Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Two

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Andrea's cards today are sure to make you giddy...I know they tickle me pink. ;-)

Ladies and gentlemen, Andrea...

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Hello, again! I'm so happy to be back with you today to share more of my favorite things! Have you seen the hashtag "madforplaid"? Well, that could have been written for me because plaid is hands-down my favorite pattern: It's just so cozy and inviting! 'Want to know what else I love? Pink! (the color, not the artist ;) ) With stencils from Winnie & Walter, I can make any color, any style of plaid I desire and that makes me one happy girl.


The background for my first card was created with Scenery: Buffalo Check and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. Using the Buffalo Check stencil, I inked up some pink paper with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink (I first tried it with the same color of distress ink, but it didn't give me the coverage I wanted). I heat-set that to prevent smearing the ink and then inked up the Ticking Stripe stencil with white pigment ink. To achieve the thin stripe, I masked off the two wide stripes surrounding it with post-it tape and moved the stencil around on the paper. I did this both horizontally and vertically.

 

My focal image is from the Warm Wishes to You set (will be available for purchase in our next release). Using my MISTI, I stamped it multiple times with black ink to get a good impression. The set comes with a stamp for the inside of the cup, but I didn't have ink that matched the pink of my background. Instead, I colored the inside with my Copics. I silver heat-embossed "warm wishes" before fussy cutting the mug.

 

I trimmed my background to slightly smaller than A2-size and adhered it to a black card. I twisted some silver twine onto a die-cut vellum circle and popped up my mug on top with foam tape, which holds the twine in place. After gluing the circle to my card, I added some glitter hearts die-cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways.

 

My second card uses the Scenery: Rugby Stripe and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. I applied a light pink over the Rugby Stripe stencil horizontally and then rotated it to apply the same shade vertically. Again, I achieved the thin line by masking the wider stripes on the Ticking Stripe stencil and moving the stencil around the page. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card.

 

To create my sentiment, I die-cut the In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways twice - once from pink cardstock and another from white. The sentiment is from Sending You with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped "sending you" first with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat-embossed it. Next, I stamped the companion sentiment with the same ink. I popped up both pieces with foam tape.


Doesn't that snowman look like he's ready to give a big hug? I just love him! He's from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copics, and cut him out. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before coating him with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay. I adhered him with foam tape, placing two layers under his body, and finished the card with some pink enamel hearts from my stash.

   

Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Winnie & Walter, be sure to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts. Comments must be left by January 31st, at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced on February 2nd.   

Hugs, 
Andrea


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20 comments:

  1. Oh my stinkin' CUTE. I adore plaid and I adore Andrea's SWEET cards!

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  2. Two absolutely gorgeous cards! xxx

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  3. Love those plaid backgrounds! Delightful cards!

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  4. Perfectly pink plaids... a duo of wonderful cards.

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  5. I love plaids also...You've made to wonderful cards with these stencils...and how creative to use tape to make your own size strip!!

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  6. Fabulous plaid cards. I like the touch of silver on the first one.

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  7. Pink is my favorite color, so today's post is one of my favorites! I've been wanting to get some products so I could make plaids--thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Love the plaid backgrounds on these adorable cards!

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  9. Great range of pinks on your cards today. I love versatile products that allow you to create your own patterns. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Love your cards! The pink plaid is fabulous!

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  11. Pink plaid and a nice hot drink, what could be more perfect! Oh wait, that little happy marshmallow guy is a close second!

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  12. Your both cards are absolutely adorable !
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  13. I love your fun cards! That pink and black color combination is gorgeous!

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  14. I love all the layers, plaid and fun winter designs!

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  15. Beautiful cards!!! I love how you created your plaid backgrounds!!!

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  16. Wow! Love the plaid backgrounds! Beautiful cards!!!

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  17. Love your plaid backgrounds on these beautiful cards! Awesome card designs and Super Sweet snowman.

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