Wednesday, March 1, 2017

w&w 3rd Birthday Bash | Special Guest Star Laura Bassen

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Today's special guest star creates such saturated, bold and vivacious projects that reflect her bright and sparkling personality.  I speak of Laura Bassen of course!  I don't think I am alone in always feeling happier after seeing any project Laura makes.  We've had the good fortune of having Laura on the w&w blog before and you can see her projects on the w&w blog HERE.

Now I gladly turn over the w&w blog to Laura....

Hi there! Laura here and today I have couple of projects to share. I combined lots of fun stamps & dies on each of these. Some are newer sets. Some are older, but they all work perfectly together!

Winnie & Walter-True & Big Hugs

My first card features the adorable Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set. When I saw that monkey snuggling up to the elephant, I just about died. I love it so much! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it in with Copics. 

Winnie & Walter-Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs

For the background, I embossed the Mini Scenery: Multifaceted stamp with clear embossing powder and blending in Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade & Worn Lipstick. For the sentiment I used both The Big, The Bold & Friends stamp set & coordinating die.

Winnie & Walter-Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs

This next card features the awesome True stamp set. I love these gorgeous multi-faceted circles. I embossed each circle in clear and blended distress inks for the color. I used two sizes of circle dies for this. One smaller circle die was used to create a mask to keep my ink blending perfectly inside each circle and the larger circle die was used to create windows to frame the images.

Winnie & Walter-True

For the sentiment I used The Big, The Bold & Friends stamp set & coordinating dies again. I blended distress inks in Abandoned Coral & Spiced Marmalade on the "smiles" cutaway.

Winnie & Walter-True

Both of these cards are perfect for the Vanessa's Ink Blending challenge. My first one also fits into the Cute Critters Challenge with Gayatri. Did you see the prize for the challenges? There's a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop!! That's awesomesauce! Hope you'll join in the fun! Thanks so much to Winnie & Walter for having me and thank you for stopping by!


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21 comments:

  1. These stamps are fabulous. Love the cute cards.

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  2. Happy Birthday W&W :-)

    Fabulous cards by the fabulous LauraFadora to celebrate this special occasion1

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  3. Super cute cards :) the colors and ink blending are just stunning!! How adorable are those baby animals :) thanks for the inspiration !!

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  4. Your cards ALWAYS make me smile, and these two are just fabulous! The multi-faceted pattern is right up your alley, and you have done an amazing job showcasing it here! Beautiful Copic coloring, too!

    Happy Birthday W&W!!!

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  5. Wonderful cards, as always, Laura! I especially love the one with circles--such a unique & eye-catching design!

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  6. Both cards are delightful! I love how prominent the word "Smiles" is on the circle card. Thank you.

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  7. Love the different
    ways the stencil
    is used on both
    cards, very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Those Big Hugs stamps are precious. As always, your cards are beautiful.

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  9. Laura, these are so sweet. I love your colour choices you are amazing at that. These images are way too cute!

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  10. Love your color combos as usual Laura. You truly know how to pull it all together to make the cards look spectacular.

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  11. These cards are so cute, and really imaginative! LOVE the masked circle cut-outs!!

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  12. Laura's cards ALWAYS make me smile 😍 !!!!

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  13. Oh my, Laura did it again! Swoon! I seriously need to cut and stamp some circles and do some ink blending, preferably tonight. Now why don't I own those sentiment dies yet?!

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  14. Wow such awsome cards...she is truly the queen of ink blending!

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  15. Fabulous cards, Laura. Always love your card designs! Love the products you used!

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