Saturday, December 16, 2017

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Take Three


Hello there!   We are getting so close to the holidays - can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?!   I've got a few more holiday cards to share with all of you today - and the focus this time is on sequins, and how they can enhance just about any project!   Oh, how I love sequins....they are just as sparkly and less messy than glitter, lol!
First up, a shaker card of course!   I used the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to create my shaker frame.   I filled it with a variety of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and before putting it all together, I stamped and heat embossed 'Be' from In a Word: Merry in gold. 


Once the shaker was adhered to my kraft card base, I added the remaining details - the scripty merry from In A Word: Merry Coordinating Cutaways cut from gold glitter paper, and the poinsettia, leaves and greenery from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia.   These were stamped on kraft paper (the poinsettia with white pigment ink and Gold Delicata ink for the details) and then die cut.  To add even more sparkle and shine, I added some tiny gold sequins to the center of the poinsettia!

Next up is a card using the gingerbread house from Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs. I had fun creating a scene for the gingerbread house - I added some hand cut snowy hills with a touch of Stickles glitter, and sponged on some Distress Ink behind where the gingerbread house would be placed.   I colored the house with Copic markers and added more Stickles for shine.   Small 4 mm. sequins are the perfect size to add embellishment to the roofline and a single black sequin serves as the doorknob!

That's all for me today - I hope you've been inspired to use sequins as accents on your cards!  Remember, I'm giving away a $30 w&w gift card here on my blog, so leave a comment on any (or all!) of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win! 




21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shaker! Love how the poinsettia looks stamped in white & gold on kraft! Such a cute gingerbread house card--fun use of sequins! Thanks for the inspiration & Happy Holidays!

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love that elegant shaker card with the rich colors and lovely poinsettia! And a darling winter scene with the gingerbread house! Awesome coloring and embellishments!

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  3. I especially love the shaker card. The color combination is wonderfully rich.

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  4. I love love love the shaker card!!! The coloring is beautiful. The sequence gives is a cute touch. Thank you for sharing💜 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year🎄⛄️❄️💜

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  5. Aww, I love the gingerbread house card. So cute!

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  6. I love shakers, so for me that's the winner for sure, but both are fab u lous

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  7. Gorgeous and elegant shaker. The gold pops beautifully. And your gingerbread card is so sweet and cute!

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  8. That gingerbread house is so sweet and beautifully colored. My favorite is the shaker card though...with that striking non-traditional color combo and those sequins!!

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  9. Wow! Love your awesome cards!!! The shaker is amazing and your second one simply adorable!!!

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  10. Beautiful cards. Love the festive gingerbread house. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. These are lovely Kimberly! I really love the look for the gold sentiment on the black background in your poinsettias card and they look so colorful as gumdrops on your gingerbread house! Congrats on the featured DT gig! :)

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  12. your cards are so pretty = really love your first card and how the sentiment spans the whole card - certainly make someone's Christmas 'Merry" lol

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  13. Pretty and cute cards. I like how you used the sequins.

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  14. i love that shaker. the poinsettia is lovely!

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  15. What a fab post with lots of creative ideas!

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  16. I love the boldness and classiness of your first design!

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  17. Such lovely cards! I really like how you used the sequins on the gingerbread house's roofline and as the door knob!

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  18. Your both cards are great ! I think the shaker looks so classy and elegant ! And the gingerbread house is just so adorable ! (margessw@icloud.com)

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  19. Oh, my...your poinsettia card is just so exquisitely beautiful and elegant!! Love your adorable gingerbread house card, too! So sweet!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful coloring on the gingerbread house and your poinsettia card...gorgeous!

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