Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More or Less Another Hot Pink Play Date...

After doing an almost black card for this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge I thought I'd do an almost white one too - and how could I not incorporate some twine as this weeks winner receives a gorgeous package of twine from The Twinery!  As this layout also features die-cuts I've linked it to this weeks Less is More Diecut & Punches Challenge and ribbons for this weeks CAS-ual Friday Tie One On Ribbon Challenge - hopefully it's CAS enough!

Die-cutting some My Favourite Things flat-bottomed clouds I discovered the only problem with flat-bottomed clouds is that they are flat bottomed lol!  When using them for negative die-cuts, you need to take extra care keeping them straight when cutting them out. 

I dry embossed one of the smaller clouds to pop-dot in front and also the cardstock that sits underneath the negative die-cuts using Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder.  Kite shape is cut from a scrap in my stash, and the We R Memory Keepers twine for the kite tail is sandwiched between it and some black cardstock, so the kite could be pop-dotted too.  Tied on the bows onto the twine using double-sided ribbon - hides a multitude of sins if your bow-tying technique is not up to scratch ;)  This gorgeous sentiment is from My Favourite Things Clearly Sentimental About Success.

Many thanks for stopping by, wishing you success in your endeavours today too :)

PS. This made my day!!!


  1. Ooooo! LOVE this, Lyndal, from the texture and depth of your clouds right down to those sweet, little ties on your twine, kite tail! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Oh wow! This is just beautiful, magazine worthy! I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. wow !great sentiment!.Wilma.xx

  4. This is lovely. There are quite a few layers but the design is very 'clean'.
    Love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Love this card & the sentiment is fab.
    Sharon x

  6. Really cute! The cloud negatives are divine and the added embossing is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us in the Cafe this week!

  7. Absolutely brilliant card! I just love those clouds... The texture is wonderful :0)
    Jenny x

  8. This is out of this world brilliant! I love the texture of your die cut negative clouds and the ties on the kite - utter perfection! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!

  9. I just did a card with negative clouds, but LOVE the way you did the embossing.

  10. Oh... it's not at all about the number of layers as someone else mentioned earlier. CAS is about a clear focal point and lots of white space and you've got it :) It's a darling card and I love the texture in the clouds :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Love this!Love the colours and the texture :)


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