10.01.2016

WCMD Blog Hop with Winnie & Walter


Hello! It's World Card Making Day, and to celebrate Winnie & Walter is hosting a blog hop, as well as a day filled with card challenges! :) Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Kimberly Crawford's blog (to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE).

To create my card, I started by first stamping one of the leaf images from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves in versafine black ink onto watercolor paper, then heat set them with clear embossing powder.  I then roughly colored the leaves and background with various distress inks.  Since I'm impatient (haha), I decided to zap the watercolor layer with my heat gun to speed things up.  Once the panel was dry, I went back and splattered it with water and letting it set for a moment before blotting up the excess.  I then repeated the process with yellow, green and turquoise inks.  Once I was done splattering and blotting, I heat set the background a final time with my heat gun.  The watercolor layer was then adhered to a light gray card base.



Next, I die cut white and yellow cardstocks using the Big, the Bold and You Cutaways.  I adhered the white layers together, then topped them with the yellow die cut off-centered just a smidge.  Next, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment from the Big, the Bold and You in black ink onto light gray CS.  To finish up, the focal die cut and sentiment were then adhered to the card front, and I embellished with green enamel dots.

Now what's a blog hop without the chance to win some fun prizes?? :) To be entered to win one of 3 $25 gift certificates to the Winnie & Walter shop, all you need to do leave a comment on each of the hop participant's blogs along the way (winners will be chosen at random from all comments left on all the blogs).  

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, next stop on the hop is Lydia Evans' blog.  Have a great one!

80 comments:

  1. I love your color inspiration! I wouldn't have thought of putting lime green and turquoise, but I love it!

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  2. Fabulous inking and splattering. And inking and splattering. Love all those colorful dots to add interest to your blue background.

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  3. Beautiful colors on this card, I love it!

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  4. So pretty! I love how bright and cheerful this card is! Makes me think about a vacation!

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  5. I love the colors of this card--so tranquil.

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  6. Such a pretty color combination and a beautiful card. Happy WCMD, Heather!

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  7. I love that background--perfect for the beautiful stamp.

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  8. Love love the colors and the watercolored background

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  9. I don't use yellow watercolour very much but it looks lovely on your card. Must try it.

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  10. Love the lime green with the turquoise. I wouldn't have thought of it. I had been limiting myself to coral and turquoise. Thanks for a beautiful card.

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  11. What a great appropriate card for this hop.

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  12. Love this color combo, I've got to start trying different combos myself. The background looks like it glows, and I like the lose watercoloring. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  13. Love the background. I usually don't enjoy flicks and dots of color on backgrounds but they worked very well on this card.

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  14. Beautiful colors and so fresh looking card :)

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  15. Love the vibrant colors and the beautiful sentiment!

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  16. Cool card. Great mix of bold colors.

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  17. The background you created is fabulous!
    Love the color and the splatterings.

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  18. Love your bright and beautiful card!

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  19. Terrific cheery, happy card.

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  20. Lovely, bright, colorful, happy - what a wonderful way to say "thanks!"

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  21. Love the way you popped up the "thanks".

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  22. The colors on here are so gorgeous, as is your card.

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  23. This is a fantastic design! I love the bright colors you chose and the way you layered the THANKS die to make it more eye-catching. Thanks for sharing it!

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  24. Beautiful and colourful card!

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  25. Perfect all occasions card that is so cheerful and painterly

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  26. Love your card, your color choices are amazing!

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  27. Masterful watercoloring!!! I love the colors you used and the popped up, slightly offset sentiment.

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  28. Pretty! Makes me want to go to the beach!

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  29. Pretty card, and beautiful coloring too.

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  30. Awesome card and I love the colors you chose.

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  31. Love the cards , enjoying the creative mojo !

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous colours! Lovely card!

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  33. Love everything about this beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. Love everything about this beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  35. Love the watercolor background colors! Cute card!

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  36. Amazing! The colors looks so lively together! What a cheerful card!!

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  37. your card feels like summer very nice with all the rain we are having.

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  38. love your blues, greens and yellows, beautiful card!!!

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  39. Has a tropical feel.
    Not overly fussy but so
    pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love your choice of colors. Your card is really great.

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  41. Love your color choice. I need a thank you card for friends who welcomed us into their homes in FL nil stealing your colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us.

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  43. How cute! I love the simple design and those are my favorite colors :)

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  44. Very beautiful card ! I love the colors you chose and how you watercolored ! Gorgeous splatter ! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Ooh! Your card just took me fast forward to the Summer holidays! It's gorgeous!

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  46. Heather, love the colors you used. The techniques etc guess one could say the card is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  47. Heather, love the colors you used. The techniques etc guess one could say the card is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Great little TY CARD. The color just pop.

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  49. love the bright color choices!! this card really stands out.

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  50. Such a gorgeous background you have made
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  51. I love this card! We always need thank you cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    πŸ’–πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ’–

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  52. Beautiful canopy of leaves and awesome colours.

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  53. Beautiful watercolored card, love the color combo!

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  54. Beautiful card with such lovely, fresh colours !
    Love,
    Jasleen xx

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  55. Love the colours you've used - the watercolouring is beautiful!

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  56. Gorgeous card! Love your watercoloring.

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  57. Wow, what a stunning card. Just love the colors on your card and the watercoloring.

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  58. Such a CHEERY card Heather :)
    LOVE your colours and design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!
    ... I'm impatient too and really need to force myself to stop & wait between colours

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  59. Love this design and color combination- gorgeous!

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  60. Awesome colors and watercoloring on this beautiful card!

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  61. Beautiful card!! Love the color combination!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  62. I’m late to the hop, but it’s a perfect day for doing so, as it’s gloomy and lightly snowing here. Nothing like awesome creativity to brighten my spirits, and your leafy Thanks, paired with a stunning background, has certainly done so! Gorgeous!
    ~carol

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Thanks for stopping by! :)