Saturday, February 24, 2018

February Leading Lady Jen Carter | Take Four

As our birthday month wanes, we must sadly bid adieu to our fantastic February Leading Lady Jen Carter with her fabulous final performance!  Jen has brought breathtaking color and design to brighten our Saturdays.  Her projects are so playful, jubilant, vibrant and inspiring.  I feel so fortunate to have had Jen as our leading lady during our birthday month.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance showcasing her skill and cleverness with hexagons CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance in which she masterfully takes on a single product for amazing results CLICK HERE!

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


It's hard to believe the month is coming to an end already and this is my last post as Leading Lady for the month of February.  I have enjoyed spending time with you and reading your comments so much!  Thank you for all of your love!  Thank you for your support of not only my work, but of this fabulous company as well!  Thank you so much to Shay for having me!  (Fun fact, I get to craft with her in just a few days!! I can't wait!)

Today my post is focusing on black & white cards with a pop of color.  I loved the floral set that released in November called In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans and I used that set for both of my cards today.


For this first card I grouped several of the flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans on to a larger acrylic block and then inked them up with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  I then spritzed them with water and stamped them on to my white cardstock. I repeated this until the cardstock was filled in.  I then lightly flicked a few drops of the black watered down ink onto my cardstock.  For my sentiment strip I stamped the "happy birthday" using the In a Word: Happy stamp set and Flirty Fuchsia ink.  I die cut some of the smaller flowers with the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans Cutaways, stamped them with the coordinating stamps (All that Jazz (special mystery color found on Catherine Pooler Designs), Black Jack & Tiara inks) & adhered them to my panel.  A few clear sequins finishes the card off.


This last card has a more classic feel to it.  I used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and the Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings stencil to create those nice bold stripes.  I love being able to create my own patterned paper so easily!  The sentiment is stamped using the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans stamp set.

  
For the flowers I went very bold.  I die cut the flowers and then stamped the first layer with Catherine Pooler inks.  I used Party Dress, Aquatini, Lime Rickey, Sauna (found at Catherine Pooler Designs) & Flirty Fuchsia.  The layers that you see on top of the solid flower/leaf images were made by embossing.  Did you know that you can emboss on top of embossing powder?  If you're careful not to overheat the powder so it loses color, you can layer embossing powder which is what I did here for the centers of my flowers! Simply emboss the first layer, stamp the second layer with watermark ink, add your second layer of embossing powder and heat it again.  The brands of embossing powder I used are Ranger & Zing.  


  
Thanks for stopping by again today! Before you go, leave a comment on my blog Jen's Ink Spot on any (or all four) of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store.  You have until Friday, March 3rd to comment and I will pick a winner randomly from all of the comments left and will announce the winner March 7th!    Thanks again and have a wonderful day!


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19 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! I love the bright colors you used for the sentiment and flowers! Great effect with the b&w backgrounds!

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  2. Both of them are very beautiful!

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  3. Pretty with the pop of colours. Lovely cards. Hugz

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  4. I like the pop of color with the black and white.

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  5. Absolutely stunning! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  6. Loving the pops of colour on the B&W backgrounds! Just left some love on Jen's blog! I've seen some beautiful cards this month!

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  7. So jealous you get to craft with Shay & I know you'll have a great time together! Black & white with a pop of color is one of my favorites, but I tend not to do it. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration & you've helped me add to my wishlist--haha!

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  8. Wow such nice cards with lovely colors.

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  9. Both are so pretty! Love the pop of colors against black stripes!

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  10. Wow!!! Love this choice of colours!!! Great work!!!

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  11. Oooh, that first card is awesome with the black and white flowers and lavender sentiment!

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  12. I love the idea of a black and white background, and then giving the card s lol of color with flowers! Just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  13. I always love black and white white a surprise bit of color and these are so fun!

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  14. This is a fab colour palette on these cards. The bright florals are lovely against the background.

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  15. It was so cool to have Jen this month, all her cards are so beautiful and lovely !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  16. Getting in on this last post late....but loving those bright colors sooooooo much!!! Thanks for sharing with us all month.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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