Saturday, September 20, 2014

Leading Lady Lyndal Higgins | Take Three

We are profoundly privileged to present to you Lyndal Higgins for her triumphant return as Leading Lady.  If you have not had the fortune of seeing her previous turns CLICK HERE for her first performance and CLICK HERE for her second. Now the moment you've been waiting for.... 

Hi there again Winnie and Walter friends and fans, it's that time again! It is an honour to bring you the next installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration. I hope you have been enjoying it so far, I know I have!

Wherever you are in the world, September sees you entering a new season, whether it be Spring, Autumn or Fall! So I thought I'd shake things up a little and create a Winnie and Walter seasonal celebration with...

The front panels for each of the shaker cards are created using Winnie and Walter cut files - Winter, Spring and Summer The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and Autumn A Tree for all Seasons.

To create a shaker card you will also need:

  • Fabulous Winnie and Walter stamps
  • White cardstock for front panel and card base
  • Clear acetate sheet from your local office supply store
  • Foam sheet from your local craft store
  • Patterned paper (or be brave and make your own!)
  • (Lots) of double-sided tape!
  • Sequins
  • Circle die

Shaker cards are fun to make, but they can be tricky to photograph!

First up, "Winter Wishes"... 
Layer 1: White cardstock cut using this gorgeous snowflake cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Soft Pool and Pool inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment. The cardstock is adhered with double-sided tape to...
Layer 2: a sheet of clear acetate, cut to the same size as the white cardstock front, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 3: a foam rectangle the same size as the white cardstock front, with a circle die-cut piece removed and the remaining "void" filled with a combination of silver snowflake sequins and some special "thank you" sequins from my last Winnie & Walter order, then sealed with double-sided tape to...
Layer 4: the patterned paper background panel, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 5: the card base.

Next up "Spring Flowers"...
Featuring this cute flower cute file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Pear Tart and Angel Pink Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with sequins.

Next up "Celebrate Sun / Summer"
Featuring this fun sun cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Dandelion and Rose Bud Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment (highlighting "sun" in yellow ink), and filled with sequins.

And last but not least "Autumn Bliss"...
Featuring this fabulous leaf cut file from Winnie and Walter A Tree for all Seasons, and stamped in Lilac Posies and Morocco Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with sequins and glass beads and the background panel created using Luminarte paints on watercolour paper.

I hope you are inspired to try and create your own shaker card - no matter the season!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!

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  1. So pretty! These capture the essence of the seasons!

  2. What a great idea! I have the seasons set too! I need to make Autumn shaker cards!

  3. This is one cool set of shaker cards! Love them!

  4. What a cute set of how you made these shaker cards.

  5. Beautiful! I'm going to try my hand at a shaker card very soon!

  6. Beautiful set of cards! Great papers, sentiment stamps and shapes! Pretty sequins too!

  7. These shaker cards look like a lot of fun to make! Super cool!

  8. BEAUTIFUL set of seasons shakers Lyndal!!!
    LOVE your CLEVER windows and FUN shakers!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and your tutorial on how to create them. I am new to the world of die cutting (I have a Big Shot) and look forward to getting adventurous, even creating some shakers :) Your top tip for using a foam layer is going to make things so much easier, no messing around with bits of adhesive foam strips / dots - very cool :)

    1. The added bonus with your clever shaker technique is that you still have the main shape "left over" to use for another project - WTG Lyndal!!!

  9. I love shaker cards and these are fantastic!

  10. beautiful shaker cards!! love this!! I want to try shaker cards!! but unfortunately I do not have a die cutting machine yet!! But I will try it somehow!!
    Moxie Craftie

  11. Wonderful shaker cards and I love the multicolored sentiments!

  12. Looking forward to seeing everyone's Winnie & Walter shakers :) :) :)

  13. I love the color palette looking at all four cards together. The large die shapes are wonderful for shakers. GREAT IDEA!

  14. A shaker for all seasons lol!! I love it!!! They are all extra special and totally fabulous!!! :)

  15. What beautiful shaker cards - I just love these! Such a great way to welcome any season. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Love these shaker cards! So pretty and fun! Love the different shapes you used like the snowflake and the leaf, they are awesome!

  17. Love these seasonal cards and they're made extra fun by being shakers!

  18. So darned cool. I love the shakers!


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