Saturday, February 13, 2016

{Winnie & Walter} February Leading Lady: Take 2 + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! I'm back with my second Winnie & Walter Leading Lady post!! Every Saturday, I'll be sharing projects with a weekly theme. Today's theme is positive and negative die cuts. One card features the positive pieces of a die cut and the other uses the negative.


For my first card, I die cut In a Word: Love twice, placed them down on a craft sheet and smooshed distress inks on them. After they dried, I stamped words from The Big, the Bold and Friends on lower-case Ls.


On the base panel, I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp roses from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with glitter gold embossing powder. Then I mixed grey and black distress inks with water and splattered the two corners with a brush.


My second card features the negative space created after I die cut In a Word: Hugs from a shaped panel created with Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. Before die cutting, I brushed a light wash of distress inks to create a background.


I placed acetate behind the panel and adhered all the small pieces from the die cut on the acetate using glossy accents. Then I created a shaker card by applying foam tape borders and adding three types of sequins. The silver glitter shapes were created using Big Bang Confetti.


Here are the two cards shown side-by-side to show how die cuts can be used in two very different ways. The first card has its depth in the popped up positive die cuts, whereas the second card has its depth behind the main panel in the form of a shaker.


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. Good luck! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join me again for Take 3 next Saturday!


Sources for True Love, Big Love:


Sources for Hugs:

60 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

Emily!!! I thought I'd seen everything gorgeous that could be done with those darling W&W words ... you've proven me wrong this morning! I am gob smacked by these!!! LOve the true love, big love idea and your gorgeous water-coloring. Glossy accents for adhering to acetate? Fab tip! What a wonderful way to start my Saturday... xx
=]

Skrater said...

These are such pretty cards!

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

WOW - gorgeous cards1 I LOVE the mirror-image love card - that is so creative!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the Hugs shaker ♥

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Emily ... the inverted, deliciously smooshed love is fantastic ... and that wonderful soft aqua with the cool silvery shimmery sequins in the hugs shaker ... awesome! Anita :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous looks you created with these big words dies.love the gold roses on the first.

conil said...

Both these cards are stunning. Popped over from W&W to just let you know how impressed I was with the layout and colors you've chosen for them. Gorgeous.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Love the use of the word dies!

Natalie s said...

I really like both of your cards. Simple yet full of impact. Can't wait to see what's coming next weekend.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love these cards!!!

Karen B. said...

These cards are just grand, and I really like the way the watercolor gives them some softness against the big words.

Mich C said...

Wonderful cards! I love the idea of using both the positive and negative of a die-cut. They are just too pretty to be tossed away!

Greta said...

These are so creative & beautiful! Great idea to stamp the word on the letter like that that!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Those are 2 gorgeous beauties! Especially the watercolor one!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool cards. My favorite is the negative cut shaker card. Well done. I pinned it. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611841716/

Toni said...

Lovely cards

Margaret R said...

Gorgeous cards! The gold embossed flowers look stunning with the watercoloured words.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the shaker card!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

pcm said...

these are stunning!

Aya Alsheshtawy /kon.mobdean said...

Love all the cards very beautiful

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love that reflected sentiment!

Eva said...

Lovely cards! I adore shaker cards!!! Hugs;)

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i love using both the positive and negatives of diecuts, thank you for sharing these ideas, they're fabulous as always

Lindsey said...

These are both beautiful! The watercolouring with the big word die cuts look so amazing.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the touches of silver and gold on your cards.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I really love the shaker card! It so cute!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love your shaker card :)

mandalj said...

Your cards are always so lovely! I especially like the shaker one!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Emily!!!
LOVE your ELEGANT designs!!!
The In A Word Cutaways really are WONDERFUL to work with and I LOVE your CLEVER designs, impossible to choose a favourite, one second it is the inky love, the next it's the shaker hugs => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Shelly said...

Ooooh, these are awesome!! Love them!

Nikki C said...

These are so sweet looking love how you made these so inspiring

Daria Z. said...

These are just beautiful, Emily! I especially love the "true love, big love" card. Great way to use the smaller word stamps.

Shona Chambers said...

A reflected design is such a cool idea and looks so beautiful on your card. And that soft, powdery blue for your shaker is divine. Looking forward to next week!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! Love the water coloring on the diecut word love and how it doesn't cover all of the letters! Beautiful!

cm said...

You've showcased two of my favourite words (and die cuts) with amazing style, Emily! Your Love+Love smooshed card and embossed roses is gorgeous; the hugs shaker, sweet and sophisticated. Talk about ingenious...
~carol

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS Emily!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Idea of the Reverse Shadow!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

ilovestamping said...

Emily, I love the first card soooo much!! Such a genius design and the watercoloring is SO pretty!!!

Yolanda Garrido said...

These cards are fantastic. I love the "love" sentiments!! Great inspiration! Hugs!

Leanne said...

Love both these.

mtscrapgal said...

I never thought about using 2 die cut words to make a mirror image card. I like the stamping (true) on the big word too. The second card is very clever too- using another big word die as a base for a shaker element. Thanks for the inspiration.

BunnyD said...

Really love both of these! Your watercolour "love" mirrored is very striking! I adore the hugs shaker card! So much more interesting than a box or circle! Brilliant design!

jan metcalf said...

I find the love on love so interesting!!

maria f. said...

Stunned by your first card - lovely smooshing and lovely take on the sentiment.

Rose said...

The simplicity of your shaker card is stunning! The love card is so elegant with gold, red & white. Really lovely!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I adore ww word dies!

Rema said...

Awesome cards!

Christine Canfield said...

the love card is so unique

Alaska .Kris said...

I adore Winnie & Walter word dies! That HUGS card is stunning!

Debra said...

I love your style and use of color. It is soft, stylish and edgy.

Amanda said...

These are both so beautiful! I love how you made two different designs using the positive and negative die cuts!

Malin E said...

This one was really nice!! I think I have to try this!
HUgs MAlin

CraftyPaws said...

Love the painterly look of that first card and the gorgeous CAS look of the second. Great cards! TFS and inspiring!

Saba Faisal said...

Wow! both cards are wonderful but i like the shaker one most! thanks for inspiring!

SHartl said...

What creative ways to use those die cut words! I really love the shaker card with all the sequins!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the love colouring - and the blues of the hugs! Two brilliant cards!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Both cards are full of love. Very pretty colors

Piyu said...

The gold embossed roses look so stunning..Loved theway you used the dies

Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) said...

Wow..both cards are fabulous and have very soft n subtle feel !!

Jeneric said...

Fun ways to use word dies!

Jeneric said...

Fun ways to use word dies!