Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Leading Lady Priyadarshini Deshpande aka Piyu | Take One

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Today is an especially exciting day as not only is it World Cardmaking Day, but also the debut of our October Leading Lady Priyasarshini Deshpande also known as Piyu!  Piyu caught my attention from the challenges she's entered and especially with this incredible project HERE from our 3rd Birthday Bash challenges.  Her numerous projects were thoughtful, playful, full of joy and color!    

I am really excited to see what Piyu will be creating this month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays in October on the w&w blog.

Please give Piyu a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our October Leading Lady! 

Hello Friends,
This is Piyu and I am so thrilled to be here. First of all I would like to thank Shay for giving me this honor. My love for Winnie and Walter products started in 2016 with their 2nd birthday bash celebrations. I was coming back into the world of crafting after a long break and I happened to buy  the lovely W&W stamp set - In Bloom: Addie's Garden. I ended up making 7 projects with it for the challenges but also winning a 75$ voucher. Since then I have become a huge fan of W&W products and challenges.

I love using various techniques in my cards and today I am sharing 3 cards with you made using same stamp set (In a Word: Happy) but different stamping techniques.

Here is my first card - (Simple Stamping)

For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the Word: Happy stamp set onto white card stock in grey ink. Then I added the details on the flower with white and red gel pen.
I created the 3D happy sentiment by stamping the word Happy in gray ink first. Then using In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways, I cut 2 "happy", one in red and another in black and adhered it together with an offset.

The black circle and the surrounding inlaid dotted ring is cut using the Big Round Balloon Cutaways.

Now my second card - (Shadow stamping)

For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the Word: Happy stamp set onto light grey card stock in white pigment ink. Then I again stamped the same images in dark grey ink with an offset. This created a shadow and light effect. Then I added details with a white gel pen. The happy sentiment is created with using In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways.

The circle in the center is cut using  the Big Round Balloon Cutaways where I semi cut the balloon and adhered the Birthday sentiment stripe on it.

My third card - (Black Magic)

For this cards I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In a Word: Happy stamp set onto black card stock in white pigment ink. I added the shading to the flowers and leaves using prisma colored pencils. Then finally I added a bit of interest using golden gel pen.
The happy sentiment is from In the Word: Happy stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold and then cut it using In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways.

And here are all 3 of my cards together-

I hope you liked these cards and I have inspired you to try out these techniques.

Shay has generously donated a $30 gift card for me to give away on my blog.  For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and also on the leading lady post on my blog here. I will be posting for the remaining 3 Saturdays of October and this will give you total 4 chances to win. I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.



  1. Yay!!!So happy to see Piyu as the leading lady this month.Her work is just so amazing.Absolutely love all three of her cards ..They are so beautiful.

  2. Piyu is a fabulous choice for Leading Lady with her amazing creative talents!!! Love these cards! The shadow stamping effects is marvelous. I've never tried that before. Looking fwd to the other things she shares with us this month!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. happy to see you as leading lady Piyu..All the three cards are simply awesome..

  4. Hi. Wow. Three fabulous techniques. Love these cards. Hugz

  5. WONDERFUL cards Piyu!
    They're ALL SO PRETTY and SO HAPPY, such fabulous designs :)
    LOVE them all, especially your STUNNING black magic - WOW - your shadow stamping gives such magical dimension too!

  6. congrats on leading lady! i gravitate towards color scheme of the first two in my own crafting but i love the pretty fall look of the last one!

  7. Awesome ideas and thanks for the technique info:)

  8. Great presentation of WW. Thx for sharing the techniques.

  9. Fantastic cards! I love the shadow stamping~what a great look~

  10. Beautiful cards!! I love how you've used the tiny stamps to create backgrounds.

  11. Wonderful variety of cards and great techniques.

  12. Beautiful card with beautiful background! Happy World CardMaking Day!

  13. Beautiful back grounds...

  14. Congrats on being the new October Leading Lady!!!
    Beautiful cards!!!

  15. Congrats on Leading Lady...beautiful cards and I love all the delicate metallic touches.

  16. Wow!! So many different designs with the hello die. Looking forward to seeing what you share with us this month and off to take a closer look on your blog.

  17. Congrats to Piyu for being Leading Lady this month. Her cards are gorgeous and I left some love on her blog.

  18. Very pretty. I especially love the red and gray one.

  19. Looking forward to seeing what you create as the October "leading lady." :) Good job on your first two very pretty cards.

  20. Wonderful card designs! Congrats on being Leading Lady this month! Looking forward to more of your creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Three beautiful cards and techniques. Love how you showed its versatility.


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