Do you recall in THIS POST I showed you the pile of leaves I had die cut
to make myself forget my worries over my mother?
Well, while I was doing all of this leaf-making, I happened to look at the scraps of pretty Designer Series Paper that were left over after the leaf shapes were removed. Once I discovered a possible new use for these leftovers, I tried to be a little more artsy in the placement of the dies when cutting the leaves.
As I was first working on my stress-relieving die cutting project, I simply threw away the scraps of DSP. But, once I started to try a little harder in my placements, I ended up with several pieces that would work great for cards.
After searching through some of my autumn-flavored papers to find the perfect candidate, I placed a complementary piece behind the negative spaces. This gave me a whole new look with which to work.
This is the card I finished with my first artsy negative space:
With no bulk whatsoever, just a few layers of DSP and cardstock,
the card is perfectly suited to send through the mail.
For now, I am leaving the card sentiment-less. When I decide what occasion I will be using it for, I plan to stamp in Early Espresso a miniature greeting along the right side of the lower Very Vanilla strip.
Even with today being World Card Making Day, and after just having returned home from a visit with my mom, I still am in no frame of mind to create anything that takes any thought. Perhaps something more creative tomorrow?