November 15, 2018

Christmas Card Design #3

Wondering what to do for my third card design for my Christmas cards this year, I decided to do some heat embossing and ink smooshing to get dramatic background. The stamp set I decided to use is Simon’s Outline Snowflakes background stamp. I love love this background stamp. So pretty and versatile. So I have a set of four cards to share today.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Summer has truly hit Perth. It is a very hot day and a hot night to follow. I am down with migraine once again. Heat and bright sunlight is a trigger for me. Hope to got to bed early today.  Anyway, I made these cards last night so I could share with you today.

WARNING: This post is photo heavy. So make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

Card #1

All the cards have similar background. I embossed the Outline Snowflakes from Simon on watercolour cardstock using diamond embossing powder. This is a clear embossing powder with glitter in it. So the snowflakes are glittery when embossed. I did four panels of it.

Then I smooshed the panels on Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves distress inks. I did one ink smooshing at a time, drying between each ink layer. This gave me random gorgeous inked background. Each panel looked different. Then I used copic markers to add shading and depth to each of the snowflakes on the panel making them stand out. Since copics are transparent, the texture of ink on the background will still show through.

I trimmed the panel to 4″x5.25″ in size, then sponged Seedless Preserve distress ink on the edges give the panel a nice depth of colours. Following that I spattered white gesso and Altenew Irridescent spray to give the background panel falling snowflakes kind of feel. I left the panels to dry while I worked on the sentiments.

For card #1 and #3, I stamped the sentiment on white strips of cardstock using Seedless Preserve distress oxide inks. For card #2 and #4, I white heat embossed the sentiment on black strip of cardstock. The sentiments are from Retro Christmas stamp set also from Simon. I added some gold and silver twines behind the sentiment strips and embellished with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Here are the rest of the cards and closeups.

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

So what do you think? I love love the background. So I kept the rest of the card simple. I made two of each to make a set of eight. I think I will make a few more once my migraine gets better and I have more time. Hope you like these. If you are inspired and make a card or set of cards inspired by these, then please share and tag me on social media. I love see yours. 🙂

All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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November 13, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Flamingoes are one of my favourite stamped image to colour. So when Taylored Expressions came out with Pink Christmas stamp and die combo set, I was thrilled. I stamped a few of the flamingo images from the stamp set and coloured them all. With these coloured and die cut images, I made two Christmas cards.

Hello everyone, Welcome to my blog. Hope you are having a great day! Two cards to share with you today. Both are similar yet different. You will see as I explain later in the post. Here is the first card.

Once I coloured the flamingo images and die cut them using the coordinating die, I had like a dozen of them to work with. I decided to use them all. That means making a set of cards. The flamingoes when lined up looked so adorable. I decided to line them up to made two cards. But the cards will be of unusual size. They will be long and narrow. That was okay. Love to do something different.

To create the background, I sponged the background panel with distress inks. The panel is 3.75″ x 6.25″. The distress ink colours used on this card are Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Liptstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve. I spattered water for texture and white paint for snow effect.

Then I lined up the flamingo die cuts  and adhered them using foam adhesives as shown. I added shadows for the flamingoes using grey markers and grounded them all. The sentiment is from Simply Said Christmas stamp set which is white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

To add details, I brushed the embellishments on the flamingoes with clear shimmer and then layered with glossy accents. I also added some glossy accent drops randomly around the background panel as well. The completed panel is adhered to the cream card base. So the base is made of two Butter Cream Frosting cardstock trimmed to 4″ x 6.50″. On one of the panel, I scored at quarter of an inch from the top and added adhesive to that and adhered to the other panel. This acts as a hinge to make a card base.

Here are the two closeups.

Second card is similar except the colour of the background and line up of the flamingoes.

The distress inks colours I used for the background on this card are Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. The colours are bright and gorgeous. Everything else is same as the first card.

The lineup on this card is a bit different from the first one. I am so in love with the flamingo line up. They look so adorable. The background makes the card and also helps the sentiment pop.


Hope you are inspired by these cards. If you are and make one or many using these as inspiration, please share and tag on social media. I love to see your take. I have listed all the supplies used to make this card below for your convenience.


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November 12, 2018

Winnie & Walter November Rerun!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Winnie & Walter’s Rerun feature.

This is a monthly feature. Each Rerun will provide plenty of inspiration focusing upon a featured product on Winnie & Walter Blog, a month-long sale on the featured product and a challenge (with a prize!) and giveaway.

This month’s feature products is In Bloom: Frenchy’s Festive Florals stamp set.

Here is my card using the stamp set for the rerun feature.

I made a simple and quick card but makes a huge impact. Basically I white heat embossed the images from the stamp set randomly on red cardstock panel. Then I sponged Barn Door distress inks on the edges of the panel to add depth. The photos does not show it very well. It is there, trust me! 🙂 I also added some white paint all over the panel more so on the edges. I left the panel to dry while I made the sentiment.

The sentiment from the stamp set is gold heat embossed on white cardstock. I used the coordinating cutaway to die cut the large sentiment JOY. The smaller sentiment I just trimmed them into strips. I adhered these on the centre of the panel using foam adhesives. Finally as if there is not enough white already on the panel, I added more using white Nuvo crystal drops. Finally adhered the panel of a red card base.

Hope you are inspired to make a similar one. If so please share and tag on social media. Don’t forget about the challenge on W&W Blog and pick up this stamp set while on sale.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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