Saturday, February 27, 2016

{Winnie & Walter} February Leading Lady: Take 4 + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! It's hard to believe that this is my final week as Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady! Every Saturday, I shared projects with a weekly theme. Today's theme is gift wrap and I made a set of cards with a tag and matching pillow box in the art deco style!


For the background of the card set, I used pearlescent embossing paste with the Do You See What I See? stencil. I added splatter using a mixture of Black Soot distress ink and water on a Ranger craft sheet.


The stone grey panels were die cut using Noelle Essentials and the white hearts are from the Flawless Heart set, just released last night! The sentiment is In a Word: Thanks.


I used the exact same supplies for the pillow box. Since the base of the cards was cut from linen cardstock, so was the pillow box itself. I wrapped the Noelle Essentials die around the pillow box and placed the Flawless Heart on top. Since the centre of the heart was white on white, unlike the cards themselves, I added a stone grey centre before adding the In a Word: Thanks sentiment.


Both the pillow box and clear box were wrapped with May Arts white silk ribbon. The tag was created using Katharine Essentials. I dry embossed it with the Flawless Heart die and then stamped a small sentiment from Happiest of Holidays on a stone grey heart from the centre of the aforementioned die.


I've truly enjoyed my month as Leading Lady this month and I cannot thank Shay enough for having me and for putting up with my wonky deadlines due to construction at my house and a sick little boy these last two weeks. I hope you have enjoyed my projects!


GIVEAWAY

Winnie & Walter has given me a $30 gift card to share with my readers! All you need to do is comment on all four of my Leading Lady posts this month and you'll be entered to win. You have until 11:59 p.m. on March 3rd to enter. I will announce my winner on Friday, March 4, 2016 so be sure to check back here to see if you're the lucky winner. Good luck! :)


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53 comments:

Karen B. said...

Love the color scheme that tied these two amazing projects together!

I Card Everyone said...

Emily you have taken W&W products to whole new heights, sincerely. This set is no exception - just gorgeous!!! I have quite a growing list - thank you!!!
=]

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Stunning! Grey is my new fav neutral and you've showcased it beautifully here!

Miriam Prantner said...

You did an amazing job with this guest gig! I love that embossing paste on the background of the cards, these are beautiful and soft and elegant.

Alaska .Kris said...

I adore Winnie & Walter word dies! They have such high quality products! These cards are simply stunning!

Debra said...

This is gorgeous. The grey colors are sophisticated. I love your style and use of color.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the Art Deco style and color combo for these beautiful cards and pillow box!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful projects! Love the softness ♥

Sue D said...

Very elegant style!

~amy~ said...

emily, you absolutely rocked it. gorgeous projects every week! I adore today's inspiration...so pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a gorgeous set of thank you cards! Love how soft they are!

Martha Harris said...

Love the monochromatic look.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the soft feel you achieved by sticking to a very monochromatic theme. Stunning projects.

Yolanda Garrido said...

I love the CAS look, the soft colours, the textures! Thanks a lot for the chance and the inspiration! Hugs!

Mich C said...

What an elegant choice of colours - they go amazingly well together! I love how you mix and match the die-cuts, I've got much learning to do in that department! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amanda said...

Your gift set really does evoke the Art Deco style for me. The colors you used along with the dies and pearlescent paste really are beautiful!

BunnyD said...

Oh I love your pearlescent embossing powder! I don't think I've ever seen it used before. What beautiful packages this colour combination makes. Gorgeous for an anniversary or a wedding. I've enjoyed your Leading Lady pieces. You have nice design sense. Some lovely modern touches.

Susie Sonnier said...

Such elegant designs! Love the embossing powder

pcm said...

love the monochrome!

Rose said...

Your card set & pillow box are so lovely & elegant. Love the layers with the pearlescent embossing paste.

Margaret R said...

Thank you Emily for your wonderful projects!

Eva said...

I love your projects!!! So elegant and lovely!!! Thanks for your inspiration ;)

Malin E said...

Love your projects! Just found about w&w and I just LOVE what I have been seing!! <3
Hugs MAlin

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love the sophisticated color palette with those diamond dies. Gorgeous!

SHartl said...

I just love this elegant set in neutral colors. The faceted die cuts look beautiful in white and gray!

Natalie s said...

It's been a wonderful seeing your creative projects each week! Hope your son is feeling better soon.

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a great month of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome gift set! Love these beautiful dies....they are on my wish list!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Emily ~ I have been looking for a design EXACTLY like what you've created with the pillow box for favors for my son's wedding. I hope you don't mind if I completely CASE your project. Such an elegant, well thought out project. Thanks SO much for sharing...I'm off to shop!
#sharehandmadekindness

Saba Faisal said...

Wow! Simply stunning project... thanks for sharing all your great inspirations. :)

Teresa Doyle said...

These truly are great projects Emily and you have been a fantastic 1st leading lady! a great job, indeed. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and also the chance to win.

Lindsey said...

This set is so elegant and classy, Emily! Beautiful. What a great mix of stencilling, embossing, die cutting and of course a little splatter.

Leanne said...

Fabulous! Love those dies,

mandalj said...

Wow! Your card set and pillow box are so lovely! Just gorgeous and elegant!

Anita in France said...

So cool and stylish, Emily ... love those neutrals, they're so chic ... and all the texture and interest is fantastic! Thanks for being such an inspirational Leading Lady! Anita :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

So elegant and beautiful
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! These are just BEAUTIFUL! I love the color palette, and the beautiful way the black pops right out from the neutrals. Gorgeous!
Take care!
Michele

Tami Grant said...

I really love the card and pillow box you did. The neutral colors add elegance to both. I love the dies you used.

Daria Z. said...

Love the elegant color combo with this set of cards! Just beatiful.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! I love your projects!!!! So elegant and perfect!!!!

jan metcalf said...

Have been admiring the hearts with glitz and sequins, but I admire the monotone look you achieved today! Nice texture as well!

Susan Renshaw said...

These are gorgeous - love the grey and white and the super hearts!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work!! Love the soft color theme you have used!! Congrats once again, on being the leading lady and thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

cm said...

Emily, three words come to mind in response to your projects: class, elegance, sophistication! Thank you for your incredible inspiration this month!
~carol

Jean Bullock said...

Exquisite! I love the white and neutrals. So clean and sophisticated.

Stir Your Creativity said...

I loved the white and the neutral play. They give such an elegant look to all of them

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards and pillow box Emily!!!
They are SO ELEGANT, LOVE your STYLE!!!
THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION to layer more and play with textures too :)

ilovestamping said...

Love all the layers on these and the monochromatic look! So beautiful and elegant!

mtscrapgal said...

I've enjoyed your weekly posts. Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for giving such complete instructions. Your work is so inspiring.

Piyu said...

Stunning!! Loved the color combination.

Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) said...

Beautiful & very Elegant !!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING these!! THANKS for sharing ALL Month and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jeneric said...

I love the simplicity of this card