Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dies R Us - Happy 25th

Hello Friends!
Today I have a card to share that was created for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

I've had a request for a 25th Anniversary card so I decided to create two cards for this lady to choose from.  One card uses the 'negative' portion of my Heidi Swapp '25' die cut and the other card utilizes the 'positive' portion.  I think both turned out pretty and I like that I can give my friend a choice while using up what would normally have been a scrap piece from the die cut.

Using the negative ...

Other dies used on this card are:

My base card is white ... next panel is black but I cut the center out of the black panel so that my numbers would show up as white on the silver panel.  The vines are a part of the Cheery Lynn Designs doily frame die and I simply sponged a little Memento 'bamboo leaves' green ink onto the leaves.  The flowers were also cut from my silver metallic card stock ... assembled and a gem added to the centers.

Using the positive ...

I've created this 2nd card using the numbers 25 that were die cut from the panel you see on Card 1.  I used the same Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 'Delicate Daisies - Open Petals  flowers but die cut my leaves from the Sue Wilson 'Laurel Leaves' die set (CED1437).  I cut the exact same size flowers as I used on my first card but stacked them all together to make one flower vs two separate flowers.

SO MUCH versatility with die cuts ... you gotta love that!
TIP:  You can also use the negative portion of your die cut panel as a stencil.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at today's creations.
Remember there is still time to join in the current challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The theme is 'Something NEW'.  Be sure to pop over to see what the fabulous design team has created ... so talented!  WOW! 

Challenges to share in:
The Paper Players Challenge - All About Numbers
ABC Challenge - Y is for Your choice
 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - ATG

As always . . .


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh...pretty, pretty! I am really drawn to the first card, although I love them both. It will be hard for someone to select just one!

Lau W said...

Superb cards, very elegant !

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, that would be a difficult choice. I love them both. The daisies are so pretty cut in silver. Love the green-blushed leaves on the first, and the doily frame. Either/or -- they're both beauties!

Jacee said...

Wonderful number card Darlene
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the use of the neg and pos die cuts- beautiful cards. Your friend will have a hard time choosing...! Just back from traveling over the holiday- hope your Holidays were wonderful, and wishing you many blessings in 2016!

Diane said...

Love, love these cards my friend...both are so gorgeous...and how creative to use both the negative and the positive and not 'scrap' it!! What not entered in any challenges...I saw one at The Paper Players that is numbers...you need to enter!

Susangail Powell said...

They are both fantastic! Very pretty cards!

Claire Broadwater said...

Darlene, these cards are just gorgeous! Love every detail! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Joanne James said...

What beautiful cards - both great examples of how you can use positive and negative die cuts with numbers effectively. I love your detailed frame on the first one and the greys of the patterned paper on the second one. Thanks for joining in with my number challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous cards love your use of diecuts and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Jade DT