Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Winnie and Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge - Inlaid Die-cutting with Mayuri

I can't believe the Winnie and Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge  has been going on for nearly a month and I'm only now having a chance to sit down and create for it!! Better late than never but why do I leave everything to the last minute!!

For this first entry, I'm joining in on the Inlaid Die-cutting with Mayuri challenge as its one technique that I love to do the most!! I decided to get very fiddly and tricky and this is what I came up with:

For this card I wanted to see if I could inlay the die-cuts if I went off the edges, especially off the top edge and see what happens. I think it worked out but took a bit of brain power to pull it together.

I worked out on my card front where I wanted to die-cut the 'star' (which is from Winnie and Walter) and used the solid star die to cut them out. To do the top one, I laid the card out unfolded and put the top cutting plate aligned with the fold so it didn't cut any further into the back panel. I then glued a panel of acetate to the back of the card front, which would give the die-cut stars something to sit on and stick too.

Firstly I used my mini-blending tool to colour some white CS with Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick, before die-cutting the faceted stars. And then using tiny amounts of liquid glue on the back of the stars I inlaid them in place against the acetate. Once dry I was able to cut off any overhanging pieces from the card edge.

I die-cut the 'happy ' (also from Winnie and Walter) twice from white CS and once from silver glitter CS. I glued the two white ones together and then the glitter on the bottom, slightly off-set so it could be seen. I then die-cut the happy from some white craft foam, glued it to the back for some height and adhered to the card front. And after stamping the 'birthday' (from W&W 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy') on a small piece of white CS, I adhered to the card. And of course I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for extra sparkle!!

I'm also going to link this to the Winnie and Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenge - Over the edge with Kelly since I have all three of the stars going off the edges and even the top fold of the card. 

There are nine other challenges you can enter with the Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash and I only have about one week till it finishes, so better get a wriggle on!! Wish me luck!

Take care


  1. OMG, OMG, OMG. This is an engineering marvel. You're totally A-maz-ing.

  2. OMG, OMG, OMG. This is an engineering marvel. You're totally A-maz-ing.

  3. That is brilliant! Just love this!

  4. What a cleverly designed card...love it
    Dr Sonia

  5. Clever and brilliant, Shona ... the contrast between the delicate stars and the bold sentiment is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. So clever and totally fabulous!!! I absolutely LOVE this card!

  7. Pure gorgeousness!! Fiddly I am sure, but well worth the effort! Now I feel sorry I skimped on those faceted stars when I ordered last....

  8. Shona, this is amazing!! So glad you fiddled to come up with this beauty : ) Great idea to adhere the stars to acetate. It really turned out well, especially with the soft colors and the white. Thanks so much for joining my Over the Edge Challenge at Winnie & Walter!

  9. WOW, Shona, what a wonderful card!!!! Oh, I love what you've done here!!!! The stars are so beautiful and what a great idea to have them go over the edges!!! This is one super fabulous card - I LOVE it!!! So beautiful!!!