Thursday, February 2, 2017

Winnie & Walter Release - Day 3

   Oh my! The critters are here! Evelin really knocked the illustrations out of the park in Winnie & Walter's Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs set (stay tuned for tomorrow's companion set). Cuteness overload, and with the large open spaces there are so many different ways to bring these little fellas to life. Watercolor, alcohol marker, sponged ink, paper piecing, pattern kissing, so many choices.   
      Now with these adorable creatures, you are probably thinking baby cards, toddler birthday cards, anything fun and happy. On this card, however, these little guys are serving to bring lots of love to my dear friend  who just lost her father in a quick battle with illness. Since it's a sympathy card, that will also explain the charcoal and black background. We're really close, so I felt like I could do a little more than a sympathy card with natural elements (trees, leaves, etc) like I usually do. 
The elephants are paper pieced in a gentle pattern (that actually would be good for a baby card too). There is a large space in the middle of them, since they are locking trunks and all, so it's the perfect opportunity to fill it with another layer. I was able to introduce a purple glitter heart from Flawless Heart Cutaways in that spot to convey even more love. The background is stamped with scripted "I love you's" and the gold embossed sentiment perfectly captures what I wanted to tell her.
We rarely show the insides, right? Here's a sneak. Inside is a great place to use The Big, the Bold words; these come from The Big, the Bold and Comfort.

So, as cute as these guys are, they are not limited to babies and birthdays. Anyone who needs a hug can benefit from their warmth! This would actually be a good sympathy card for a miscarriage, given the "baby" feel of this card with the elephants and the soft patterns.
On a lighter note, this card is all about cute babies! I super love the message here ... tiny bunnies surrounded by giant elephants, with a tiny sentiment saying "little one." Ack! And it's a completely flat, one-layer card, with narry a sequin in sight : )  

So fun to make your own patterned paper. I just stamped the elephants so that their tails would be connected, and then in the space that was left I stamped the bunnies. The remaining spaces got filled with the hearts. Then it was just a matter of coloring OUTSIDE ALL THE LINES. Hahaha! So fun.

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Be sure to check out the other amazing projects on the Winnie & Walter blog. As usual, leave a comment there for a chance to WIN all of today's goodies. You can also comment on this post for a chance to win ALL TEN stamp sets in this release. Whoo-hoo!
Believe it or not, there are still so many posts left! Look forward to showing you even more tomorrow!
Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi Kelly! I just realized that I wasn't getting your feed by email anymore! I've remedied that situation - moving is NO fun! Had to tell you how wonderful I think your sympathy card is ... unexpected, and really uplifting - your friend will love it! and THIS friend of yours LOves your outside the lines colored card!!! xx

  2. Oh my goodness Kelly a plaid and a polka dotted elephant! Awww, SO SWEET! Oh and the pink card is just precious too! Love these stamps!

  3. Oh my the bunnies and elephants together are adorable!! Love how their trunks are together, so cute!

  4. The elephants are so precious! I need these for my mom!

  5. I'm sure your friend will feel all the love and comfort you've conveyed in this card. It's one she'll keep forever, I'm certain. It's lovely. And that sweet pink baby card with all those little elephants and bunnies is adorable! Love those little hearts too. Great idea to leave the images and color the background. Fantastic! Bev

  6. Oh my goodness Kelly, these are just as sweet as sweet can be!!

  7. Love these! Love the patterned paper elephants and how they pop against that dark background, and the one layer card, such a cute paper you created there!

  8. Your friend will love all the thought and care that went into the card, Kelly. Have you mailed it yet? ;) The baby card is so cute with the locking tails and hooking hearts trunks.


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