Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #209 and Fusion

It's time for another Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink.   This week was a little out of my comfort zone.  It involved placing white die cuts on white cardstock and then choosing one die cut to pop out and color.  I am not good at white space.  I tend to fill up my cards which I know is less pleasing to the eye than negative space but I can't help myself!   If you haven't seen the video please check it out here

I decided to pull my colors from this week's Fusion Card Challenge.   (Oops missed the deadline!)


Would you believe I looked at this photo and didn't see red/white/blue!  It wasn't until I started my card that I realized how patriotic it is going to look!  DUH!

I didn't want to copy Lexi's card exactly but I didn't have many dies that match my stamps...so this is it!  I used PTI's flippin' out .  I split the set with another person so I only had the heart print flip flop stamp and the dies.  I cut the flip flop straps out of a brushed silver paint sample.  (Love these freebies for a little hint of metallic) I stamped the  white flower die cuts with a polk a dot  stamp from PTI's Happy Hexagons.   The sentiment looks black but I actually embossed it with silver embossing powder.  A rhinestone placed in the middle of the flowers finishes off the card.

I do like how the white space has texture without making the card too busy.  I think this technique would be great with some butterflies or flower dies.

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8 comments:

artful-notions said...

Shelly, I seriously want a pair of the flip flops you created! Adorable! Great card for both challenges!

lexi said...

super cute card!! i love the red, white, and blue flip flops - patriotic's not a bad thing, but they're not too much in that direction either. thanks for playing!!

Bonnie Turpin said...

I love the colors you used on the flip flops. This is such a fun, beach themed card. Super cute!

Diana K said...

Very cute, love the colour scheme. Perfect for both challenges!

Linda said...

Those flip flops are just so cute. Adorable card.

Tracy said...

Very pretty - I'm glad you mentioned the silver EP- it does look nice! Also like that color combo

honeybeelane said...

This is so fun! I love the colors; you did a great job combining the challenges! :)

Vikki Hein, Roseburg, Oregon said...

How cute are these flip-flops! the touch of silver adds a modern touch!