You know, the part that's left over after you cut out your die? That's the negative die cut. My challenge for you is to put some energy into the negative and create something positive! :)
For my negative energy, I started with a cardbase of Patch, from the Pistachio Color Made Easy Paper Collection. Then, using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, I die cut the center out of an elegant Spellbinders die cut and used the negative as a frame. That beautifully detailed tree is from Flourishes' Trimmed With Love stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored it with Copics, added Stickles for sparkle, airbrushed Copic B000 around it, then set it in its frame. So easy!
A little tip for coloring shadows: make blue violets your new best friend! The Copic Sketch Hyacinth Collection is my go-to collection for creating shadows. Once I had colored my darkest shades of red, brown, and green on the ornaments and tree, I finished them off with touches from the Hyacinth collection of blue violets. The result is subtle, but it definitely makes a difference in your finished image. I couldn't get it to show up in a photo, but when you pivot this card slightly, it looks like the ornaments and ribbon are raised--as though you could run your finger over them and feel bumps. I absolutely know it is a flat image, but I still keep checking to see for sure. ;~)
I made use of the die cut from the front by using it for my sentiment panel on the inside of the card, which is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, while still in the die. The corner designs are Spellbinders die cuts, too.
Couldn't get much easier! So...are you ready to work out some negative energy? Let's see whatcha got! :)
Before you get too far, be sure to visit the rest of the DT's blogs, as well as our November Guest Designer, Connie MacFarlane, and leave them a little blog love. In return, they will amaze you with their beautiful work.
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea...that's me!
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Connie MacFarlane, our November Guest Designer
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge: November-Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #32: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #44: Anything Goes/No Optional Twist
CAS-ual Fridays CFC#119: Embossing