February 20, 2019

Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Celebration - Layering Die Cuts

Hi everyone! I’m so excited today because it’s Winnie & Walter’s fifth birthday! We are celebrating with tons of prizes and challenges, and I hope you’ll join us this year, too. 

My challenge is layering die-cuts. Whether it’s word dies, cover plate dies or stand alone dies, you can always find new ways to use them creatively. So I encourage you stretch the use of your dies and layer them!

I have two cards to share with you today; the first one features the number dies from Typecast: Cary Number Cutaways set, and the second one uses the In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways set. 

For this CAS rainbow card, I decided to die cut the numbers from Stampin’ Up’s cardstock. The colors I used are Merry Merlot, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Cucumber Crush, and Blueberry Bushel. 

I die cut 5 of each number (because it’s W&W's 5th birthday!) and adhered them together with On-Point glue. This makes the numbers dimensional and almost look like chipboard pieces. 

Then I adhered a strip of silver vellum paper to my card base, added some enamel dots, and the card is complete!

The second card features one of my favorite product lines from Winnie & Walter: the In a Word series! I love these dies so much, and they are actually what captured my heart when I first saw Winnie & Walter. I was inspired by one of Lydia’s cards from a previous release and decided to layer these two love word dies to create this fun look. You can also use In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways, In a Word: Thanks Coordinating Cutaways, and In a Word: Merry Coordinating Cutaways to create similar effects. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s easy tips on layering die cuts. If you would like to learn 3 more techniques about die cut layering, be sure to come back for my next post/video. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you very soon.  

February 4, 2019

Distress Rainbow Floral Heart ft. STAMPlorations

Good morning everyone! Today we have a new CUTplorations challenge for you. And the inspiration photo is super stunning; check it out!

I decided to use my Distress Inks and Trendy Spring Blooms stamps to recreate the cue image. I used Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberry for the stamping. Then I added a soft wash of Squeezed Lemonade, Blueprint Sketch and Candied Apple to the edges of the heart die cut.

Then I ink blended two panels: one with cool colors, and another one with warm colors, and die cut some floral shapes using Trendy Spring Blooms Dies.

This sentiment is from Fond Expressions 2 and is stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.

For a finishing touch, I've adhered vellum to the back of my die cuts to make them stand out from the busy background. You'll also notice that I added a touch of shine using the Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle.

I hope you'll love this challenge and feel as inspired as I did. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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