Friday, February 3, 2012

I'm positive it's negative...I think...

Hello everyone!  As I have mentioned before, I'm somewhat addicted to pinterest (no, really...just one more pin...Oh wait! There's 5 more...) but I have found a drawback.  I pinned a wonderful Valentine card and made my version by looking at the picture, but when I went to link to the blog to give proper credit, I couldn't find the card on her website... I'm sure it's on there somewhere, but whoever pinned it, didn't pin the actual link only the blog. Grrrr.... So... the inspiration for this card came from Nature of Crafty Things blog, but I can't give you the direct link! Anyway, here is my card...

Wondering how I punched those pretty hearts in different places? I DIDN'T!! I used the new hearts framelits from SU!  It also did the cool embossed layers around the cut out hearts!  Of course, since my supply of scraps are limited (did anyone really buy that line?!) I knew I needed to do something with those heart cutouts.  So, my second design is a complete negative (or would that be positive, since it's the center?) but using the same supplies!  The DSP is also the same paper, but the opposite side.

I am getting closer to completing my Valentines and I'm hoping I can keep the mojo going a little longer to finish!  I keep finding all of these other techniques and stamps I want to use that aren't Valentines!!  I'm hoping this weekend will allow for some uninterrupted craft time so I can finish them and then maybe even get some scrapbooking done.  Monday will be here before I know it and I don't have a page to post yet! AAAAHHHH!!!!

If you are looking for the candy give away, you will find it here!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe:  Cardstock-real red, pretty in pink, Raspberry Tart DSP (ret), Ink-stazon black, real red, Stamp Set-Just Believe (sentiment), Accessories-heart framelits


  1. Margaret, this is super cool! Love the way you used the frames on here. So cute1
    (I'm a big fan on Pinterest.....just need more hours in the day now! LOL)

  2. Hi Margaret! I was just stopping by to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my ridiculous Valentine's Day card post. But now I'm here and I've seen these fabulous creations I think I'll stay. :) count me as your newest follower.

  3. So happy you posted these. I just ordered that I can't wait for it to come in!!!! These cards and the one from your prior post are just outstanding. I love the postive/negative trick they eye illusion of your card. Just wonderful.
    So hope you get that crafting time for yourself.
    It's wet and rainy here, so pajamas and stamping for me today. :D
    Hugs to you and thank you for the inspiration.
    Lisa xx
    p.s. Sorry about that musical riff in your head..LOL!

  4. How creative is that?! Love the whole effect, and the colours just make it pop even more...lovely!
    Thank you so much for the sweet comments you've left for me....they are very much appreciated....and I know what you mean about the little black add-ons.....our black lab, Bonnie, does exactly the same job for me...she's an expert at it...haaaa!

  5. How neat, "punching" the shapes off the edges of your card!

  6. This is a really pretty card, I like the papers you chose for it!

  7. Those heart cut-outs are great! Very pretty card.

  8. Oooh, I have seen this card on Pinterest, I am also addicted! Love your take on it though! We so need those new dies here in the UK ;-)
    Hugs xx

  9. Fabulous cards Margaret! LOVE your use of the negative space. Wonderful!

  10. Cute cards and I love the layout! Don't you just love the new framelit dies?

  11. A beautiful card, those dies are great!! Love your colours too.


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