Winnie and Walter Week 4 Vellum

Hi Friends! Happy Saturday! I'm so excited to be back for another round of fun! This month flew by!  I 've had a blast being here and sharing some fun techniques.  I have been a big fan of Winnie and Walter from the beginning and was over the top excited to be June's  Leading Lady!  Shay and Julie are wonderful !! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you girls! Thank You for your  kindness and generosity !



The topic today is Vellum!
Vellum is a translucent paper that is used by a lot of card makers. It can adapt itself to lots of different techniques. Because it's a different type of paper, it has to be handled differently than other papers,  It can add lots of dimension to your cards. Vellum comes in many different colors. I just used the clear but it comes in many colors! 


On this card I used the fabulous Multifaceted Cutaway to start. I added bits of patterned paper for interest. I tore some vellum and placed on top of the die. then I layered some hearts, die cut some xoxo's  from Audrey Cutaway's to place on top of that . For the top piece I die cut the word "always" on a plain piece of cardstock, backed it with patterned paper and stamped "Love You" on you on top with "The Big, The Bold and the Happy" I finished off with some cut hearts and a beautiful gold embossed rose from Maggie's Roses :Cutaways, and some water colored leaves from the same set.





I love this stamp set called In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya and thought it would be fun to stamp with different flowers and ink colors to make my background. I then added a layer of vellum over the top to soften. Sometimes I like to sew the vellum, it adds character to the card ! I then added an additional square of vellum under the dark blue  sentiment. The sentiment is from In a word, Hello. I love all these big dies because I feel they make a wonderful impact on your cards, or projects!



I  stamped a heart from the True stamp set, embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored the back of the heart with red copics. The tag is from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways. (LOVE THESE) , I also stamped strips from True in gold embossing powder and vellum. The sentiment is also from the same set. The border is from Audrey Cutaways. I love the sweet scallop in this versatile set! I finished off the a small tag from the same set, tied it to the heart and added another heart on top. Added gold accents.



This card was fun to make. I love to et inky! I started by cutting  a circle, used a blending tool and some pink and purple distress ink and blended the two colors. After that was  dry, I splattered some water drops because water reacts with the distress ink and causes the ink to lighten where the water lands. Kind of looks like a broka effect to me. I used the stamp set Sparkle and embossed the stamp with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is embossed in white. I splattered some silver paint on the base of the card, and added sequins to finish.
  

And my last card is water colored with vellum flowers. I started by cutting a stencil of sorts with the Multifaceted die and acetate running it  through my bigshot to cut. If you don't get a clean cut try using a metal shim, and if you still don't get a clean cut, use an exacto knife to cut away any leftover pieces.. I wasn't going for a solid cover with my water colors, I just wanted to get some of the lines in the background. I embossed some flowers from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya  with some bright green embossing powder, and the leaves were embossed with white. After embossed, I hand cut them and placed on top of some gold thread. The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Friends







Also as Julie and Shay are so generous they have given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store over on my blog  so if you hop over there and leave me some love I will choose a random winner from all the comments left on my Leading Lady posts through  June! You have until next Saturday until I choose the winner.


This has been so much fun! Thank You for your support and new friendships made! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char
  
 
  

51 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Charlene, what a gorgeous collection of cards! You have been very busy! have a great weekend, hugs :)

Annette Allen said...

girl you rocked this guest design.. love all your amazing cards.. awesome designing..

Lin said...

Gorgeous card, Char. I love the stripes showing through the first card and your very last card, so romantic!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such beautiful projects! You really outdid yourself this month, just amazing stuff every post!

Chel Micheline said...

I love your cards so much- thank you for the inspiration!

Audrey Pettit said...

You are amazing, my friend! What an outstanding job you have done this month as Leading Lady! I am in awe of all your fabulous projects! LOVE what you have done with vellum today! Wow!

~amy~ said...

YOU absolutely ROCK. These are WOW.

Karen Lai said...

totally fabulous! loved your cards.. they are so beautifully made

CONNIE BROOKS said...

You were an awesome guest designer for W&W this month. Your cards rocked! I learned a lot from your details you provided...some techniques I'm gonna try. I too, love W & W products and have several..well more than several. I always need more...who doesn't?

gardener said...

How fun to meet you on w&w log. I'm also a huge fan of their products and have really enjoyed your creations. Nice work!

Lisa said...

Wow, Char, you did such an amazing job on each card!! I love the designs of each one!! The sparkle card may be my favorite, though!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love all the different ways you used vellum on your fabulous cards! Your designs and techniques on beautiful card creations is truly inspiring.

Aileen (mum) said...

Char, another collection of wonderful cards. I have two favourites. The card with the pink and purple circle with the stars and wand. So clever I keep going back to look. And your last card with the green embossed flower, wow, so eye catching.

Michelle M said...

The Hello, Lovely card is fantastic--the colors you chose and layout are beautiful!!!

Eva said...

Awesome cards!!! Always card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your fabulous cards!!! ;)

Margaret R said...

Stunning cards! Love the different techniques used and now I have a few more W&W products on my shopping list!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the effect of adding vellum to a card... really dresses it up!

jamie vanskiver said...

Awesome cards today! I've tried making a few home made stencils myself and I think I need to bite the bullet and purchase a metal shim :) Thanks for all your gorgeous crafty goodness this month at W&W!

Lisa said...

You have knocked my socks off as this month's leading lady Char!! Each and every project was fantastic. Love what you've done with the vellum here today!!

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love each and every card you have done in this post. I love all the layers and detail. I struggle with this quite a bit. I never seem to pull it off just right. I will keep watching and learning.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like how you used vellum on all of them.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Amazing cards!!

cm said...

Char, your array of cards here are nothing short of outstanding! The 'vellum' theme woven through each is so pretty (and enlightening...I just struggle so much with vellum!) and the showcase of such a variety of W&W products...stellar! I'm in awe that you've designed five beauties for us...each so unique and pleasing to the eye. Wow! Leading Lady: YES!! Thank you for all the inspiration! You're so incredibly talented; how I appreciate you sharing that gift with all of us!
Hugs~c

Diane Jaquay said...

Yep, I'd say you deserve the Oscar for your leading lady role with W&W, Char! You've infused so much creativity into your role, I'm just blown away. I adore all of today's cards, with the last card being my absolute favorite! Well done, dearie!

Lanae said...

I really like vellum and love your cards! It has inspired me!

KayM said...

Wow! Each and every one of your cards is stunning! You have done a wonderful job as leading lady!! Seriously gorgeous projects!

Gee K. said...

Really cute card!

Maria said...

Awesome collection of fabulous cards, Char! You did a marvelous job as leading lady for W&W! You inspired me to use more vellum on cards! Take care and have a great week!:-)

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Char~ Your cards are SUPER fantastic. I've been following on Instagram and finally had a chance to get to the WW blog and then yours. I have all of the stamps and dies you used on your fantabulous cards that I'm heading off to copy them now!! Thanks for the reminder that vellum still has its uses...I'm going to dig my out of my old stash!!
maggieb1983@yahoo.com (I can't change it below....hahaha)

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards - you're so prolific! I really like the embossed vellum flowers.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! AMAZING Cards again this Week!! I LOVE them ALL!! Such FUN techniques with Vellum!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Greta said...

Vellum is one of my favorite elements & wow--you've used it so creatively & beautifully, Char! They're all wonderful, but I really love the flags & that last card is stunning!

Leslie Webster said...

Beautiful card, really loving the first one with the negative space.

Lori said...

Terrific! You've done an awesome set of cards - you rocked the vellum!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow wow wow! These are gorgeous! Loved visiting you!!!

Berina RGA said...

So many beautiful cards!! Love the use of vellum!! It's gorgeous

Mary-Anne V said...

wow I just love using vellum and you have given me so many great ideas...love these cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your sweet creation!!!!

D.Ann C said...

What a terrific bunch! I especially like the 'always! cutout & gold embossed rose!

Kanan Pandya said...

Wonderful cards!!! Each of your card is having unique design and lovely elements. I just love the "You Complete Me" card, so beautifully done. :-)

Riya Dani said...

Woah! These cards are really so pretty! your blog is really inspirational ... Thanks for sharing !

Joan Ervin said...

Wow!!! You have been a busy girl!!! I absolutely looove all your cards, Char...so many fabulous details to look at!!! You have inspired me to dig out my vellum and create!!!

Michele Henderson said...

I have really enjoyed all your beautiful cards over n the Winnie and Walter blog! There are definitely a few favorites! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your style so much Char!
These are gorgeous and very inspiring indeed!
Thank YOu!!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous set of cards Char! love all the ways you used vellum! Julia xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty collection of cards Charlene! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anya said...

Nice cards!!!

Sara Barker said...

What a beautiful array of cards! You've been BUSY! Thank you for the inspiration! I also came over to tell you thank you for choosing my card to high light last month at MMCC! It is such a thrill and an honor to be selected! I'm sorry you won't be a DT there anymore, but will see your lovely work in blogland. Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are AMAZING, Char! Vellum is one of my favorite ways to add soft texture, dimension, and layer, and you've accomplished that and more with all these gorgeous creations. Swoon! TFS!

Tracey said...

Wow......your cards are awesome, so creative! I really enjoy my visit...have a fabulous week!

Deepti said...

Wow Cards! I am sorry to have missed this gorgeous post, life has been really hectic lately. I am glad I could catch up with your fabulous creations