This weekend, I've been spending a good deal of my time in my craftroom. I wish my weekends were longer, since I had a few more ideas I wanted to work on... On the other hand, I'm grateful that DH is recovering well after his surgery, which took place 6 weeks ago after initially having been posponed for 2 weeks. Last week he started doing the morning walks with our dog Bernie again, which is a perfect arrangement for all three: DH enjoys the walks, I get more sleep and can be at my desk a little earlier, and Bernie loves walking with DH (also with me, though).
Anyway, after drooling over the inspiration at the Winnie & Walter blog for a week, when the DT were showing us how they combined W&W products with some Pinkfresh Studio Felicity supplies, it was time to get creative myself using their work for inspiration.
First up I have the following card to share, which was inspired by Lydia's card on day 3. I'm not good at clustering, but I loved Lydia's cluster against that floral background in black and white, so I decided to give it a go.
To mimick the effect of Lydia's die cut heart, I stamped the poinsettia in Memento rhubarb ink onto a piece of vellum and heat embossed the image using Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I coloured parts of the petals on the back of the vellum using a red Promarker. The holly (W&W Happy Christmas) was stamped in green and coloured in using a green Promarker. After fussy cutting the leaves, I clustered them behind my sentiment strip (sentiment from W&W Happy Christmas) and adhered this to my poinsettia. For my background panel, I created a mask and placed that on my card panel because I did not want the leaf image to shine through the vellum, and then stamped the 2 leaf stamps from the Happy Christmas set using black ink. Before mounting my panel using foam tape, I adhered a piece of (never before used) Kelly Purkey washi tape on the left edge of my base card. To finish things off, I adhered a few pearls from a multi-coloured set by Kaiserkraft from my stash.
My second card was inspired by Heather's Hello card on day 5 of the inspiration week at the W&W blog. I loved the big die cut made out of patterned paper on top of this row of stripy patterns. I browsed my neglected collection of patterned paper and found this fun pattern of stripes and stars in one of the Christmas paper pads from a Dutch bargain store and decided to combine this with the Merry die by W&W to create a Christmas card.
After adhering the strip of paper and the red washi tape by Kelly Purkey, I decided I needed something more solid to ground my die cut, so I stamped one of the borders from the W&W Holiday trimmings set (included in the very first Stamp of Approval box) in black. To tie the sentiment in with the rest of my design, I die cut the sentiment again from a piece of red cardstock and adhered it in such a way so as to create a shadow effect. I mimicked Heather's wood veneer heart by die cutting a star from wood veneer paper and two more from black cardstock to create my own wood veneer embellishment and coloured my star using a red Promarker. All that was left to do then was to adhere a few red sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh classic Christmas mixes.