Thursday, January 1, 2015

w&w 1st Birthday Bash | Distress Inks + Patterns Challenge with Mayuri


Hey everyone, and happy new year!

Thanks for stopping by on what I can only describe as the beginning of a very exciting month of celebrations for Winnie & Walter’s first birthday! Woohoo! And, it all kicks off with a different birthday challenge set by each member of the DT.

The theme for my challenge is Distress Inks and Patterns – this is an absolute favourite of mine, and a consistent style that pops up on a lot of my cards ;-) I love creating patterns from various stamp sets – the sky’s the limit! But, combining that with the bright colours from the Distress palette just seems to make everything zing that much more! Here’s my card:


I began by stamping the large heart image from the You’ve Got Love Mail set onto a cardstock panel repeatedly in the following Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. I find that this combination of colours gives you a beautiful rainbow effect every time! I also stamped the tiny heart image from the same set around the pattern for a more fuller effect.


I then took the ‘Love’ die from The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways and die-cut it out of the centre of the stamped pattern. I also cut it out of some black cardstock a few times, flipped the panel over and adhered a piece of scratch paper behind the aperture. I then adhered the die-cuts back into place. Here’s a closeup to show you what I mean…


Before foam mounting the panel to a card base, I stamped a supporting sentiment from the same set with black dye ink. To finish, I scattered over some matching sequins :-)


I hope you’ll play along with this challenge and all the other ones set by the rest of the DT – you’ll find more details over at the Winnie & Walter blog – you’ll need to use at least one Winnie & Walter product. Winners of each challenge will be chosen randomly by Winnie & Walter.

If you wish to be considered for the April Guest Star spot, you will need to do at least four of the challenges with four different projects, with a clear focus on w&w products. The winner of the April Guest Star spot will *not* be random.

Thanks for popping by!



Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  One random winner will be chosen.

For more information on how to enter to become our Guest Star for the April Release CLICK HERE.


  1. So "you". Love your use of sequins. Hope to join in on the birthday fun.

  2. GORGEOUS inking and DELIGHTFUL card Mayuri!!!

    I have to confess that I only have two distress inks in my stash, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, so I am looking forward to joining your challenge for two reasons. To be INSPIRED to use the ink pads I have AND to add some more colours to my collection :)

  3. beautiful creations!! lovely colors..
    Moxie Craftie

  4. Bright n colorful ,Beautiful card !

  5. Wow !! your card is beautiful i love your play with shapes and distress inks the result are just so fabulous !!


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