Monday, July 31, 2017

June 2017 Release Showcase with Mayuri

Hello there, Mayuri here to share some cards using the June Release - I didn't get to create anything for the release, as I hadn't received all the lovely products in time :-( But, I wanted to show you how amazing the stamps and dies are and how I used them to make the following cards.

Here's the first card:


I began by stamping the cute images from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez onto a panel of white cardstock with Versamark ink, sprinkling with white embossing powder and heat setting. I then loosely watercoloured each element with some ZIG Real Color Brush pens and stamped sentiments from the same set underneath. To finish, I added a few sequins in coordinating colours. Here's my second card:


I had so much fun creating this one, using just the Big Balloon Dies, Distress Inks and a sentiment! I created the coloured balloons by smooshing different Distress Inks onto a craft sheet, spritzing with water and swiping a panel of white cardstock through the inky puddles. I heat set and repeated the process until I'd produced the desired effect. I then took different sized balloon dies and die-cut the shapes out of the inky panels and arranged them on a white card base before foam mounting them down. I stamped a sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday underneath the balloons and drew in the string with a black marker. Here's my third card:


For this one, I simply stamped images from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez onto a panel of white cardstock, through a heart shaped mask. I've had this mask for ages now - its just a piece of copy paper, out of which a cut out a heart! I stamped the images with neon coloured inks, finishing the detail with black dye ink. Once complete, I removed the mask to reveal the stamping! I added a die-cut birthday sentiment using In a Word: Birthday Cutaway and topped it off with a sentiment which was heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock. Here's my last card:


I really like the simplicity of this card - all I needed was the garland image from the Party On with Evelin T Designs set, a sentiment from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs and a selection of inks! I repeatedly stamped the garland towards the top half of a panel of white cardstock with Distress Inks, in rainbow order then stamped again with gold and black ink. I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. Before foam mounting the panel, I swiped gold ink across all four edges of the card base for some detail, and then finished with a few sequins!

I hope you enjoyed my take on the June Release!




Saturday, July 29, 2017

July Leading Lady Jessica Lin | Take Four

Sadly July is coming to an end which means this is the final performance of our July Leading Lady, Jessica Lin.  I have found the last few weeks with Jessica to be such an adventure full of buoyant vibrancy, clever surprises and amazing details.   I am grateful that Jessica poured her heart out for our 3rd Birthday Bash Guest Star Contest and that she dazzled us all yet again with her performance as this month's Leading Lady.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational performance with an awesome custom background CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance bringing a  magical card to get you in the mood for the holidays CLICK HERE.

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  

Good morning all! It's hard to believe that July is almost over, and this is my last post. Time really flies! I'm truly honored to be one of the Leading Ladies and have greatly enjoyed creating with many of my favorite products. Thanks so much to Shay and Winnie for having me and to those who left some love for both Winnie & Walter and my blog. :) 

For today's post I decided to do something I've always loved: stretch my supplies use them in creative ways. The first card I made was inspired by Taheerah's cards in the last Gossip Column. I die cut the "i" from In a Word: Hi Cutaway, the In a Word: Love Cutaway, and the "Y" and "U" from Typecast: Cary Letters Cutaways to form a sentiment. I sponged the die cuts with Distress Inks, and the colors I used are listed below:
i: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
love: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
Y & U: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover

You could stop after distressing the letters with rainbow colors and kept it as a CAS card, but I decided to stamp "I LOVE YOU XOXO" (from Sentimental: Love set) repeatedly to create a border. 

I then stamped "forever & always" beneath the "i" and that completes the card!

I don't normally stamp the envelope, but I thought it'd be fun to dress this one up. I stamped "sealed with a kiss" from the same Sentimental: Love set and paired it with lip image.

My second card was inspired by the sentiment: "You are the yin to my yang." After some experimenting, I decided to stamp the yin yang sign with the round speech bubble from Sketchy Thoughts. I used VersaMark Onyx Black ink and Hero Arts Unicorn white ink. I also embossed a dotted border with one of the die from Essentials: Lana Cutaway set.

Next I drew the outline with Copic Multi-liner and gold heat embossed the sentiment. I then embellished the card with pearls and gold thread, and that finishes off this card! I hope you enjoyed these creations, thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!


Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed this card, please comment on both W&W and my blog for a chance to win! Thank you so much for the lovely comments, you guys are so kind. :) Be sure to comment before July 31st and I'll announce the winner on my instagram on August 1st.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

July Leading Lady Jessica Lin | Take Three

Our July Leading Lady, Jessica Lin is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational performance with an awesome custom background CLICK HERE.   Today is a magical card to get you in the mood for the holidays!

Without further ado, Jessica....

Hello and welcome! I am back with another Leading Lady project and I'm so excited to share this one with you! Most of the cards I send out are birthday and Christmas cards. Although I definitely send out more Christmas cards because I'm not that good at remembering other people's birthdays... (who else relies on Facebook reminders?!?) Anyways, I'm glad to start working on my Christmas card stash early this year. I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope it will inspire you, too! 

I started off by creating the night sky background. I used the Essentials: Lana Cutaways to die cut the background panel from watercolor cardstock. Next I sponged and smooshed Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I also added a touch of Black Soot to the borders for some contrast. To add more interest to the background, I spritzed some water droplets to create the faded look. Then I stenciled white embossing paste over the Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings. I also applied a thin coat of embossing paste to bottom portion of the panel to keep my critters grounded, and that completes the falling snow scene. 

I then watercolored these adorable images from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs with ZIG clean color real brush markers, and die cut them out with their coordinating dies

Finally, I gold heat embossed "warm winter wishes" on vellum for the sentiment banner. I decided to add "sending you" from Sentimental: Love stamp set as well because I think it ties back to the postage stamp shaped background. #happymail :)

Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed this card, please comment on both W&W and my blog for a chance to win! I will be posting for the remaining Saturdays of this month, so if you comment on each post you will have 4 chances to win this wonderful prize. That is all from me today. I hope you will join me next Saturday but until then, have a wonderful week! 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Celebrate Your Day with Lydia

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Where, oh where are these days going???? This year seems to be flying by! Today I have something quite different for me... a boy's birthday card!


I started by stamping some of the borders from Scenery: Stripes 2. I stamped a few different borders in yellows, greys and blues, I do like this colour combos for boys cards.... and they don't seem to complain ;) I also added some extra chevron elements using Scenery: V for Chevron and stars using Scenery: Big Bang Confetti.


To finish I used Sketchy Thoughts stamps and dies to create a speech bubble sentiment. I just love how cool and edgy this looks! Prefect for a 'guys' card!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs, Lydia xxx

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