Saturday, July 22, 2017

July Leading Lady Jessica Lin | Take Three

Our July Leading Lady, Jessica Lin is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational performance with an awesome custom background CLICK HERE.   Today is a magical card to get you in the mood for the holidays!

Without further ado, Jessica....




Hello and welcome! I am back with another Leading Lady project and I'm so excited to share this one with you! Most of the cards I send out are birthday and Christmas cards. Although I definitely send out more Christmas cards because I'm not that good at remembering other people's birthdays... (who else relies on Facebook reminders?!?) Anyways, I'm glad to start working on my Christmas card stash early this year. I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope it will inspire you, too! 

I started off by creating the night sky background. I used the Essentials: Lana Cutaways to die cut the background panel from watercolor cardstock. Next I sponged and smooshed Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I also added a touch of Black Soot to the borders for some contrast. To add more interest to the background, I spritzed some water droplets to create the faded look. Then I stenciled white embossing paste over the Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings. I also applied a thin coat of embossing paste to bottom portion of the panel to keep my critters grounded, and that completes the falling snow scene. 

I then watercolored these adorable images from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs with ZIG clean color real brush markers, and die cut them out with their coordinating dies

Finally, I gold heat embossed "warm winter wishes" on vellum for the sentiment banner. I decided to add "sending you" from Sentimental: Love stamp set as well because I think it ties back to the postage stamp shaped background. #happymail :)


Giveaway
Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed this card, please comment on both W&W and my blog for a chance to win! I will be posting for the remaining Saturdays of this month, so if you comment on each post you will have 4 chances to win this wonderful prize. That is all from me today. I hope you will join me next Saturday but until then, have a wonderful week! 


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28 comments:

  1. Stunning card! Love the night sky - so cool! xxx

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  2. Oh, my goodness....this card is totally awesome. What a gorgeous background. I MUST get out my embossing paste and play with it. Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent with us!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this delightful card! Fabulous night sky and darling penguin scene! What a treat it would be to get this in the mail!

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  4. Love your card. The background you created is so gorgeous. I really love that postage stamp looking frame.

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  5. The night sky looks so good. Your critters are darling!

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  6. Wow, this is truly spectacular! What a fabulous sky you created and the whole design of the card is so adorable.

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  7. Beautiful card! I love your background and the falling snow! Very nice :)

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  8. So cute. I like the wintry night sky.

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  9. Beautiful coloring & fabulous background! Such a fun Christmas card!

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  10. This background made my jaw drop!!! What a clever use of distress inks and a stencil. Had to jet on over to Jessica's blog to leave lots of love for this creative design.

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  11. Your background is
    so pretty! Love the
    Penguin.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. That postage edge die is really different and I am crazy about your adorable penguin card. I would never have thought to make a falling snow background like that but how beautiful!!

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  13. Oh, I just adore this card! I'm in love with your gorgeous background, and these penguins are a definite favorite!

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  14. This is so FUN!! I love that background!!!

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  15. OMG this card is just absolutely stunning!!!! The background just grabs your attention right away! Beautifully done 😁😄😊

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  16. Super cute card and perfect to cool off in this summer heat.

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  17. Love this beautiful creation with awesome BG and the thin layering of embossing paste enhances the beauty of your creation!

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  18. super cute card :) love that gorgeous background and those lil penguins are just darling! love the scene you created.

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  19. Such a beautiful night sky background and very cute penguins!

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  20. so pretty! love the sky background and the cute little penguins!

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  21. OMG! The night sky background is simply breathless!!! Love your card!!!

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  22. CUTE card....I love how you created a dark navy background for your penguins....also the elegant touch of gold. Good JOB!

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  23. Amazing in every way! I love your gorgeous penguins and the background is stunning!

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  24. Absolutely adorable!! I love the snowy background you made. And the little penguins are too cute!! Thanks for the holiday inspiration 😊

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