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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady: Take Two



Hello Winnie & Walter friends!  I'm happy to be back today for my second Leading Lady post this month on the Winnie & Walter blog.  Following my post from last week where I put out the challenge to make the most of the tiny stamps in our stamp sets, today's theme is to stretch your dies.  For the next two cards I mainly used two recently released die sets, Essentials: Josephine Cutaways (hexagons) & In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways.

Be a Light

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Josephine Hexagons Holiday Tiles Be Light

For this first card I started by choosing a color scheme and then die cutting three of the smallest hexagons from the  Essentials: Josephine Cutaways die set in each cardstock color.  When die cutting with this die you not only cut the small hexagon but you also get the hexagon frame in one pass.  I set aside most of the frames for a second card.  I started by laying out the hexagons in the order I'd like, trying to keep them as straight as possible and then adhered them down to my card front.  


Jen Carter Winnie Walter Josephine Hexagons Holiday Tiles Be Light Closeup

I had a lot of fun playing with the sentiment.  I took the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways (shown below so you can have a visual) and started playing with the letters to see what words I could come up with using the various letters this set cut.  I found a website that was a big help to me called Word Grabber.  You enter the letters that you are working with and it generates words using those letters.  There were pages and pages of words to choose from using only the letters included in the Holiday Tiles set.  It was definitely a great way to stretch a holiday themed die set!  Once I came up with the sentiment I adhered it to my card. I die cut the top portion of the scalloped frame included in the die set and used it for a border under the sentiment. 

To finish the card, I added in three of the hexagon frames and popped them up with dimensional tape and then chose one of the hexagons and also popped it up to add some visual interest.

Shine Bright

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Josephine Hexagons Holiday Tiles Shine Bright

My second card is basically a repeat of the first card only this time I used the frames that were die cut when I cut the hexagons for the first card.  Again I randomly added the solid hexagons to the centers of a couple of the frames and popped them up with dimensional tape.

Jen Carter Winnie Walter Josephine Hexagons Holiday Tiles Shine Bright Closeup


I created the sentiment the same way I did on the first card, using the  Word Grabber website to find the words to use. I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the white letters.  I adhered the letters to a banner that I had die cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways die set.  I again die cut part of the scalloped frame in the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways set and adhered it to the back of my banner tag. I finished the card off by adding some clear sequins.

I hope this post will help you to be able to find ways to stretch your dies in new ways.  



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42 comments:

~amy~ said...

These are FABulous.

Janis said...

Love your genius use of these dies and the wonderful colors. Fabulous work!!
<3 J

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Denise Bryant said...

Love these hex shapes! Great colors!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oooh, I love the hexagon shape. Your cards are so pretty
and full of lively colors.

laury55 said...

love the hexagon shares in different colors on your card

Brandi R said...

Oh my! Look at all those yummy happy colors! LOVE ♥

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Totally love these bright, happy & cheerful cards :)

Trina P. said...

Fun and bright cards. Love how you stretched the tile word dies. Thanks for sharing the Word Grabber link too.

ionabunny said...

These are so pretty. Great colours and lovely layouts. Hugz

I Card Everyone said...

Jen, I cannot even imagine how this die set made it passed me! OH MY Gorgeousness, you have really made it shine! So very imaginative...
=] Michele

Mary-Anne V said...

I love cards that try to focus on die cutting and these cards that you made are really fabulous!

Sue D said...

I like these fun and colorful hexagon designs.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE beautiful geometric shapes and your big, bold colors look so much fun! Awesome card!
Take care,
Michele
crimsonowl@charter.net

sentsue said...

Love the colorful hexagons. Great cards.

Greta said...

So modern & fun--great cards!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic design! I love shapes being the feature of a card highlighting the sentiment!

Denise Fonda said...

Jen, I love card backgrounds made with diecut shapes like your hexagon. So many options. Great options!

Toni C said...

Awesome cards, love the hexagons. And thanks for sharing that website!

pcm said...

way to use those graphic dies!

Karenladd said...

I love your modern and fun hexagon design and the way you used part of that scalloped frame is so creative!

Daniela May said...

Hi Jen - love the geometric shapes with the bold alphabet - very graphic - beautiful result.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - so bright and cheerful:)

Debbie Peysen said...

The cards are so awesome. I just love them. The colors are so perfect together. Thanks for sharing.

sammi said...

Such fun cards! So bright and fun! Love how you used the dies!

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SHartl said...

What a fun set of dies to play with. I like the way you used the outside and inner shapes on your cards and blinged it up with sequins!

mandalj said...

I love both your cards using the Hexagons Cutaways - the colours and design are fabulous!

Maryam said...

you th you made such a cheerful card with this die cut. Love them both.. can't wait to see more of your creation in the next 2 weeks.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nicely done….

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

F. Andre said...

Sweet cards! I love geometric designs and these are lovely.

Lisa Petrella said...

Love these happy, colorful cards, Jen!!! You did an awesome job of showcasing this die set!!! Super fun designs!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are great, colorful cards ! I love all these very graphic, geometric patterns.
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Deepti Aggarwal said...

OMG!! Stunning...Love the way you have used these dies.. Simply Gorgeous..

Katie Baird said...

Love these colorful, uplifting cards!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors and the hexagons.

Ava Gavloski said...

creativity with the dies

Alaska .Kris said...

I love the bold bright colors!

Jessica Bruce said...

Very cool looks with these dies!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I do love hexagons! I don't use them nearly enough! Love the geometric designs here - beautiful
and colourful cards!

McStamper said...

Love your bright hexagons. Great design.

Piyu said...

Loved the rainbow of colors!

Annette Gordon said...

Those bright colours are amazing! They really put a smile on my face. And I love the backdrop/wood that you stage your cards on.

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