October 16, 2013

Using Negative Space!

This golden glittered poinsettia will be used to decorate a Christmas Tag that I have created for a swap.  The glitter paper is by Tim Holtz.  The texture and shine of the paper is so beautiful that I want to use the scraps.  BTW...the tag has been covered by red paper.  The tag is a surprise!!
The poinsettia is created by using the Sizzix "Layered Poinsettia" die set.  I used the 3 smallest dies.  The sections were cut (large to small) from a rectangle piece of glitter paper.
A piece of red textured card stock was glued to the back of the glitter paper.  Gold 'Stickles' were used to create the center of the flowers.
The glitter paper was trimmed to fit an A2 card base.  A strip of green textured card stock was glued to the bottom edge of the glitter paper.  A sentiment was stamped to the side of the front of the card.
This picture shows the back of the glitter paper rectangle.  Note the green strip is glued to the bottom edge.  The card bases were stamped with "Merry Christmas" before the glitter section was glued to the top part of the card base.
Here is a photo of the finished card fronts.  I positioned the glitter section with the largest flower to the left of the card.  This helps to balance the "Merry Christmas" on the bottom right of the card.  Also, it isn't necessary to cut the 3 flowers in a straight row.  I die cut some with the flowers scattered on the paper, but always large to small.
Outside and Inside the card.  The holly leaf punch on the inside of the card is by Martha Stewart.
The outside of the envelope is decorated with an angel from Inkadinkado "O Holy Night" stamp set.  The halo, wings, and skirt decorations are colored with a clear glitter "Gelly Roll" pen.  The inside of the envelope is decorated with scrap Christmas/Holiday paper.  The lining is cut to fit the space by creating a 'pattern'.  All the linings were cut using the pattern.  I dropped the lining below the glue section on the envelope.

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Charlotte C said...

Love it! TFS such a clever idea.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful idea. The cards turned out just great. Thanks for sharing today.

Lisa said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous. Love that idea.

Karon said...

Carolyn, these are beautiful. I love the poinsettia, but using the negative space is fabulous too! Wonderful.