Tuesday 4 July 2017

Winnie and Walter - June Color Challenge with Heather H.

Well, this hasn't happened for a while!! I've actually made a card that isn't for a Design Team! Haven't had the time much lately to join in with all the amazing challenges out there for a while, so this was a lovely treat. Unfortunately this card evolved from being home the last two days with Max (he has a bad chest cold), he's slowly on the mend and its meant I've caught up on housework, my own gardening and a card!!

I've been looking at this inspiration photo for the Winnie and Walter - June Color Combo Challenge with Heather H. for weeks, hoping I would have some time to give it a go. Today is that day and I'm so happy with the result:

I really wanted to have stripes on my card but I don't own any W&W stripey stamps however......I found this one from 'Scenery: Holiday Trimmings' that would give a similar look.

I cut a panel of watercolour CS and heat embossed the stamp using black embossing powder. My MISTI really helped with doing this. I set up the stamp where I knew it was straight and just moved my panel up one inch after each stamp with Versamark Ink. I then grabbed my Distress Inks 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Mustard Seed' and blended across each stripe. I didn't want to blend the colours together too much as they would create new colours (like the orange between the pink/yellow) but did the best I could.

Once the ink was dry I die-cut it using the large die from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways'. I wanted to capture the grey brick wall in the back of the inspiration photo, so cut a piece of grey CS and adhered to my card front. The striped panel was put on foam tape over top. I die-cut the W&W 'Hello' die twice from white CS and glued together for a bit of strength and put on foam tape as well.

For the rest of the sentiment I die-cut the small tag (also from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways') twice from white CS, glued them together and stamped 'baby' from W&W 'The Big, the Bold and Happy'. This was put on foam tape. And instead of sequins I die-cut some hearts (also from Audrey's Cutaways) from black CS, glued them in place and added some Glossy Accents. 

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Hopefully Max will have a good nights sleep and be feeling much better for school tomorrow. If not, you might get another card from me......

Take care


  1. I spy a Heffy Doodler! :-)
    Thank you for your support!
    I am loving those bright colours and the way the horizontal lines really mimic the skirt- so cool! That skirt though -swwooooon! :-)

  2. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the design and layout, very sweet.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp ANYTHING GOES Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  3. So fun! Great use of the stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with this month's Color Challenge at Winnie and Walter!