Saturday, February 3, 2018

February Leading Lady Jen Carter | Take One

It's another exciting day in February as it is the debut of our February Leading Lady, Jen Carter!

I had the pleasure of meeting the delightful Jen last year and got the chance to spend time with her as she made cards (I spent much of my time making backgrounds--not sure I finished a single card. lol).  I was impressed by her striking designs using bold colors and I wanted to see more.    

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

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

Hello!  I'm Jen Carter and I am so excited to be Winnie & Walter's February Leading Lady!  I was so fortunate to meet Shay at a craft retreat almost a year ago and I can't say enough wonderful things about her kind & generous spirit!  I'm always amazed by the products that she puts out through the Winnie & Walter line!  It's an honor to be able to share with you each Saturday this month.

My first theme this month is using the overlooked stamps in our stamp sets.  Basically, take a look at the tiny stamps in your sets and make them the star of the show.  I challenged myself even further and used Christmas/Winter themed stamp sets to make non-holiday themed cards.

For this first card I wanted to make a bright, fun, party card.  I loved the little solid circles in the Winter Wishes with Evelin T Design stamp set. I also really liked that the circles had outline stamps to match as well!   So I pulled out a palette of bright inks and started to randomly stamp the little circles with the largest size at the top, working my way down to the tiniest of circles.  I used a gray ink and the coordinating outline circle stamps to outline a few here and there.

The sentiment is from the Wishing You with Evelin T Designs stamp set.  After stamping the second sentiment strip in bright colors I attached it to the panel with dimensional tape.

I wanted to add a little more dimension to my card so I die cut some of the circles in different sizes using the Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs Cutaways, stamped them with the coordinating sized circle stamps and popped them up with dimensional tape.  

For my second card I wanted to focus on the adorable steam hearts in the Warm Wishes to You stamp set (this set will be released in 2018 and was the free gift with purchase stamp set during the last release).  To start I created the background paper using the smallest & largest heart and stamping with VersaMark ink.  For the rainbow panel, I chose my ink palette and then started stamping the hearts in a row. I embossed the sentiment from Sentimental: Gift with white ink onto black cardstock and then hand cut the ends of the banner to make a pointed end.  I placed the sentiment banner onto the heart stamped panel with dimensional tape.  The heart panel is also adhered with dimensional tape to the card base. I added some colorful sequins to finish the card off.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you've been inspired to take another look at some of those tiny stamps in your collection and think of ways to use them as the star of your card or project!

I hope you'll visit my blog, Jen's Ink Spot & leave a comment on any or all of my Leading Lady posts in February for a chance to win a $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter! 



  1. Congratulations on being Leading Lady for February!!!

    Wow....I love the brilliantly colorful and fresh look your cards have!!! These are so pretty and are a great reminder to use my dye inks and small stamps.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. These cards are simple yet so impactful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. These are so fun! I love the bright fun color combos!

  4. Pretty colors on these festive cards!

  5. These are so beautiful cards !

  6. Great strong color. Nice show casing of the stamps

  7. How clever to focus on the the small stamps in a stamp set. That idea would never cross my mind. Love these cute, bright, fun cards. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. So funky, cheerful with full of colors, love them!

  9. Fun, creative cards! Congrats on being the Leading Lady this month!

  10. OOoh love the brights and what fab ideas for the little stamps. Hugz

  11. CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady Jen!
    FUN & FABULOUS cards!
    LOVE your RAINBOW of AWESOMENESS with these creative designs :)

  12. Congrats on your Leading Lady month Jen! These are the cutest little backgrounds ever.

  13. What a smashing debut! Love all hat color!
    Take Care


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