July 15, 2017

Winnie & Walter July Leading Lady ft. Typecast: Cary


EDIT: Top 3 at Dies R Us


Good morning crafty friends! I'm back with some more Leading Lady projects. This week I decided to focus on a favorite product of mine: the Typecast: Cary stamp set. 

I needed to make some cards for my cousins, Sarah and Sophia, to thank them for planning our New York trip last month. And I wanted to customize them to make these thank you cards extra special... Did you see what I did? Yes! I spelled out their names with the Typecast: Cary alphabets and stamped them with VersaMark ink to create a personalized background. It's fairly subtle but I hope it'll put a smile on their faces when they notice it. :) 


For the focal point of the card, I used the In a Word: Thanks Cutaway (I think the font matches so nicely with the Typecast: Cary set!) and die cut it from lime green glitter cardstock and white cardstock. Next I layered them together and mounted them with foam. Then I stamped the small "MANY" (from Sentimental: Birthday set) on a tiny banner and adhered it to the card with foam tape. I embellished the card with silver thread and some enamel dots and that finishes off the card!

  
For Sophia's card, I used the From the Bottom of My Heart stamp set. I tried embossing it with Ranger's Enchanted Gold embossing powder but for some reason I didn't get good coverage even with two layers of embossing. (left photo) So I tried stamping with Hero Arts Soft Vanilla shadow ink first before embossing, and got a much better result. (right photo)


I also embellished this card with silver thread and enamel dots to complete the design. I really love how versatile these alphabet stamps are; you can also stamp "THANK YOU" for the background and I think it'll be fun to stamp "XMAS" or "XOXO" for other occasions cards. Really, the sky is the limit! I really enjoyed creating these cards, and I hope you liked them, too. 

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Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed these cards, 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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53 comments:

  1. Great designs, love how their names are on them to make them even more personal!

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  2. I really like how you tone-on-tone stamped their names in the background. The silver thread is such a nice touch. Beautiful cards.

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  3. Beautiful cards, and extra special because they are personalized! Love the subtle look to the backgrounds! Great alpha set!

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    1. Yes I totally agree! Love this alpha set. <3 Thanks for your sweet comment Denise!

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  4. It sure put a smile on my face when I noticed it - they are certain to love it! What should I say, you had me at typography! Great duo, Jessica Lin.

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    1. I hope they do... We'll find out when I send these cards in late July ;) Thank you so much for your comment, Maria!

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  5. LOVE how you stamped their names in the BG - pure genius!
    And I think you're right about stamping xoxo or any script
    in the BG to coordinate with whatever type of card you're
    creating. Fabulous designs on your cards.

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    1. Glad you like my idea :) Thank you so much Rebecca!

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  6. Beautiful cards :) love how you customized the background with the name. Looks subtle and amazing.

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  7. Love these pretty cards, Jessica!!! Such a clever way of personalizing. It's kind of funny, I guess, but I so rarely use Versamark ink for its originally intended purpose of tone on tone embossing that when I see it done I am in love with the look all over again!!! lol... Thank you for the reminder to use those tried and true techniques that I sometimes overlook.

    I adore your loops of silver thread. This sounds foolish to ask, but how do you attach it? Is it only attached under your other elements? Doesn't it just flap around loose otherwise? Or does the thread have a little bit of stiffness that keeps the free loops pretty much in place? I always admire cards that have thread looped around like that....it looks so pretty...but have no idea how to do it or even what kind of thread to use! :)

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us again this week. I enjoy this feature so much!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm using DMC Metallic silver thread, another recommendation from Jennifer McGuire. :) Here's a SSS link: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=310867 I only attach it under my other focal elements, and that seems enough to keep it in place. Hope that helps! And thanks so much for your warm comments Janis, they always brighten up my day. :)

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  8. Love the designs of these cards. The background stamping of the recipients name make them so special. Thanks for the ideas:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment!

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  9. Jessica I spotted those names immediately - how wonderful! They will love them as much as we all do! You'll be customizing a few more, I'd bet!
    =]

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    1. You've got sharp eyes! I let my mom and sister look at the cards and it took them several minutes to figure out the names in the background LOL. Thanks so much for your lovely words!

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  10. Love all the typography look on the cards! And so fun to personalize them!

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  11. Lovely card designs. I like the gold embossing and the silver thread.

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  12. Such lovely thoughtful cards! I really like the way you personalised the backgrounds.

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  13. You're so creative, Jessica--wonderful cards! I know your cousins will treasure these!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Greta!

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  14. Love them both and my doughter was so happy to find her name Sarah... great colour and layout

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    1. Aww that's so cute. Maybe you can use this idea on her next birthday card? Thanks so much for stopping by, Maryam!

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  15. How fun to use the alphabet stamps to make a cute personalized background! Love your glittery gold heart too!

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  16. I love how personalized these cards are because you stamped the person's name on the card that will be getting them. It makes a great background and the card becomes even more special!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words, Angela!

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  17. These backgrounds can be used for any card. Thanks

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    1. Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

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  18. Love these cards from the stamped background to the silver thread and enamel dots! Great job!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful cards Jessica!! The watermark backgrounds are fantastic, and I love that you personalized them. And the color combos are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration 😊

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Amy!

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  20. great cards! I love that string as embellishment but can never get it to look right!

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  21. I love how you personalized your card with the typecast letters! Fun idea!

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  22. I love how you personalized these in the background! Such a cool effect!

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  23. Fantastic, Jessie!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's always a pleasure to have you play along. Best of luck in the random draw, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  24. Such beautiful creation, the stamped background is pretty awesome too!

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  25. love the card with the heart

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  26. Fabulous ways to
    make these cards.
    Love the backgrounds
    and the embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. Wow! Love so much your gorgeous cards!!! The details are adorable!!!

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  28. Jessica, I love you Christmas card with the postage stamp cut. Really awesome. Could you do a video of the background technique so I could learn from it. Love those cuts and that stencil.

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  29. I actually never use alphabet stamps because I couldn't figure out how to use them but this is not only fun but really easy! My two little girls would love some personalized card backgrounds, not to mention birthday or holiday sayings. You are so creative!!

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  30. I really like both of your cards....it just looks so neat the way you put the string/fiber under the heart and the word thanks. :)

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  31. Fabulous cards. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Little Miss Muffet. AJ DT LMM

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  32. What a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Sentiment as Focus’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  33. I love both cards with the letters background. Great designs. Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair July Challenge. Hope you will play again with us in August!

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