Hello there lovelies! It is again time for another Die Cut Design Team challenge over at the Elizabeth Craft Desings blog!! This month´s theme given for us to tackle was: „Being Negative“.
Let me explain: it´s not about us being all negative obviously – but using the negative pieces when die cutting! Every time when we die cut with a die, we get both a positive (the actual die cut die piece) and a negative piece (the leftover part). Many of these negative pieces are very much usable on their own and make interesting cards. This technique is called Negative Die Cutting. I´ve done this quite often actually. I love using both pieces, so not much goes to waste. This time, however, I only used the negative pieces 🙂 – and of course saved the positives ones, but those will be used on other projects later on :). So here are my cards:
First cut butterflies from white cardstock with the Small Butterfly die cut die. Save the positive pieces for another project and use the negative strip. I also cut some alphas for another project while I was at it.
Take the negative piece and place it into a misting box (to protect your work area) and spray with Tattered Angels Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
Mark the areas on the card base where the open butterfly areas are and adhere pink/red washi tapes onto the background. Adhere the misted piece on top.
Stamp a „xoxo“ sentiment with black stamp ink onto the left side for additional decoration and add dark rhinestones onto the butterflies for detail.
This card is very similar in technique, I just replaced the washi tape with a gelli plate acrylic paint piece. This is a leftover piece from gelli printing onto which I´ve added layers and layers of paint and saved for a later project.
So you just again die cut die Lovebirds piece from a white cardstock, save for a later project and take the negative piece, adhere that onto the card base and then adhere the negative die cut piece on top. For decoration add faux stitching along the edges of the card and stamp a sentiment with black stamp ink. That´s it.
Again this card was created using the exact same idea. I just this time added a patterned paper onto the background. Some dark rhinestones, faux stitching and a stamped sentiment for decoration.
For this card I´ve combined similar ideas again, except the negative Hello sentiment is made out of Silk Microfine Glitter. I´ve first die cut the piece and added a layer of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the back. Then I added a layer of Speckled Indigo Silk Microfine Glitter to fill the negative areas. Then I added die cut Corners and a stamped sentiment.
The background paper is from the Through the Lens, Stone paper pack. If you are looking for some more ideas on how to use the negative pieces, here, here, here, here , here and here is another tutorial to take a look at. And now hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what my design team colleagues created!
Like every month, there are also prizes to be won. For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Background Die Prize pack which includes: heart background; circles background; chevron background and diamond background to 3 winners.
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell „What are some project ideas you would use scrap pieces for when crafting?”
3 lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
A Way With Words, Hello
Silk Microfine Glitter, Speckled Indigo
Soft Finish Cardstock, White
Through the Lens, Wood, Stone
Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps
General Sentiments Clear Stamps
Clear Double Sided Adhesive