Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Leading Lady Laurel Beard | Take Three


Our December Leading Lady, Laurel Beard is here for her third riveting performance on the great w&w stage!  If you missed her second triumphant performance CLICK HERE or her stunning debut CLICK HERE.  See for yourself as Laurel glides upon the stage....

Hi there!!! Laurel Beard here back today with Take 3 of my December Leading Lady stint! I have been so enjoying these weekly posts and playing with the release!!! I just can't get enough of it! Today I thought we would focus on the new Creative Screenings line!!! We've got backgrounds, outlines, masks, words..... Oh the fun!!!!! Let's start with the Persuasion Script Screening. Such a gorgeous font. I let the screening speak for itself... I simply layered the screening down over my card panel and applied distress ink over the top. I paired the Persuasion Script Screening with a few images from the Winter Woodland stamp set. I LOVE that stag! And of course, they needed to be nestled on a snow bank, which I created using some embossing paste... The embossing paste pairs perfectly with the stenciled background and gorgeous stag and pinecones, don't you think?


Next up, I thought we would get all festive with the Eat Drink Gingerbread Man stamp set and the Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone set. To create this card, I used the Scenery: Big Bang Sci-fi Star Creative Screening. I applied white ink over the stencil to create the background for my card base... The rest of the card came together quite quickly! I just love the Peppermint Zone! I do believe I had a few actual peppermints while I was creating this card! Nothing completes a card without a glass of milk (with a heavy coating of Glossy Accents of course)... And of course, I had to emphasize the sentiment by heat setting it with my favorite embossing powder onto some vellum. Liquid Platinum baby! The font is just delicious!

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Moving on to the next card which uses lots of Creative Screenings.... And some masking. Let's take a look at the Big, The bold and the Extras Creative Screening. It is full of such goodness. You have the stencils as well as the outlined images... So what I did here was over lay the stencil and the outline image together and apply ink to the stencil with two different shades of pigment ink... Then I cut it out along with the leaves (from the same creative screening) and used lots of words from the Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set to create the text overlay. I adhered that to a panel I inked up using the Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screening. See? Told you! Lots of creative screenings on this one!!!!


And lastly, a somewhat magical card I think. I used lots of heat embossing with the products here to create this card. To start with, I took some plain black card stock and lined up the Scenery: Flash Creative Screening over the black card panel and inked it all up with Versamark ink and heat set it in clear. I think those amazing shiny flashes in the background are so cool! Then I stamped the gorgeous tree from the Winter Wonderland stamp set in Versamark ink and heat set it in green embossing powder. I also heat embossed the bird image from the same set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and perched him up on the sentiment panel, which I white heat embossed. LOL! LOTS of heat embossing here.. I am surprised my heat gun didn't blow up! LOL! As a finishing touch, I took some white pigment ink with the best tool ever, my finger... And spread it around somewhat unevenly in the background to create this gorgeous white glow! So pretty! Then I just adhered it down to a white top folding card... The stripes? That's some washi tape!


So there you have it!! Lots of Winnie and Walter projects for you today showcasing some of the creative screenings line! I had such a blast creating these cards. I’ll be back next week for my last week as the Winnie and Walter December Leading Lady, sniff sniff! Until then, I’ve got a giveaway!!! Simply head on over to my blog and leave comments on all of my Leading Lady posts, and you could win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter!!! I will choose a winner at the end of the month from all of the Leading Lady posts, so you’ve got lots of opportunities to get your name in the hat!

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  1. All of these cards
    are so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  2. WOW - what a lovely set of cards Laurel!!!
    I ADORE your lucky last card - it is an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT - LOVE your embossed tree, LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL background - it really is MAGICAL - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I never thought of using a stencil to heat emboss until now ... I got a bundle of stencils in my order that was delivered last week and regret not including this one, definitely including it next time - THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  3. Wonderful ideas, yet your first card is my favourite!

  4. A set of absolutely gorgeous cards; you work magic with W&W products! In awe....

  5. Beautiful trio of cards, each unique, but that last one...WOW! Love all of the perfect embossing!

  6. beautiful cards.. nice color scheme..
    Moxie Craftie


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