Saturday, July 11, 2015

July Leading Lady Anja Bytyqi | Take Two

Our July Leading Lady, Anja Bytyqi is back for her second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.  Anja proves her mettle with disguises with her marvelous projects today!

Ladies and gentlemen, Anja....

Hello everyone, first of all:

Happy Birthday dear Julie! May your day be awesome and filled with love!

Thanks so much for your warm welcome last week and all the lovely and encouraging comments on my Leading Lady debut! I'm delighted to be back on stage showcasing the enjoyable Winnie & Walter products.

This time I will focus on another product range called Creative Screenings aka Stencils/Masks.

Let's start with some Fun Stenciling!

Translucent Embossing Paste Triangles

For my first card I used the Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings stencil together with Translucent Embossing Paste. Love the shiny look on dark cardstock! I cut my panel to an angle and decorated my card with a bright and rainbow colored In a Word: Happy Cutaway die-cut (which is a «left-over» from one of the cards from my debut), the white embossed word «birthday» from The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set, some thread and matching enamel dots.

Stenciled Triangles with Gold Spots

The second card shows another common way to use a stencil by sponging some ink onto it. I used the same Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply the turquoise ink and let it fade out to the edges. After that, I put some VersaMark ink on three of the triangles and heat embossed them in gold. I also heat embossed the sentiment from The Party stamp set. To repeat the gold I cut a skinny strip from foil cardstock.

Masked Rainbow Stripes

Inspired by the colors of the Winnie & Walter logo, I decided to create a little rainbow for my next card. I masked off a circle and used the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings stencil for my colorful stripes. To create a sentiment with dimension I die-cut the In a Word: Hugs Cutaway from several layers of cardstock (three times white and one in black) and stacked them together. I embellished my card with sequins which were a special mix for Winnie & Walter's first birthday.

Summer Plaid Pattern

For my last card, I used the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings stencil to make my own plaid pattern by overlapping the colors. I heat embossed the «congrats» from The Big, the Bold and You in white on a piece of vellum.

I really enjoyed to play with these stencils and hope you got inspired! Don't forget to comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog for your chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store.

Can't wait to see you back again next week for round three!

Once again, huge thanks to Julie & Shay for letting me play with their great products!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!



  1. All of these are WONDERFUL! I love the bright, bold colors and design, so striking!

  2. BEAUTIFUL cards in amazing color combinations! Wow!

  3. Lots of great colors and patterns.

  4. WOW wow WOW wow - FOUR ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Anja!!!
    LOVE your EXCITING designs and CREATIVE use of ink & COLOUR!!!
    I feel SO INSPIRED and NEED to try my hand at combining stencilling with heat embossing and with masking & die cutting too ... OH MY, the ADVENTURES I am going to have - THANK YOU :)

  5. Stunning, stunning cards!! I LOVE the designs on each and every card!!

  6. Gorgeous gorgeous cards :D Im totally in love with the blue and gold triangles ...just perfect.
    Kate xx

  7. All great cards! I particularly like the rainbow hugs cards. Love the triangle stencil also.

  8. Great cards! LOVE the colors on the first one!!!

  9. Anja, your cards are stunning! I love every single one. You have such a good eye for colors!

  10. Oooh, these are so great! The triangle card, especially, rooooocks!! <3


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