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Monday, October 20, 2014

Making the Most of the Negative

Happy Monday!  I have another fall card to share today.  This one uses what would be considered the "negative" pieces from the die cut and a fun fall color theme.

Chevron Congrats red

I started with a kraft card base and layered a polka dotted patterned paper with dimensionals on top of it.  Then, I layered a piece of vellum on top of that.  I used the Frantic Stamper Ombre Card Panel Die to cut the chevrons out of 4 different pieces of patterned paper (I only used a small section of each paper and didn't cut out the full dies worth to save paper).  I also cut one full piece of cardstock with the die and used it as my guide for where I would place the chevron pieces.  When picking patterns to use together, I often find that if you use papers from the same paper pad, they will most likely work well together.  The guess work has already been done for you!

I laid my full cardstock card panel die cut on top of the vellum but didn't adhere it because I would be removing it after all of the chevron pieces were adhered.  This is the piece acting as a guide or stencil.  I put adhesive on the back of the chevron piece and then placed each piece where I wanted it.  When each chevron had been placed, I removed my guide and set it aside for a later project.  

Chevron Congrats red Closeup

Next, I layered another piece of vellum over the bottom portion of the chevron card.  I folded the vellum around to the backside of my card panel so that I wouldn't have to worry about the adhesive showing through.  I die cut the "Congrats" from the Accolades die set in a coordinating piece of paper (I used the same pattern as the top 2 rows of chevron to tie it all together).  I also die cut the congrats in 2 pieces of a coordinating cardstock and adhered them all together to add dimension and contrast.  I love how you can see the coral peeking out from underneath the sentiment.  

Chevron Congrats red Side

I die cut two butterflies from the Petite Butterflies die set, adhered them together and added a sequin in the middle and adhered it to my card.

I'm entering this card in the Color Throwdown Challenge #314.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies not listed above;
Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Sequin: Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Berry Sorbet


  1. Adorable card! Love those chevrons!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

  2. yep.....these are definitely on my "list"! So glad you found this color combo because I love it!


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