Sunday, August 18, 2013

Butterfly in the Negative

Welcome back.

I mentioned in my last post that I would show you what I have done with the negative die cut from the butterfly.



Initially I thought I would make a card with the band going across the short side of the card and hastily cut the band of double inked daisy paper, only to then change my mind, so I joined it and inked the join, but to my perfectionist eye it was still too obvious.


I went ahead and made the  card anyway, leaving it very simple, simply to show the class what could be done - the only adornment were some liquid pearls applied to the butterfly body.



I decided this weekend that it was rather severe for a birthday card, so some modifications were made.  Firstly I stamped some small butterflies onto the yellow in Versamark ink.


Subtle, but they softened the look of the card.

Then I wanted ribbon to distract from the join, and ended up making a tag with the sentiment on, and some ribbon hanging from it.  The pearls tied it is with the rest of the card, as well as the colours.


This is the finished card, which I am now happy with


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20 comments:

  1. Great use of the negative cut. And the additions really make it pop. Know exactly what you mean about the joining. I had to do that on my chalkboard card yesterday as I cut the PP too short.

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  2. This is perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin'! Bold colours and beautiful butterfly! Very striking!
    Chris
    x

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  3. So pretty with all that yellow! Love the subtle stamping of the butterfly in the background and great use of a the negative die cut.
    Lynn

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  4. Wow, Maxine - a stunning creation indeed! What an ambitious card, so bold and full of color - amazing result :) Blessings!

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  5. Pretty card...with those bright cheery colors...Nicely done!

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  6. Nice use of the negative cut! Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your card and your creative process with us at 713 Avenue Create.

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  7. Very pretty! I love orange and yellow in combination, they give such life to a design. The are particularly effective here in your CAS project! Well done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  8. Oh, Maxine, I love that butterfly in the negative! Beautifully done and great design. Thanks so much for playing along at 613 Avenue Create this challenge and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

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  9. Cute card Maxine, love the colors!

    Glad you shared your projects with us at Come And Get It Challenges.
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    Shell in Alaska
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  10. Such beautiful colors used on this butterfly card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

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  11. Gorgeouss :) thanks for joining the AGOAC this week.
    hugs Ria

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  12. What a lovely card Maxine - love the way you have used the negative Die and the pretty paper. Well done Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

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  13. I love this colorful card! I do think the stamping on the yellow really softens the look- but love the band- very pretty!

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  14. Great card love the contrast between the butterfly & the pattered paper .Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft on our Sunshine yellow challenge hugs Tania xx (DT)

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  15. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

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  16. I really love those colourful flowers, Maxine! What a wonderful idea to use the negative from your die cut butterfly. Thanks for joining us at The Technique Twist this week!

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  17. Such a pretty design and lovely bright cheery colours - thank you for playing at MTTC hugs Judith x

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  18. Beautiful card Maxine! The flowers just pop & add a great wow factor in your Emerging Color background! Thanks for joining us at the Technique Twist! :)

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  19. Love the bold colors!! Thanks for joining Technique Twist!

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  20. Such fun bright colors. I love how each of the little flowers pop out. Thanks for doing the Twist with this technique!

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