Tuesday, February 21, 2017

w&w 3rd Birthday Bash | Special Guest Star Cheiron Brandon

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Our next Special Guest Star is new to the w&w blog, but such a lovely and gifted designer. I had the pleasure of meeting Cheiron in person and she really is a delight! I am so happy to have her make her stunning debut today.  Please give her a very warm w&w welcome. 

Now it is time for Cheiron to take over....

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Hi there! My name is Cheiron Brandon and I am delighted to be a guest star at Winnie & Walter this month to help them celebrate their big Birthday Bash.  Thanks so much for having me.

I have been card making and stamping for a little over 10 years now. I live in New Jersey (right outside of NYC) with my husband and our two adorable rescue pups Big Boy and Oreo. During the day, I work in the financial district and at night, I love to come home and create in my studio. I share my love of creating by teaching monthly card making classes at The Ink Pad in New York City.

I decided to celebrate by playing along with two of the super fun challenges going on this month, the first being Kelly’s Stencil Challenge. I love the idea of using stencils as a background and created a card using the Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screening Stencil.

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This card uses a monoprint technique on the stencil to create the background. Simply apply Distress ink to your stencil, mist it with water and press it onto watercolor cardstock to create a monoprint, then lift it off .  Since the background is so fun and colorful, I added just a big bold In a Word: Congrats Cutaway to finish it up and a bit of contrasting trim using the Lulu Fringe Cutaway.  

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This is a great way to play with new supplies and color combos. Simply create a bunch of backgrounds and keep them to turn into cards later with a simple, bold greeting.

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For my second card, I played along with Mayuri’s Pattern Making Challenge. I love creating my own patterns with stamps and thought the streamers from the Scenery: The Party Hangover set would make a fun, subtle pattern over my Distress Oxide inked background. I just love the festive touch they add over these soft colors. I added the phrase party using stamps and dies from The Big, TheBold and Party Cutaways. I created a coordinating color die cut by applying the same inks direct to paper then cutting out my word. 

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Thank you again for having me today. Wishing you the very best of birthdays and so glad I could come along to the party!


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11 comments:

  1. Love these colorful and pretty cards. The backgrounds look awesome :) thanks for the ideas.

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  2. Hello Cheiron, beautiful cards! I loooove the way the distress came out, amazing! I haven't played with my big and bold and party hangover in a while, but I will this week. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  3. wow!!both the cards are so beautiful and colorful..love them.

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  4. You have taken a real big party approach to your cards using these W&W supplies, Cheiron! LOve the ruffles!!!
    =]

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  5. Both are great cards Cheiron and either design would work for most any occasion. Good job!

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  6. sigh, no one rocks color like Cheiron! These are BEAUTIFUL.

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  7. Very pretty and
    I love the colorful
    second card!
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Great cards! I like the simplicity of your first card.

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  9. You always inspire me, Cheiron--could spend all day staring at these cards!

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