Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Leading Lady Jessica Lin | Take Two

Our July Leading Lady, Jessica Lin is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today she brings you another duet with an awesome custom background!

Ladies and gentlemen, Jessica....



Good morning crafty friends! I'm back with some more Leading Lady projects. This week I decided to focus on a favorite product of mine: the Typecast: Cary stamp set. 


I needed to make some cards for my cousins, Sarah and Sophia, to thank them for planning our New York trip last month. And I wanted to customize them to make these thank you cards extra special... Did you see what I did? Yes! I spelled out their names with the Typecast: Cary alphabets and stamped them with VersaMark ink to create a personalized background. It's fairly subtle but I hope it'll put a smile on their faces when they notice it. :) 



For the focal point of the card, I used the In a Word: Thanks Cutaway (I think the font matches so nicely with the Typecast: Cary set!) and die cut it from lime green glitter cardstock and white cardstock. Next I layered them together and mounted them with foam. Then I stamped the small "MANY" (from Sentimental: Birthday set) on a tiny banner and adhered it to the card with foam tape. I embellished the card with silver thread and some enamel dots and that finishes off the card!


For Sophia's card, I used the From the Bottom of My Heart stamp set. I tried embossing it with Ranger's Enchanted Gold embossing powder but for some reason I didn't get good coverage even with two layers of embossing. (left photo) So I tried stamping with Hero Arts Soft Vanilla shadow ink first before embossing, and got a much better result. (right photo)


I also embellished this card with silver thread and enamel dots to complete the design. I really love how versatile these alphabet stamps are; you can also stamp "THANK YOU" for the background and I think it'll be fun to stamp "XMAS" or "XOXO" for other occasions cards. Really, the sky is the limit! I really enjoyed creating these cards, and I hope you liked them, too. 


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Thank you so much for leaving your sweet and kind comments on last week's posts. They make my heart sing <3
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Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed these cards, 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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27 comments:

  1. My favorite thing about W&W (besides the products) is how they come in the mail! Love the personalized feature on the samples above!

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  2. I really like how you tone-on-tone stamped their names in the background. The silver thread is such a nice touch. Beautiful cards.

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  3. Beautiful cards, and extra special because they are personalized! Love the subtle look to the backgrounds!

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  4. I think it was genius of you to personalize the BG with their names.
    And I can definitely see "xoxo" or any other script done the same way
    for every occasion. Lovely cards I'm sure the girls will love.

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  5. Beautiful cards!! Love the clever way of personalizing them. The sweet and colorful embellishments add to the fun and pretty look! Thank you for the tip on trying a different ink for heat embossing if the coverage isn't great.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful cards :) love how you customized the background with the name. Looks subtle and amazing.

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  7. Jessica I spotted those names immediately - how wonderful! They will love them as much as we all do!
    =]

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  8. Lovely card designs. I like the gold embossing.

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  9. Gorgeous cards! I love the gold! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  10. Amazingly creative use of the alpha stamps, Jessica--love both of these!

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  11. Wow, what a fun idea to spell out their names for a background! Easy way to personalize and decorate at the same time.

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  12. I think the new "thanks from the bottom of my heart" is so creative and sweet! I also love making the personalized background for each of these cards. They will be even more special to the person who gets them because they will know for sure that card was made for them!

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  13. Love the personalized naming BG, cute idea and I love that Thanks heart too! Beautiful inspiration!

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  14. These backgrounds can be used for any event.. great ideas.thanks

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  15. Wonderful cards! Love the background stamping and layers!

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  16. Beautiful cards!! I love the personalized backgrounds ❤️

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  17. Lovely cards! Looking forward to your creations.

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  18. Beautiful cards! I love how you spelled their names out and the messy string embellishment is really cool! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  19. The typecast letters are great. Love the personalization!

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  20. Wow..what a clever idea to spell out the names!!! Super loved your card!

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  21. I love the embossed heart, very catchy !

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  22. Fabulous ways to make
    these cards. Love the
    backgrounds and embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Wow! Both your cards are really beautiful!!!

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  24. Beautiful work. Love the embossing and the delicate thread.

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  25. Such a pretty duo of cards...love the thread detail.

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