Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cutting....

apart an image is something I rarely do.  I have some really big images though.  And sometimes I think that the image is just gorgeous but also just a little too big for one card.  In the card that I am going to share today I loved the roses and the leaves but the actual size of the image was difficult for me to to work with the way I wanted to use it.  In the past I have just left the rectangular shape as is and simply matted it but this time I wanted to used the roses in an asymmetrical placement.  I'm impressed by the many stampers that I see out there that are comfortable cutting apart a colored image and rearranging the pieces on their card or layout as they see fit but I haven't had the nerve before  today to try it myself. One reason for that I suppose is that after an image is colored I don't want to potentially mess it up by cutting it and making a mistake.  But, yesterday I had a little more time to play and so was able to tell myself that if the image was destroyed and the card unsalvageable it would not be the end of the world!  So this is the Northwoods Rubber  Stamp Co stamp that I used...it is 4 x 4.75" in size and wood mounted. And here is where you can purchase it http://www.northwoodsrubberstampsstore.com/p6936.html


It really is a lovely image and although I am not sure I completely love how I used the cut up image this time I know that I will again cut this up to use these lovely roses!  I think that way I will get more mileage out of the stamps that I love. I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge of Spring/Easter. I am going for Spring! 




And here is my card.


I think I am really digging this color combo....kind of a new one for me!  The dies are all various Spellbinder's mixed up together.  The basket embossing folder that you can see on the blue background is also a Spellbinders.  Oh! And before I forget....I have another sneak peek of a card over at Die Cut Diva's that Dawn and the ladies are going to show today! I was not sure about this card as it is a lot of GREEN but in the end I actually like it quite a bit and will keep this "design" as a quick go to card.  I think it would work perfectly in other colors for wedding and anniversary cards.  I also can see it as a Christmas card with a holiday sentiment in the middle.  


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a great week.  Today  is the first day of Spring and we are supposed to be 3 degrees in the morning with windchills of -5 to -20.  Brrrrrrr!

Be well,
Sheila


6 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Your roses are fabulous Sheila! Love how you cut and arranged them.

Maureen Morton said...

Add surgery to your list of many talents, dear friend! Love that you did it and how you used these beautiful roses. So striking! Bunches of lacy goodness.

Dawn Turley said...

LOVE this one Sheila. You did an awesome job of cutting up your image.

cheiron said...

Cutting is the perfect thing for these flowers! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with the Spring/Easter challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Sasha said...

Beautifully stamped, coloured and fussy cut rises, Sheila. Gorgeous card! x

Sasha said...

Oops! Sorry for the typo...should be roses! x