Saturday, January 5, 2019

January Leading Lady Greta Hess | Take One

Happy New Year!  It's an exciting day as I get to introduce you to our January Leading Lady Greta Hess!  Greta has been catching my month after month with her fabulous and cleverly designed cards she's submitted to our challenges and I can't wait to see what she will do this month.

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

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




I'm so excited to be Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady for January 2019!  This is a huge honor I truly never expected.  Thank you so much, Shay! Each Saturday this month I get to take over the Winnie and Walter Blog.  Hope you'll check it out & leave a comment.  Hopefully you'll find some inspiration in my projects AND you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Winnie and Walter store!


I'll do a random drawing of all the comments left on my blog's Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts. My love of Winnie & Walter products began a couple years ago when a friend sent me In a Word: Hello Cutaway.  I thought it only fitting to begin with a post focusing on this wonderfully versatile die. For my first card I randomly stamped a solid leaf image from A Tree for All Seasons in 2 green inks.  Then I stamped the matching lined image in brown ink purposely not lining it up exactly.


The panel was die cut with a rectangle from Essentials: Tilda Cutaways.  I love the fun edge plus the pierced border.  The word was die cut from the panel being careful to save the little bits which were glued in place after the panel was attached to a brown card front.


I stamped the little word from The Big, the Bold & the Happy in brown ink, trimmed it into a strip, matted it with brown cardstock & attached it with foam tape.  I didn't add any embellishments so this card could go to a guy or a gal. Next up is a birthday card that lets the hello die be the star of the show, thanks to the new Scenery: Pennsylvania Polka Creative Screenings.  I used 6 Distress Oxide inks, moving the stencil before going to each new color.  Doesn't it give a fun confetti look?


I stacked the die 3 high before attaching it to a white textured panel.  The little sentiment words from The Big, the Bold & the Happy were white embossed on black cardstock & trimmed into strips.  I love the look of adding them right on top of the large die cut word.  Black & white twine was tied into a bow before adding the panel to a black card front. I have one more card for you and this one is floral and feminine--a favorite for me & hopefully you like it, too.  I stamped a wreath using flowers from In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers along with leaves and dots from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals with Angelica Suarez in pastel inks.


The hello die was cut from the center of the panel, stacked 3 high, brushed with shimmer & glued in place.  The larger, blocky font of this die is perfect for the hidden die cut technique as it doesn't totally disappear.


I darkened the photo so you can get an idea of the shimmer on the hello die cut.  Some little white dots are added for embellishment and the panel is attached to a dark gray card front. Now you can see why I love the In a Word: Hello Cutaway and hopefully you've gotten some inspiration for your own crafting.  I'll be back with another Winnie & Walter post next Saturday.


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35 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. Such an awesome use of color!

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  2. Congrats Greta -- love your pretty cards!

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  3. Well HELLO Greta! Great to see you here. Have a blast with those fabulous WW products.

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  4. Congratulations, Greta ... fabulous to see you in the spotlight as W&W's Leading Lady! I'm also a lover of these delicious word dies ... you've showcased them beautifully here ... so inspiring! Anita :)

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  5. Wow Greta, I love them all - so pretty and such lovely designs too! Love how you used those dies! Congrats on WW Leading Lady - so well deserved! Thank you for the amazing inspiration - you ROCK!!!

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  6. Congrats to Greta! Your cards are simply fabulous, my friend! Can't wait to see all the other fabulous designs I know you have instore for us!!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS to my dearest friend Greta!!!!!!!!!! Her cards are always a true inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful set of cards from Greta!

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  9. Congratulations to Greta, she loves W&W so she'll make lovely cards to showcase.

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  10. Congrats Greta.. These are some fabulous cards. Love them all.

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  11. Beautiful cards, Greta. I think this Hello die was one of my first, if not my first, too.
    Congratulations on being this month’s LL. 👏 Have fun! 🎉🎉🎉

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  12. Congrats to Greta, I've been a fan for years!! Beautiful cards - especially the first one with the leaves.

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  13. Beautiful cards, love how you showed the versatility of this die. Congratulations,Greta.

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  14. Many congratulations to Greta and wow what a wonderful showcase of the fabulous products on her stunning cards x.

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  15. Congrats Greta! What GORGEOUS CARDS!!!! Seriously! WOW! Can't wait for more Saturdays!

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  16. I just love your cards using the "hello" die! So different, yet so awesome. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  17. I LOVE ALL of the SWEETNESS, awesome work Greta!

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  18. Congratulations Greta. Love your beautiful creative ideas.

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  19. Congratulations Greta! Your cards are gorgeous! I'm with you, that W&W die is one of my favs too! So useful for so many occasions! Thanks so much for your wonderful inspirations!

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  20. Congrats, Greta! Love these beautiful cards and your use of color is spot on!

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  21. These cards are Awesome. The color and placement on perfect.The middle card is my favorite. Your use of color and white space is so perfect. Thanks

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  22. Absolutely thrilled to see Greta's incredible creativity showcased here! She's such an avid W&W fan, well deserving of recognition! Her cards...pure delights!
    ~carol

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  23. Congratulations Greta on your Leading Lady spot. Beautiful cards. Love the eclipse one you did with the soft colours.

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  24. Congratulation Greta, you are always have a unique wounderful cards and idea , cant wait to see more of your creation this month . So happy for you .

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  25. How exciting to see Greta as the January Leading Lady!! What a superb choice!!! Her cards are always wonderful and I love how she used the Hello die today for this set. So pretty and creative!! Looking fwd to seeing what she has for us all month!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Wonderful cards. My favorite is the first one.

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  27. Wonderful first performance Greta .Love each and every card.. especially the Second one with colorful dots... I am so excited to see you here ..Can Ca wait to see what you in store for us rest of the month..A big congratulation..Hugsxx Deepti

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  28. Congrats on being the January Leading Lady, Greta!!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  29. How wonderful for you as leading lady! I love the cards!

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  30. Congratulations on being the leading lady Greata! Fabulous cards.

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  31. I love how many beautiful ways you can make the word HELLO come to life! All of your designs are fresh and colorful!

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  32. wow your cards are incredibly beautiful - love them all:)

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  33. WOW Greta... I love these trio HELLO cards. I love love love each design.

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