My first card is for Background Building with Shay. I've often seen words or sentiments used for a background, but for some reason I never seem to do it. Actually it was really fun using 2 words & the little snowflake from Big, Bold, Seasons with PTI inks Spring Rain & Blueberry Sky. I inked the right side of the card front to match. The word from the matching dies was cut from white & silver glitter cardstocks. I mounted the gem to a stack of tiny punched dots so it would be level with the word & "wishes" is from the same set. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Virginia's View.
Next is my card for Make a Card for a Friend. Yep, another card with my favorite W&W Hello die!
I began by gold embossing the leaf from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves & then did layers of smooshing with Distress Inks scattered straw, spiced marmalade & shabby shutters. Distress Stain tarnished brass was used for the splatters. I used a scrap of brown textured cardstock for the hello die cut & layered it to a gold one. This card is going to a sweet friend who is about to make a big move to live in another state with family. I'm also entering Dies R Us & The Playground.
Last but not least, a card for Colour Combo with Heather P. Jennifer McGuire's recent video reminded me of using paper strips for backgrounds.
I actually taught a class years ago, but with some strips laid down at 90 degree angles. I knew I had just the right die to inlay--haha! Gotta admit, I didn't use scraps, but instead inked up cheap white cardstock with Distress Inks peacock feathers, faded jeans & mowed lawn.
The hello die cut is covered with my favorite smooth, sparkly glitter--Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlight. I die cut a couple leaves using the W&W cover plate to use with one of my neglected paper flowers which I inked with peacock feathers.
W&W also asked us to share a Craftie picture, so here's my table with my cards & goodies. Thanks for a wonderful WCMD, Winnie & Walter. Thanks also to all of you for making it through this long post.