Friday, August 29, 2014

Winnie and Walter August Release Blog Hop and Giveaway


Good evening! I am SUPER excited to be hopping along tonight with Winnie and Walter to celebrate the release of their new larger sized stamps! You should have arrived here from Jenny Martin - if you just happened along, make sure and head back over to the Winnie and Walter blog to start at the beginning - there are LOTS of giveaway opportunities!


I can't even begin to tell you how CUTE these new stamps are! SOOO many incredible options with these! The first stamp set I played with is called "This Wonderful House" - kind of perfect for me with my blog name. ;-)

I started off by using it with one of my favorite techniques - watercolors!


For this card, I simply stamped the house image, colored it in with watercolors, then stamped and fussy cut out the banner with that fun sentiment, which I adhered with foam adhesive for just a tiny bit of dimension. One trick I have found - when adhering a watercolor panel to a card, I had a lot of trouble with the adhesive not sticking in place until I found that a nice strong adhesive (I use Score Tape) was the perfect solution!


Next, I decided to let one of the sentiments shine on my next card:


For this one I had an oval panel that I cut with a Lil' Inker's Stitched Oval die, and I stamped the sentiment in the center. I thought that little kitty image was the perfect finishing touch on the sentiment - I can just picture a sweet kitty sitting in the window waiting for it's family to come home! Added the speech bubble paper clip from my stash, some lovely pattern paper from Crate Paper, and a bit of Lawn Fawn Coral twine to finish it off.


Next up is a fabulous set called "A Tree for All Seasons" - LOVE this set so much! 


I started off by making a shaker card. I cut an oval window with the same Lil' Inker's die, used distress ink to add some "dirt", stamped my tree, then glued a few sequins in place. I put more sequins inside my shaker card, and also a good sprinkling of chunky gold glass glitter. Embossed my sentiment in gold on a strip of vellum to finish it off - LOVE the beautiful font for the sentiments in this set! So versatile!!!


This set at first glance seemed pretty distinctly fall themed to me - so I decided to stretch it and make a card with more of a spring feel to it:


I used a soft kraft color to stamp the tree trunk, then layered over several times with some soft pink ink to add "blossoms" instead of leaves. Stamped the sentiment over the top (again - LOVE the font!), added some random dots of Stickles, then added some distress ink on the edges to soften the stark white color a little. Finished off with some pattern paper from my stash, a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip and a bit of jute and baker's twine tied in a bow, and a few black sequins.


Thanks for stopping by tonight! Your next stop along the way is Lyndal Higgins - the up and coming Winnie and Walter Leading Lady for September! Make sure and leave a comment before you go for a chance to win a set of your choice from the new release! Have a great weekend!!!

59 comments:

  1. Great cards. Love the shaker card.

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  2. FAB cards Heather, LOVE the Autumn shaker card!!

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  3. Awesome projects. I love the watercolor house. Beautiful job with the colors. TFS

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  4. My goodness you were busy and they are all so gorgeous!! I really love your 'thankful' card with the tree and the simple oval with sentiment, very pretty indeed!

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  5. Lovely designs Heather, I especially love the watercolouring and the shaker!

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  6. oh my, they just got better and better!

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  7. Fabulous cards! Can't wait to get the Tree For All Seasons set.... love your watercoloring on the house card and that sweet little kitty too!

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  8. Great cards! The shaker one is my fave.

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  9. These are all awesome cards!
    The shaker is so adorable and fun!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Such great inspiration.

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Heather! I especially love your autumn sequins tree!

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  12. Your cards are very creative and well thought out. I love the new W&W release!

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  13. The sequins as leaves are AWESOME!!!!! Love it!

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  14. Awesome cards ! You have tried different latest styles..watercoloring,cAS & Elegant and my favorite shaker with sequin !

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  15. fabulous cards. Love the trees.

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  16. Fabulous cards - love the shaker card and sympathy card - awesome!

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  17. I discovered your blog through W & W and have been a regular visitor. I really love your style of card making! Loved the water colour card, the colours are so cheerful. The shaker card is fantastic. And the sympathy card is so elegant! Thanks for showing two such different ways of using the same stamp!

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  18. Heather! Really wonderful cards - I'm particularly fond of the shaker card... which I've yet to make!!
    =] Michele

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  19. I'm partial to the fall season, so I love your two tree cards. I love the sequin accents that mimic leaves. Very cute idea!

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  20. Wow, Heather, you've been busy working with this new release - and the cards that emerged are nothing short of fabulous! Love them all, but that shaker does steal the show for me! Fabulous inspiration!
    ~c

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this tree set!! Your shaker card is AMAZING and I love that you used sequins for leaves!!! I also love how you created two different seasons with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Fabulous cards Heather! My favorite is the shaker card with falling leaves. Such a clever design.

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  23. The shaker card is perfect in every way!! TFS!

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  24. I love the shaker tree. I've been fascinated by that design lately. Still trying to perfect my technique.

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  25. Wow--lots of great cards with these new stamps.

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  26. Such great cards, Heather ... the shaker tree is simply amazing ... gorgeous! Anita :)

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  27. All great cards, especially love the shaker card!

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  28. what great cards! your shaker tree is amazing!!

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  29. Your tree shaker card is fantabulous!

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  30. All your cards are beautiful. I LOVE the shaker tree with the fun sequins. I also like the softness of the Sympathy card. So elegant.

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  31. LOVE the tree cards, so glad they made the tree bare so that we could vary the colors of the leaves. And I agree with everyone else, the sequins on your shaker card used as autumn leaves make a great card! So fun!

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  32. These are all GORGEOUS!!! Love!

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  33. Wonderful cards, but I have to say that shaker card is the best.

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  34. I'm in love with your shaker card!! And your last tree card is beautiful...I just love the soft pink!!

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  35. WOW - it looks like you have had LOTS of FUN with these FABULOUS new stamps Heather - LOVE what they INSPIRED you to CREATE :)
    Your watercolor house is AWESOME, your floral card a DELIGHT, LOVE the SWEET sentiment and CUTE cat, your shaker is STUNNING, LOVE the sequin tree & the sparkle of glitter & sequins under the BEAUTIFUL gold & vellum sentiment and last but definitely not least, your sympathy card is so ELEGANT, LOVE the stamping, inking & sparkle of your tree and the lovely sentiment too - LOVE THEM ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your BEAUTIFUL & CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  36. Great cards! The shaker card is such a WOW card. I can't stop looking at it!

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  37. amazing cards...my favorite is the tree cutout card with the sequins...I seem to be crushing on gold these days and that sentiment in gold is just fabulous!

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  38. Amazing cards... Love them all!!

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  39. Love the fall tree with the sequins--beautiful. And great how you changed it up for spring.

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  40. The wish you were here card is so so so cute! And the little cat stamp was a great idea!

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  41. Fantastic cards. I love your awesome autumn shaker card. This tree image is wonderful

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  42. Wonderful watercolors and love the shaker card too. Sympathy cards can be so difficult but this one is really nice with the soft pink blooms on the tree.

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  43. Beautiful cards and a nice variety of techniques!

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  44. These are fantastic! I love the watercoloring on the first and the simplicity of the second, and I'm so loving all those great tree cards!

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  45. gotta get some stamps-these are so cute and versatile.

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