Hello 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.
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Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new Build-A-Garden set!
Negative Fussy Cutting the Dancing Poppies
I 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.
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.
To 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!
How 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! Don'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!
Laura'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.
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.
Erum'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!
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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!
Thank you Michele!