Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leading Lady Jennifer Ingle | Take Four

Even the best of things come to an end and we must bid a very fond adieu and give our heartfelt gratitude to our lovely Leading Lady of October, Jennifer Ingle.  She has thrilled us, made us laugh, made us gasp, delighted, charmed and thoroughly inspired us with her wit, talent and craft.  If you missed her previous performances you *must* go back and take a look CLICK HERE (Take One), CLICK HERE (Take Two) and CLICK HERE (Take Three).  Fortunately even though this is Jennifer's farewell Leading Lady post we have her guest starring with us next week for our October Release!  How lucky are we all?!?  Without any further ado we bring you the grand dame herself for her final tread upon the w&w blog stage as our October Leading Lady....

Wow! What an amazing month this has been! Thank you all so much for your support on my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts! I have absolutely LOVED reading your comments! Today is my final post and today we are going with a FULL dress rehearsal! Yup, complete costumes, MASKS and all! Tee-hee...I do so love these film analogies. Yes, today's cards all incorporate masking in some way.
Watercolor Birthday Wishes
Masking with heat embossing can allow you to create some gorgeous watercolor images. For this card, I cut a mask of the center rose and then stamped the two larger roses on each side. I then stamped the center one in place, covered the entire thing with embossing powder, and heat embossed. Normally it is easier to stamp first, cover your image with a mask, and then stamp the background images, but I have found when embossing it can be handy to wait so you don't add a mask over the ink you need to keep sticky. I then watercolored (On regular cardstock! GASP! It's true folks...it isn't quite the same, but you CAN watercolor on regular cardstock if you work carefully. I promise.) the flowers and stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold. Because... gold.
Autumn
This card employs a similar technique, but it allows the embossed images to be the star of the show! I just love these leaves from A Tree for All Seasons! The line detail in them is just fabulously graphic without being overpowering. They make me happy. Combining them in clusters, well, now that just makes me EXTRA happy!
Happy Thoughts
Finally, masking is an awesome way to create a scene on a one layer card. I stamped the bushes first, masked them, then stamped the surrounding scene. I then lifted my masks, colored the shrubs with Spectrum Noir pens, and stamped the sentiment for this simple scene that has lots of dimension and remains super duper easy to mail! LOVE that! For reals, though. It's handy to actually be able to MAIL a card. Right? Right. Glad we had this talk.
So, my friends, there you have it! Our Full Dress rehearsal, complete with MASKS! I hope you have enjoyed my posts this month as much as I have enjoyed creating for them and writing them! Don't forget to hop on over to Just Jingle this one last time to enter to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Winnie & Walter. Guys, for reals... you want to win that gift certificate so you can BUY ALL OF THE THINGS! And That's a Wrap!


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27 comments:

  1. MAGNIFICENT masking and GORGEOUS cards Jennifer!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION again today - I KNOW that I look forward to trying the techniques you have shared :)

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    1. PS - you have been a WONDERFUL LEADING LADY and I look forward to seeing you here again real soon!!!

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  2. I love these stamp sets!! I need these stamp sets!! Wonderful cards made with these! LOVE <3

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  3. Awesome cards ...really like the white stamping on kraft.

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  4. More amazing cards! It's been fun seeing all your work with Winne & Walter this month!

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  5. The cards are beautiful. Love the soft colors of the flowers on the first card.
    the dog standing guard by the gate is really nice.
    The pop of white leaves against the kraft and then adding the maroon sentiment is great. Clean and simple.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

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  6. These cards are beautiful! I love them all.

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  7. Oooh, these cards are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. These are great cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. You're the Leading Lady Queen, Jingle! All of your posts have been fabulous, and this one, is no exception. Beautiful cards, amazing techniques and a truck-load of inspiration! You and W&W = magic! Thank you!
    ~c

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  10. wow beautiful cards!!! loved all your posts :)

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  11. Beautiful cards! Awesome masking tips with the embossing as well. thanx!

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  12. Love the Autumn card,
    all are beautifully made.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. beautiful cards... my favorite is the first one!! awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  14. Awesome cards!!! I loved the first one, then I loved the second one more and THEN the last one stole the show since I love anything with doggies on it :-) Fabulous job showing how masking looks on all three. Someday I will have to give it a try!

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  15. Wow, I didn't know there were so many possibilities with masking. Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing your ideas. I love all of these cards, especially the first one. And have loved all of the cards you created this month, I'm going to miss your posts alot! Thank you Winnie and Walter for sharing her talent with the world!!

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  16. great tour as leading lady!

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  17. I love each card - meaning, I can't pick a favorite! They are all great. I love the elegance of the first one. The white on kraft with the red (my favorite color) of the second one, and the cuteness of the third. (Plus it has a dog on it!!) Wonderful show of the technique!

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  18. I absolutely love her cards! The white embossing is to die for! The masking & stamping technique? Genius! I need to play w/my stamps more!

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  19. Amazing. I really love the soft watercolour look to your first card. Totally stunning.

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  20. These cards are awesome. I especially like the autumn one. Good job all the way through.

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  21. I love these fantastics stamp sets. All cards are great, but my favorite is te autumn card.

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  22. Fabulous cards. I love those gorgeous roses so soft and pretty. The autumn card has real punch with the red sentiment over the white embossing. Love your sweet scene too.

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  23. Beautiful cards. Especially love the first one with the soft coloring on the pretty flowers. Wonderful designs and images.

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  24. Absolutely a bug fan of her cards!! Beautifully made that watercoloring card!

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