Winnie & Walter February 2016 - Day 1

Hi friends!  It's been super quiet around here since I made my exciting announcement on Valentine's day.  One...I haven't felt super awesome the past couple weeks.  And two...I've been working hard on this month's new Winnie & Walter release!  It's been a long while since I've felt able to participate in a release week, and starting back up is part of my healing process.  Before I get on with my post, I just wanted to thank everyone for the sweet & encouraging comments on our announcement.  I know that many of you have continually prayed for me over the past year, and words could never accurately express my gratitude.

Alright...so back to the Winnie & Walter February release day 1!  This morning we are showcasing the following new items:

In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers stamp set
In A Word: Kisses Cutaway
Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screening

For my first card I've combined the new Creative Screening with the new Kisses Cutaway.  I paired them with the previously released In A Word: Hugs Cutaway, along with the ampersand from The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set.
I started with an eggplant colored A2 card base.  To create the screened background, I blended 4 shades of distress ink from purple to light pink.  I adhered the inked background to the card base with foam tape.  Next I diecut the words from matching dotted patterned papers, then cut each word from white cardstock a few more times.  I layered them together to provide thickness & stability, and adhered them to the middle of the card.  I stamped & heat embossed the ampersand to vellum, cut it out & added it to the top.  I finished by accenting the card with jewels & sequins.

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For my second card, I combined the new In Bloom: Ava's Favorite Flowers stamp set, with a few previously released items.  The sentiment was created from the Happiest of Holidays stamp set, and I love that you can create non-holiday themed sentiments with many of the Winnie & Walter seasonal stamp sets.  I also used the In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways to help with my accenting.
 I started with a white A2 card base.  To create the background, I blended three shades of distress ink together in aqua, pink & yellow.  I splattered the front with water, then picked it back up with a towel.  I then stamped & heat embossed the flowers to the front.  Once set, I adhered the inked background to the card base with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment to a strip of white cardstock, then cut it into an arrow shape.  I adhered it over top a knot of gold thread with dimensional adhesive.  I diecut the greenery multiple times from vellum, then adhered it around the sentiment banner along with pearl flourishes.  To finish, I accented the front with gold dots.

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There are some giveaways going on at the Winnie & Walter blog to be aware of:

The rest of the Winnie & Walter talent also have amazing samples to share with you, so be sure to check out their blogs too!


I will be back tomorrow morning with some more projects using these brand new products!  Hope to see you again!

Until later,
~L.

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Comments

  1. Oh Lea, these are stunning! What beautiful cards!

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  2. Gorgeous cards, love the pink and purple and polka dot combo and the elegant ink blended background on the second one is a pretty background for your elegant floral spray.

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  3. What pretty cards!! I LOVE the first one with the wonderful background and the pretty sentiments in pink and purple. The second is amazing with the washed background . Beautiful design!! Thanks for playing with Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

    Nora Noll
    #ssdtictactoechallenge

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  4. Gorgeous cards Lea! Love that you pulled out the "hugs" cutaway to pair with "kisses" ... they look great together! And your background on the non-Christmas peace card is just dreamy : )

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  5. Oh my goodness - both cards are absolutely gorgeous - but I'm pretty sure I gasped out loud when I saw that second card! Absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! Words can't say how happy I am to be seeing your beautiful creations again - and huge congratulations (and many prayers!) to you once more! :)

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful work! And wonderful news!

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  7. Beautiful ombre card! Thanks for joining us this weel on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the color combination on the first, but the second is just so soft and pretty!

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  9. Hi, Lea!
    What a fabulous card....as always. I'm always excited (and so happy) when I see your wonderful creations linked to our challenges. I really appreciate your participation, and can't thank you enough. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful cards. Great ink blending and just love that circle stencil.
    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    #ssdtictactoechallenge
    Design Team Member

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