July 22, 2017

Winnie & Walter July Leading Lady: Christmas in July


Hello and welcome! I am back with another Leading Lady project and I'm so excited to share this one with you! Most of the cards I send out are birthday and Christmas cards. Although I definitely send out more Christmas cards because I'm not that good at remembering other people's birthdays... (who else relies on Facebook reminders?!?) Anyways, I'm glad to start working on my Christmas card stash early this year. I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope it will inspire you, too! 




I started off by creating the night sky background. I used the Essentials: Lana Cutaways to die cut the background panel from watercolor cardstock. Next I sponged and smooshed Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I also added a touch of Black Soot to the borders for some contrast. To add more interest to the background, I spritzed some water droplets to create the faded look. Then I stenciled white embossing paste over the Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings. I also applied a thin coat of embossing paste to bottom portion of the panel to keep my critters grounded, and that completes the falling snow scene. 


I then watercolored these adorable images from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs with ZIG clean color real brush markers, and die cut them out with their coordinating dies


Finally, I gold heat embossed "warm winter wishes" on vellum for the sentiment banner. I decided to add "sending you" from Sentimental: Love stamp set as well because I think it ties back to the postage stamp shaped background. #happymail :)




Giveaway
Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed this card, please comment on both W&W and my blog for a chance to win! I will be posting for the remaining Saturdays of this month, so if you comment on each post you will have 4 chances to win this wonderful prize. That is all from me today. I hope you will join me next Saturday but until then, have a wonderful week!


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31 comments:

  1. love love love that background you made. and the whole card is awesome!

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  2. (thud) What a FABULOUS card, Jessica!! That background is just spectacular. I have embossing paste that I never use and I don't know why....since I love the look of it so much. I am spell-bound with how you used it here. The little critters are adorable and look right at home in front of their festively decorated home! So sweet. Thank you for sharing your fun and super-inspiring card!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this delightful holiday card! Fabulous night sky and darling penguin scene! Love the watercolored penguins! What a treat it would be to get this in the mail!

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  4. Love your card. The background you created is so gorgeous. I really love that postage stamp looking frame.

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  5. I think this is just fabulous! The BG you created is perfection. Love the darling penguins. Truly a stunning card.

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  6. Such a cute card with the little penguins! I love the background and how you kept the images simple with the coloring so that they really contrast. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. So cute. I like the wintry night sky and the vellum for the sentiment.

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  8. Really fun Christmas card--love that background! Another great Leading Lady post!

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  9. WOW, what a creative and wonderful background!!! The combination of Distress inks, splatters and use of the stencil makes a really unique snowy background that has me amazed! The cute little igloo and penguin pals add whimsy to a spectacular design.

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  10. How fabulous your
    background is!
    Love the penguins.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. This is the cutest card ever! I showed it to my 6 year old and she asked why I don't make cards like that...ummmm, well, because I'm not that imaginative!! Your background is awesome and I also like the way you've been using vellum for sentiment stamping. Haven't gotten the hang of heat embossing on vellum yet but I'll keep trying. Everything about this makes me want to sing!

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  12. This card is absolutely amazing! I love everything from the gorgeous background to your fabulous coloring!

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  13. I truly love everything about this card, you are so talented!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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  14. Wow your background is stunning. LOVE the texture look and the fun focal image. Super work:)

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  15. super cute card :) love that gorgeous background and those lil penguins are just darling! love the scene you created.

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  16. Such a lovely card, the background work is just awesome!

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  17. Lovely card - I really like the beautiful night sky background and very cute penguins!

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  18. love the background! so pretty! cute and adorable penguins!

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  19. I love the background. It's gorgeous!

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  20. OMG! The night sky background is simply breathless!!! Love your card!!!

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  21. Your dark background with the penguins just make this card POP! I also love the elegant touch of gold added to it. Great job!

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  22. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

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  23. Spectacular background, completely bowled me over even before the addition of those cute images. Superb card. Thanks for playing at HLS Chraitmas Challenge.

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  24. This is so beautiful! I'm totally gushing over the background! Thanks so much for joining us at MarkerPOP!
    Lisa

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  25. Amazing sky and love the design with the vellum sentiment.

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  26. WOW!! love the stunning background Jessica...Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  27. Your card is just adorable Jessica!! The background is so beautiful. And the critters are so super cute. This stamp set is one I've been thinking of getting, and now I'm convinced I need it too ­čśŐ I too have started on my Christmas card stash early, so thank you for inspiring me to create!!

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  28. Jessica, that is one awesome and adorable north pole card. Those penguin are adorable and the scene is fantastic. LOVE IT! Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair July Challenge. Hope you will play again with us in August!

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  29. About WOW! But stunning background !! Great card
    Thank you for joining us at HLS Xmas.
    hugs,
    Bo┼╝enA DT HLS

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