I hope you have had a wonderfully, blessed week.
Today is the 5th so that means the Crafty Gals are creating!
Our blog group (on SCS) posts creations every month with a different hostess each month. This month it's Athina's turn. She challenged us to make a creation "outside the box", so no square or rectangles cards or even scrap pages. Along with this challenge she wanted us to try a new technique. Now, I must say....I think I've tried them all, techniques that is, but there is one that I don't think I have used in a long, long time so I chose to do the frame/cut out/punched negative space technique. I'm not sure of it's name but I like the look of something cut out of the front of your card and having something to go along with it on the inside.
Here's what I made...
I went crazy with my Cricut! I love my new Art Philosophy cartridge!!!! :)
The back piece is cut with that cartridge in Melon Mambo c/s.
I love, love the card features on this cartridge. I used one of the many card designs on with the chocolate chip piece of c/s. It even cuts out the flowers on the front for you! They coordinate with the cut out on the back. I placed another piece of Melon Mambo c/s inside the card then placed pearls in the middles of the flowers :)
Here's a close up of the stamping I did. I used a SU! stamp set called Lacy & Lovely for the flowers and Family Phrases for the sentiment. I popped the sentiment punched piece up so I could nestle some buttons around it. The buttons are from an order I just got in from MFT. I love their buttons so much! I finally had a chance to use some MS baker's twine I got....the pink shade went well.
Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Be sure and check out the other Crafty Gals to see how they made it "outside the box" :)
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Until next time...