Thursday, 30 October 2014

Winnie & Walter October Release Guest Star Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of Winnie & Walter's October Release.  For my first card, I've gone all sparkly and made my own sparkle embossing paste by adding ultra fine glitter to clear embossing paste.  Using Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screenings, I smeared the paste on to red card and let it dry for 24 hours.  (It doesn't necessarily take that long to dry, but we went out to the cinema and it was too late to play when I got back.)  On a piece of white card, I stamped the evergreen bough and pine cones using Distress Inks, then stamped Merry Christmas (from The Big, The Bold and Merry) in black and red, and embossed with sparkle embossing powder.


For this next card, I brayered a background of lime, turquoise and green acrylic paints, laid the 'peace' and 'joy' from The Big, The Bold and Merry Creative Screenings and brayered over them with cream paint, which leaves a ghosted image when the screenings are removed.  Then I stamped the sentiments from The Big, The Bold and Merry and the holly from Happy Christmas.  I drew some stars using Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings with a Sakura Jelly Roll Stardust pen.

You see different things from different angles with this card:  from one angle the ghosted sentiment is clearer, from the other angle the stars are clearer.


I also made a couple of tags using Scenery: Flash Creative Screenings.  I applied Distress Inks to the stencil, spritzed heavily then pressed it down onto card and heat set the ink.  I cut the card into two tags, rounded the top corners, added some torn white card for snow and stamped with images and sentiments from Merry Christmas.



Pop on over to Winnie & Walter's blog for more from Julie, Shay, The Talent and Guest Stars and I'll see you for the grand finale tomorrow.

15 comments:

  1. O my Shirley Love what you have done the sparkle is so pretty on the first card and your tags are just perfect.
    Kate xx

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  2. What lovely projects, Shirley! I have always wondered if you could add glitter to embossing powder, but have never taken the time to give it a try. Now I will! :) Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Wow! These cards and tags are fantastic, Shirley! Your ghosted card especially caught my eye. Gorgeous and rich colors and awesome designs. Bev

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  4. Oooh, today is full of inspiration! I love all the different techniques and your ingenuity to create dynamic, bold and stunning projects! Thank you, Shirley!

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  5. Gorgeous shimmer, Shirley ... the ghosting is amazing and so clever ...and those tags are fabulous! Anita :)

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  6. I was wondering how you got ink in the background of the creative screening and not the stars ... you got really good coverage using it as a stamp! Great cards and tags!

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  7. Love the wide stripes of embossing paste and glitter...so striking, Shirley!

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  8. I just love everything you've done here! I love all the technique's you've done!

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  9. Love the sparkle of the first card and the layers of the 2nd are fantastic! So much depth and yet still flat for mailing! Great ideas!

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  10. Gorgeous cards and tags, Shirley! Thanks for showcasing these stamps so very well!!

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  11. My goodness....the "ghostie" effect is amazing - fabulous job capturing it in your photos! The tags are awesome, especially with the raised silhouette of the deer and the cool technique that you used to create the background. The sparkly striped card is my absolute fav!

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  12. Love them all. Very pretty.

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  13. LOVE, LOVE the Christmas stamps & screens!!!

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  14. Awesome tags and cards Shirley. So interesting how the second card looks so different depending on the angle. LOVE the screen print ... such a great technique. Loll xx

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