Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hosting one of the challenges to celebrate Winnie and Walter's Birthday! My challenge is to create a CARD SET - at least 3. This is one of my favorite ways to stretch my cardmaking time, by coming up with one idea or design, then switching out the colors or sentiments to create several cards at the same time! So since this is a birthday celebration - and you can NEVER have enough birthday cards on hand - I created this fresh and fun trio of birthday cards to share today!
I paired up a fun mix of older and newer releases to create these, and just by switching out the colors of ink, I was able to easily create 3 unique cards with minimal effort!
I started off by stamping Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses 3 times on white cardstock and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. This allowed me to blend distress oxides over the top and the image "resists" the ink, making it pop out magically on the cardstock. I used 3 duos of ink colors: Fossilized Amber and Ripe Persimmon; Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet; and finally, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough.
Next, I was delighted to discover that by trimming them down, they were the perfect size to mat with the smaller size die in the new Essentials: Tilda Cutaways. LOVE discoveries like that!
Another fun discovery - In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways has a little surprise in it as well! I die cut the thinnest "happy" from black cardstock, and then discovered that if I also die cut the next thickness die, it made a PERFECT matte for the thinner one! YAY!
I layered those together, then added a tiny additional sentiment from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez, trimming it down and tucking it over and under some of the "happy" word. I mounted the sentiment with foam adhesive carefully placed behind it, and then mounted the entire front panel on soft gray cardbases to help the white pop a little extra.
Now - I can't WAIT to see what you come up with! They can be as simple or difficult as you like! You can change the colors, the sentiments, or the images - just make sure you have a set of at least 3 cards! And have fun!
Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop. One random winner will be chosen.