27 January 2015

Birthday at Casology

Hi there!

So glad to be joining the Casology team as guest designer this week!

The cue word being :






I just LOVE this gift cutting file from the Silhouette online store.

I used the negative space of the cut for the 'box' part  , and added the swirly bow , colored with gold paint marker. A gem as accent and my favorite polka dots as 'wrapping' paper.

Negative space and dimension really are two powerful tools to add impact to a design!

Thanks Melissa and the Casology team for having me... I always have so much fun here!

Thank YOU for visiting me today!



32 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

I really love your use of negative space and how you extended the polka dot paper so that it just peeks out from either side. The gold bow and bit of bling make this card even more fun. I love your sense of style, Hannelie. Wish you could come redecorate my entire house for me! he he

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous card Hannelie, love the black, white and gold combo. So great having you as GD this week at CASology

Judy1223 said...

Hannelie, it's always fun to see your creative mind at work! I love the use of negative space and the fun dotty present! So great to have you guest designing with us this week at CASology!

Desire Fourie said...

So kreatief weereens en baie chic met die goud en swart.
Mooi bly Desíre {Doing Life}

Joyce said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the gold with white and black, and your negative space is so eye catching. I like how your polka dots extend all the way out to the sides. Thanks so very much for being our guest designer this week.

kreativekymona said...

Hey Hannelie!! Your card is simply beautiful!! I love how you used your die cut negative space on your card. Brilliant idea!! That gold die cut for the box ribbon is a great touch! Nicely done.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun design, Hannelie! I love the polka dots and your gold ribbon/bow is gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

stunning card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So great to have you as GD this week! Love the use of the negative space on this!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cool - love they way you used the negative space with PP.

Kara Lynne said...

I love that you colored the bow with a gold pen; I really need to remember that I can use marker on white rather than colored paper. Great design with the polka dots behind the opening.

Shelly said...

Such a fun card, Hannelie! Congrats, on guesting! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Your designs are always so gorgeous and classy, CONGRATS on the Cas-ual fridays, that was so WELL DESERVED, my mind was reeling when I saw that lovely creation!!!!!

So happy to have you as our special guest designer!!!!

Betty Wright said...

Love how you created the gift package with the die cut and bow! Cool design! Fabulous Birthday card!

Happy Dance said...

Love this card! The black and white and then the gold - perfection!! Might have to make a run for one of those gold pens. This is so sweet! And congrats on the GD gig at CASology. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Hannelie that present is fantastic with the gold bow on the black backdrop. So happy to have you joining us as our Guest Designer this week!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Just love your techniques here! So awesome to have you GDing with us at CASology! So grateful for your inspiration! Xx

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet birthday gift...like a classy little party on a card, I love it.

Bellule said...

Merveilleuse carte avec cet effet négatif vraiment superbe !!

Biz'

Marjan Küppers said...

Gefeliciteerd met je GD schap! Dit is een prachtige kaart, met een mooi en chique effect.

Deepti said...

Awesome design!!

Geri said...

Another fabulous creation! You totally rocked the gallery at CASology with this pretty! Love the polka dots (who me?), especially showcased in the negative space! You're just so dang clever girl!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

FAB-U-LOUS Hannelie ... you are so rocking all these challenges. Love everything about this chic and sophisticated card. Great to see you as GDT at CASology. x

Gerrina said...

Helemaal leuk dat je GDT bij hen bent! En met weer een mooie kaart! Mooi strak deze kadootjeskaart! Groetjes, Gerrina

aileen (mum) said...

You are just flying along these days. Another beautiful eye catching card. So love visiting.

Bobby said...

Such an eye-catching design, Hannelie.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this colour combo and your polka dots! That gold bow really is super the way you have used it creating that extra dimension. Such a clean and elegant design. Beautiful.

Petra Swart said...

Sjoe, ek hou verskriklik baie van wat jy hier gedoen het, vrou!! So slim!! Die wit en swart met die goud is lieflik en die swart dotjies is so oulik!! Ek is mal oor die baie swart en die sentiment lyk pragtig!!! Die enkele rhinestone is perfek!!! Baie treffend, vrou!!!!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Hannelie ... and on such a wonderful card! Gorgeous colour combo and I love your use of negative space ... crisp and stylish and delicious! Anita :)

Karen Murray said...

I love this wonderful card. Your style is amazing, very talented lady x

Kim S said...

The cutting file is great but you make it extra special with gold and black!

Karin said...

Hi Hannelie I love this Card, I was wondering what the cutting file was called