Thursday, November 10, 2016

Negative Space

Hello Stampers ~ I have a new technique for you today called Negative Space.

Well I did manage to make a few cards yesterday.  I spent a lot of time looking for my framelits so I could not make the last card.  I will try and work on that today.

Today at Card a Day Challenge blog there is a technique challenge.

Thursday Technique Challenge:
Negative Space Coloring 

I was so excited when I saw this challenge.  I had actually tried this technique when I went out to visit Michaela in February and never did anything with the piece.  I began by stamping the lilies from Remarkable You using Basic Gray ink – I off stamped it so it would be lighter.  I then used 3 different shades of Copic markers – R20, R21, R22 – and following the technique in the video I colored around the lilies.  I set this aside to dry really well.  I then used my Misti to stamp the lilies again with Versamark ink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder.  I mounted this image onto a piece of Copper Foil paper that was 3 3/8” x 3 5/8”.  I mounted this onto a Whisper White card stock that was cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” using dimensionals.  I stamped my sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches onto a scrap of Whisper White using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I used the Decorative Label punch and punched it out using the double punch method (put the sentiment into the punch and have it close to the top; punch it; reinsert the sentiment into the punch and have the sentiment close to the bottom and punch again; this gives you a new shape similar to the punch).  I used a sponge dauber to sponged the edges of the shape to help it stand out on the card base. I cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon and attached it to the top of the card base using glue dots.  I mounted the sentiment on top of the ribbon using dimensionals.  Love the simplicity of the card but that is has a real wow factor!  Here is my creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to make my creation

Thanks for visiting me today.  Thursday is my day to go to the yarn shop so I will be there for part of the day.  Have a Great Day and give Negative Space a try as it is a lot of fun!


1 comment:

Sian said...

I love this card, and the technique is really effective. I think I will have to try it!