Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Purple, Die Cuts and Challenges.......


Hi Blogger's,

Staying on track entering my cards in a few more challenges this year, I noticed Less Is More Week 49 challenges us to use Predominantly Purple in a CAS card.  I like purple, though I have a problem photographing it......it usually looks more like blue!  Over at SCS the CAS challenge is to use die cuts, so I thought I could combine the two.

My card is another using the positive and negative die cuts. Well my first one caused a little ripple ...... so why not :).


I've cut strips of purple card in various widths, then glued them to thin white card.  Die cut a butterfly from Spellbinders 'Fanciful Flight' from this colour blocked card. Then embossed it through the Cuttlebug using a Swiss dots embossing folder.   
I stamped the sentiment from AnnaBelle Stamps NEW* set 'Love Birds' in SU concord crush, using a stamp-a-ma-jig to help placement. 
My colour blocked, die cut panel was added to the card front using foam dots. Purple Stickles  gives a little sparkle to the die cut butterfly before adding this to the card front.

That's it today, thanks for stopping by. Till next time...........
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* New sets go on sale January 14th.

25 comments:

Robyn said...

A Tillymint masterpiece!

Victoria said...

Hi Sue, thanks for visiting my blog just now! This is such a fab card - I love how you've used both positive and negative to create such an impact. The embossing is great too and really complements your butterflies and the white space at the top.

Chrissie said...

This is a brilliant idea and a super duper card!
Thanks so very much.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Sue, Great to 'see' you again, Happy New Year! Love this card, perfect for LIM Thank you for your kind comment too, Gay xx

Bonnie said...

How pretty with that butterfly and dotted strips! Great job with purple.

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant! Love the stripes, dotty texture and die cut butterfly. Love it!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful card, Sue! Purples, butterflies and swiss dots -- who could ask for anything more???

Lisa Lara said...

Oh TillySue this is so brilliant. Love the butterfly cut out. Like it just flew off your card. Hee.

Sandy said...

Another gorgeous card, love the use of the negative and positive die cuts and the layout of your card,
Sandy

Trish and Treasure said...

I love how you layered and then cut out your butterfly,looks fantastic!!!
Trish

Marcia said...

Oh wow Sue, that use of the butterfly die is so effective. Love it!

Olga said...

love this, super neat card, love the different shades of purple!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is nothing short of creative genius! Stunning my friend!

Selma said...

This is so pretty Sue. I love the way you used the butterfly. The embossed purple strips add a beautiful textured background.

Janett said...

What a great card. Love the + & - effect.

Lorraine said...

What a great idea Sue love the card. Hugs xx

lostinpaper said...

Fabulous card Sue! Love those different shades of purple and the negative die cut is perfection!

Mandi said...

FAbulous card, striking design

thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Susan Hogan said...

Love the card, as always and it idea of freedom it inspires; great card for a young one leaving home for the next adventure....mmmm, I'll be CASing this one.

Julie said...

Great design and layout. Love it!

Sue said...

When you are on a good thing stick to it!! I loved your last one and this one is just as beautiful, love all the purple layers! :)

Kym Weber said...

This is gorgeous! Love the different shades of purple! And the butterfly punched out and then used on your card is wonderful!

Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the way you've used the scraps and used both the positive and negative - fab idea hugs karen x

Susan said...

Sue, this is a fabulous card! I love how you've made the gradient of purples...and then the cut out of the butterfly...fabulous!

Jenny said...

Stunning card Sue, I love how you embossed after die-cutting the butterfly...an inspiring design :)
Jenny x