Thursday, May 2, 2013


This week, the Art Impressions Blog has a challenge to turn
 your negative pieces from punches or die-cuts into  positive artwork!
This is the card I'm submitting:
I began by cutting out the words HAPPY RETIREMENT with my Silhouette.
this is a picture of my computer screen:
Once it was cut out I threw away the letters and was left with the negative space.
I used this piece of cardstock as my card front panel.
After stamping the Ai guy, I colored him with copics and
did some extra shading with prismacolor pencils.
Then I popped the panel up over some really cute brown gingham plaid paper.
Maybe you can see the dimension a little better here:
The negative spaces from the cut out letters bothered me without the centers in the A,P's and R's,
so I rescued them from the trash and stuck them to the gingham paper under the letters.
Had fun today, hope you did too!
till next time,


  1. Doni, this is totally awesome, so so cute! Love how you create the sentiment, genius! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions' challenge! :D

  2. Cute card, you did a great job on the challenge!!

  3. Doni I really love how you created your sentiment , just perfect , thx for joining us at Art Impressions for our challenge , awesome card !!