Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Take 3


Hello there and welcome to the weekend ūüôā I’m so happy to here with you again over on the Winnie & Walter blog!

Today I’m really mixing it up …. and this weeks theme¬†is… ‘In A Word Cutaways: Masculine VS Feminine’. Now if you are anything like me I find making guy cards quite hard but using the In A Word Cutaways you can change up¬†the¬†colours of a gal card to a more macho one…

The first¬†match is the In A Word: Cheers Cutaway¬†… and first into the ring is feminine…


To create the background I first added a pink watercolour to a piece of watercolour card cut with the largest Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die , before letting this dry and then adding a purple on top.¬†I cut the ‘cheers’ twice out of coloured metal (pink and purple), and added these to a piece of vellum lining them up so the purple acted like a shadow to the pink. I then added some more sentiment using Sugar Rush with Stazon black ink. Some enamel dots and sparkling gems finishes the card.

On to the male version…..


I must say … I think I like this one better, the colours I think that’s what does it, right? So for this one I did the background in the same way but using turquoise first and the black. I used the same colours of craft metal as the background for the stacked ‘cheers’ and change the ‘girl’ to ‘boy’.


Next match we have ‘In A Word: Happy Cutaway’… again I created the female version first…


To start I cut a piece of white card using the largest of the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways , to cover the front of my card blank. I then stamped the solid balloon from The Party in lots of bright girly colours, I used dye ink and overlapped the stamped images so it would look as though you can see through the balloons and see the one behind. I added a string and bow from the same stamp set to each balloon -I love the look of the strings finishing on different levels.

Once all the stamping was done I¬†used ‘In A Word: Happy Cutaway’¬†to cut 4 plain white ‘happy’s and then cut it again in place on my stamped piece. I then stacked all of these ‘happy’s up with the stamped one on top. I attached the stamped card layer to my card blank and then added the stacked ‘happy’ back into place. To finish the sentiment I stamped¬†‘birthday’ from The Big, the Bold and Party¬†in black ink. ¬†To finish the card I added some clear sequins and some wink of stella and glossy accents the ‘happy’.

Now switched up for a guy….


I cut the same card layer and used the same balloon stamp but this time I used blue and green inks. I created the stacked die-cut ‘happy’ n the same way and added grey enamel dots instead of sequins .

So which do you think won this round…. I’m completely on the fence for this one!


Last up In A Word: Love Cutaway… and I created the manly one first…..


To start I cut the smaller of the two frames from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and using the large bold stripe from Scenery: Stripes    I inked it with a dark red and stamped this into place about 2/3rds down my panel (which is landscape). I then stamped some more of the stripes either side of this red one with navy ink.

Once I was happy with the stripes I then took In A Word: Love Cutaway¬†and cut this into place on the stamped panel.¬†When it was cut I added ‘you’ from The Big, the Bold and You¬†in white embossing powder into place. Then attached¬†the stamped panel with the ‘love’ missing to my card blank with foam tape.¬†While we do not need the actual ‘love’ that¬†has just been die-cut this could be used on a tag (check out last weeks tags ūüėČ ),¬†but the landlocked areas in the ‘o’ and ‘e’ are needed and I added these into place using foam pads.

For the female version I stamped away from the nautical colours and went a little neon…


I created this in exactly the same way just swapping out the ink colours!

I think the guy one has my heart out of this duo.


Before you guys run off I would love to know what you think of my cards, your comments mean the world to me. Also as Julie and Shay are so generous they have given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store over on my blog, so if you hope over there and leave me some love I will choose a random winner from all the comments left on my Leading Lady posts through April.


I would really love to know what you think of my cards and which ones are your favourites!Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

I hope you have a beautiful day and I will see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx


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