Friday, December 27, 2013

Purple Negative Diecut


It is good to be back here and blogging - life has been a bit hectic these last few days - but enjoyable with Grandchildren to chase and cuddle, and their parents to share the time and tasks of Christmas with!

This card is needed for a January birthday, and I really sat down with no set plan in mind.  I started with the blue base card, and then noticed the negative die cut on my desk - and this is the result.

I decided to use a sheet of purple reflective 'stuff' I have had in my stash from 'way back'... It has an adhesive backing, which was easy enough to get onto the base, but it gave me some problems in getting the die cut to attach to it.

I then looked at it and decided to use some sequins to add some interest, and because I had been given some from a friend recently.  There were all sorts in the wee container, and I had fun mixing and matching them over the background, and trying to make them look truly random in the placement!

As there were some gold sequins, I decided to emboss the greeting with gold, and added three sequin under it for a wee bit of emphasis.

I loved working on this card and was very pleased with the outcome - and thanks to Linda of Lovely Linda's Craft Central for the inspiration to use the negative of a die cut.

I am linking this to:
(Old, the Purple 'paper', New, the sparkles)

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed


Marilyn said...

This is a lovely birthday card Maxine and I really like that purple sparkly paper. It's so glitzy that adding just a few sequins and the sentiment is really all the embellishment you need. Very pretty!

mamapez5 said...

Well done for getting back into your crafting so soon. I need two January birthday cards but I haven't been inspired yet! Kate x

mamapez5 said...

It's a beautiful card by the way. I love the use of negative die-cuts, but I am usually cutting from little snippets, so the negative that is made, is not much use. I must learn to think ahead! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Maxine.
Thanks for join us at
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jimlynn said...

Wow! Maxine, this is sensational. Love the addition of the sequins and what a wonderful way to use the negative cut. Fabulous!

Unknown said...

That negative flourish is just beautiful. The dimension and colors are spectacular. I have been eyeing it all day. Thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
God Bless you as we prepare for 2014,
Carole Robb Bisson

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Arlene said...

Love that you used a negative die-cut - gave the card lots of interest with that glittery paper showing through.

Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

MiamiKel said...

Superb card, My friend! That purple is a great accent color to the white - it just makes your negative die cut area pop! I hope you are having a wonderful time there and wish you the loveliest New Years - and looking forward to another year of crafting with you! x0x0

Wendy said...

Beautiful card..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

Sue said...

This is lovely Maxine, a great way of using the negative. Thanks so much for joining in with Stampotique Designers Challenge, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sue xx

Unknown said...

Very sparkly. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this time x

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous, love your die cutting and sparkles

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

Jo x

Karen Letchworth said...

Every single card you make has such incredible technique to it. You have all these amazing techniques that just amaze me. I love seeing your cards, and would love to learn your "tricks". You're so talented, and I always love seeing your sweet creations. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your art with us.
Have a blessed week, my friend.
Word Art Wednesday

Grace said...

Maxine this is just gorgeous!!! I love the negative die cut with the purple "stuff" behind it!!! It is so sparkly and really stunning! Love the elegance of the gold sentiment as well!!!

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a sparkly fun birthday card!

JD/ Jill said...

How creative making use of that negative space with the die. Your card turned out very pretty. Thank you for the New Year's wishes. I hope you have a very Blessed New year in 2014! (by the way, trust is a good word to pick for your motivational word)

Samantha Casey said...

This is just too pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Riette said...

This is a great effect!!
Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.
Riette, DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

How awesome is this fun card- I makes the die a little less expensive! A great look for a card- love the sequins you added!

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is way elegant. Love the use of the negative diecut and sparkly paper. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina Sous Chef xx