Tuesday, 3 March 2015

...Release wrap up!

Good evening - I'm shipping like a mad thing and I want to thank everyone who stopped by our release! I have another sample for you this evening. This wraps up the official 'Release days' but I have a few things still left to show so you can pop back over the next couple of days if you like.

 Heads up - we still running our:

We want you to Pin your favourite samples created by the WMS Design Team or myself for this release to your own Pinterest boards. You can pin samples from any of this release's sample posts from either this blog or the DT blogs. Use this hashtag - #waltzingmouse, then come back and leave us a link to the pin in the comments on this post. For each project you Pin just leave a separate comment.

One random Pinner will be chosen just before midnight (GMT) on the 7th March. The winner will receive a lovely £30GBP store code!

For those of you who don't have Pinterest, just leave a little comment here on this post telling us what your favourites are. A random commenter from this post will also be chosen and will receive a free set of Kaboom Stamps. 
The DT have a little blog hop for us today as they  wrap up their release samples - So I will send you off to Laurie next, followed by:

So I've been itching to do an inlaid die cut card and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this swirly Mother word die.

You are all professionals at this I know, but just humour me, I took the how-to pics and so let me show them to you

 Get yourself a Background - I chose to paint a heart with watercolours - I used a heat tool to dry it since I've no patience.

 Then I positioned the die over the heart and taped it in place with some lo-tack masking tape. I must tell you that I was cutting into watercolour paper, which is kinda thick and so I used a metal shim plate in my die cutting machine - have you used these? - they are terrific for detailed dies - I use them on all my fancy Spellbinder shapes.

 When I got the die cut out of the machine, I very carefully flipped over the card leaving the die in place in the paper. This is the back of the image. I applied a little glue to each area of the die cut NEGATIVE area - that's right, the area around the word, and not on the actual die cut word itself.

Then I laid a piece of spare paper directly on top of the area I just glued. Let it dry for a while, or don't, if you are like me.

 Now flip it back right side up and you will find that it is easier to pick out the letters as the background stays in place as it is stuck to the backing paper.

I cut a plain white Mother shape out of some of the same watercolour paper and set it back into the die cut heart - a few dabs of glue was all it took. Once it was all well stuck down I rubbed over the whole surface gently with a little scrunched up kitchen paper to remove any little papery wisps and to further bed the die cut in place. Loved it! AND I have a lovely spare pinky watercoloured sentiment now to use on another project! Hope it tickles!


  1. So beautiful - love the watercoloured heart and the contrast of the white word - great work.

  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the Kaboom stamps and die, the hello die and the scalloped circle die.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! And thanks for sharing the steps -- I wouldn't have thought to stick down the backing to ease the removal of the die cut. It is SUCH a striking effect with relatively little effort!
    Thank you for continuing to be one of my chief sources of inspiration. I really admire both your talents, for product design and papercrafting.

  4. I love the "Mother" die because the font is so elegant.

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  5. And how gorgeous is that die cut word that you can now use on another fabulous project!!! Love the tip about gluing the background down, that is always the tricky part!

  6. Love this die and the font! ;-)

  7. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your know-how!

  8. Beautiful card. Love that die cut!! Thanks for the tip on how to do all those teeny tiny pieces!! Great tip!!

  9. Beautiful, Claire, just beautiful!

  10. I loved this die and plan on ordering it. also love the uniqueness of the Easter card on Lynn,s site.


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