Good morning, Lily Bee Fans! Patricia here with you today to share one of my favorite uses of pattern paper. I do own a Cameo Silhouette, but this would work just fine with any type of die cutting machine and/or punches. So your challenge today is to use those negative cuttings on a layout or card. And if you've used them before, then try to think of a different way to use them as I did here on my layout.
Whenever I have used negative cuttings, I usually use the whole piece of pattern paper with the cut outs. But this time, I cut up the stars that I put on top of another piece of pattern paper and also pop dotted them. I also challenged myself to use my 1" circle punch to make the corners of my layout. I cut out just a half circle on all four corners before adhering to the white cardstock.
Since I used a busy background, I kept the pattern paper I used under the all of the stars the same. It helps the eye move around the layout as I also cut out the doily and used a star bit in the same pattern.
Lily Bee Products: Pattern Paper: Buttercup: Flower Pot, Puddles, Sunflower; Handmade: Pattern Block;
ABC Cardstock Stickers: Handmade; Cardstock Stickers: Buttercup; Bits: Buttercup; Stamps: Double Dutch;
Index Card: Handmade
The stars on the layout were cut with the Cameo, but I wanted to show you how you could do this with a 1" circle punch. I cut out a row of circles from the pattern paper, adhered with pop dots and used bits to fill in the circles. Very simple card to put together when you need a quick card.
Lily Bee Products: Handmade 6x6 Tiny Tablet; Cardstock Stickers: Handmade; Bits: Handmade
And now it's your turn! Create a layout or card of your own using the negative leftover cuttings from your die cutting machine and/or punches, and upload it to our Flickr gallery to be entered to win a fabulous prize package!
There are just a few rules to keep in mind:
1. Your layout must use at 70% Lily Bee products.
2. Post your layout to our Flickr Gallery here to be eligible for monthly Designer's Choice Challenge prize drawing!
3. Be sure to title your post "Lily Bee August Designers' Choice Challenge" along with the date of the challenge, August 28th, so we can find it easily.
4. Winners will be announced Friday September 7, 2012.
5. Deadline - August 31, 2012 - have fun!