Monday, June 18, 2012

Negative die-cut

Here is Joy's gorgeous card for us this week at CASE Study:


I love everything about Joy's card, but the very first thing I noticed was her use of the negative image of her die-cut panel.  I thought I'd try to do the same.  Here's my CASE of her card:


supplies: Hero Arts green card base, white cardstock, BoBunny Flamingo Double Dot dp, Sizzix Sizzlits Branch with Leaves, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Basic Grey Sweet Threads brad, Hero Arts AR137 Script Messages, VersaFine onyx black ink, pink pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares

I trimmed a white cardstock panel slightly smaller than my card front, then die-cut the Branch with leaves twice from it. I stamped my sentiment as shown, then the negative die-cut panel was then popped above my green card, adding the flower and pearls to finish.  

27 comments:

Betty said...

wow Lin - just a gorgeous card - love it!!

Erum Tasneem said...

it's gorgeous Lin, I made something like this too minus the flower.

Jackie said...

That is a beautiful card, I love that flower. How did you get the leaf die to cut without leaving an impression? I have that same die and haven't been able to find the right "sandwich" for it yet. It either leaves an impression of the edges of the die or doesn't cut all the way through.

Barb said...

Another beauty using pink and green! Oh, do I ever love this one too, Lin! Brilliant use of the branch and leaves die-cut - so gorgeous with that fabulous flower!

Clare said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL Lin!! I LOVE the negative die cut, and that beautiful flower! Sitting here feeling very inspired!

Annette Allen said...

love how you used the negative die cut...looks awesome...love your card..

Kara Lynne said...

I love the effect of the negative die cut, and that flower is beautiful!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love this Lin! I will have to check out that die. Love your dotted paper and those sweet little pearls!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous, indeed! Love how the negative leaves look with that beautiful flower.

Lisa Elton said...

LOVE the look of your negative die cut leaves Lin and this bloom is just gorgeous! Wonderful card!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card and love the negative of the leaves! Such a pretty rose - love that color!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning!! Love the negative die cut! you have used it so beautifully! And CONGRATS on making to the Paper Crafts Designer blog roll! So happy to see your name added to the new list! YAY!

Rockwell Designs said...

Oh WOW this is simply STUNNING Lin! I adore negative die cuts and this is so pretty!!! The pink pearls are wonderful too.

Nancy K said...

Sheer brilliance my dear, Lin! You make gorgeous design look so effortless. I saw that you were added to the Papercrafts Blog Roll, kudos!

Sue McRae said...

Love the negative leaf die cuts and the big beautiful bloom!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love it =)

Maureen said...

what stunning negative image leaves! LOVE! And love the perfect placement of bling :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

Dawn T said...

Great use of negative space with your die Lin. It really looks stunning with that amazing flower.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous Lin....

Newbie said...

Absolutely STUNNING! LOVE every aspect of this card! Beautiful flower and color!!! Great job using the negative!

Elizabeth Allan said...

The negative die cut really adds a special touch!

Robin K. said...

Just had to pick my jaw up from the floor Lin!!! This is STUNNING!!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Striking, Lin! Wow - this is one of your finest - better than Mother Nature, really!

MarcyK924 said...

BEAUTIFUL, Lin! You are on fire, my friend! Congrats ALL the way around! It is YOUR time!! Thanks for all your inspiration! XOXO

Lucille K said...

Such a beautiful card Lin. I just love that pretty flower :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat idea! I like this very much, Lin. :D

Dianaooo said...

Love this technique; will be CASEing it for my next local class. In the meantime, check out all the comments on https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPBOOKEXPO