Friday, January 24, 2014

Use, re-use and recyle

The other day I made a die-cut card where I used the negative of a butterfly cut and added smaller butterflies over it. I used the wonderful sketch from Clean & Simple #274. I really like how the card came out and it seemed to have been quite popular so I decided to make the ladies birthday cards for February (at church) with the same layout. I realised that I'm going to be sitting with a lot of off-cut butterflies so decided to use the off-cuts on another card (for the anniversaries). And here's how it came out:

1.  The original negative and positive die-cut butterflies
Sentiment from Unity's "Everything Wonderful"
All papers were from the same paperpack, Prima "Meadow Lark". Doing this technique works best with co-ordinated papers.

2.  Using the "off-cut" butterflies:
Sentiment: GinaK Designs "All Occasion Tags"

But that's not all.... You noticed that I die-cut smaller butterflies in the first card. What happened to the negative?   You'll have to wait and see in a future post what I did with those :D


14 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. Love the butterflies.

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  2. Oh, I love both of these Riette but the second card with just the die-cut butterflies is CAS beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful way of using the butterfly diecuts. :)

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  4. Aren't these just lovely…love the use and reuse idea, your cards turned out beautiful!

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  5. WOW I love both your cards, I think the bottom one is my favorite, Hope you have a great weekend, Love Hazelxo

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  6. Sjoe! Hierdie twee kaartjies is pragtig!!!!

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  7. Gorgeous! Love how you used the innies and the outies!! Both are beautiful!

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  8. Love how you used the negatives the colors really pop

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  9. Beautiful cards!! Love the butterflies.

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  10. I love both cards -- very pretty!

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  11. Very clever. Both cards are so very striking!!

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  12. Gorgeous! How clever to use both the positive and negative of the diecuts! :)

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