Saturday, February 21, 2015

February Leading Lady Kate Capper | Take Three

Welcome back our February Leading Lady, Kate Capper, for her third triumphant performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE to fall in love with her second performance.

Today be prepared to be dazzled as Kate has truly outdone herself! 

Can you believe its my third week already? February is flying by.
So after last weeks pink parade i said i had something different for you, and this week i have focused on Winnie and Walters creative screenings.
They are so versatile with lots of uses and a great way to add some colour or texture to your projects.

My first card is full of colour and it all started with using the scenery: classic circles creative screening with distress markers.
I simply coloured in randomly so there was no order to it.
I was going to make this a shaker card but changed my mind when i managed to forget to add acetate to my frame lol
So its a faux shaker ;)
I used the big bang confetti cutaways and some clear sequins all adhered with glossy accents.
I added the cake after i coloured it with copics.
The final piece is the metal die cut sentiment, i think it really makes a statement.

This card is actually the third card i made but it made sense to show it next as its a shaker card.
The background uses the scenery: classic stars creative screening and is a left over from the next card.
Inside the shaker i have used sequins and some of the party confetti cutaways.
Once the shaker element was made i added the cupcake from sugar rush.
For the sentiment I used in a word: happy die with some red fun foam , it cut beautifully.
And finally i added a smaller sentiment made using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and the big the bold and party stamps.

After the busyness of the other cards its back to my comfort zone, clean and simple.
I used the scenery: classic stars creative screenings, firstly i used a sponge dauber to add white ink.
Once that dried i then added the colour directly over the white stars with the stencil still in place. 
The colour wouldn't have been so true if id gone straight onto the kraft card.
Now once the coloured ink was on the creative screening i didn't clean it , instead i spritzed with a mini mister and place watercolour card over it pressing down to get good contact and to soak up the colours. 
That then became the background to the previous card.

Now although stencils are great for adding colour like the other cards its doesn't have to all be bright colours.
For this card i used the duo: the big, the bold and extras creative screening. 
I taped it to my  card  and masked of around it it before covering with versamark.
Then carefully removed all of the masking and added some glittery gold embossing powder.
Once embossed it gives texture and a great effect.
I had to add more though  so used the scenery: classic diagonal creative screening on my card base with black distress ink.

Again i have used the scenery: the big, the bold and extras creative screening , this time i have used the other flower.
This was a bit of a happy accident.
I wanted  a black flower so have used black distress ink on water colour card.
The plan was to remove some of the ink with clear water and a paper towel to give some shading effects but that didn't work so well .
I decide to leave it as is then i masked the black inked flower  with a post it note and used the scenery: v for chevrons creative screening.
Then  using  versamark before  removing all the masking and stencils i added some of what i thought was gold embossing powder ...turns out it was platinum but i think it worked better.
As the black ink hadn't completely dried  some of the powder also stuck to the edges of the flower.
keeping with the colour scheme i used some silver card with the thanks die cut.

Julie and Shay have very kindly given me $30 gift card to the winnie and Walter store to give away on my blog.
All you have to do is leave a comment.
If you comment each week that will be four chances to win. :)

I hope you like my stencil inspired cards they really are a fun addition to your crafty stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  1. Such pretty cards Kate, I especially love your Party card! :D TFS

  2. So very fun & them ALL!

  3. Triumphant performance indeed, Kate! From the clever, eye-catching shakers, to the balloons and flowers, these are ingenious and inspiring! Thank you for sharing several 'how to' techniques; adding these to my 'must try' list! In awe of your creativity and the magic you're working with W&W!

  4. Wonderful cards - love all the stars, balloons and the cupcake.
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  5. It's dreary out - cold and icy and blah. These cards are so colorful. They really cheered me up.

  6. Kate- All of this are gorgeous! You sure know how to make the W & W products look amazing!

  7. Such pretty cards! So bright and cheerY!

  8. Love, love, love your faux shaker card!!!

  9. Awesome cards! I especially love the first one!

  10. These are awesome! Love your color combos!

  11. WOW - I am SMILING and feeling SO HAPPY looking at your cards today Kate :)
    LOVE the CHEERY designs of your 1st three cards - they're ALL FUN & FABULOUS!!! I appreciate that you included your faux shaker - I've been known to forgot the acetate sheet too, NOW I have a CLEVER way of making things right, no, not right, I think it is even better!!!
    I ADORE your ELEGANT congrats & thanks cards - AWESOME use of the BEAUTIFUL creative screenings!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I feel the NEED to give my stamps & stencils a workout right this minute :)

  12. I love your cards. They are all very nice and the first 3 are so colourful and festive.

  13. wow!! pretty creations!! nice embossing.. lovely stenciling... awesome!!

  14. She is so good with her designs and colours, looking forward to next week!!

  15. Beatuful cards! I love them all! Great job!

  16. What lovely card you created!! Each one is so different and I love the shaker card. Fabulous design!!

  17. Love the metallic scripty party sentiment on the first card :)

  18. Super awesome - KATE is doing such a great job as your leading lady!!! WOW!!

  19. Lovely cards created!! You are super fabulous! Love it all!!! Great job as a leading lady!!

  20. I love the unique projects created by Kate. The party cards are so festive and the rose cards are super elegant!

  21. I love the shading on the cake and the cupcakes. It really adds dimension and brings them to life.

  22. Very lovely cards! I love the "faux" shaker card :-)

  23. Totally love that Cupcake Shaker card. Want want want

  24. The congrats card is stunning with the mix of gold and silver. The Party foil card is also stunning, wow!

  25. Beautiful cards. I really NEED the "happy" die!!!

  26. The color combinations on these cards are amazing. Love the "Faux" shaker card ..genius! The Confetti cutaways are such a great idea for a shaker card.

  27. Such awesome & beautiful cards. Love all the detail & really like the shading you did on the balloons!

  28. Love what you want to be able to do this like you!


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