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Winnie and Walter Leading Lady: Take 3 featuring Creative Screenings


Hi there!!! I’m back today with Take 3 of my December Leading Lady stint! I have been so enjoying these weekly posts and playing with the release!!! I just can’t get enough of it!  Today I thought we would focus on the new Creative Screenings line!!! We’ve got backgrounds, outlines, masks, words….. Oh the fun!!!!! Let’s start with the Persuasion Script Screening. Such a gorgeous font. I let the screening speak for itself… I simply layered the screening down over my card panel and applied distress ink over the top. I paired the Persuasion Script Screening with a few images from the Winter Woodland stamp set. I LOVE that stag!  And of course, they needed to be nestled on a snow bank, which I created using some embossing paste… The embossing paste pairs perfectly with the stenciled background and gorgeous stag and pinecones, don’t you think?


Next up, I thought we would get all festive with the Eat Drink Gingerbread Man stamp set and the Mini Scenery: The Peppermint Zone set. To create this card, I used the Scenery: Big Bang Sci-fi Star Creative Screening. I applied white ink over the stencil to create the background for my card base…  The rest of the card came together quite quickly! I just love the Peppermint Zone! I do believe I had a few actual peppermints while I was creating this card! Nothing completes a card without a glass of milk (with a heavy coating of Glossy Accents of course)… And of course, I had to emphasize the sentiment by heat setting it with my favorite embossing powder onto some vellum. Liquid Platinum baby!   The font is just delicious!

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Moving on to the next card which uses lots of Creative Screenings…. And some masking.  Let’s take a look at the Big, The bold and the Extras Creative Screening. It is full of such goodness. You have the stencils as well as the outlined images…  So what I did here was over lay the stencil and the outline image together and  apply ink to the stencil with two different shades of pigment ink… Then I cut it out along with the leaves (from the same creative screening) and used lots of words from the Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set to create the text overlay. I adhered that to a panel I inked up using the Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screening. See? Told you! Lots of creative screenings on this one!!!!


And lastly, a somewhat magical card I think. I used lots of heat embossing with the products here to create this card. To start with, I took some plain black card stock and lined up the Scenery: Flash Creative Screening over the black card panel and inked it all up with Versamark ink and heat set it in clear. I think those amazing shiny flashes in the background are so cool! Then I stamped the gorgeous tree from the Winter Wonderland stamp set in Versamark ink and heat set it in green embossing powder. I also heat embossed the bird image from the same set  with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and perched him up on the sentiment panel, which I white heat embossed. LOL! LOTS of heat embossing here.. I am surprised my heat gun didn’t blow up! LOL! As a finishing touch, I took some white pigment ink with the best tool ever, my finger… And spread it around somewhat unevenly in the background to create this gorgeous white glow!  So pretty! Then I just adhered it down to a white top folding card… The stripes? That’s some washi tape!


So there you have it!!  Lots of Winnie and Walter projects for you today showcasing some of the creative screenings line! I had such a blast creating these cards.  I’ll be back next week for my last week as the  Winnie and Walter December Leading Lady, sniff sniff!  Until then, I’ve got a giveaway!!! Simply head on over to my blog and leave comments on all of my Leading Lady posts, and you could win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter!!! I will choose a winner at the end of the month from all of the Leading Lady posts, so you’ve got lots of opportunities to get your name in the hat!

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  1. Rubeena says:

    these are wonderful cards, Laurel

  2. mjmarmo says:


  3. lovely cards! they are all so different in style and so striking!

  4. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love all of your backgrounds!

  5. Carla Hundley says:

    Lovely to look at!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great cards! Loving these screenings!

  7. Very creative variety of cards!

  8. What a great technique! You are very creating and I love all of them. Great colors and great choice of stamp sets 😀

  9. Wonderful cards. I especially love the winter scene in the first one. I’m looking forward to your post next week. Thanks!

  10. micheleclay says:

    You just rocked this Winnie & Walter release AGAIN, Laurel! My favorite is the last card! Thanks for ideas!

  11. I love the one with the tree and bird!TFS!

  12. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! The green embossed tree with the beautiful dark background is my favorite!

  13. Love your cards!

  14. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – what a lovely set of cards Laurel!!!
    I ADORE your lucky last card – it is an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT – LOVE your embossed tree, LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL background – it really is MAGICAL – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I never thought of using a stencil to heat emboss until now … I got a bundle of stencils in my order that was delivered last week and regret not including this one, definitely including it next time – THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  15. Love all of them, but that last one is definitely a show stopper! What a fab color combo and overall awesome design.

  16. Great work Laurel!

  17. Oh my goodness – amazing cards!!!! I LOOOVE that last card – the colors and stripes…swoon!! But all of the cards are just lovely! I LOVE that deer nestled in the snow!! And the liquid platinum sentirment shines on that red and white card!! And we have to talk about those mint stripes on 3rd card – AWESOME!!

  18. Thanks for sharing the screenings. I’d love to give these a try sometime!

  19. Connie Brooks says:

    I must own the Winter Woodlands stamp set now that I’ve seen the wonderful cards made with it. Theres alot of inspiration at W & W using their yummy products. Love your cards

  20. beautiful creations!! awesome creativity..
    Moxie Craftie

  21. Such a great showcase of cards, Laurel … I’m particularly taken with the vibrant green Christmas tree against that wonderful star sprinkled background! Anita 🙂

  22. beautiful cards! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  23. A set of absolutely gorgeous cards; you work magic with W&W products! In awe…Words cannot express how spirit-lifting your creations are, especially because my dad is on the 6th day of being on life support after suffering a cardiac arrest on Dec. 20th. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, and bringing a much needed smile to my face!

  24. Jessica H. says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love the gorgeous backgrounds you created with the stencils!! It’s so great that Winnie and Walter are introducing new products to their line!

  25. Love your mix of non-traditional colors with the winter images. Wonderful cards!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  26. oh these are amazing!! 🙂

  27. Cheryl SD says:

    Great use of the Creative Screenings! Fun cards! Thanks for your inspiration!

  28. OMG OMG OMG!! These are ALL AMAZING!! I think that last card has got to be on my TOP 12 FAVORITE Cards List for the Holidays of 2014!! I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!! 😉 THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

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