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....
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.
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.
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.
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.