Happy Monday, everybody! I’m popping in to let you know I have a blog post with a new video up on the Winnie & Walter blog today. Be sure to check it out! I’m showing you how to do some two tone heat embossing. The super clean and simple design of this card was inspired by an amazing card from the oh-so talented Debby Hughes.

Here’s a sneak peek of my card!

sneakpeekClick HERE to visit the Winnie & Walter blog to watch my video. See you on the flip side! xo

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Hey, friends! Have you heard the news? Winnie & Walter have organized another Share the Love Week filled with challenges and giveaways! For this edition, we are featuring Essentials by Ellen products. Today I am participating in the Transparent Challenge. You can enter this challenge by clicking HERE. Lots of prizes are up for grabs! You can read more about that at the bottom of this blog post.

In today’s video, I am creating a colorful card with the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter.

I started out by creating the focal point of my card. I die cut a tag with the Katharine Cutaways from Winnie & Walter. After stamping and masking my images from the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter, I colored them with Copic markers.

sharetheloveweek-laura-full-cardNext, I used the Brushstroke Wonderful die to create a lovely sentiment piece for this card. I die cut it once out of glitter paper and then I die cut it once more out of some white Fun Foam. I finished off the sentiment by stamping “you are” with the Totally Awesome set from Essentials by Ellen.

closeupI thought the card looked a bit plain, so I used the Bokeh Dots set to stamp a colorful background. I also adhered a couple of clear sequins here and there to add a bit more interest. Since this is the Transparant challenge, I obviously needed to add something transparent. I grabbed a piece of vellum and adhered it to a standard size notecard. I also adhered a strip of patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I felt like the card was missing something so I used that little reinforcement die with some washi tape to add more interest to the tag.

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Like I mentioned before, this video is part of the Share the Love Week hosted by Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen. We came up with some fun challenges for you and we’re combining our favorite Winnie & Walter products with Essentials by Ellen goodies. Be sure to visit the blog to participate in the challenges you like!

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Ellen Hutson is having a sale to celebrate the Share the Love Week! 🙂 Save 10% on Winnie & Walter and Essentials by Ellen products from Monday, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th. No coupon code needed! Just start shopping!

GIVEAWAYS

There are tons of giveaways this week! Here’s a list:

  • 2 random commentors from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the Brushstroke Wonderful die cut set along with the Totally Awesome stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.
  • Each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop.
  • Ellen Hutson LLC will also be playing along with a post per day in the CLASSroom with giveaways, so check that out by clicking HERE.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and comment on the posts on the w&w blog and be sure to enter a couple of challenges. Like I mentioned in the video, I am hosting the Transparent challenge. You could use vellum, acetate, tissue paper, etc! Thanks for reading today’s post. Xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click W&W for Winnie & Walter, EH for Ellen Hutson

Happy Friday everybody! Winnie & Walter is premiering their February Release and it’s truly fabulous. Today we are showcasing lots of different sets. However, there is one set I am particularly excited about. It’s the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set. You heard that right… LS Exclusives.

I had the honor to create my own exclusive stamp set for Winnie & Walter. Being on their design team is truly a dream. Shay is the most understanding DT leader on the whole planet. When I told her I would love to design my own stamp set (even though I have zero illustrating skills!) she told me she could make that dream come true! I created a mood board with lots of pictures of cute little birds and I shared my ideas. Then, she got Evelin from Evelin T Designs to illustrate the designs. A couple of weeks later I received the draft of the stamp set and I adored it so we went for it and here it is… I am in love with the set and I hope you are, too! Be sure to keep on reading my post until the very end because there is a giveaway. 🙂

In today’s video I am showcasing the brand new LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T set.

For this project, I did a lot of masking. Simple masking is one of my favorite techniques out there because it immediately adds a lot of dimension to the project. The best thing about it is that it is very easy to do. If you don’t have masking paper, you could also use some printer paper and removable adhesive. Whatever works the best for you!

laurasterckx_w&w_feb_so_tweetI started out by stamping one of the cute birds from the So Tweet stamp set. That buddy makes me smile. Just look at his wild feathers on top of his head. He’s simply adorable. I stamped him once more on some masking paper so I could mask him off and stamp a scenery. For the fun cacti stamps, I used the brand new Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set by Winnie & Walter. After finishing all of the masking, I colored the images with Copic Markers.

closeupI thought this tropical and colorful scenery could use a bold sentiment. The So Tweet stamp set comes with multiple sentiment stamps but I decided to use the You’re so tweet saying. To add some extra color, I colored that heart with yellow tones and I added a coat of Glossy Accents on it for more dimension. I was inspired by peachy colors for this card so I used the Fruit Sorbet Sparkly Shaker Mix from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards. This mix is so soft and it definitely screams SPRING to me. 🙂 Finally, I adhered a strip of peachy/ pinkish woodgrain patterned paper by Create A Smile Stamps to coordinate with the sequins.

GIVEAWAY

I am giving away 3 of the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp sets. Simply leave a comment here by Friday  March 5th at 11:59 pm EST and I will be picking and contacting the winners shortly after. Good luck!

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for reading today’s post and for watching my videos. I only just realized I hit 9,000 subscribers on YouTube. Unbelievable. I am beyond thrilled and grateful. A big thanks to all of you! Xo

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, LUCY for Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.


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