Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Negative space with Botanical BuilderS

I guess you know you've reached a certain age when you start needing more sympathy cards than any other kind of card.  Yet another of my dear friends has suffered the loss of a parent.

SU, using negative spaces, botanical builder, bloomin' Heart, Easel Card, Fun Fold, Sympathy card
Some tropical flowers and leaves for my friend

My friend lives in Queensland and loves tropical plants, so I'm hoping this card will bring her a little much-needed comfort.

SU, using negative spaces, botanical builder, bloomin' Heart, Easel Card, Fun Fold, Sympathy card
Negative spaces can be very powerful - it just takes a little planning.


I have since realised, though, that in place of the little butterfly, I should have put a little green tree frog - her mother really loved those!

SU, using negative spaces, botanical builder, bloomin' Heart, Easel Card, Fun Fold, Sympathy card
Easel cards are so satisfying to make and so nice to receive!


This is a 6" x 4.5" easel card made with Basic Gray cardstock and layered with Basic Black and Smoky Slate cardstock.  

The leaves and flowers that appear black are negative spaces cut with the Botanical Builders dies from the Smoky Slate cardstock so that the underlying black cardstock shows through.

The pink flowers are cut with the Botanical Builders die and one of the flowers in the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits set from Blushing Bride cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Birthday blooms stamp set.

The butterfly is stamped in Rose Red ink on Whisper White with one of the Papillon Potpourri stamps and punched out with the matching  Bitty Butterfly punch.

Thank you for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie

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