Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Negative Smile


Needless to say after I taught the class how to use die cuts in a back ground, there were lots of negative 'smiles' left around, and I was able to use these two as the feature on a card.

I also tried my hand at a shaker card, using layers of card for the 'walls' of the shaker box, rather than tape. It worked, albeit a fiddly exercise on this card, as some of the margins were very narrow.

I could not find my packet of gold sequins, so I sat and fiddled and picked out the gold ones from a mixture of odds and ends that I have on hand, then added some gold glitter and gold micro beads, which has made a really nice mix.

The sentiment was designed and computer generated by moi.

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  1. It is such a fun tittle of your post! I qm a big fan of using the negatives aswell and this is a fun way to do that! Enjoy the days left of this week!

  2. Beautiful and delightful colours...lovely shaker creation. Has your card arrived...xx{aNNie}

  3. Awwww, what a great card, Maxine. I love that you went to all that trouble to use up scraps that others would grow out!! The mix inside the letters is a great combination and your sentiment is so multi proposed. Brilliant work!
    Blessings upon you and those you love as we remember Jesus' birthday. Thanks again for my lovely card.
    Bloggy hugs,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  4. Gorgeous! Fantastic! Great shaker card and a great use of the negative od the die cut! I love your sentiment, it completes your card perfectly,
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
    Xoxo Olga

  5. Looks fantastic!

    Happy Holidays Maxine!
    oxo Susi

  6. How creative--I love this card and the sentiment too!

  7. Cute and fun idea! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  8. Hi Maxine, your card made me Smile!! Love the shaker idea!!

  9. This is making good use of the leftover bits! I like that no matter which way you turn it you get a smile. Very cool!

  10. Very effective and I just love the idea you had for the shaker card - so inventive - clever of you to think of it.
    Yes, you made me smile.
    I am fine, sending best wishes to you and Lincoln.
    Hope you are ok Maxine
    Hugs, Neet xx

  11. So clever, and YES it made me smile! CarolG

  12. This is a great use of negative die cut spaces! Wonderful :) Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge - Chris, SNS DT

  13. Love the way you use those negative spaces - and a shaker card too - you are one brave lady! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration Maxine - it is always a pleasure to visit with you! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Such a cool design! Absolutely love this shaker card! :)

  15. Your card is cute and clever! I love how you thought to use the negative spaces for a card! And your sentiment is perfect! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack! Cyndi, DT

  16. Such a clever idea and I love the gold sparkle for the shaker element.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  17. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes ,Ellen

  18. I'll tell you this, Maxine....YOU make me smile. I'm so grateful for you. Your card is super cute. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  19. Great concept and beautifully executed! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  20. OH Maxine, I hope one day I get to fiddle in person with you! :) What a joyous card, and I can't believe you sorted sequins to get this look! WOW! it's so sparkly and pretty - and perfect! happy New year, my friend!

  21. COOLL
    love the negative smile shaker card you created Maxine
    hey I am not here for a while and you made so many lovely card
    I am sorry I am so behind but as I promise I will always visiting you and catch up all your post
    many thanks to always visiting me miss Lady it means so much to me...


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