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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Makes a Negative Butterfly


Here's a project that shows how to make the most of your die-cuts!


When you die-cut a shape, don't throw away the negative because you can make a pretty card from it.  Cut a piece of watercolour paper to fit a card, position the die on the paper and cut, and you'll have a positive diecut for one project, and a negative diecut for another project.


I placed the negative on my card and lightly drew around the inside of the butterfly.


Then using stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set, I stamped inside the pencilled area, starting with the body, then the wings, then the antennae.



You can lay the negative back over the base card to check for any gaps before adhering.


Then I picked up some Distress Inks off my craft mat with a very wet brush and sloshed them around the outside of the butterfly negative, and added some splatters. Lastly, I added a sentiment from Noteworthy and adhered the negative to my card base.


Here's another look at the finished card. Now where did I put that positive butterfly?



Stamps Shirley used in today's project:


    


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22 comments:

  1. Shirley, I love this!! It is a twofor two cards from one die cut!! Love the mixed media grunge on the butterfly and the spots around it. Very pretty!!

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  2. What a terrific idea...wish I'd thought of it. But boy am I glad you did and willing to share it. Thanks. It made your card a real stand out. Brilliant.

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  3. What a terrific idea...wish I'd thought of it. But boy am I glad you did and willing to share it. Thanks. It made your card a real stand out. Brilliant.

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  4. LOVE! You're the Queen of Sloshing Magic! Butterfly-induced swooning happening right now!
    ~c

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  5. You are so right! This is a perfect example of using a negative to make a beautiful card!

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  6. looks such pretty cool !!!
    love the behind stamped as effect !!!
    CU hellerlittle

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  7. WOW - this is a fabulous card - thanks for sharing the techniques used - I think I will have to go play very soon!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Great idea to get the most out of your supplies.

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  9. Very nice technique to use the negative ! Lovely card !

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  10. Love your butterfly and how you played with it. Thanks so much for telling us how you did it!

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  11. Wonderful technique - love how you created the design on the butterfly. Thanks for sharing:0

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  12. Great use of the negative and love how Shirley stamped on the base layer with some light splatter.

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  13. Stunning card. The mixed media under the negative looks great. I couldn't believe it is possible. The watercolor splatters are my thing at the moment.

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  14. Love how you used different stamps for the body of the butterfly. So creative.

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  15. Love how you used different stamps for the body of the butterfly. So creative.

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  16. Love how one can create two cards from one cut; love your interpretation using the "negative" of the die cut.

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  17. Very effective to use the die cut negative Shirley, no waste - two butterfly cards can be made - love the pretty blue and black combo

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