Friday, January 30, 2015

Winnie & Walter: The Party and a Hangover

Hi all! Here’s my favorite set from the new Winnie & Walter release … named quite simply, “The Party”. A basic title, for a really good, solid, basic party set.

One of the neat things in this set is the party lantern pieces. There’s a large and a small lantern, so you can create your own look. I’ve used one large, two small, and the smaller sized tassel on this card. So much fun to color in those lanterns! You can alternate colors like I have here with colored pencils, keep it to shades of one color, or make them into a rainbow. So many possibilities. I cut the fringe of the golden tassel so it attracts more attention.

The golden scalloped line is from The Hangover set, also being released now. It’s designed so you can HANG all sorts of party elements from it. Quite a clever name, right? The background on the top of this card is the result of another Laura Bassen smooshing technique with three different distress inks. When using a smaller sentiment stamp for the main message I like to stamp it a couple different times to give it more visual weight. In this case it also goes along with the party theme, like if someone’s had a few too many drinks and is having trouble seeing straight : ) 

Finally, “it’s your birthday” is from one of my favorite previously released sets called Bubble Talk. I stamped it on white paper first so I could hold it over the card and better visualize what it will look like (didn’t want to mess up the good smooshing). I decided that it looked fine as it was on the strip, and just adhered that strip to the bottom of the card. 
Oh how I love these large round balloons! Another Pinterest trend that I’d like to try in real life (I always like when Dear Lizzy uses them in her photo shoots). I wanted these balloons to be the star of the show so I clustered several of them together. Metallic thread is taped to the backs of each balloon and loosely gathered together at the ends. The sentiment is one stamp with two different inks. 

Here’s how I got the watercolored balloons. More smooshing onto a scratch piece of cardstock, and then choosing which areas to stamp the balloons. You can take advantage of the water spots and position those to be in the same area to make the glare on the balloons.
While the balloons are all solid colors here, you could certainly make multi-colored balloons, depending on where you stamped the balloon on your watercolored paper.  Lots of fun ways to play with these!
Well, you’ve made it to the end of this release! Thanks ever so much for stopping in to check out what's new during this week. The stamps, cutaways (dies), free stamp set, and even a custom sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh go on sale at Winnie & Walter this evening!

 Can't wait to see what you pick out!


  1. These are that inky goodness!

  2. Love the texture of the balloons on that second card. Great technique!

  3. More splendid smooshing, Kelly ... it's gorgeous ... as are those two tone lanterns and that sweet tassel! Your balloon bundle ... swoon ... so beautiful! I need this set, been looking for the perfect balloons for ages and now I found them ... brilliant to see them used so wonderfully! Anita :)

  4. Love the coloring and smooshing. I like all the things you can do with those lanterns. What a unique set.

  5. Gorgeous Kelly I LOVE your big balloon bouquet!!

  6. Beautiful lantern card! I sure do love that background! Great balloon bouquet, great idea with the smooshing and getting the light where you want it on the balloons!


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