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Dec 9, 2010

Have a Beautiful Day

Today I am going to get negative... with my die-cuts.  LOL  Yesterday, I created a card with a black, die-cut, silhouette flower from the new Flower Silhouette stamp set and Die-namics die.  Today's card uses the "negative" portion of that die-cut.  What is a negative die-cut you ask?  It's what you are left with after you have die-cut a shape out of card stock.  If you cut it out of a piece of paper carefully, and center it as you cut (or not... whatever), you are left with a usable piece of paper with a "window" cut out of it that you can then use on a card.  So, when die-cutting, it's GOOD to be negative.  Let's make that a rule.  ;)  Challenge yourself to use what you previously considered trash.  Like I did for this card.  The "negative" piece of paper was sitting on my desk and I thought it would be cool to add a piece of patterned paper to the back-side. 

I adhered the checkered patterned paper to the backside of the paper and then matted it on a piece of sage card stock and stitched around the perimeter with vanilla thread to give the black a bit of POP.  I layered the sentiment over the stem of the flower and popped it up on dimensionals.

I used some of the same October Afternoon patterned paper I used yesterday, but this time I added some fun "vintage" ribbon.  The gingham ribbon was black and white, but I used my Copic E51 to dye it to match.  Love that.

I added a row of pierced holes along the bottom because it needed something there.  I didn't use a template.  I just pierced inside each square as to not throw off the checkered pattern (hello OCD).

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow with a Pure Innocence card.  I'm goin' back to cutesy.  I couldn't stay away THAT long.  I need to coo ya know? 


  1. *Beautiful* card! Love th eblack and light turquoise- great color combo!

  2. Love this, and i did a similar thing for the WSC this week... makes a GREAT Frame... I cant wait to hear you "coo" LMAO

    Off to the mill.... **sigh** 5 days I can do it!!!!!! *roll eyes**

  3. Gorgeous! Getting negative... I've been meaning to say something about 'half-empty'!!! Get going on your PI, Coo-gar! ;)

  4. LOVE this Jody! Love the vintage feel to it, love the "negative" space/die! And that font is awesome! I have to get this set at some point if just for the font!

  5. That negative is even better! Love the three ribbons and the piercing is a real nice touch!

  6. Oh I LOVE that idea! FANTASTIC! Gorgeous card!

  7. I LOVE this! So beautiful!

  8. you are so creative, there's always something inspirational here.

  9. I love that! When I have a "negative" I always think that I should use it, but am withour inspiration. Thanks for inspiiring me! The stitching around the panel is the element (for me) that completes it. Really nice!


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