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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady: Take Four

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 Winnie & Walter fans and friends 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.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Happy

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 using All that Jazz (releasing soon), Black Jack & Tiara inks and adhered them to my panel.  A few clear sequins finishes the card off.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Rugby Stripes

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.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Rugby Stripes Closeup
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 & 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.  

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Sweet & Lovely...and a Special!

Jen Carter You Sweet Lovely Gray Pink Polka Dot 1

I made a super simple card to share today.  This sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs called Lovely & Sweet can be used to make super quick cards!  All I did for this card was arrange the sentiment on my block how I wanted it, stamped it in Versamark ink and then embossed!  I popped the gray panel up with dimensional tape and added a piece of patterned paper to the side.

Lil' Inker Designs Special
In case you haven't heard, there is another special going on at Lil' Inker Designs this month.  You can get the fun Hello Awesome stamp set & Awesome Word die FREE with a $75 purchase!  Use code "AWESOME" at checkout!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spotted Thanks with New Catherine Pooler

Jen Carter Thanks Love Grows Spotted Thanks

Last week Catherine Pooler had a new release. One of the stamp sets released is called Love Grows which has some fun flower, leaf & sentiment stamps in it.  I decided to use the flower centers to make fun colorful background paper. I masked off the paper with post-it note tape at a diagonal.  I used many colors of the beautiful Catherine Poolers inks, both new and previously released. I started stamping the different circles on my Premium White Cardstock, also from Catherine Pooler.  This cardstock is very smooth and is designed to work beautifully with the CP inks.  

When I was done stamping I die cut the white paper & the green/blue paper with the Postage Stamp dies which were available in the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Box (which will be available in the CP store at a later date).  

Jen Carter Thanks Love Grows Spotted Thanks Closeup

I die cut the hand lettered thanks with the gorgeous Thanks die.  Last, I added some iridescent sequins in random places and tied some pink twine around my frames.

The Inks

If you haven't checked out the beautiful ink line from Catherine take a minute to do it. 😁 It is my most favorite ink!  I love how bright and vibrant it is and how beautifully the colors work together.  I also love that it dries quickly!  Seriously, it is the BEST! :)

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady: Take Three

Hello again!  I'm excited to be back for my third Winnie & Walter Leading Lady post on the Winnie & Walter blog!  I've really been enjoying spending time with you this month!  Thank you for all of the nice comments you've left on my posts!  

Today's topic focuses on using the Cover Model: Do You See What I See Cutaway to make two totally different looking cards.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter See What I See You Amazing Holiday Cheer

First up is this bright and colorful card.  I die cut the Cover Model: Do You See What I See Cutaway with white cardstock first and then attached that to my cardbase.  I then used a rainbow of colorful cardstock and pieced each row together.  It looks time consuming but it really went quickly.  I just dabbed a dot of glue in each empty space and then inserted the individual pieces one row at a time. 

For the sentiment I die cut the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways from vellum.  I embossed the yellow "you" that I had stamped using the The Big, The Bold and You stamp set.  The "amazing" was embossed with white and stamped using the same sentiment set.  The little stars were die cut with a die in the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter See What I See You Amazing Holiday Cheer Closeup 2

I like adding a little dimension to my cards so in this photo you can see how I also popped up some of the diamonds in each row.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter See What I See Faith Believe Miracles

For my second card I went with a more sophisticated look.  I first die cut the Cover Model die from black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.  I then chose five colors of cardstock and placed those pieces in the corresponding places using a small dab of glue.  I die cut the "believe" from aqua cardstock using the In a Word: Believe Cutaway die and then layered it on top of two more die cuts to give it dimension.  I stamped the sentiment, from the In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans on black cardstock and then embossed it in white. 

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