Thursday, May 8, 2014

Negative Cutout

Today's card was another experiment which came out nicely, I think. I started out with guidelines from Joan's Touch where we are to make a card using an EF (perhaps with inking in some form), a sentiment, butterfly and an item sold at Joan's Gardens. Items you may purchase there are in this color.

The Spellbinders Enchanted EF was used; after running it through the eBosser, it was inked with pink ink, but--oh, my! My pink ink is so in your face hot pink! I toned it down with some yellow ink run over the same places with a brayer. This created a softer look. Then the whole piece was sprayed with Krylon Clear Spray to give it some shine.

Next, a negative cutout of a frame was placed on top of the embossed piece in a color that was in my stash. A Stampabilities "Palm of His Hand" stamp was used with the same blend of pink and yellow inks and the edges were inked also in the same inks. It is attached with pop dots. An orange rolled rose was doctored up with pink ink on the edges and placed in the lower left corner; Martha Stewart Five Leaf punches were placed around it.

I had some vellum that had been embossed, but had not turned out as well as expected that I had from another project, and a piece had just been lying around looking at me....  I punched a butterfly out of it with a SU Butterfly punch for the top layer of the butterfly, then two plain layers from the same punch. They were also inked with pink and yellow, glued together, then embellished with liquid pearls.

Here is the card:

This is a picture of the background sprayed with clear gloss. In retrospect, another coat or two of the gloss would probably have made it even more shiny:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

May 09 Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - AG UE
May 09 Totally Gorjuss - Things with Wings UE
May 09 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
May 10 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
May 12 Simon Says Challenge - Five Things (EF, Ink, Vellum, Liquid Pearls, Frame) 5E per Week #1
May 13 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
May 11 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - AG UE 
May 31 DL Art - AG 1 Entry per Day
May 31 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.
Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. Ginny, So pretty! I love what you did with your embossing folder, the spray is an awesome idea!

  2. Beautiful Ginny - and great scripture!

  3. Ginny,
    This is so very pretty. I like your mini tutorial. . Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

  4. Fabulous card Ginny! All the texture looks AMAZING! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Beautiful colour. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  6. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

  7. Such beautiful card. And you have explained very well all the steps to make it. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  8. Ginny, your card is beautiful. Great idea you had toning down the hot pink with yellow. Made for a great color too. I love how you used the negative die cut for your focal point. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

  9. LOVE this technique. That is amazing. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so grateful for all those who participate and support our efforts to encourage uplifting craft projects. Thanks for joining us!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)


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