Um, negative die cutting. How I love thee. Add a little dimension and the card suddenly goes from good to terrific. We don't even need to be die cutting queens like JJ Bolton or Laura Bassen, one simple but effective shape can do it all at once, if given center stage.
Now, I don't claim that I did just this, but negative die cutting there is none the less, and seriously... who can resist these bunnies?? Ermagherd! Cuteness abounds...
I started with the idea for the card to the left, with the two bunnies (Silhouette cut files) cut out of the cream panel and backed with patterned papers. I didn't pop the panel up on foam tape like Julie did, though.
The balloons are die cut shapes from Studio Calico, and I tucked them in the bunneh's paw using button twine. The sentiment comes from a WPlus9 set called Easter Greetings.
Then I decided to use the positive die cuts on another card, just 'cause they were sitting on my desk looking equally adorable. I cut an oval window in lavender cardstock, using my Nestabilities, and stamped the patterns on each of the critters, with the aid of Off Beat Backgrounds stamps from Waltzingmouse. The patterned paper in the background is Bo Bunny's. Funnily enough.
Both cards utilize some yummy purple washi tape and buttons, I've also got a banner sticker from Melissa Frances, with the sentiment that seemed very appropriate for the occasion. Btw, there's only two weeks till Easter, people!! Can't wait for some egg-decorating fun with my Chuplet :)
The window card was inspired by Therese Calvird's inspiration card in the Muse Challenge #8 (below), and both were also created with The Emphasize the Negative challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
Julie Ebersole - March Muse
Brandi Hall - March Guest Designer
Before I leave you to it, I'd also like to announce that I've got a pleasure to be a Featured Designer at Paper Crafters' Library today!
I'm sharing a couple of Pinterest-inspired cards and I'd love you to go check them out! How 'bout some teasers...
See you there :)