©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

Winnie and Walter – Tour of the Stars

Hello everyone! Welcome to Winnie & Walter’s August Release Tour of the Stars! Hopefully, you have arrived from Lea Lawson’s blog and after me, you’re next stop is Vanessa Menhorn!


This month sees the release of three new stamp sets at the new, larger 6″ x 8″ size and include so many images. First up is a card I created for Moonlight, which is geared towards Halloween with its cute pumpkins and spooky sentiments 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. Moonlight.

I stamped the pumpkins on to a die-cut tag as a guide for paper piecing and layering…I stamped them again onto some pattern paper along with the faces and then fussy cut each one out (the small one was a bit fiddly, but worth it!).

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. Moonlight.

I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add some dimension to the pumpkins before adhering to the tag. The photo above hopefully shows the little bit of Wink of Stella on the faces 😉 I covered a white card base with some diagonal striped pattern paper, stamped some bats onto this and onto the tag before foam mounting.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. Moonlight.

My second card is for A Tree for all Seasons and uses a technique that I absolutely adore – Perfect Pearls on black cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

I stamped one of the leaf images from the set repeatedly onto a black card base with Versamark ink and then covered with with two shades of Perfect Pearls. I wiped away the excess and set with a fine mist of some water.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

There are some really versatile sentiments in this new set and I picked one that could be trimmed down to a rectangle and matted against some orange pattern paper. Before foam mounting to the card front, I added some hemp twine from American Crafts. I also scattered a few sequins and gemstones on to finish off!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. A Tree for all Seasons.

And finally, here’s my card for This Awesome House:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. This Awesome House.

This set features the large image of a house and can be inked, coloured, painted…you name it, you could probably do it 😉 I wanted to do something fairly simple because I knew I’d want to create multiples of the same design, especially since it has some lovely sentiments that fit neatly onto the hanging banner!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. This Awesome House.

I created some puddles of colour with my Distress Inks onto a craft sheet and then misted with water. I swiped a piece of watercolour paper through this and heat set. I repeated the process until I was happy, and then stamped the large house with Simon Says Stamp black ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter AUG14 Release. This Awesome House.

The house was fussy cut out and foam mounted to a white card base. The banner and sentiment was stamped onto some black cardstock with Versamark ink and heat set in white. I trimmed this out and added to the house along with co-ordinating sequins. Simples! I also added dabs of glossy accents in the windows of the house for extra shine!

Thanks for reading to the end – the August Release stamps are available for purchase now and Julie and Shay are offering the coordinating digital elements free for the first 2 weeks!

But wait, I have the chance to give away one stamp set from August Release! All you have to do is leave a comment here from August 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CST until August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. There’s also a chance to win the entire release on the Winnie & Walter blog, where the rest of the Talent along with Julie and Shay will be showcasing their projects – do stop by and leave some love!

In case you missed a stop, here’s the entire blog hop list – thanks for stopping by!

Winnie & Walter blog – Julie & Shay
Jenny Martin
Heather Hoffman
Lyndal Higgins
Gayatri Murali
Heather Pulvirenti
Joni Andaya
Kelly Griglione
Laura Sterckx
Lea Lawson
Mayuri << you are here 😉
Vanessa Menhorn

48 thoughts on “Winnie and Walter – Tour of the Stars

  1. Shona Chambers says:

    These are amazing!! I’ve never used Perfect Pearls, what an incredible effect it has on the black cardstock. Must get some!! And that large house stamp is huge, I would love that, would be so handy as my husband works for a real estate company, they are always looking for new cards to give to their clients. With this release the ideas would never end!!

  2. puffinliz says:

    I looked at the first card and thought, the depth is great on this one! Then got to the next one and loved the technique. But the last card blew me away!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Great cards! LOVE those gorgeous leaves on the dark paper… stunning! So many wonderful new stamps! 🙂

  4. Linsey says:

    OH these are just wonderful!!! Your embossed pumpkin tag card is totally amazing–your shading, um…droolworthy!!! Love your leaf card with that wonderful sentiment and circle twine treatment-coolness!! And your house..well lets just say that I’m filing this one away as one more AWESOME idea for THIS AWESOME HOUSE!!! 😀 Thanks for sharing these fantabulous creations for the hop!!! I’m ultra inspired!!

  5. susanscrap says:

    I really like the way you colored your pumpkins! They look super spooky! Great cards for a great Winnie and Walter release!

  6. maryj68 says:

    I’ve never seen this brand of stamps before – so glad I found you! Really gorgeous inspiration by the design team!

  7. shoome says:

    Wow! Awesome cards! Those pumpkins are so spooky! And the house is looking lovely with the splashes of colour. Also loved the leaves on the black background!

  8. c says:

    A trio of delightful cards, showcasing the new release and your abundant creativity! The Halloween tag takes center stage for me; it’s fabulous!

  9. marylouh says:

    Love the shading on the pumpkins. Making a tag and the bats flying around is great. Love the leaves. They look shiny.
    thanks for sharing wonderful designs.

  10. craftingjess says:

    Great project! Wow, the perfect pearls look really great against the black cardstock! I’ve never seen that before! Love the tie-dye effect of the house card! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Nora says:

    What a fabulous way to use your perfect pearls. Those leaves are STUNNING!! I might have to get mine out of the drawer and experiment with them again. I LOVE the house card-such a cool technique!!!

  12. quilterlin says:

    Love your designs, Mayuri! The pumpkins are too cute, and the patterned leaves are a must-have for me!

  13. Shelly says:

    Oh, these are AWESOME!!! I’m lovin’ the perfect pearls (makes me wish I didn’t get rid of mine. err…lol) and those bats and pumpkins…such spooky fun! Your house is simply, amazing too! ❤

  14. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – there is a WORLD of WONDERFUL in your cards Mayuri!!!
    LOVE how you have inked your AWESOME house, the technique you have used is perfect for making multiples because no two will ever be the same, LOVE the banner too!!! With all the detail within, the shape of the house makes for fast fussy cutting, which is another big plus for fussy cutting & adding dimension.
    Your Halloween card is almost TOO CUTE TO SPOOK – LOVE the shadowy inking and splash of sparkle on this FUN design 🙂
    As for your leafy card, I ADORE it!!! LOVE the background – it is STUNNING – I confess that I recently purchased some Perfect Pearls and didn’t really know what to do with them, NOW I KNOW – THANK YOU!!! I do have one question, please – you said that you set it by misting with water, did you have to heat set it after that or is water all it needs? LOVE the sentiment and how you have popped it over the twine. WOW – this card really has taught me so much, I have some burlap string that would look great to use this way too.

    • flubidoo says:

      Hi Tracy – thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment 😉 The perfect pearls only need to be set with a light spay misting of water, otherwise they would get all over your fingers! No heat setting needed – hope that helps! M

  15. Rita says:

    Oh I love these! The pumpkins look crazy awesome! Now I’m off to Google Perfect Pearls because I am obviously craft deprived and need to know what I’m missing and now need. lol

  16. arlsmom says:

    Your cards are just amazing…the details on each are just awesome!!! You’ve made me want to dig out those perfect pearls again…

  17. Linda F says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards. Great paper piecing on the moonlight tag card. I love that perfect pearl background, you have inspired me to pull mine out, I haven’t used them for so long. Love the distress watercoloured house. The black banner and white sentiment really pop against those gorgeous colours.

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