Winnie and Walter January / February Release, Day 2

Hello there! Time to showcase another awesome group of stamp and die sets for the Winnie & Walter January / February Release!

Day 2 is for the premiere of Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses, Sending You with Evelin T Designs, Sentimental: Endearments, Sentimental: Love and Essentials: Lana Cutaways. We’re also showcasing From the Bottom of My Heart, which you can get for free with a qualifying purchase over $25, for a limited time! Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

I began by stamping the back of the Bed of Roses stamp with a combination of Distress Inks onto a panel of white cardstock, and spritzing with water to get the inks moving. I then flipped the stamp the right way around and stamped the roses with black dye ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

The panel was heat set, trimmed down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted to a white card base. The sentiment comes from Sentimental: Love, was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock, and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

To finish up, I added a few gold sequins. Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

I really love the bold nature of the focal sentiment, so wanted the background to be fairly neutral. I used a panel that I’d created by stamping images from In Bloom: Anna’s Flora with Dylusions Ink Sprays and spritzing lightly with water.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

I trimmed the panel down to a square and foam mounted it to a white card base. I then stamped the large sentiment from From the Bottom of My Heart with black dye ink, and then again with some Delicata Golden Glitz. This gives you a nice rock ‘n’ roll effect 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 2

Again, I added the gold sequins to finish up the design.

I hope you get a chance to check out the projects from Julie on the Winnie & Walter blog, along with the rest of the Winnie & Walter talent. The new release will be available at 22.00 CST on Friday, 3rd of February!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Winnie and Walter January/February Release, Day 1

Hey everyone! Welcome to the start of the January / February release week for Winnie & Walter!

Day 1 is the Premier of The Big, the Bold and Baby stamp set / cutaways, Scenery: Stripes 2, In a Word: Baby Cutaway, In a Word: Congrats Cutaway and In a Word: Precious Script Cutaway – as usual, there are some really lovely sentiments in these sets! Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 1

I took one of the border stamps from Scenery: Stripes 2 and mounted it onto the door of my MISTI, with a bit of a curve rather than straight on. I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the image in different colour using Distress Inks. The gridded paper that comes with the MISTI really helped me to keep each impression equally spaced apart.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 1

Once I’d stamped the whole background, I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted it to the card front. The sentiment comes from words in The Big, the Bold and Baby stamp set and was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 1

I foam mounted the sentiment onto the card front and finished off with some wood veneer embellishments. Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 1

I began by creating a colourful background simply by swiping a range of Tombow markers onto a piece of white cardstock and then spritzing with water to blend them together. After heat setting the panel, I then stamped each of the borders from Scenery: Stripes 2 with black dye ink onto the panel.

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The panel was trimmed down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted to the front. I then used the Welcome die from an older release (The Big, the Bold and Blessings cutaways) and die-cut it out of the copper foil cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Jan / Feb 2017 Release / Day 1

The second part of the sentiment comes from The Big, the Bold and Baby and was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock.

Be sure check out projects from Julie and the rest of the Talent on the Winnie & Walter blog. The new release will be available at 22.00 CST on Friday, 3rd of February!

Thanks for stopping by!

Let your heart be light

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Scandinavian Prints Christmas set in a non-seasonal way!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

This set has got to be one of the most versatile ones I have ever used, especially when paired with non-seasonal colours – I opted to go back to my trusted Distress Inks and stamp one of the outline tree images with rainbow colours.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I began by die-cutting an aperture out of a panel of white cardstock using the Pixelated Heart die and stamping a sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black ink underneath it. I then marked up some guidelines on a white card base for where I would stamp the tree in rotation in rainbow colours.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

Once the stamping was complete, I foam mounted the die-cut panel to the card base, allowing the design to show through. To finish, added some Gold Mix sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.

Hello You!

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the gorgeous Scandinavian Prints Christmas set from the November Release!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I used all of the solid triangle images from the set to create this random background, concentrating the stamping mostly towards the bottom of the panel. I began by stamping the images with lighter colour inks, and then with darker colours to create a sense of depth.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I left enough of a clear space on the upper part of the panel for a sentiment – this one comes from Hello You and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled December 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

To finish up, I added some Gold Mix and Merlot Mix sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.

Winnie & Walter: Black Friday!

Hi there – just popping by to sharing a card showcasing the limited edition stamp set In Bloom: Julie’s Roses. If you spend over $35 during the Black Friday sale, you get the set free! Here’s what I came up with:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Black Friday, November 2016. In Bloom: Julie's Roses.

The large, solid images in this stamp set made me want to take out my Dylusions Ink Sprays again, but this time to stamp with, rather than spray. This is a technique I’ve used before and its great fun, because within a matter of minutes, you can whip up a super cool floral background!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Black Friday, November 2016. In Bloom: Julie's Roses.

I began by lightly spritzing a piece of watercolour paper with water and then stamping straight into the damp areas with the solid images, first with Postbox Red and then with Dirty Martini. As you can imagine, the ink moves around quite quickly once it touches the water – the aim here is not to get the perfect impression of the stamp, but rather a loose interpretation of it.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Black Friday, November 2016. In Bloom: Julie's Roses.

I heat set the panel and then stamped over the colourful areas with the actual rose images using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. This helped to add definition to the vibrant watercolours underneath. I also took a white gel pen to add a little highlight to some of the areas before trimming the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Black Friday, November 2016. In Bloom: Julie's Roses.

I foam mounted the panel to the white card base and moved onto the sentiment. I stamped the small greeting onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I then adhered the sentiment strip to the card front and finished up with a few gold sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Filled with Love

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the a couple of stamp sets from the November Release!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

If like me, you like to make patterns with your stamps, then this is a great card for you! I took just one stamp from the Scandinavian Prints Christmas set and repeatedly stamped it on a panel of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I began by making a few guidelines on the panel to make it easy to follow as I stamped the circular pattern with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and die-cut a small aperture in the bottom right corner.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I lined up a white card base and the die-cut panel in my MISTI and marked out where I would need to stamp the sentiment, so that it could show through the aperture. The large sentiment comes from May Your Holidays Be and was stamped with Festive Berries Distress ink straight onto the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I foam mounted the die-cut panel to the card base and moved on to the sentiment banner, which was from the same set. I stamped it onto a piece of pattern paper with Versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I used the co-ordinating die to die-cut the banner out and then foam mounted to the card front.

To finish, I added some die-cut hearts and some Gold Mix sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.

Winnie & Walter – Tour of the Stars / November Release

Hello there,

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the Winnie & Walter November Release Tour of the Stars! Hopefully, you have arrived from Lydia’s blog and after me, you’re next stop is Vanessa!

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Today, the Winnie & Walter Design Team are showcasing more of the November Release on this awesome blog hop, and you have a chance to win $30.00 credit to the w&w shop! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Tour of the Stars Blog Hop. November 2016 Release.

I created this really simple wreath design using the In Bloom: Frenchy’s Florals set by Angelica Suarez. I drew around an oval die on a panel of white cardstock to create a frame for my wreath, and then stamped the sentiment in the centre with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Tour of the Stars Blog Hop. November 2016 Release.

Starting at the top of the oval, I then stamped some of the floral images all the way around the frame using Distress Inks. For a bit of dimension, I used the ‘Rock ‘n’ ‘Roll’ technique to pick up two ink colours onto the stamp.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Tour of the Stars Blog Hop. November 2016 Release.

I stamped some of the smaller images to fill in the spaces once I’d stamped the entire wreath and then added a bit of sparkle with sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie & Walter Tour of the Stars Blog Hop. November 2016 Release.

To finish, I foam mounted the panel to a white card base.

For a chance to win a prize, follow along on the rest of the blog hop, leaving comments along the way by Monday, November 21, 2016 at noon CST- five randomly chosen commenters will receive $30.00 credit to the w&w shop. In case you missed a stop, here’s the entire blog hop list – thanks for stopping by!

Guest Star Virginia Lu
November Leading Lady Jessica Frost-Ballas
Heather Hoffman
Heather Pulvirenti
Kate M Capper
Kelly Griglione
Keren Baker
Lydia Evans
Mayuri << you are here😉
Vanessa Menhorn

Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 4: May Your Holidays Be…

Hey everyone!

Today is the fourth day of the November release from Neat & Tangled, and it ends with some fabulous stamp sets!

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I’m showcasing May Your Holidays Be, and its co-ordinating die:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. May Your Holidays Be.

There are a couple of cool sentiments in the set along with a large bauble – the centre of the bauble is blank so you can choose which sentiment you’d like to use.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. May Your Holidays Be.

I began by creating a background panel, using the image of a large sparkle. I stamped it repeatedly on a piece of white cardstock with Distress Inks, and the loosely added some water to get the ink moving.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. May Your Holidays Be.

I heat set and then went around the outside of each stamped impression with a black marker and quickly sketched some lines. I then stamped the large bauble along with one of the sentiment from the set in the centre of the panel and die-cut it out.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. May Your Holidays Be.

I adhered part of the panel straight down onto a white card base and then foam mounted the bauble in the middle. To finish, I coloured the bauble in with some Gold Wink of Stella.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the November Release from Neat and Tangled this week! Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we have showcased this week will be available in the shop tomorrow at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 😉

Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 3: Star Coverplate and Stencil

Hello, hello!

It’s the third day of the Neat & Tangled November release, and we are showcasing some more fabulous products!

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Day 3 is for the Star Coverplate and Stencil, both equally as gorgeous as each other. I played with the coverplate to whip up a simple birthday card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Coverplate.

I began by creating a Distress Ink background and heat set to dry. I then ran the Star coverplate through my die-cutting machine three times with white cardstock and glued each piece together to form a thicker embellishment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Coverplate.

I then trimmed a section out of the centre and adhered it to the Distress Ink panel. I foam mounted this to a white card base and then used the Journalling Alpha Numbers to die-cut the 45 and adhered it down.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Coverplate.

I also ran the coverplate through some Copper foil cardstock and used some of the pieces to fill in the design on the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Coverplate.

To finish up, I sprinkled with a few Merlot Mix sequins. Here’s my second card, this time using the Star Stencil:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Stencil.

I taped the stencil down on top of a panel of white cardstock and simply sponged through two shades of Distress Ink, being careful not to take the ink all the way to the edges.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Stencil.

I then adhered the panel down to a white card base and looked for matching pattern paper for the tree embellishments. These were die-cut using the Scandinavian Christmas Prints dies and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Stencil.

The sentiment comes from the co-ordinating Scandinavian Christmas Prints set and was stamped with Versamark onto a piece of black cardstock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Star Stencil.

The sentiment was trimmed down and also foam mounted to the card front. To finish, I added some Gold Mix sequins.

Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be available in the shop from Friday, 11 November at 8am EST!

Thanks for looking 🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2016 Release. Big Bold Brew. Creative Technique using Stencils and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

Neat & Tangled November Release, Day 2: Elfs and their Shelf

Hello there! Time to showcase another gorgeous stamp set for the Neat & Tangled November Release!

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Day 2 is for Elfs and their Shelf, designed by Elena Roussakis, and its such a cute stamp set – here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I went for a clean and simple look and only used one stamp from the set. I began by creating some coloured swatches by simply sponging various Distress Inks onto a panel of white cardstock. I then used the co-ordinating snow globe die from the set and repeatedly cut the shape out.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I stamped the matching snow globe image onto the die-cut pieces and arranged them on a white card base before stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I then foam mounted all the snow globes to the card front to finish off.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I began by creating a background pattern by repeatedly stamping the largest, solid flower from Paper Cut Flowers with a rainbow assortment of Distress Ink onto a panel of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I die-cut the panel down to the same size as my card base, adhered it straight down and moved on to the focal element – I stamped the presents from Elfs and their Shelf onto some white cardstock and simply coloured them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

I also used the gold metallic shades from the Finetec Mica Watercolour Paint set for a bit of interest. I then fussy cut the presents out, die-cut the shelf out of some kraft carsdtock and foam mounted both to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled November 2016 Release. Elfs and their Shelf.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment below the shelf 😉

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – there’s also a giveaway! All the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 November at 8am EST!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂