Good morning! I am so excited to join Shay, the amazing Winnie & Walter design team, and other guests for a fun blog hop celebrating the 4th Birthday of Winnie & Walter! I created two cards for the hop following some of the challenges they’ve been posting as part of their big birthday month! I’m a little weird so I like to try to see how many challenges I can combine in a card and one of my cards fits four challenges and the other card fits three challenges! 😉
Both of my cards fit Taheerah’s Comeback challenge because they’re both loosely inspired by this pretty card from Shay! And they both fit Shay’s Four challenge!
My first card also fits Crystal’s Repetitive Stamping challenge and loosely fits Gayatri’s Inspiration challenge (I had a hard time finding a darker red pigment ink to match her darkest color). But I loved the colors in her challenge and wanted to use them to create my card. I used pigment inks to get a nice bold crisp look and stamped the word ‘happy’ from the In a Word: Happy set using Lollipop, Blush, and Pink Lemonade ink on white cardstock. I used my MISTI so I could get precise alignment of my sentiment and so I could restamp if it wasn’t perfect! 😉
Next I stamped the word onto white cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold sparkle embossing powder before die-cutting it with the coordinating die from In a Word: Happy Cutaways. I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the set onto white cardstock with lollipop pigment ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder before trimming it down to a label. I adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape and then added a few gold sequins to finish the card! Four colors, four sentiment words, four sequins! 😉
My second card fits Shay’s Four challenge again but this one also fits Kelly’s Use Your Scraps challenge, and Lydia’s Die challenge! The dies were die-cut from a leftover scrap of an alcohol inked background from this video.
I used four alcohol ink colors to create the background (not including the gold foil) and of course I die-cut the word ‘happy’ four times from the In a Word: Happy Cutaways set! I adhered those to a white card base and then die-cut the ‘birthday’ from In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways with gold glitter cardstock and then adhered them to my card with foam mounting tape! Again I finished the card with a sprinkling of gold sequins because you can never go wrong with sequins! 😉
To celebrate the fourth birthday of Winnie and Walter, four lucky commenters randomly selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop will each win a $40 gift certificate! Make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! Please leave your comments by 11:59 PM CST on February 28th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- w&w blog
- Rubeena Ianigro
- Kelly Griglione
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Lea Lawson
- Laura Bassen
- Heather Hoffman
- Cheiron Brandon
- Vanessa Menhorn
- Amy Tsuruta
- Laura Sterckx
- Isha Gupta
- Taheerah Atchia
- Miriam Prantner
- Keren Baker
- Emily Leiphart
- Gayatri Murali
- Amy Kolling
- Kate Capper
- Laurie Willison
- Crystal Thompson
- Evelin Tee (instagram)
Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Lea Lawson! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!!
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These are super fun cards, Jess! LOVE them!
Ruby N says
These are beautiful! You know I love the gold!
Loving all of the inky goodness…great cards Jess.
Patti Bailey says
Great cards, Jessica. I really like them!!
Sue B says
Very clever idea to repeat the same thing four times. I think I can do that. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards!
Krystal Showalter says
These are fabulous! I love the repeated Happy and now have added the stamp set to my wishlist.
Your duo of happy x four cards are guaranteed to lift spirits and evoke mega-watt smiles! Crushing over the designs and loving the rich palettes! Thank you for the inspiration…shopping list growing!
Very pretty!! Love the yummy colors on the birthday card.
Mary Lehett says
Thank you Jessica ! Your card designs are so creative and colorful.
Nancy Ketcham says
Wonderful birthday cards. Your designs always look so fresh.
Debbie Rumpza says
I love your Happy Cards today! So fun.
Sue D says
Pretty and festive and I admire how many challenges you fit into the cards.
I love your ideas!
Janis in ID says
Wow….these are both just totally GORGEOUS!!!! Love the bright and vibrant colors.
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Patt H. says
Totally awesome cards!! Love all the “Happy’s” on both cards & the cute designs! I’m checking my stash to see what I have to case these cute cards!
my crazy craft life says
Lovely card, thank you for the inspiration!
Lea Lawson says
These are so pretty, Jessica! I love the repitition in your designs – and the alcohol ink diecuts! They look GORGEOUS! I’m dying to use my alcohol inks right now, but it is still TOO cold to get a well ventilated area in my home…and I really don’t want to wear a parka while creating. Lol!
I loved both of them ! Cool idea to make words shine on cards 🙂
Stunning cards- love the vibrancy of the alcohol inks! x
Nice cards, they would be great to send to anyone.
Pretty and cheery! I also like to combine challenges!
These are fantastic! Beautifully put together ♥
Mirella Rogan says
Awesome cards, Jessica, I love the big bold sentiments!
Kelly Griglione says
Hey jessica! You did indeed get many challenges in with these two graphic cards! Of course, I love that you were able to use up some of your scraps and make them the star of a really fun card 💕 love your cards!
What fabulous cards and I love that you incorporated so many of the challenges into your cards! Thank you so much for joining in on the hop (and your awesome catch on the spelling of the blog list names).