Sunday, January 20, 2013

SS: #138-Negative Space

We are BACK....
Yes, Sentimental Sundays is back from break and off to a fantastic start.
Wow...those few weeks went by so fast...I almost need just one more week to get caught up and really ready.  LOL...don't we always need a little more time these days?

Well I am excited about days challenge and sponsor. 
This week we are being sponsored by Chickydoddle.
Winnie, the owner has amazing goodies on her store.  If you are into washi tapes, twine, boxes...she's the gal to go see. I'm telling you, you won't be disappointed and she ships fast too!!  The design team is playing with some Washi Tapes Petite and I am HOOKED!!  This is my first experience with washi tapes and I love it!!  I LOVE now I understand the crave for these amazing tapes.  Winnie, will be giving a $50 goodie back to this weeks winner.  So if you get a chance, come on by and play along with us this week. 

But first, let me tell you this weeks challenge theme.


Now, this is not white and open space. This is the space that is left after you have removed your die cut from the paper. (You can also use your die cut machines.)  Here is what I created for you this week.

Those butterflies were cut out with my Cameo using THIS silhouette file. I only used one of the butterflies, but copied it 3 times and positioned them the way I wanted them.  I think it looks great.  I love the clean lines and the beautiful colors of the washi tape peeking through.

And because I couldn't help it, I had to make another card :)
I told you these tapes are fun...the possibilities are endless.
These are the same butterflies from above. For this card though, the washi tape is on top and the image was then cut out of it!!  Very cool huh.  I could have made another card, but I figured I would hold off on the butterflies for today!!  :) All the cardstock and sentiments used are from Papertrey Ink.

So there you have it folks.  I really hope that you will pay us a visit at Sentimental Sundays this week and take a jump into this weeks challenge.  Looking forward to seeing you soon. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS
Card Makin Mamas
Lil Red Wagon
Simon Says: Use Washi Tape

See you soon.


  1. Hi There,

    Both cards are fabulous!!! I having been on the fence about ordering a Cameo. But every time I see a cut from a Cameo, I want one even more. Stop enticing me...LOL! Its good to be back. Looking forward to a great a year with SS.

    Hugs, Tameko

    1. I LOVE my Cameo and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for one. It is a great machine too have and I love being able to see all my cuts in the gallery and the freedom to purchase only what I like/want. Look into getting the small one...and sometime they have sales 25% off..I'll keep my eyes peeled for you.

  2. Love what you did with the negative space. Those butterflies are amazing.

  3. Love this Calypso. Both are so beautiful. Love the cuts from your Silhouette, very cool!

    1. Thank you Kathy...I love playing with my Cameo and I think you will be seeing lots more creations this year.

  4. Great card! Love the idea of the repeated shape using negative space and different paper underneath!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at LRW!!

  5. Two fabulous cards Calypso - love the way you've used the "waste" from the first card......mind you nothing is ever really wasted in crafting eh? Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  6. Well I just love them both Calypso! Great use of the Washi Tapes.

  7. What a great use of washi tape! So fresh and pretty! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  8. calypso,
    These are just gorgeous! Thank you for the warm welcome to the team at Sentimental Sundays! I am thrilled to be a part of the team!

  9. beautiful card Calypso - love this theme.
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  10. Wonderful cards Calypso, I love them both!

  11. Such pretty colours and dp - makes me long for spring! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

  12. Awesome takes on the sketch! Love those fun papers and die cuts! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  13. Just beautiful! Love all the colourful butterflies. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

  14. Both cards are soooo beautiful!!!! The yellow embossed part adds this little something that makes it pop. Thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS!

  15. Congratulations, Calypso, for the shoutout from CAS(E) for your sweet well-done card!!