Tuesday 19 March 2013

Old supplies, new love...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday! We're nearly halfway through the week already and I'm officially on countdown for the Easter holidays approaching!

But I'll take a break from counting down (6 working days to go in case you're wondering *wink*), to share a card with you today for our new challenge on A Passion for Papertrey. 

And why not enter any entries to the Moxie Fab World: Emphasize the Negative Challenge? That's exactly what I'm doing with today's card. :)

For our new challenge, we're finding the positives in the the negatives and getting busy with negative space. We'd love to see you do the same too - remember that our challenges are open to peeps across the globe for the chance to win a $5 Papertrey Ink gift certificate.

For my negative space, I created a frame by using two separate dies. First, I cut the largest shape from aqua card stock and then placed the smaller, second die on the first die cut shape to create the frame. 
tips and tricks
  • Look through your old supplies and challenge yourself to use it! I used a sheet of foil transfer and a flower embellishment that I purchased years ago!
  • Lightly draw lines across the frame and apply strips of tape over them to ensure the strips of tape are straight and alined.
  • I used the rule of three in this design with the three pops of pink. The gems are also providing visual balance with the flower in the lower right corner. 
Ahh there's something so satisfying in finding a new use for old supplies. I have a million more of these flowers in my craft room and I'm sure it'll be a while until I use one of them again, but as for the foil sheets...

Happy Happy Birthday Close
...I have a feeling that they may be utilised sooner rather than later *wink*!

Thank you so much for visiting today!


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Taheerah said...

Gorgeous card Aimes! Love the gold strips, they add such a glamorous touch, and the three pops of pink get my vote too!!

Lynn said...

I love the pops of pink...and the gold stripes are divine...yeah for breaks!!

~amy~ said...

Foil transfer....loving that!!!

Chunyuan said...

Fabulous card, Aimes. Love the gold as well. The colors are so fresh.

Unknown said...

Sooooo beautiful! Love that gold!

Beverley said...

It' feels good to use stash that you've kept for that just incase card! Love the gold stripes against the aqua & the pop of pink. I have never been a lover of gold but its seriously growing on me with it trending so much right now. Hope your last few days at work are kind to you! Hugs x

Debby said...

Love the colours! That pop of pink is just perfect :)

Lindsay said...

Perfection Amy! I LOVE the gold stripes! So fab!

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Oh I have to agree, nothing better than using up those scraps. Love how you used that stamp set too.
Hope you have a great Easter break.

Katie x

Jenny said...

I'm not one for gold but these foiled stripes are really pretty on the aqua and don't mention hoarded stash!!! Guilty as charged *wink*
Jenny x

maria f. said...

Just love using the negatives. Brilliant idea to add those gold foil strips - now is definitely the time to use up the shiny product. So trendy and I love it.

Maureen said...

Oh, what a beauty with those hot pink gems, Duchess :) I love how you make something old look brand new and trend setting :) ox

Amy Kolling said...

Hi girly! This is such a beautiful card with that fun striped frame!!! Love the pop of color in the bloom.....and bling! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Aimes! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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