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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Gerrina said...

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!

aussie aNNie said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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}

Olga Fink said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Okay... I'm smiling! ;)

froebelsternchen said...

Looks fantastic!

Happy Holidays Maxine!
oxo Susi

Marilyn Mathis said...

Such a good idea! Sweet card! Hugs

Barb said...

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

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

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

Ginny Maxam said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Neet said...

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

creationsnz said...

So clever, and YES it made me smile! CarolG

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

Suchi said...

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

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

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

Sheryl said...

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

Ellen said...

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

groetjes ,Ellen

Karen Letchworth said...

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.

Chana Malkah said...

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

MiamiKel said...

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!

Monika Reeck said...

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...