Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make It Monday - Making a negative into a positive



Good morning friends! I am so happy to be posting two cards today.  I have been enjoying the summer fun in this beautiful area I live in which has kept me from posting to my blog in the past couple of weeks but not necessarily kept me from creating cards in my down time or late at night.  Here are two I made this week in response the Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge.

The UBER talented - Laurie Willison owner of Soapbox Creations blog presented this great challenge in her first ever MIM video : )  You can see her video HERE.  She shows us how to create positively beautiful cards using the negative pieces from cover plate dies in a quick and easy way. Thanks a bunch Laurie for all the inspiration your BEAUTIFUL cards continually bring to me.

I used the "Circles" Cover Plate die by PTI which is really quite detailed - but with Laurie's fantastic tip on how to adhere just the negative pieces this background comes out perfect every time!.  It looks as though I lined each tiny piece up doesn't it!?! Love it!

I didn't want to discard the cover plate which was left over after I removed  it so I created my next card which uses the positive part of the Cover Plate and omited the negatives pieces.



Both of my cards will be included in a little gift collection I am making for my business partner and BFF, Diane's mom.  Diane's mom is so sweet to send her daughter boxes filled with sweet little gifts frequently.  The amazing part is somewhere nestled in with the gifts she sends is always a treat or two for me.  When Diane recently returned from a family vacation for her niece's wedding Mom sent me some really neat decorations for my bathroom and a package of American Crafts polka dot ribbon! Twently four rolls of the sweetest polka dot ribbon in a plethora of colors! Each card I create for her gift will have a bit of the new ribbon she gave to me. : )



That is it for today.  I hope to get some of these cards I've been making posted soon.  I have been holding off showing most of them as they are gifts for one of my sisters.  She reads my blog and I don't want her to see her gift before it is in the mail : )  I am doing a similar series of cards for my step mother for a hostess gift that I will be bringing to her when I visit her and my Dad in a couple of weeks : ) Sooner or later I will post them all but until then I have been enjoying my days and I hope you are enjoying yours too! : )

Please join the fun at Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday you will love seeing all of the beautiful creations made by our fellow addicts in blogland - inspired by Laurie's nifty challenge.

Have a great "hump day" : )

Patti

Supplies:
Cream cardstock by PTI
Circles Cover Plate by PTI
card #1
Life is Sweet stamp set and die from PTI
American Crafts ribbon
Three Pearls from the bottom of the ocean... - ok maybe not : ) just from my stash
Card#2
Flower stamps from retired CTMH
Flower centers cut with PTI Button Stacks II die - stamped with flower center from the same CTMH stamp set and tied with embroidery floss
Sentiment from PTI's On the Farm stamp set
Scrap of patterned paper from 6 x 6 cs stack by Bo Bunny

26 comments:

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards -- I especially love the first one!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.
Gr Elly

*Vicki* said...

Both of these creations turned out beautiful!! I love the softness of the top card especially! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

Lisa said...

Patti I LOVE them both!! The polka dot ribbon ~ swoon ~ what a sweet gift!! Your first card is feminine and soft and the second is a bit funky and modern!!

Beth F. said...

I love how you used both parts of the template! Both cards are lovely and it looks like you are getting great use out of that triple stamp rose!

Linda said...

Both cards are beautiful. I really love the first one. That white on white is spectacular.

Kelly said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti! You have the most gorgeous embossing folders! Both cards are beautiful and I think the first one is my favourite - really like those roses and the soft pinks! And thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog, my friend!

Hugs,
Kitty

Taunya Butler said...

What beautiful and eye pleasing cards!! What resourcefulness you show in using both parts of the die - such awesome genius!! Also, I must say thanks to you for the amazing, uplifting words you left at my blog - I so appreciate you and your words!! Have a great night!!

Alanna said...

Fabulous cards. I love the flowers and how you were able to use both parts of the cutting plate pieces on the two cards.

Jacquie Southas said...

The first card is truly stunning! I like the other ones, but love the white on white background on the first.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Marvelous makes, Patti, as always! I hope to get a chance to play ~ what a great idea!! Glad you've been enjoying the summer which I've heard has been "California" weather with cooler temperatures and low humidity, while we've had very hot and humid here. Enjoy!! Hugs, Darnell

LauraJane:) said...

I can't decide witch card I like best! The first is SO elegant and the second super trendy!
You have a fortunate sister to receive your cards as gifts:)
Darn it! I keep forgetting to buy that Press and Seal!

Helen F. said...

Two beautiful cards, Patti! The first looks so elegant while the second covers your fun, whimsical side. What a fab "sister-gift" idea.

Marybeth said...

Get out a here! This card is AMAZING!!!!! I am sure if it is not already, it will be up on Nichole’s blog! So very beautiful Patti! Love the white and pretty pink! Wish I had that cover plate ...

Bonnie said...

Hah! So funny that we used the same products! I, however, could NOT get those little diamonds to stick-even with the press and seal....yours turned out so gorgeous, I'll have to try again!

Karen King said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is so elegant.

karenb said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Pink Peep said...

These are wonderful! My fav would have to be the negative die. I love this look!!

OmasCrafts said...

They are both very beautiful cards! I really need to look into getting a cover plate or 2 or 3. :-)

Laurie said...

Patti this is AMAZING!! I love the white base and the roses! WOW! Just gorgeous!

Jen said...

wow!!! I love these! awesome!

Megan Carroll said...

Wow!!! These are fantastic! I especially love the detail on the first one!!

Betty Keefe said...

love both of your cards, especially the first one - just bought that cover plate so am going to try your idea!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards! The roses are so elegant and look real.

Anna Natalia said...

Love your first card. It's very pretty.