Our February Leading Lady, Emily Leiphart is back for her sensational second performance! If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE. Emily takes on both the positive and negative with her incredible cards today!
Ladies and gentlemen, Emily....
For my first card, I die cut In a Word: Love twice, placed them down on a craft sheet and smooshed distress inks on them. After they dried, I stamped words from The Big, the Bold and Friends on lower-case Ls.
On the base panel, I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp roses from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with glitter gold embossing powder. Then I mixed grey and black distress inks with water and splattered the two corners with a brush.
My second card features the negative space created after I die cut In a Word: Hugs from a shaped panel created with Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. Before die cutting, I brushed a light wash of distress inks to create a background.
I placed acetate behind the panel and adhered all the small pieces from the die cut on the acetate using glossy accents. Then I created a shaker card by applying foam tape borders and adding three types of sequins. The silver glitter shapes were created using Big Bang Confetti Cutaways.
Here are the two cards shown side-by-side to show how die cuts can be used in two very different ways. The first card has its depth in the popped up positive die cuts, whereas the second card has its depth behind the main panel in the form of a shaker.
Winnie & Walter has given me a $30 gift card to share with my readers! All you need to do is head to my blog and comment on all four of my Leading Lady posts this month and you'll be entered to win. Good luck! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join me again for Take 3 next Saturday!
True Love, Big Love: