"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, October 27, 2012

nature....

hello friends!  got some time this morning to make a card for this week's Less is More challenge (a sketch) and i used the new color combo from Dynamic Duo (more mustard & so saffron). 



lately i have seen alot of people using their dies in a fun new way and i wanted to get it a try.  basically what you do is die cut your image on your main card stock, then die cut the image a second time using a contrasting color and place the die cut image into the negative space on the first piece of card stock.  the look created is really neat.  so i got out my memory box prim poppy die and die cut a strip of black card stock.  a second image was die cut using more mustard card stock and the placed in the negative space on the black cardstock.  because of the nature of the sketch diva chrissie provided for the LIM challenge i then cut the image in to three sections.  but before i did that i made the black strip a bit more stable by adhered a piece of card stock to the back.  the three piece were aligned and then matted using a strip of so saffron card stock.  everything was then mounted on a white card stock base.  the sentiment (also memory box) was stamped, die cut using a spellbinders long rectangle die and then adhered to the card.

thanks for stopping by....

supplies:  card stock:  pti white & black; stampin up! more mustard & so saffron; dies:  memory box prim poppy & spellbinders long rectangles; ink:  memento tuxedo black

45 comments:

Chrissie said...

It looks wonderful Rosemary.. I think I'll have a go of this technique, it looks fabulous.
Thanks as ever.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Fabulous card......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Michelle said...

Wow! Fabulous technique! I must try it!

Aileen said...

This looks fab Rosie. The die cut is wonderful and setting it into the negative is a brill idea. x

Mynnette said...

What a totally cool technique! I'm pinning this for future reference! STUNNING card!!! :)

Barb said...

I love this technique - your colors look awesome, Rosie! Beautiful card!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Rosemary! I can easily see something like this as a wall hanging! :) I love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Glittertastic said...

What a great idea to get extra mileage from our dies! Lovely card..

Sharon
x

Imke said...

This looks amazing, Rosie ! Wonderful card and great idea.

Lynne said...

Wow! Stunning card Rosemary and a fabulous technique. Definitely one of those " Why didn`t I think of that" cards. I have to try this.
Lynne xxx

Olga said...

I love it!!!! I was telling someone to check out your blog yesterday, lots of beauties to see!!

GinaA said...

This looks awesome, a stunning colour combination and a great design.

Suzilou said...

This is just brilliant, super technique and I have that die on my wish list. Great inspiration :)

Jane Willis said...

A really striking card and thank you for the instrusctions, I must give that technique a try

Jane

Brenda said...

Beautiful Rosemary! I love that die!

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello there-This is a lovely card-i love how you created it :) xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - and a great technique!
Kath x

Valerie said...

Wow Rosie this is gorgeous and such a brilliant technique! I'm going to have a go at it:)
Val x

Kim S said...

Beautifully done - that pumpkin just shines through the black! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is stunning and thanks for sharing the technique will definitely be giving this a go! x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Just gorgeous Rosemary! I too have seen this technique around blogland and it's awesome!
I'll try it soon enough!!!

Christine said...

Wow! Great card! Very nice to use that stans in that way!
Hug
Christine

Susan said...

That sounds like a great technique, Rosemary...and one I'll definitely be trying!! Beautiful card!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, this is just the prettiest card ever! LOVE this!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous clean and simple card!! Have a great week!

Carol L said...

This really does look outstanding with your technique, and I've never thought to try that with my dies! The card is a beautiful example of CAS. I couldn't help but notice that background dsp behind the card which looks like river rock, a dsp I shameless hoarded for years! LOL

Greta said...

Wow--this is wonderful, Rosemary! Another favorite!

Martha said...

You've used the sketch and colors SO beautifully! I love it!

Lesley said...

Cool technique, the yellow just pops off the card! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Nancy said...

Beautiful design, Rosemary! So elegant and simple. I struggle with this style, but you make it look so easy!
Gorgeous and perfect with the sentiment!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love the look of this technique-perfect for this sketch! TFS-will have to try!

bastelengel said...

This card is fanabsultlytastic. I must remember this technique.
Great work.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! Very elegant and great use of your dies.

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic use of the colours this week at Dynamic Duos. Thanks for playing. Will have to have a go at using my dies like this.

Amy V. said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your technique, sounds like a fun one to try!

Gillian said...

Very striking, must have a go at this technique

Elizabeth Allan said...

STUNNING!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this card is stunning Rosemary. I absolutely love it. xx

Debbie Vidler said...

Simply gorgeous Rosemary really stunning
Debbie
:)

Skye said...

Stunning card. Love the technique and colours used

kingstonmama said...

This is so striking, Rosemary. I love your use of the negative die cut! ann y.

JD said...

Great technique...which made an elegant card!

mypapercraftworld said...

This is just stunning ... you'e made the colours and technique work so beautifully! Anita in France

Linby said...

ooh I just remembered I was going to use that die for the challenge too- doh - looks great.
Linbyx

Viv said...

Fabulous card Rosie, I would expect nothing less of you though :) Viv xx