Thursday, February 1, 2018

w&w 4th Birthday Bash | Comeback Challenge with Taheerah

Hi everyone, it's Taheerah! I hope you've been enjoying all the fun challenges today in honour of Winnie & Walter's 4th birthday! Can you believe w&w are only 4 years old?! They've been such a huge part of my stamping life that it feels like they've been around forever, lol!

I couldn't let the occasion pass without getting in on the fun with a challenge of my own!

The crafting world is so chock full of amazing creations from so many talented designers! Our own Talent are a perfect example of that. Time after time they blow me away with all the amazing work they do! So this challenge is somewhat of a tribute to them, as well as 'allowing' myself to indulge in something I *never* let myself do - CASEing!

My challenge is to CASE one of the Talent's awesome creations from over the years and put your own spin on it to bring it up to date! Mimic the marvellous Mayuri! Show your love for the laudable Lydia, Laura, and Lea! Honour the hip Heathers! Celebrate the crafty Crystal! Glorify the gifted Gayatri! Give kudos to the kooky Kate and Kelly! Venerate the voguish Vanessa! Maybe even give a standing ovation to the sensational Shay, or trumpet the talented Taheerah! *wink*

Oh, and in case you're wondering why I've called this a 'Comeback Challenge', well, I see taking an example of someone's older work and putting a fresh spin on it to bring it up to date as the design kinda making a comeback! *wink*

For my project today, I decided to put my own spin on this amazing creation from Kelly:

Isn't this card sensational?! I was blown away by all those little banners with the die cut words and little festive touches strung up with twine like that!

There's a great dimensional component to it too! I love how all the pieces can still move around a bit as well!

You can find the original post of Kelly's mindblowing card here.

So here's my take on Kelly's awesome creation:

I have to say I really enjoyed putting my own spin on Kelly's amazing card! Can you see how much fun I had with this?!

I replaced almost all the word banners with balloons! The different sizes of balloons from the Big Balloon Cutaways and the Big Round Balloon Cutaways gave me plenty of options to play with! I die cut them from white cardstock then used inks to give them their colours and glitter. A couple were die cut from patterned paper too for added interest!

I didn't just stop at balloons though. I included one of the streamers from the Goldie Trim Cutaways, and from The Party Confetti Cutaways for some festive fun, and threw in the 'party' word from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways for my sentiment. That's right, this is a stamp-free card - can you believe it?!

I strung up all of my balloons, streamers, and little strips of patterned paper embellishments using some clear thread - and made sure to thread on some sequins too! I didn't actually have any real clear thread, so I cut a very thin strip of acetate and used that in its place! If I were making this card again I'd definitely use some clear thread, and tie little knots between some of the elements to help keep them in place a bit better - but the thin strip of acetate really worked in a pinch too!

I adhered a few of the balloons in place with dimensional glue gel so that the whole thing wouldn't fall apart, but a lot of the elements still have free range of movement. My particular thing I like doing is playing with the sequins and pushing them back and forth, like an abacus. *smile*

I made sure to include a scattering of sequins on my card front too, and some of my trademark splatter! The card is ready to hit the town - and did you notice the die cut balloons and streamers follow the Winnie & Walter logo colours and order? Well, it had to be done seeing as it's their birthday, right?!

I so love this card, and thoroughly enjoyed the process of making it! I truly hope Kelly loves my tribute to her amazing work - she is one of my all-time favourite designers and it was my pleasure to honour her work here!


So now it's your turn! Create a card that CASEs the work of one of our awesome Talent! Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $75.00 gift card (gift code) the the w&w shop. One random winner will be chosen. I can't wait to see all your creations!

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  1. Wow! Just out of the box thinking! Great twist on Kelly's inspirational project! Love all the fun party elements with cheerful composition!

  2. Fantastic take and twist on Kelly's project. WOW.

  3. Great challenge! Your take on Kelly's card is amazing--so modern & festive!

  4. TAHEERAH!!! Aww, this is so awesome! How fun to see the cooler older cousin to your own card! Using the balloons is such a fabulous idea (especially tied to w&w logo) and the partially hidden messages make this a great interactive card. Hilarious that you used a super thin strip of acetate instead of thread (of course you did, never one to take the easy path!) I love your fun and happy creation! So honored to be the subject of your comeback’re the best!!! 🤗

  5. This is such an original challenge !! And Taheerah’s card is so festive ! Perfect for the occasion!

  6. Talk about a PARTEYYY on a card!! Love this and love Kelly's original too~so fun!

  7. I love your cards Taheerah! So pretty!

  8. Wow, that is one amazing card and I love both the original and your take on it.

  9. The original card that you CASED is really original and you upped the ante and made it even more fun!

  10. Oh I super love your take on Kelly's card! So fresh and fun!
    Hoping to find some time to play along--love W&W...and you!

  11. A challenging challenge ... how to narrow it down from all the great takes to possibly make a comeback with. But it crystallized for me eventually. A Lydia make which I've already CASEd once in my life ;) Love your fresh take on Kelly's die cuts and colors.


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