ColorQ Challenge #270


Whenever I think of dies and using the die cuts, the most common thing is to use the positive parts of the die cuts. Its very rare that we are able to effectively use the negative parts of the die cut (at least I think so!) This is one of those cards, which actually uses the negative parts of the die cut, should I say, it wouldn’t have looked as good with the positive part? Here is the card –


I started with applying Faded Jeans and Shabby Shutters distress inks on a card stock panel, blending them a little below the mid line. I then die cut them using the Memory Box Prim Poppy die. I also die cut an extra from a scrap piece of card stock. Now, to know where exactly I needed to place the scrap paper, I first laid down the actual (negative) piece, laid down the positive piece in the gap, removed the negative piece and laid down the scrap negative piece in its place. After removing the positive piece from its place, I was ready to add some more distress inks.


I chose Spun Sugar and Ripe Persimmon distress inks and (tried to) blend them in to the flowers, leaving the stems mostly empty and white. But the inks didn’t blend very well together. Don’t know what it was – maybe the area was too small, maybe I had added to much ink? I don’t know, but I liked this effect too, so I didn’t bother too much! 😛

Well, finally I added my hand-written sentiment using a Uniball Signo white gel pen on the mail panel. And also a little heart using the same pen. I didn’t add any extra embellishment, since I thought the various beautiful colors were already doing all the job here! I then adhered all the pieces on the card base using foam dots and foam tape.

That finished my card! I am submitting this to ColorQ Challenge #270.

Thanks for looking!

4 thoughts on “ColorQ Challenge #270

  1. Ashwini this is stunning
    and your use the color combo perfectly
    Adorable flower and BG too
    and you did your self the sentiment ooh wooow
    if I am doing it my card must be throw away on the trash bin
    cause my handwriting is too bad..
    yours is adorable
    would you like being my Blog friend..we can visiting each other more often if you like
    i can learn much from you
    your card much adorable and you have talent for color…
    hugs, Monika

    PS: I just join the Colour me challenge too but your card is more adorable could be one of the winner…my one is so easy to made LOL

  2. Beautiful – such a gorgeous use of those colours and what a great way to use the negative of the die. Wish I had your handwriting – I thought you’d stamped it! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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