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:

Pippa said...

Great idea Di x

Jacki Daniels said...

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

Liz said...

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

Glennis said...

very clever!

Sarah said...

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

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Luv
Debby

Irene said...

Hello di

Your card is absolutely brillitnat, I love it.

luv
irene
xxxx

SARN said...

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

Kath said...

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

!neke said...

In one word....beautiful !

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Eve Maynard said...

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

Eve Maynard said...

BTW your card is beautiful!
xx

Inkyfingers said...

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.

Brenda said...

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

Amy Ottmers said...

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

fairy thoughts said...

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

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Di so effective x

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous Di, really, really super card.

Kath x

Jean said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Pat said...

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

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!!!!!

mamapez5 said...

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

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty with the blue peeking through!

Kimbo said...

Just beautiful Di, love the inlays x