Today´s card is a simple die cut affair that didn't start out that way! This card was originally the base for the topper on the card in this post I just couldn´t get it to work it looked so unbalanced (those of you I´ve spoken to about my creative ethos know I have a real thing for balance, probably my art school training) Rather than just throw it away I cut out the topper and remade the card as shown in the linked post above.
That left me with the question what to do with the bit left over. I decided to play with the Spellbinders Radiant rectangles die and started cutting various options in the same brown shade along with black. I often cut new dies in black or white as, for some reason, it gives me a feel for the shape. I started layering these up until I found a nice, balanced, design and simply added the stamped sentiment which says " Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep" a really apt statement for this one I feel! I think the stamp is from Creative Expression (I love their stamps and have far too many waiting for a premiere)
The background is cut with the Spellbinders Gold Elements one Die and criss crossed over the same colour base. Enjoy...