Our October Leading Lady, Maya Isaksson, is back for her sensational second performance! If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE. Maya's ability to add unexpected elements to create beautiful cards will truly inspire you today!
Ladies and gentlemen, Maya....
For my first card I used black ink on book paper to stamp the birches in Scenery: Into the Woods. I am not lying when I say I squealed when I saw the result and took pictures to send to crafty friends. I loved the uneven stamping on the book print. I had the stamped image laying out for a week wondering what to do with it until I decided to keep it simple and just add a greeting from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and a red heart for a pop of color.
For my second card I used In Bloom: Renee's Leaves and stamped the images in black and heat embossed the images before coloring them with watercolors. The book paper is super thin so I attached my paper to a sturdier sheet of cardstock using Stick it adhesive first. This made sure all of the book paper was adhered and wouldn't bubble up when I colored it. I then fussy cut the images. I used the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to cut out a white piece of cardstock and stamped the text from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and gold embossed it. I adhered all my colored elements around the text for a clean and simple autumn themed card for a friend.
For my last card I really needed to use the pretty birds from the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs set. I stamped a bunch of birds to have some to pick from, and also the balloon. I colored them using watercolor markers, the matching cutaways makes it easy to die cut them after you are done. I used some watercolor markers to make a really quick background by just drawing on one of the packages for the stamps and then spritzing water on it and smooching it on the paper, drying and repeating until I was happy. I cut it out with Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to use on the card base.
I stamped the sentiment from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and a stem from one of the flower sets for the bird to sit on. I also stamped an extra balloon right to the cardfront because I wanted it to go around the line that the bird sat on. So I cut off the line of my stamped and diecut balloon and added it with foam adhesive on top of the stamped one. I also popped up the little bird on the line. I added some Sparkle Pen on the balloon for some shimmer and my card was done.
Thank you for all the sweet comments and to Shay for inviting me to the Winnie & Walter blog. If you click on the link to hop over to my own blog Little Outbursts of Creativity and comment on any of my Leading Lady posts there this month you will be in the drawing of a gift card for the Winnie & Walter shop that I will give away after my last post for the month is up. I hope you got inspired to use some old book that you have laying around, I had so much fun making these cards for you. See you again next week!