Friday, 8 November 2013


The challenge at Timeless Tuesday this week is to use negative die cutting - i.e. to use the piece of cardstock that you usually throw away after cutting.  I wanted to use my new Flourishes Holiday Topiaries stamp set, and was delighted to discover that this image fitted perfectly in the long oval from Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles set.  So, I die cut some dark red cardstock with the oval, surrounding it with the next size rectangle, creating a frame.  The background paper is from A Vintage Christmas paper pack from Meg's Garden, layered onto dark red cardstock.  I border punched some white cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch and added it to the background, then wrapped dark red grosgrain ribbon around it.  I stamped the image onto blending card, coloured it with copics and roughly cut it into a rectangle, added it to the background and added the frame with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Trimmed with Love stamp set, stamped with dark red ink and die cut with the tiny die from Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Template Dies.  A little bow at the bottom of the ribbon, and it was finished.

Copic Colours used were:  G40, G43, G46, R35, R37, R89, C1, C3, C5, E13, E15, E25, E27, E29.

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  1. Very pretty. Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  2. WOW..this is beautiful! Your coloring is so striking and your papers and die cuts frame your image beautifully! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday challenge! :)

  3. Goodness me Helen! This is stunning! Love all the die cuts you used! Stunning details. Thanks for playing along with our "Negative Energy" challenge at Flourishes!

  4. Love these colors and your frame. This is beautiful Helen! Love love it.


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