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.



  1. Fantastic cards ! I really loved the use of dies on first one and also the use of words to create a frame around it :)

  2. Very pretty second
    card and I love the
    first one! Great way
    to use the letters
    and full of love!
    Carla from Utah

  3. Love these cards, especially the yin yang - beautiful!!

  4. Beautiful cards by Jessica!! I esp love the Typecast one....such awesome and creative interaction between the colors, font sizes, dies, and stamps. Also love the yin yang card with the contrast theme played out fabulously in the organic kraft and elegant gold elements.
    Thank you for a fun and inspiring month of projects!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. These are wonderful! Love how you used the dies!

  6. Fabulous cards!! I love all the details you include on your cards!!

  7. both cards are so creative and beautiful! thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your talent!

  8. Your style is so creative and fun, and I've loved every single project that you've shared. Thanks for showing us how to stretch the dies in such a beautiful way. That first card design is fabulous!!!

  9. Great design and colors on the first and unique second card.

  10. Great use of those dies! Love the rainbow of colors of the first card.
    Both are super cute designs.

  11. Love the ink-blended die-cuts! The black stamping around the edges is the perfect frame for them!

  12. You've been creative & very inspiring as July's Leading Lady--thank you, Jessica! I really love the first card--bright, beautiful & unique!

  13. Great ideas on stretching your supplies!

  14. Awesome cards! Love the ideas on stretching our supplies... love the way the partial die cut was used!

  15. Gorgeous cards!! Love the beautiful distressed words on your first! And the yin/yang on your second is just beautiful!

  16. Wow, I really love that first card. The design and colors are awesome.

  17. Love the placement of text words with such fun, so beautiful and creative!

  18. I just love the way the die cut word and letters look. So bright, happy and very eye catching.

  19. Jessica's cards have been so creative and so awesome! The one with the die cut words really pops!

  20. Love your typography-inspired card, and the yin/yang looks fabulous!

  21. Such fresh, creative ideas, Jessica! Your cards are both amazing!


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