Creativity Unlocked Feat. Build-A-Garden: Dancing Poppies | Negative Fussy Cutting

by Lydia Evans

3 24 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHello there everyone. Happy Friday. Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a card that features a little negative fussy cutting to create a stunning look from the Build-A-Garden: Dancing Poppies.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! 

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new Build-A-Garden set!

Dancing PoppiesNegative Fussy Cutting the Dancing Poppies

20230220 155341 1I started by stamping the images from Build-A-Garden Dancing Poppies onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Parchment cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink. Once the ink had dried I then went ahead and carefully cut away the inside of the petal images using a craft knife. This creates the ‘negative fussy cutting;' look.

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For the background, that peeks through the flower petal cutouts, I took a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and added ink blending. I used Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Cotton Candy, Lavender Fields, and Desert Nights Crisp Dye Inks to create a sunrise/sunset color blend. To add a little more interest to this piece I added splatter using Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray.

20230220 155405 1To complete the card I adhered the inked panel to a card base using glue tape, then added the fussy-cut panel over the top using foam tape.  The sentiment is from Block Sentiments Stamp Set.

To see how this card came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new Build-A-Garden set!

Build-A-Garden: Dancing PoppiesHow gorgeous are the deep red hues of Ishani's card? The subtle texture from the Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die and the elegant Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set really accented the dancing poppies! Altenew Dancing Poppies Delicate Garden card 3 copy Therese CalvirdDon't you just love the gorgeous gouache colors of Therese's flowers? The Pale Gray Cardstock was the perfect color choice for making the beautiful background of poppies pop up!

Altenew BAG Dancing Poppies stamp stencil Die Grid Stencil instant dimension foam tape 1 Laura JaneLaura's card is a feast for the eyes! Her card front's playful orientation brings out a dynamic vibe, coinciding with the “dancing” look of the poppies.

Altenew BAG Dancing Poppies stamp stencil Die Spark Joy Sweet Strawberries HFP Red Ombre Washi Many Dots Washi 2 Laura Jane

Laura has convinced us that the Build-A-Garden: Dancing Poppies is best paired with fun patterns of wide washi tape! For her card, she used Red Ombre Washi Tape to cover the card base, and Dotted Wide Washi Tape to accent her card front. 

Altenew BAG Dancing Poppies 1 Erum TasneemErum's card stays true to her lovely signature look of watercolor splatters. Erum's ink-blending of the poppies with the coordinating stencil set gave the card an elegant look, like how her card's recipient will feel – absolutely beautiful!

So that's it for today! What project/s caught your eye? I hope you get to try the Build-A-Garden: Dancing Poppies soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

~ Supply List ~

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Build-A-Garden: Dancing Poppies
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Block Sentiments Stamp Set
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Block Sentiments Die Set
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink
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Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Ink
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Cotton Candy Crisp Dye Ink
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Lavender Fields Crisp Dye Ink
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Desert Night Crisp Dye Ink
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Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray
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Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
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Michele F March 24, 2023 - 6:20 PM

Lydia!! You have definitely ACCENTUATED THE NEGATIVE in the MOST BEAUTIFUL of ways! You GO girl! All of you haven’t really made this set shine!

Altenew March 27, 2023 - 12:43 PM

Thank you Michele!


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