Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There She Goes Wednesday Trends

As promised - it's another project for There She Goes. Today is my Wednesday Trends Post. I totally love how this card came out.

I like seeing cards where crafters have put backgrounds like clouds, leaves, etc. on their cards. I managed to do clouds, but one afternoon I was using my Cricut and thought about the negative cut that was left when I cut out the image I wanted. I thought why not use the negative to make an image. It's the same concept as making a mask or stencil. So I gave it a try and this is what I came up with. I love the subtle effect. It gives it some texture and doesn't over power the image.

Love-Birds-Finished

I think it's just darling. I used Love Birds. I hope that you'll head over to the There She Goes blog and see the tutorial I put together. 

I also used the Mojo Monday 232 sketch for the layout of my card. Thanks for the inspiration.

I can't wait to hear what you think of my card. Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day!! 

Theresa
Recipe: 
Stamps: There She Goes (Love Birds) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart (Heavenly Blue) 
Paper: Bazzill Basics (white); Lost & Found (Sunshine & Portobello Road); Teresa Collins (Everyday Moments); Close To My Heart (Twilight) 
Accessories: Spellbinders Shapeabilities (Fancy Tags); Close To My Heart (button and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge); Ribbon Carousel (seam binding)

12 comments:

Holly aka Toy said...

Outstanding! I love the soft patterns. Hugs!!

Mary J said...

Oh, I love how it came out too Theresa! Sweet, fresh and beautiful!

onecraftymama said...

That's a fabulous idea - the soft blue is just perfect for the background! And I love the ribbon/thread/button bow!

Karen said...

Adorable!

~Tammy~ said...

I know it's fun using the negative as a stencil and it sure came out great here! Beautiful! Such pretty colors! Well done my friend!

Lisa Petrella said...

Theresa, this is as sweet as can be!!!! LOVE the background you created with your negative cut---such a creative idea and the results are FABULOUS! And that sweet little birdie image is totally adorable!!!!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Theresa Love it Hugs Elaine

Michele said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft background and the vintage feel to your card!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors and the background you created!

xxxtglxxx said...

Another elegant creation, such a sweet birdie and lovely sentiment :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Melissa Craig said...

Absolutely lovely. I love the softness to your background - it really allows your focal point to stand out.

Cheryl said...

How sweet is this! Love that music paper with the sentiment and cute bird. I need to head over to check out your tutorial.