Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Cuttlebug Mania is 2!

It's two years since the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge was launched and, to celebrate the event, Jannie has added a little extra challenge this week. Make something using a manual die cutting/embossing machine and also incorporate the number 2 on what you make. At first I was stumped as I don't actually know many two year olds - then inspiration struck:
I used:

- white DL card blank

- a slightly smaller backing of turquoise card stock

- a smaller again piece of white card stock, which I die cut using the Memory Box 'Wild Blooms' die and then backed with a little piece of adhesive sheet so that the apertures were then backed with a film of sticky before adhering it to the card front

- using the 'Wild Blooms' die, I then cut the stems and then the bloom heads from snippets of green and pearlescent turquoise card stock. Then, very carefully and trying not to mix the little pieces up, I popped them into the apertures. Little tip here, if you try this 'inlay technique' with a die that cuts a lot of small pieces - do try to keep the pieces held in the die as you work. Then you have a fighting chance of knowing where each piece fits :)

- the sentiment is actually one I found online, just resized then printed so I could punch it using my SU 1 3/8 inch circle punch and then pop it onto a SU 1 3/4 inch scalloped circle. punched from more of the pearlescent turquoise snippet

- final touch, a few green and turquoise 'sequins', die cut using the Die-Namics (MFT) 'Sequins' die set

So there you have it, my offering for Cuttlebug Mania's 2nd Birthday. Why not come and play as well?

Di
x

28 comments:

  1. very simple looking but all the same very stunning and very clever thinking
    Jacki

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  2. Love this - such gorgeous colours. I've not seen this die before, but it's going straight on my wish list! xx

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  3. This is wonderful Di, love the colours you have chosen and what a great use of 2!! Hope all is well in the playground xx

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  4. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Luv
    Debby

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  5. Hello di

    Your card is absolutely brillitnat, I love it.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Wonderful inlay technique card Di. Clever you for incorporating the number 2 in your card without it relating to a toddler's birthday! Top marks for ingenuity.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. A fabulous card Di and what a great idea to incorporate the 2 in your greeting - well done!
    Kath x

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  8. In one word....beautiful !

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  9. The die made for a gorgeous inlay! What a beauty!

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  10. Lovely card, Di, beautiful flower die - had to read twice to understand about the inlay, but got there in the end :) The greeting to incorporate the number two is inspired! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  11. Absolutely genius Di!! I would never have thought of that!!
    Now I might have to pinch that idea as I have just had a delivery of a rather special Die - you are going to love it me thinks!!
    xx

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  12. You made me laugh out loud with your light bulb moment of inspiration for using '2' on your card Di, and I love the inlay technique you use - such a good idea.

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  13. Such a beautiful card Di! I am loving that die and it looks so fabulous inlaid. I love the look you get from doing that. Your cleverness won out and you have the perfect sentient with the number 2 in it for the challenge! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. What a pretty card, love it!!! I'm enjoying being on the Cuttlebug Mania DT with you!!! Amy

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  15. hi Di
    itsbeen a while since i popped into the playground .....
    life ....you know..clever with the card.. i did make a cardtoday using my big shotbut couldnt add anumber as it was a sympathy card.... not appropriate really.
    have fun
    janet

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  16. Beautiful card Di so effective x

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  17. This is fabulous Di, really, really super card.

    Kath x

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  18. I love the gorgeous fresh colours in this beautiful card. The inlay technique looks great I really must have a go at it soon.
    Jean x

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  19. A gorgeous CAS card, Di, in my fave colors! I was going to play, but I just noticed the bit about the number 2. Maybe next time! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. This is such a pretty card Di and the inlaid blooms are excellent, such a lovely MB die too, and I love that blue. Also a great way to incorporate the number two. x

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  21. Hi Di this is a fantastic card I love how you managed to get the number 2 into the design. Hugs Jackie

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  22. What a brilliant way to get a #2 into your card. Love the inlaid look of your card! It reminds me of.... some sort of dish pattern I've seen somewhere. That's me full of detailed and useful information!!!!!

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  23. Very clever use of 2!! I love that die, though I haven´t used mine much yet. Kate x

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  24. This is so pretty with the blue peeking through!

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  25. Just beautiful Di, love the inlays x

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