Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Leading Lady - Take One

Hello Friends,
I have an exciting news today. I am going to be the Leading lady at Winnie and Walter for the month of October. And I am so so thankful to Shay for giving me this opportunity.

It all started with Winnie and Walter's second birthday bash.  I was on a long crafting break and coming back into the world of crafting after maternity and I happened to buy  the lovely W&W stamp set - In Bloom: Addie's Garden. I not just ended up making 7 projects with it for the challenges but also winning a 75$ voucher. Since then I have become a huge fan of W&W products and challenges.

I love using various techniques in my cards and today I am sharing 3 cards with you made using same stamp set (In a word:Happy) but different stamping techniques.
Here is my first card - (Simple Stamping)


 

For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set onto white card stock in grey ink. Then I added the details on the flower with white and red gel pen.

I created the 3D happy sentiment by stamping the word Happy in gray ink first. Then using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways, I cut 2 "happy", one in red and another in black and adhered it together with an offset.

The black circle and the surrounding inlaid dotted ring is cut using the Big Round Balloon cutaways.

Now my second card - (Shadow stamping)


For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set onto light grey card stock in white pigment ink. Then I again stamped the same images in dark grey ink with an offset. This created a shadow and light effect. Then I added details with a white gel pen. The happy sentiment is created with using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways.

The circle in the center is cut using  the Big Round Balloon cutaways where I semi cut the balloon and adhered the Birthday sentiment stripe on it.

My third card - (Black Magic)

For this cards I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set ontoblack card stock in white pigment ink. I added the shading to the flowers and leaves using prisma colored pencils. Then finally I added a bit of interest using golden gel pen.
The happy sentiment is from In the word: Happy stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold and then cut it using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways

And here are all 3 of my cards together-


I hope you liked these cards and I have inspired you to try out these techniques.

Shay has generously donated a $30 gift card for me to give away on my blog.  For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post. I will be posting for the remaining 3 Saturdays of October and this will give you total 4 chances to win. I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.
Love,
Piyu

PS: Did you see the new Header of this blog? Special Thanks to Sindhu for designing it for me.
Special Thanks to my friend Rajesh Nair for helping me photograph my cards.



30 comments:

Janis said...

Huge congratulations on being chosen as this month's Leading Lady!! I love your beautiful cards you are sharing today. The shadow stamping and also accenting your stamped images with Prismacolors looks fantastic. I haven't ever tried doing either of these techniques. Thank you for the inspiration.

Your blog header looks wonderful and your photo staging is lovely!!
<3 J

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TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being a W&W Leading Lady Piyu!
WONDERFUL cards!
They're ALL SO PRETTY and SO HAPPY, such fabulous designs :)
LOVE them all, especially your STUNNING black magic - WOW - your shadow stamping gives such magical dimension too!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such pretty creations Piyu...you really have rocked this post
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sindhu said...

Huge congratulations, Piyu! I'm so proud of you! All three cards are fantastic... can't choose a favorite. :) Love your new header ;) :D

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow stunning cards and thanks for sharing the different techniques with us. LOVE the shadow technique - the flowers look so3D:)

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your Leading Lady spot! I look forward to your posts this month!
Lovely set of cards today! I especially love the Black Magic technique!

Ava Gavloski said...

Wonderful news on being a W&W Leading Lady Piyu!...
Great presentation of the stamps by WW

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Congratulations for being this month's Leading Lady ! And this is a great first week !! All of your cards really gorgeous !

Sue LD said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards and the great techniques you used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

ionabunny said...

I love these cards. Fabulous techniques for stunning results. Hugz

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work, they are all gorgeous! Happy Word CardMaking Day!

Sindhu said...

Congrats... beautiful cards...

Kati Caprara said...

These cards are wonderful! I love the designs. They are very cohesive in color but still exciting! This is a great release! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

cghundley said...

Fabulous ways to do
the stamping. The
second looks like
it was die cut or
embossed!
Carla from Utah

Kriti Mishra said...

All the cards are lovely

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!!
Congrats on being the new October Leading Lady!!!

Greta said...

Congrats on being the Leading Lady! 3 great cards! I especially love the shadow stamping!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness! I thought the words Happy were dies because you cut them so perfectly but what a surprise to see that they are stamped words. LOVE all the different looks you got and my favorite is the monochromatic ones with accents of red. Beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty and lovely inspiration for us all.

SHartl said...

Congratulations on being Leading Lady this month. You picked the right word to highlight with your cards because they are sure to make anyone happy to receive them! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you make to show us!

Tracy A said...

Very pretty. I especially love the red and gray one.

Jenny said...

Congrats! Love the card, thanks for sharing!

Stefanie White said...

Great debut as leading lady! I like how you showed the versatility of this stamp set, beautiful cards!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, I love all the stamped backgrounds! The gray and white with pop of red is stunning, love the white pigment ink one and the one on black card stock is so elegant and amazing. Wonderful stamping and design ideas and your coloring for details really makes the pretty flowers pop.

Liz O. said...

Wonderful card designs! Congrats on being Leading Lady this month! Looking forward to more of your creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

So pretty! Love your card designs :)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Congrats on your guest design spot! :))

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful cards..love the background which you have created using small stamps..

Jessica Lin said...

How creative! Love the different looks you can achieve with the same stamp set.