Friday, September 29, 2017

Using the Positive & Negative

Good morning. One of life's greatest lessons is to use both the positive and negative in our lives to shape us into a better person. I by no means have this down but by creating these cards it reminded me to learn from those negative times and rejoice with God in the positive times. Now that I am done with my philosophy for today, let's get on with the cards.

Both cards started with the same supplies.
Water color paper, kraft cardstock, water color paints, Leaf Silhouette die (PTI), Razzleberry ink (SU) and Simple Sentiments stamps (PTI).
I started by wetting down a Strathmore panel and just letting the colors swirl together. I let it dry then die cut the leaves from it.

I placed post-it tape over the die cut to keep the bits and pieces together. Then pulled the positive of leaf off. To make the second card I put some liquid glue on the back off the negative leaf parts and using the tape on the front positioned the leaves. The greeting is stamped and mounted with a little foam tape on the back. These cards were created for several challenges. 

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card ! Love the wonderful blending you made to create your leaves ! I love them both, either the positive or the negative, and they go so well with the kraft card base ! Stunning take on the two challenges. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More and Uniko !

  2. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards. Gorgeous colours and I love the simple placement of the leaves.

  3. Those colours together are gorgeous with the kraft, and what a great way to showcase the negative and positive.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. I love the simplicity of your card it is so elegant. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  5. Two for the price of one. Gotta love it. Beautiful colors too. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  6. Two for the price of one. Gotta love it. Beautiful colors too. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  7. 2 delicious cards and I love the grey cardbase you've used on both - it showcases the die-cut leaves beautifully both as outlines and solid images. A great idea for a 2-fer-1 and such stunning Autumn colours. Thanks for joining us at Less is More and Uniko

  8. This is really a beautiful CAS card! I love both the positive and negative!! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  9. Love your beautiful leaf cards, both are pretty, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

  10. LOVING this 'twofer' and perfect to showcase the positive and negative. Beautiful colour choices, which really pop against the grey card base. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for joining in on the Uniko challenge. Hugs Bev x


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