Friday, March 8, 2013

Just Us Girls #179 - Technique Challenge

JUGS179, Verve photo JUGS179picA.jpg

Vicki has brought this week's technique challenge and it is a fun one.  You just need to use a negative die cut on your card - easy peasy and loads of fun :)

This week's CASE(E) this sketch was perfect for today's challenge and as luck would have it my new W9 Plus dies arrive today in the mail so I got to use them!

I also just "had" to use Verve's new Banner Trim Trio die again as I just love them!!  The hearts border is my favorite and fit perfectly with the card's love theme.  I also used one of the Wavy Hearts die and the cute falling heart from Stronger Love.  Happy accident: the heart left two holes where the alignment tools are on the die so I filled them in using bling :)

I apologize profusely for the poor picture - argh!!  I have a hard time taking pictures of white cards at the best of times and today's sunny day has wrecked havoc on my lighting!  Will edit the photo as soon as I get a chance.   CAS gals out there - if you have any photography tips for white cards, please let me know!

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.  

Have a fabulous weekend, and I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card!
 



What's In It? 
Stamps: Stronger Love (Verve)
Paper: Pink Dots (Making Memories), Going Grey
Ink: Going Grey (Stampin' Up)
 
Accessories:  Seasonal Sentiments Dies (WPlus 9), Wavy Hearts (A Cut Above by Verve), Bling, Dimensionals
    


21 comments:

Sue said...

so beautifully done Marisa, so elegant! awesome job on the challenges! :)

Maureen said...

what a fun new die! Always good for any time of the year :) I use my light tent only with a cream muslin background.

Viv said...

EEEK! How GORGEOUS is THIS!! Wow Marisa, you've really shone your light with this challenge. (I love it in case you hadn't guessed)! lol
xxx

Lynn said...

Oh I always have to use Picasa to change the white balance on my cards! I love the soft pink and gray with the white Marisa...perfectly CAS.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is FANTASTIC! I love the use of the negative!!! Sweet!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to use the negative! Looks good with the pink against the white.

Chris D. said...

What a pretty card Marisa!

Lisa Kind said...

Love, love, love this! Great happy accident too! :-)

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful CAS card...love the splash of pink against the all-white background!

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful! Love all the hearts and the soft pink! TFS.

Ravengirl said...

Lovely Marisa! I soooo want to use that sketch!

Kim S said...

Such soft and sweet colors! I so love the little "flying" heart in the die cut heart! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Jen said...

So pretty! And I love that you used the rhinestones to fill those "accidental" holes!

And as for photographing white cards - they are the worst! It probably depends on what photo editing software you use, but I always adjust the lighting and color curve (in Photoshop Elements). It definitely helps, but I wish I knew the magic way to make the cards look as good as they do in person!

Benzi said...

Such a sweet 'love' card, Marisa. The pink and the hearts say it all.
Use my light tent for the white cards with a darker bg and lots of light on the card.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love all the hearts- this is really sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Katina said...

Beautifully done Marisa! This is such a gorgeous CAS card. I think your photo looks great!
xx

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love how you used the Love die! Lovely card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Super cute and wonderful. I just love the pink. So pretty.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bonnie said...

Sweet love! The polka dot paper is so sweet! Love the rhinestones!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Love this card.......the hearts and pink.......beautiful! I love how you filled the alignment holes with the bling. I had the same thing on my DH's valentine card but just left them because they seemed to suit the card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I like the heart on this and the colors... Very pretty.