Sunday 12 May 2019

Negative Space Frosted Bouquet Butterfly

It's been a scary week for me.  As I shakily set out on my breast cancer journey, I think this card is a timely reminder to look for the beauty in the negative.

As some of you may know, I tend to hang on to bits and pieces "because they might be useful later"!  So long ago now that I can't even remember it (although my son would tell you that doesn't really narrow things down too far!) I cut a black sprig from a scrap piece of cardstock.  Then I looked at the negative piece and thought it might be useful later!
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A beautiful negative: Frosted Bouquet Die

So here it is - later has arrived!  I trimmed the scrap into a neat rectangle with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and then layered it onto some Champagne Foil Sheet.

Then there's another black layer that I ran though the Big Shot with the Subtle embossing folder and a little edge of Champagne Foil (I always cut out the middle to use for other projects).
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Discarded pieces from die-cutting can be turned into pretty cards

I added a wrapping of black ribbon before adhering it all to the Basic Black card front.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is cut out with the Classic Label Punch.  I used this method to shorten it.

I used Stazon ink to stamp just a small butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and then used the coordinating Butterfly Bouquet punch to punch it out and also a second, unstamped butterfly.  I adhered these to the card, using bits of Stampin' Dimensional to pop up the wings of the stamped butterfly.

Then I went crazy with gold Metallic Pearls!

I rather liked the result, so I made a variant that includes some butterfly themed paper that I had left from Saleabration.  Now I've got a little black sprig die cut that might be useful later .....!
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Using the negative space to create a pretty card when die-cutting

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  1. Stephanie,

    I have been thinking about you lately and wanting to make my way to your blog. So, I purposely set out to see your blog today. Suddenly I couldn't remember the name of your blog, and only your first name 🙄 I knew that Kylie was your upline, and I found a link to your blog there. I will add a bookmark now, so I don't "lose you" again!

    Your creations have always inspired me. I originally found your cards on Stampin' Connection. If you have shared there recently, I have missed it, as I only get there occasionally. My favorite card you have shared is one I believe you made for your sister's birthday. You colored the large image from the Birthday Blooms set and the card was just stunning! That is my favorite set of all time. I really enjoy coloring that large flower, and I always have the one you colored in the back of my mind, hoping to make one as beautiful.

    Now, more important than what made me decide to come to your blog or your card that is my favorite, I would like to wish you well as you start your treatment for breast cancer. That is one thing that has touched everyone at some point in life, and for me it has been my mother-in-law and her sister, as well as a close friend. You have a positive attitude, and I can tell you that I have seen first hand just how important it will be for you as you move forward in your journey. You have my sincere best wishes and prayers.

    If you don't mind sharing your address with me, please send it in an email.

    Hugs to you!

    1. Thank you so very much, Marianne. I'm so grateful for your kind and supportive words and also incredibly gratified that you have found inspiration in my pages. And the hugs are very gratefully received too!