Saturday, 15 April 2017

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Take Three

Hello again!  Thank you so much for your response to my Leading Lady Take Two post last week.  This week, I've been playing with dry embossing and debossing, and finding out what happens when you do it wrong ;)

I started by die cutting the Typecast: Cary Numbers Cutaways a couple of times.  I didn't separate the numbers, just used the whole thing as a plate.

The next stage was to arrange the numbers randomly under some card, then run it through my machine with a rubber mat in place.  Depending on whether you have the numbers face-up or face-down, you'll get an embossed panel or a debossed panel.

On this first card, the numbers are debossed, i.e. sunken.  When I brayered chalk paints over the panel it left the numbers untouched by the paints.  I stamped some cute little animals from Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs and die-cut them with the coordinating Cutaways die set.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I watercoloured the images with colours that complemented the background panel.


On this second card, the numbers are embossed, i.e. raised.  Using the same brayering technique, the numbers catch the paint but the area directly surrounding the numbers doesn't get any paint, leaving a halo effect.  The elephant is from Big Hugs With Evelin T Designs, trimmed from his partner.  He's standing on a bit of washi tape, and trumpeting his message from Sketchy Thoughts and coordinating Cutaways dies.


So.  Fast-forward a few days, and I decided to make more cards with this technique.  But I am a bear of very little brain, and I'd completely forgotten that I was supposed to use a rubber mat.  So for card No. 3 I die-cut the In A Word: Baby Cutaway from card, placed it on another card panel, ran it through my machine, and wondered why it didn't look quite right.  The debossing was nowhere near as deep as the numbers had been.  I brayered paint over it, but because the depth isn't there, the word isn't as clearly defined.  I was going to throw it away, but I liked the grungy effect, so here's what I made with it:


I cut the panel with the smaller postage stamp die from Essentials: Lana Cutaways set, cut the In A Word: Congrats Cutaway from deep pink card and added a stamped and fussy-cut flower from The Big, The Bold and Extras.  The little pink stamped hearts are from Sketchy Thoughts.

And here's my final card for today.  Still in the vein of getting it wrong, I can't even tell you how I did this!  But I ended up with an interesting effect:


The textured imprint is from all the scratches on my well-used cutting machine plates!  Here's the full card:


I mounted the offending panel onto white card, added some washi tape at the top, a strip of lace at the bottom, and the sweet little elephant from Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs.

Well, that's it from me today.  Don't forget to leave me a comment on my blog for a chance to win a $30 Winnie & Walter gift voucher generously donated by Shay.  And if you haven't left a comment on my first and second posts, do it now for more chances to win!


See you next Saturday!

32 comments:

  1. I like the unique ways you used the dies on these cards...very fun.

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  2. Beautiful cards! Awesome effects with the embossing and debossing of the dies! Love the first one with the fun group of critters and pretty background!

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  3. I'm completely in awe of these fabulous cards, Shirley!

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  4. such pretty cards :) loved the versatile use of dies. The lil critters are so adorable!
    cheers
    preeti

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  5. Great cards, Shirley! You've really showcased the W&W products beautifully, Jo x

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  6. Wonderful cards
    and great ideas
    on how to do them.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Love your cards. I simply adore your little baby elephant card - the simplicity is so elegant:)

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  8. Great cards, so many interesting effects. Especially love your last card.

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  9. These are all lovely but the grungy baby card is my fave!

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  10. Love all your cards, including the one with the 'offending panel'! Thanks for all the experiments and lovely results!

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  11. I love each one! That last one intrigues me... my plate looks like that too!

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  12. I really love your creative use of the numbers and letter, especially the debossing! I always like seeing new ways to use my supplies and these backgrounds are so fun

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  13. Very cute embossed/debossed cards with the ink brayered on. I like the first one with the chalk ink.

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  14. Such cute cards! I really love how you used both the positive and negative number cuts too!

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  15. WOW! You are SOOOOOO rocking your "leading lady" gig with these gorgeous creations! Picking a fav...it's the last card - love the lace border!

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  16. Such cool effects with the embossing/debossing and different depths and textures, Shirley ... these are all delicious ... and so sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Wow! Adorable cards! Too cute!!!

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  18. Pretty cards! I love the texture you got from the scratches on the plate.

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  19. Great birthday and baby cards. The baby elephant is my fave and love how your reversed image makes baby elephant stand out!

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  20. Such fun card! Love the lace to my surprise - I am so NOT a lace person!

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  21. beautiful cards, love how the last one turns out

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  22. More fun cards (I'm working backwards lol). Love that you are experimenting with techniques. I should do more experimenting myself. It's liberating.

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  23. Love this congratulations baby.

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  24. OMG Shirley...I am loving all your fun and sweet cards. I love your boo boo's too. All unique and creative my friend. TFS Hugs..

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  25. I love how you can get such different results based on how you run a die through your machine. I really like the debossed look.

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  26. Sweet cards! Love the embossing and debossing and the little elephant! Too cute!

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  27. I love everything you do! Every card is just darling!!! Keep up the good work.

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