Friday, November 8, 2013

Birthday Card ~ CAS Negative Cuts (post #3)

Over at Flourishes they had a wonderfully creative challenge idea.
What is it you ask?
The challenge is to make something using your negative cuts.
You know the ones... that paper that is left when you cut something out.
Whether it be by hand, with a manual die cutting machine or something electronic I just can't seem to throw them straight into the recycle can.
What if I need just that right shade or size of paper?
Then what?
My goal is to trim them down so they will fit nicely into my scrap paper folders.
I have a different folder for each color and am working on ones for design paper.

Now you don't have to actually use ones you have like these.

You can create one of your own like I did here.

Cause I don't know about you but I cut on every piece of that paper until there is almost nothing left.
I'm quite sure the wonderful people at the recycle center cringe when they see stuff from my house.
I sure hope they don't have to sort out those teeny tiny slivers by hand...

Well I digress ... back to my project.
They have these wonderful Silhouette cut files (and SVG ones too) that you can get to go with your stamp sets.
When this challenge was first posted the first set I thought of was Snow Scenes.
Of course the trees in the files are meant to be used to fussy cut the paper to stamp on but I asked myself why not use them this way...?,..
I set them up in my Silhouette program so they cut in just the right place.
Then I used one of those extra cuts I made a while back to stamp the deer on so he could be front and center.
It is pretty clean and simple.
I plan on making another one adding some embossing here and there.
I think the trees would look good with embossed texture behind the negative cut.
Maybe add some snowflakes...
I feel another card coming on. Stay tuned.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges!
Flourishes #245 Negative energy
D.L. Art Nov. linky
Loves Rubber Stamps #77 Anything goes (used Flourishes)
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) CAS
Sweet Stamps #142 Nature
Crafty Sentiments For the guys


  1. Gorgeous card :-) the negative trees look fabulous with the beautiful deer ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Hi D! Very cute card! I love your technique using the negative cuts. Great job with this! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  3. Beautiful card and great use of the negatives, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. Great job with the negative cuts. Love that deer.

  5. It is always good to use up those negative cuts. TFS

  6. What a cute winter card! I love the way you sponged around the edges of the negatives. Thanks so much for sharing your "negative energy" with us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! ;)

  7. Great card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  8. How inventive is that D!!! And so beautiful! Love the silver, cream and teal colours together. Thanks for playing along with our "Negative Energy" challenge at Flourishes!

  9. What a fun idea to use the negatives. I need to try this more often. Your card is great and I love the colors you combined. Thank you for sharing with us at!

  10. What a lovely card! Love the colors here. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  11. Great use of your negative space and making such a lovely card too!!! Thanks for going us at SweetStamps "Nature" Challenge.

  12. Very cute outdoorsy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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