Pattern Making Challenge - Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash

Hello crafty friends!

Thank you for stopping by today – this is the fourth project I’ve completed for the huge Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash!  Hoping to be their next guest star for an upcoming release!  If you arrived here from anywhere other than the challenge site, please visit the challenge page here for more details.

I’m playing along with Mayuri’s pattern making challenge.   I wanted to do a clean and simple design, so I chose one of the smaller stamps.  It’s a cute little branch with small leaves, which I used to create a top and bottom patterned frame from the Addie’s Garden stamp set.

Using a mirror image stamping tool plus the MISTI, I stamped this image 4 times in each corner of the card panel in Versafine black pigment ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I stamped the words “best” and the large word “friends” from The Big, The Bold and friends stamp set using the MISTI.

To add a pop of color I used two shades of pink watercolor to paint the “leaves” with a Kuretake watercolor brush.

Before putting the card panel on, I trimmed off ¼” from each side

To finish off the card I glued two 1” x 5.5” inch strips of black & white striped cardstock to the outside edges of the card base, then glued on the stamped panel.

I also created a video tutorial showing how this was done, so you can see the mirror image stamping technique in action.

I’m so glad you stopped by today and hope you enjoyed reading about this fun card project!!

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Below are links to the products used in this video.  The watercolor I used in this technique could be done with any brand you have on hand or even switched out to Copics or other markers.



Ink Blending Challenge - Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash

Hello crafty friends,

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  This is my 3rd entry into one of the 10 challenges for Winnie & Walter's 3rd birthday!  I'm playing along with Vanessa's ink blending challenge.  If you just happened to stumble upon this post, please check out the details of the challenge here.  

Here's the card I created:

I used 4 different Distress Inks to create my blending look over the Multifaceted Stencil.

In a clockwise pattern starting from the top right corner I blended Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac, starting with pink sugar, blending down into Victorian Velvet, leading into Dusty Concord, and finally into the Shaded Lilac at the top left to blend into the Spun Sugar.  I faded the color so the center of the card remained mostly white to provide a focal area for the sentiment.

For the sentiment I used a combination of the smaller words heat embossed onto small vellum strips.  I die cut the word die “smiles” from a prepared piece of cardstock glued to thin craft foam (the cardstock had already been shaded with the same colors as the card front panel).  After die cutting I curved it a bit before adhering to the card front.

To finish it off, I added a few sequins from this set, including a little star to “dot” the “i” in  “smiles”.

Following is a list of the W&W supplies used for this project:

I really enjoyed creating this for the challenge and hope this inspires you to create something fun with one or more of the products used.  

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Bright Colors Challenge – Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash

Hello Crafty Friends,

This post is all about the second card I created for the W&W birthday bash for one of their 10, yes TEN separate challenges celebrating their 3rd birthday.  So far, I’ve created five cards out of excitement of using their wonderful stamps.  Did I mention that they also offer some SVG files for those of us who own electronic die cutting machines?  I took complete advantage of that for some of the elements on this card.

If you arrived here randomly and want to know what the scoop is on this challenge, the link below will take you directly to Lydia’s post on the W&W blog for this particular one.

Lydia’s inspiration image

I am competing for a potential guest star role for their next release (wish me luck!).  I decided for this challenge the stamp set Addie's Garden Stamp Set  plus the cutouts from two sets   Addie's Garden Digital Elements and Hello, Hi & Hugs Digital Elements would make the perfect card.  Here it is!!

I cut out all the pieces in the Addie's Garden Digital Elements on my Cricut, then stamped them before coloring with my Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  Ultimately, I ended up using only the Daffodil, Daisy, Rose, Hydrangea and Dahlia plus some of the leaves from the set.  The majority of my time was spent coloring – actually putting the card together once that was done went very quickly.

Before gluing the flowers to the card, I arranged them in the order I wanted, then used a piece of Glad Press N Seal on top of them to keep them in place, turned over and applied adhesive on the back of all the flowers, then placed the white A2 panel on top.  Easy Peesy!

I die cut the word “hello” from gold mirror cardstock from Hello, Hi & Hugs Digital Elements with my Cricut and glued on for the sentiment to complete and then attached the panel to an A2 sized white card base.

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Ink Smooshing Challenge - Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash

Hello crafty friends,

I’ve been holed up in the craft room creating with my newest stamps and dies from Winnie & Walter for several of their 10, yes TEN different challenges for their 3rd birthday! 

If you’ve randomly found this post, here’s Heather H.’s link for the challenge this is related to:
 plus her inspiration photo is below

Below is a thank you card I created with the Winnie & Walter "From the Bottom of my Heart" stamp set using Distress Inks in four colors:  Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral.  

First I stamped an A2 sized piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock on the smooth side in Versamark ink, then heat embossed in white embossing powder to create a resist for the ink.

I then smooshed the inks on from my craft mat for a first pass – dried with a heat tool, then went back again to pick up some more color.  After the ink was dry, I stamped the little hearts from the set in Versafine ink around the center white heart.  As a final touch, I added random black dots using a black alcohol marker. 

To finish off the card, I trimmed the ink smooshed panel and added a piece of black and white striped cardstock to peek out on the left side and embellished with black & white twine wrapped around the panel before attaching to an A2 white card base.

I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality of the stamps and how well they stamped the first time.   I was thrilled to have my order within 2 days of placing it so I would have more time to play along with the various challenges before they close on March 6th.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed looking at this.  If I have inspired you in any way please do post a comment below!  



Card featured on Kristina Werner's YouTube Mail Call video

Hello crafty friends,

Just popping in to show a card that I mailed in January to Kristina Werner for her monthly mail call video.  I was very excited to see mine was one of the ones featured and had to share.  I will add a description of how I put it together below since I didn't do a step by step photo capture when I put this together.  I've been watching her channel for over 2 years and have gotten lots of inspiration from her creations and learned many techniques along the way.

I thought it would be fun to make an easel card with a "twist".  The flowers glued onto the inside of the card act as the stopper so the card will stand up.

Below is the video that this card was in (it's at the 5:38 mark)

How to instructions:

  • Cut a 6" x 6" Square card base from white cardstock
  • Scored the inside front panel from corner to corner so it would bend when opened
  • Created a top layer consisting of a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" white base card to glue onto the base that was layered with a pretty floral pattern paper.  
  • On top of the floral paper, added a 4" square of white large polka dotted cardstock to show through the window.
  • Die cut a pink cardstock frame from Bazzill cardstock
  • Created the sentiment on my computer, printed out on heat resistant acetate to a laser printer, then foiled with Minc machine.  I downloaded the fonts from (Tootsie Wootsie and Pacifico fonts used on this project)
  • Adhered on the acetate and pink frame to front panel with double-sided tape
  • Adhered front panel to card base
  • Adhered flower die cuts to top corner of front panel as well as on the inside of the card

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