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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady: Take Four


It's hard to believe the month is coming to an end already and this is my last post as Leading Lady for the month of February.  I have enjoyed spending time with Winnie & Walter fans and friends and reading your comments so much!  Thank you for all of your love!  Thank you for your support of not only my work, but of this fabulous company as well!  Thank you so much to Shay for having me!  (Fun fact, I get to craft with her in just a few days!! I can't wait!)

Today my post is focusing on black & white cards with a pop of color.  I loved the floral set that released in November called In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans and I used that set for both of my cards today.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Happy

For this first card I grouped several of the flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans on to a larger acrylic block and then inked them up with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  I then spritzed them with water and stamped them on to my white cardstock. I repeated this until the cardstock was filled in.  I then lightly flicked a few drops of the black watered down ink onto my cardstock.  For my sentiment strip I stamped the "happy birthday" using the In a Word: Happy stamp set and Flirty Fuchsia ink.  I die cut some of the smaller flowers with the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans Cutaways, stamped them with the coordinating stamps using All that Jazz (releasing soon), Black Jack & Tiara inks and adhered them to my panel.  A few clear sequins finishes the card off.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Rugby Stripes

This last card has a more classic feel to it.  I used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and the Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings stencil to create those nice bold stripes.  I love being able to create my own patterned paper so easily!  The sentiment is stamped using the In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans stamp set.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Victoria's Very Merry Flowers Rugby Stripes Closeup
  
For the flowers I went very bold.  I die cut the flowers and then stamped the first layer with Catherine Pooler inks.  I used Party Dress, Aquatini, Lime Rickey, Sauna & Flirty Fuchsia.  The layers that you see on top of the solid flower/leaf images were made by embossing.  Did you know that you can emboss on top of embossing powder?  If you're careful not to overheat the powder so it loses color, you can layer embossing powder which is what I did here for the centers of my flowers! Simply emboss the first layer, stamp the second layer with watermark ink, add your second layer of embossing powder and heat it again.  The brands of embossing powder I used are Ranger & Zing.  


Thanks for stopping by again today! I  Before you go, leave a comment on my blog Jen's Ink Spot on any (or all four) of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store.  You have until Friday, March 3rd to comment and I will pick a winner randomly from all of the comments left and will announce the winner March 7th!    Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

32 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! I love the bright colors you used for the sentiment and flowers! Great effect with the b&w backgrounds!

pcm said...

love the black and white with pop of color!

ionabunny said...

These are lovely with the restricted use of colour. Very striking. Hugz

sammi said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! The darker colors with the pop of color is such a striking efect!

Sammibug

Sue D said...

I like the pop of color against the black and white background.
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Brandi R said...

Fun and beautiful! Love your cards ♥

Trina P. said...

Pretty floral cards. Love black and white with a splash of colour.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the pop of colour along with the B&W backgrounds! Nicely done!

Greta said...

Your Leading Lady posts have all inspired me--thank you, jen! Don't think I've ever used black to watercolor, but now I can't wait to try it! Absolutely love today's cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love all your cards ....thanks for sharing!!

laury55 said...

great cards, the first one is my favourite

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card ideas.

Piyu said...

These are so so gorgeous!! Especially the first card with grey background and pop of bright colors!

Jean said...

These are so pretty.

Ava Gavloski said...

Black and White with a pop of color is my favorite as well. Bravo!!! Great presentation.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Two gorgeous cards!!! Love so much the beautiful colours!!!

SHartl said...

That black and white color combo with a bright sentiment in your first card is amazing! I love the second card as well, with those bold stripes.

mandalj said...

Lovely cards! I really like the watercoloured look of the first one, and the way you layered the embossing powders on the second to get such beautiful layers of colours on the flowers.

Helen said...

WOW! These cards are all so beautiful, Jen. I love the Black soot distress inks with the pop of aqua/ blue. So pretty! Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I'm always a huge fan of B&W with a pop of color!
And stripes! AND a stamped all over BG like your 1st
card. These are both gorgeous.

Laura Peddicord said...

I like both cards but really love your colorful flowers on the 2nd card. They can be used anywhere. I especially like how the background provides a design but because it’s black, it lets those pretty flowers really stand out. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica Bruce said...

Love the stripes with florals!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, Jen!!! Love how the bright colors really pop against the black and white backgrounds!!!

Karenladd said...

I always love black and white with the surprise of a bright color added and these are both elegant and fun!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such great cards! Thanks for sharing so many great cards throughout the month! I've loved following along.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty floral cards...love the effect on the first with the water spritzing.

F. Andre said...

These cards are just lovely. I've enjoyed your creations all month.

Annette Gordon said...

Both cards are fabulous, love the stripes, but my favourite is the watercolour look you gave to the first one. So incredibly pretty!

Tina Z. said...

amazing cards, I love the colours!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

It was such a great month with your cards ! And these last ones are just as beautiful and lovely as the others !
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Janis said...
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Janis said...

Totally love the bright colors with the B/W!!! Gorgeous.

Nearly missed out on this last fabulous post, but I am getting in under the wire here....if you consider that it is still just a bit after 8pm on Friday, March 3 here where I live! EEEEEKKKKK!!!! Wait a sec....Friday is Mar. 2 and SATURDAY is Mar. 3. Whatever. I am in. :)
Thank you so much for inspiring us with your wonderful cards!!!
<3 J

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