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:
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!