjoyed!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Wonderland | Family Fun with Kelly

Hi folks! Kelly Griglione here, and I'd like to share some fun projects from our family Christmas party this weekend. The first one is a present for my Aunt whom I'm very thankful for, as she does a great job keeping our extended family so close. It's an 8x10 canvas photo of all the cousins together this summer (Winkflash is having a $5 sale on these through Jan 31, although you do pay an additional $10 for shipping).

  
I thought of the canvas more like a scrapbook page and added details to it, like the scattered clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


In the corner I die cut "family" from The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways and used the sentiment from A Tree For All Seasons, except I did not ink the "I" in the beginning of "I will always be there for you." I use the wood grain hearts from Parentville Extras so often to add a little something "extra". 
  

To dress up the sides of the canvas I adhered 1/2 inch strips of patterned paper. Here's where you can tie the canvas in with your decor if the colors in your photo don't seem to match the space you'll be displaying it in.


 Before wrapping it up, I added a personal message with a white gel pen to the back of the canvas. I also went back and added the date with staz-on ink to the front. Aunt Cindy really seemed to enjoy it! I mean, how could she not ... it was a photo of all her grandkids, after all!

The next project is one of the Minute-To-Win-It games we played. This game is throwing the most peppermint marshmallows into a Christmas tin.
I got the plain green tins from Dollar Tree and dressed them up with some left-over red velvet ribbon. The "Merry Christmas Family" is die cut with The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways in silver glitter paper. The peppermint candies are stamped withMini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone and punched with a 2" circle punch. Clear cellophane is wrapped around each one.


I was excited how the peppermint candies on the tins tie in with the mini peppermint marshmallows that are thrown into the tins!

We had four teams. Each team picked a contestant for each game. Here are the four peppermint marshmallow throwers.


And here they are throwing into the tins on the table. You can see my oldest son lying on the floor in front of the table with his mouth open. I think he was trying to catch any stray peppermint marshmallows (they're pretty tasty!) Boy was it LOUD. The contestants had a lot of cheerleaders rooting for them!


One team tried helping by being a human backboard, hoping the marshmallows would bounce into the tin. It was awesome seeing everyone get into the games! 
   
We'll definitely be doing these again next year! I've got photos of the other Family Christmas Party Games we played on my blog. Aside from having a blast and laughing so hard that my face hurt, I was happy to get more uses out of my paper crafting supplies : )


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