October 6, 2018


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?



  1. I've never made cards. Which is strange because I have tried my hand at making most things. Maybe one day I'll have to pick it up.

    1. Well, if you ever decide to take up cardmaking, I'm your girl! Let me know if you have any questions or just want to know how to get started. Cardmaking is quite quite addictive. Just warning you. :>)

  2. so very pretty, my own mother would love that for a card. She loves fall and leaves, I love the colors
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  3. Very pretty! I love the paper underneath the leaves. Thanks for sharing with SYC.