Sunday, January 15, 2012

Negative Die Cutting (A Reject)!

A rejection card doesn't  make me mad or sad...well, it is disappointing when your think you make the BEST card ever (ok, that's never happen), and then it was not accepted. I am sharing a reject card today from a previous Paper Crafts submission call. Even though it was not selected for publication, I still love it as it is the first time I used a diecut/ stamp combo in a cool and different way--now THAT is something worth celebrating, right?
sending good thoughts your way
In order to keep up the celebratory spirit,  now I am entering this card for Moxie Fab World's Die Cutting Challenge. I love how the butterflies and the pattern paper complimenting each other. It is rather easy to make--which is the best part! If you have those stamps/diecut set, you will definitely have many ways to explore the possibilities! Time to get them out to PLAY!
edited: my dear blog friend Erin alerted me about CASE Study challenge. The theme was to use negative die cutting, so I am entering it for the first time over the CASE Study as well! Yay, how AWESOME!

Card stock: We R Memory Keepers (textured), white (Recollections)
Pattern paper: mural from indie bloom Collections from Basic Grey
Stamps: Butterfly (Antique Engraving) by Hero Arts-Sizzix, Sentiment from Good thoughts by Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Ink (Peel Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo), Hero Hue (Dye Ink, Black)
Accents: gems by Hero Arts, 3 D Pop Dots by EK success
Tools: Cuttlebug  

You never know, a reject can still be the cool one in some sort of special way!! 

50 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

What a creative and fun card Virginia!! Perfect for the challenge. Love the butterflies!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great card, you should enter it in this week's CASE study challenge too, perfect for the fun inspiration card.

Lisa said...

It's hard to believe sometimes what they discard as a "reject"! I love how you used your dies on this- super card in my book :)

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Lovely card Virginia, it's THEIR loss. Have a nice day.

Tammy said...

Love how you made a panel with the negative impression of the butterfly die, and have the stamped butterfly underneath! I SO have to try this with some of my die/stamp sets! Thanks for the idea!

Dotty Jo said...

Love how you used those dies Virginia - not a reject in my book by any means, Jo x

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous, Virginia! I am so glad you had another opportunity to share this. ;)

Lynn said...

Beautiful Virginia. I love how you used the patterned paper too. Gorgeous!

Dee in N.H. said...

By no means a reject in my book! I love it! Love that paper and how the butterflies are layered underneath! Very cool!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. Not accepeted does not make it not a great card. Love the PP paired with negative die cut.

BabyBokChoy said...

Surely every so called "rejection" is accompanied by many other "acceptance?" Surely even Picasso got a "no" or two in his life? lol. Wonderful card! great idea actually!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your die cut butterflies Virginia. It's a great card! I would have published it. :)
We are in Orlando, FL. Wish you were here!

Barb said...

i love this! the colors, the perfect cutting/stamping...it's a winner in my eyes :)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

A beautiful card and I love the pretty butterflies.

AnitaRex said...

How could they not love this? I love that paper and how you took the colors form there! Great card Virginia! :>

Lindsey said...

Such a pretty card, Virginia! I like how you stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper, and of course the beautiful butterflies. (I can't believe I haven't bought that set yet! :P)

Kathy Martin said...

Such a pretty card!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Doesn't look like a reject to me! Love it!

Arlene said...

Fantastic card - so clever and love the patterned paper - perfect with those gorgeous butterflies.

Annette said...

this is no Reject in my book....this is amazing...Great design...Did you have any cards published this last submission? I did not..so sad :(

Anette said...

Wow, what a truly gorgeous card, Virginia! Easy? It doesn't look it at all to me!!!

Brenda said...

I love the look of negative die cutting and this one is super gorgeous with the butterflies!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow, this is a stunner I can't believe this was a reject! It's so fresh and fun! Love this idea, thanks for sharing it with all of us!
Lisa

Rachel W K said...

there is no such thing as a virginia reject! I love the stamps cut like that, it looks lovely!

Maureen Morton said...

Just keep knocking on those doors, V! All of your cards are winners in my humble opinion.....love them all and you!

Simone said...

This is no reject Virginia! Such a beautiful card! LOVE how you used the negative die cuts on this :)

Dawn said...

Awesome Virginia. It is just beautiful and I wish you luck with these challenges.

Karen B. said...

Kudos to you for trying something new, this is a great card!

Maureen said...

I am the same way about submitting...rarely do they take the ones I love...this is a true beauty and I'm so glad you entered it in the CASE Study this week...hope you'll join us again!!

Linda R. said...

Well I don't think its a reject at all. I love it. Very cool how you made pretty windows for your butterflies..

Hugs, Linda

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

This is super cool. What a great use of a die cut!

cnelson said...

It is oh so lovely! !

Mary-Anne V said...

Not sure why this card was rejected because I love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow Virginia this is beautiful. Love out you used the negative space to create windows for the butterflies!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Negative die cutting, what a great idea!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

*Hugs* regarding the PC call. I love this card :) I'm glad you were able to use the card for other challenges. Your attitude is always so wonderful!

Cathy A said...

Virginia this is NO WAY a reject.....love this, good luck in the CASE study challenge.

Aimes said...

Oh I'm celebrating with ya on this beauty! Loving how bright and cheery this card is, combined with the fabby technique of negative die-cuts this card makes me swoon!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tammy said...

I love this card Virginia, i don't know why the company would want to reject it. It's sooo cool!

Tiffany said...

Love all the red, green, and brown colored patterns on this card! It really is quite striking, Virginia!

Lindsay said...

AWESOME awesome card Virginia!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Virginia - I'm now your newest blog follower and very pleased to have met you!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and I'll look forward to getting to know you better!

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! SUPER fab card--I LOVE those butterflies and that paper is LUSH! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Clare said...

LOVE it, Virginia! Such a cool idea! I wasn't sure about buying those dies at first (since I had the original antique engravings set), but wow! You've convinced me! :)

Michelle said...

This card is totally gorgeous! Congratulations on the Top 3 spot at CASE Study! :-)

Deirdre said...

Fun card Virginia - love how it turned out.

Christina said...

I was sure I'd commented on this beauty already, but I don't see it so I'll comment again to be sure you know how much I love it! So bold and fun--it really does send good thoughts right through my screen! So glad you joined us for the first time at CASE Study, my friend, and hope to see you back again soon!

Lyndal said...

Absolutely not a reject at all!!!! LOVE it & congrats :)

lostinpaper said...

Such an awesome card Virginia! Love the DP panel and those negative butterflies are perfect! Congrats on your win at CASE!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)