Hello there everyone and welcome to another challenge here at A Passion For Papertrey. One of the techniques we are all big fans of here is the use of negative die cuts or apertures on a card and with all the dies available out there there is so much you can do with this design feature. You can layer patterned papers, vellum (as both Aimes and I did on our cards for the last challenge), stamped images etc or create frames within frames, add embellishments (buttons, gems and so on). So let you creative juices get flowing and show some negativity (in a positive way!!!)
I made this card for Dad’s birthday which he celebrated last week. I struggle so much with masculine cards so they often get put off and put off which then leaves me panicking at the last minute!! One of my go-to masculine sets from PTI is Grunge Me. I recently picked up the dies that pair with the Pretty Peonies anniversary set from last year and really love the retro feel of the font used on the “Happy” die. I thought it made a good partnership with some of the designs in Grunge Me so I started with that and it went from there.
Over to Kate: : “A very dear family friend passed away last week and so I had a few sympathy cards to make. I was searching for inspiration and decided to use our challenge as a kick-start. I die-cut the butterfly and adhered some bitty dots paper to the rear of my cream mat. Those who know me know I’m not exactly a fan of purple but it definitely works for a sympathy card doesn’t it..”
Over to Aimes:
I then simply added strips of super duper sticky tape to my frame and played with some gold foil that I purchased years ago. Funny how those old purchases have come full circle to be a supply I love again!
We’re looking forward to your fabulous creations! Remember: one randomly selected peep will win a $5 PTI gift certificate! The challenge ends at 9am GMT Monday April 8th. Full deets of our challenge rules can be found here.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Caryn, Kate and Aimes xxx