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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Negative and positive die cuts

I've realized I don't use my dies in all the ways possible, so this time I wanted to combine the negative die cut technique together with positive die cuts, using my tree branch die from Memory Box.

I was inspired by a sketch and a photo challenge (the bottom left corner picture) when making my card.

I took a piece of kraft card stock and cut the tree branch three times. Then I used white paper and cut two branched. I pieced everything together to make a tree, adding the kraft panel onto a white background. I added glitter for snow, some red pearls for berries and 3 die cut birds, using fun foam and another die from MB.
The sentiment was heat embossed with silver EP onto vellum and stitched in place with white thread.

This card is for:
CAS(E) This Sketch! - Sketch #156
Double D Challenges - Brrrr A Winter Time Theme
Rudolph Days Challenge - January
Winter Wonderland -New (I used a new technique to use my branch die)


Chrissy said...

Gosh, I love this one Pia..brilliant.


Jenny L said...

Hi Pia,
what a brilliant Rudolf card.
Great designing as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is very pretty, Pia! Very peaceful looking scene and I like the vellum sentiment.

meg said...

Fabulous technique Pia using the white die cutwith the negative cut adds depth and texture love t pearls snow and birdshe

scrAPpamondo said...

This is really a stunning idea, Pia, and such a very interesting design!!! Fabulous look and lovely touches with the stitched vellum and the birds!

Laine said...

Beautiful on kraft. Love the vellum and sewing detail.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, such a brilliant way to use your die - your sentiment is perfect stamped onto vellum.

chrissy xx said...

Such a GOrgeous scene Pia..LOve your colours, design and vellum sentiment...
You do have such pretty stitching too.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun with the birds in the tree! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Kathyk said...

Cool make and thank you for entering it for the current Rudolph Day challenge

Guest Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Pia, like the dimension, stitching and jus the peacefulness of your card!

*Vicki* said...

That tree branch die is really stunning!! What a gorgeous use of your dies!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Pia, a lovely design with the Kraft created the tree beautifully along with adorable birds. Your sentiment on vellum is gorgeous!!

Heather xx

Kathleen said...

What a great idea, love the card.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is a stunning card, Pia.

I am in the midst of trying to make something a bit similar asI have some bluebirds that I want to use up. Your card made me smile as I thought how nice yours looks and mine is still laid out on the table in my craftroom. Laid out and not glued down yet!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS layout and love the birds
carol x

MaryH said...

This is just genius designer at work! So pretty, and I liked your thinking out of the box idea. Looks wonderful with the kraft over white, with the pops of red berries. Cute little bird tucked in the branches too, and the stitching around the perimeter, sets it all off. I really like this one lots! TFS & Hugs

Vicki robertson said...

Very creative, lovely card, Pia! Great use of your die cuts. Thanks for joining the Double D Challenge!

Mimi said...

:) very nice card

sandie said...

These die cuts look great layered up like this and the white on Kraft works so well x

Lau W said...

Fab idea ! Love this style of card ! And always love how you use the vellum !

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful Pia lovely design.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs Julie xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Pia. Just shows us that most of us just use our dies the conventional way but they have far more uses. Gorgeous.

Michelle said...

This is stunning - love the birds scattered throughout the branches and the greeting stamped onto the vellum - Michelle x

Darlene said...

Oh Pia this is just fabulous! Awesome design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


Viv's Visuals said...

A fab card Pia - why don't you join us at Stamping Sensations for our Stamp and a die challenge?

PS - I appear to have 'mislaid' some of my followers - hope you're not one who has deserted me?!! x

Team Clark said...

What a cool design! Wow! This is great! Hugs, Autumn

Mervi said...

Really gorgeous and elegant;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous CAS card love the birds and berries on it.... {aNNie}

Loz said...

Stunning effect on the card Pia..Loz

Emz said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge for our ‘Something New’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Pia! What a fantastic way to use your dies, I love it!
Tammy x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love your branches.

Sue xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Pia this is really a brilliant card .. love Kraft card yet so rarely use it .. you have used it to perfection,
Shaz in oz.x

Asha said...

WOW! This really is a clever creation. Your use of the tree dies is nothing short of genius! AWESOME card, Pia.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! love this idea!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Pat K said...

Brilliant card Pia. Great way to use the negative cuts and love the vellum too. Pat K xx

Monika Reeck said...

Pia that tree dies look funtastic on your card
Must CASE ing your card again hey when will we do again sweety...I like it much..tell me when you have time
and your card this time Adorable elegant and I believe it will be a winner on some challenge there you joined...Clever card Pia