Winnie & Walter Leading Lady – May 2015 – Take 3

Winnie & Walter Leading LadyThanks for all your visits and lovely comments on my Debut and Take 2 performances at Winnie & Walter … I’m thrilled to be back today to show you some more ways of bringing their wonderful Cutaways and stamps to life!  Winnie & Walter‘s latest release (April/May) featured their first Cover Model … Multifaceted Cutaway … a gorgeous, graphic, geometric design that I fell in love with!  So, this week, I’m doing a ‘One Cutaway, Three Ways’ feature!

First on stage, graphic colour blocks …

W&W Leading Lady Week 3 Multifaceted 1The background colour blocks are paint chips, sliced into rectangles, arranged in an ombré-ish fashion and adhered flat to the base card.  I cut Multifaceted twice and layered them onto the colour blocks … the first one way up, the second the opposite way, so that all those yummy graphic lines criss crossed over one another.  The sentiment is from The Big, The Bold & The Happy, embossed in white on a hand cut black banner, and popped up on foam dots.  I went with blocks and yellows/oranges … but a change of background colours and/or shapes would give a completely different look … how about broad stamped stripes in cool blues, a sponged soft pink ombré, or perhaps crisp, bold black and white with luscious gold overlays … oh the possibilties!

Here’s something a little more delicate … white on white with a touch of colour …

W&W Leading Lady Week 3 Multifaceted 2See the shine and dimension on this Multifaceted Cutaway?  After it was cut, I coated it in Versamark and heat embossed it in white … twice … to give it that raised look.  It was adhered to the base card just at the intersections of the lines as I wanted there to be a little movement in it.  The butterflies are from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways, cut from Promarker-coloured vellum and dressed with a single gem each.  They’re highly co-ordinated … not just landing on the intersections, but arranging themselves by colour, and then making sure they sweep up the card in a lovely swoosh!  What choreography!  The sentiment is again from The Big, The Bold and The Happy, this time the Cutaway, die cut and double heat embossed in liquid platinum.   Just think of the die cuts you could use in a similar way to the butterflies … hearts, flowers, leaves, birds … maybe even letters to spell out a name!

For my final card I’ve gone shimmery and shiny … and shaker-y …

W&W Leading Lady Week 3 Multifaceted 3Here, I cut Multifaceted six times, stacked five together, added a layer of acetate and then topped it off with the sixth.  The ‘sandwich’ was turned upside down and a mixture of aqua and silver seed beads plus some tiny silver sequins were poured into some of the sections.  It was pretty random … I just avoided having two filled sections next to one another.  A turqoise card panel was adhered to the back of the ‘sandwich’ and the whole thing was mounted on a white card base.  The sentiment is from The Big, The Bold and Friends, cut once in silver and once in teal … layered together and slightly offset to give some definition to that chrome like shine!   Here’s a close up so you can see it better …

W&W Leading Lady Week 3 Multifaceted 3 Close UpI experimented with different types of adhesive for these cards … and found that for fixing layers together on the first and third ones, a Zig Glue Pen worked a treat.  It was easy to quickly run the pen along the lines of the Cutaway and once the layers were glued together, it took just a short stay under a heavy book to keep them that way.  As the Cutaway on the butterfly card was only partly adhered, it needed a stronger glue … Ranger Multi Medium Matte was perfect … a dab of it on all the intersections, plus a moment or two under the heavy book was enough to keep it all secure.

I’ve had tons of fun playing with this new Cover Model … and hope you’ve enjoyed seeing just a few of it’s possibilites!  Julie and Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter to give away this month … if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning it (you too could be playing with Multifaceted!), leave a comment on each of my Leading Lady posts … five posts during May, five chances to win!  I’ll do a random draw from all the comments and will announce the winner on Sunday 7 June!

Thanks so much to Julie and Shay for having me over to play again this week … I’ll be back next Saturday with another performance … hope you’ll join me!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

79 thoughts on “Winnie & Walter Leading Lady – May 2015 – Take 3

  1. Michele F

    Oh Anita, these are spectacular!! I couldn’t choose – you know my love affair with Mr. Benjamin Moore – the butterflies are so amazing in those gorgeous softly colored vellums – oh the shimmery, shiny shakery!!! I’m just going to crush on them all!! Lucky Winnie & Walter… lucky me.
    =] Michele

  2. chriss58

    Wow times three! You have created a terrific trio Anita! I love the multi layer/ multifaceted over the colour blocks card, the fluttering butterflies on rainbow parade on your second card spells out a very happy hello and your third shaker card, such fun with all of the dimension and randomly placed shaker ingredients that are a lovely compliment for the coloured CS ! We are being spoiled again this week with your beauties!

  3. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    How creative – all three of your cards are stunning!! Genius to layer the die cut and the ombre pattern made of paint chips! Love those rainbow butterflies and shaker cards are just always fun! Have a great weekend!

  4. Karen King

    I love geometrics, so these cards are right up my alley! Beautiful designs as usual! You show just how ‘multifaceted’ this die is! You have sparked a few ideas for other ways it can be used (writing them down now do I don’ t forget) If only I could win a gift card and get it……..

  5. Nancy W.

    Each one of these cards is amazing. I love the geometric designs and can’t wait to have that die!

  6. born57

    I love the dimension with the added colorful butterflies. Your shaker card is so fun. Beautiful way to showcase these Winnie and Walter dies !

  7. jmhave44

    Oh my goodness…this is one fascinating die shape! It reminds me of the Geo Dome at Disney World! Love your idea of using the paint chip cards to arrange the ombre pattern in #1. You just got more fascinating with each card, with your ideas of how to showcase this wonderfully interesting die. Also imagine that it has lots of design possibilities by using portions of it. On #3, where you had layered and used the sequins, it is just a fabulous look. What a great designer you are! TFS & Happy wkend.

  8. Brenda L.

    Wow, wow, wow!! I’m in love with all these cards Anita! The paint chips under the die cut on the first one is just brilliant. I love that you used two layers of this bold and graphic design die cut, looks very cool! Your second card is just amazing! I love the glossy shine on the die cut and those butterflies, OMGosh they are so beautiful swooshing up the card!! I swear I saw them move!! lol And then there is the third card, WOW! Love how you took this die cut and made a few sections of it into a mini shakers, so clever, so beautiful! I can see why W&W chose you to be their leading lady for May!!! Hugs, Brenda

  9. Mill@n

    Absolutely great creations!! I love all of them, so creative!! Really inspiring, thanks a lot 🙂

  10. beaumama

    How do you do this?..such incredible vision you have. The month’s Leading Lady just gets better and better, thanks to your stunning, fall on the floor, gorgeous entries. You really should be teaching design or something. I know I’d sign up. I believe you’re a genius.

  11. djkardkreations

    Just when I think you can’t possibly make my jaw unhinge itself any further, you surprise me, Anita! There are no adjectives adequate for this kind of creativity and execution! You are a true craftsman of card art!! Miss you! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  12. TK

    Love all your cards here, but especially two and three speak to you. You are great at coming up with new ideas!

  13. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous cards! The butterfly one is my favorite… love the colors! Awesome die you are using on these beautiful cards too!

  14. Mimi R

    I love how you used that die and made those gorgeous layers on abstract shapes. So very inspiring! Oh and the double embossed letters in that platinum is simply amazing!!!

  15. kimheggins

    Is there anything you can not do? These are all so amazing and even with using the same die, they are all so different. From fun to elegant, just love them. You are totally rocking W&W.

  16. Rosemary D

    anita you have just blown my mind! the first card is so awesomely cool, the second is so sweet and delicate and the last one?? absolutely BRILLIANT!!

  17. c

    Anita…a trio of exponentially stunning cards! Your showcases have ‘sold’ me on this die and yep…put in my order this morning (at the rate I’m going, I’ll have nearly everything W&W have created! Must control myself)! They’re all fabulous, but of course, I confess to a teensy bit of favoritism for the choreographed, oh-so-pretty butterflies one! Hmmm…and the paint chips one has a certain je ne sais quoi that’s quite appealing…while the shaker…well, that’s just a marvel of geometry…Apparently I LOVE x LOVE them all! Once again, outstanding leading lady inspiration!

  18. mandalj

    As everyone else has said, these are fabulous cards! I especially love the shaker, with the random pockets of pretty moving shininess! But what do you do with the hundreds of little triangles etc which fall out of the cutaway?!

  19. Shona Chambers

    Oh Anita, these really are out of this world good! I LOVE the idea of embossing the die-cuts, gives such great dimension and shine….must try this!! Your shaker is awesome and love that you only filled the odd pocket. This is my favourite part of their new release and would love to get my hands on it. Better start saving!!!

  20. Judith

    All I can say for all of the cards is WOW! They are inspirational and so clever and pretty and gorgeous. I’d never have thought of using a background die as you have. Thanks soooo much for the ideas x

  21. Mary-Anne V.

    Its been really nice sseing your posts at W&W …today is no exception….gorgeous. Love the shaker with the great dimension and the random placement of seed beads.

  22. Pam

    Anita, these are all so amazing! Pure genius. Love the paint chip ombre – I actually had to look again to see the blocks. The layered die cut is brilliant on that fabulous shaker and you know I love those sweet butterflies. You rock! Hugs!

  23. Bobby

    Julie and Shay sure knew what they were doing when they asked you to be a leading lady, Anita. You’ve showed the versatility of this die in beautiful ways, going above and beyond with your double and fiftle (not a word but meaning 5 times lol) layers and embossing.

  24. Miriam Prantner

    Gorgeous cards! Really love how you showcased this die, that first card is a really clever way to stretch the cover plate!

  25. Joyce M.

    Anita, these are all so amazing. W&W sure knew what they were doing when they picked you as their leading lady. I am just so smitten with the first card, conjuring up ideas of things I could do to imitate you. Stay tuned, my friend.

  26. BarbGhig

    Three really fabulous cards, Anita! I love the gradient of colors on the first one and those darling butterflies on the 2nd card! I enlarged this card and also love all the shine from your embossing…so pretty! I’m so glad you finished with a ‘Shaker’, too…such a fun way to showcase all the angles! Looking forward to next week 🙂


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