Sunday, June 10, 2018

spellbinders heart like a wildflower - positive negative

I was lucky to get the Spellbinders Heart like a Wildflower etched die from the Stephanie Low collection to play with and today I have two more card ideas for you that showcase the fun you can have with die cut positives and negatives. Seems like so often I find myself more inspired by the negatives!

Here is the die. For today's cards I used only the die on the bottom left! 

In this post I mentioned that when test driving the intricate dies, the first thing I noticed was the cool negative space they make. (Those two dies on the top are to create "shadows" for the intricate dies and though I will have examples of that too, I'm still just playing with the positive and negatives of the intricate leaf and wildflower branches.) So I cut the leaf branch from a black rectangle.

Because I needed another sympathy card, I used the same design idea and made this with the positive die cut.

Kartenkunst Trauer stamp
Distress Oxides

Then I die cut a few more and used the negatives...

I added a tropical PP to my cardbase and foam mounted the negatives. I added a heat embossed sentiment on a strip of washi and voila! I love the mix of B/W graphic with the natural elements, don't you?

Thank you to Team Spellbinders for this lovely die to create with. I'm joining in at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anniversary/Wedding
Daring Cardmakers - Tropical
Crafty Hazelnut's PP Challenge - June
Happy Little Stampers - June AG with Dies
Crafter's Cafe - Tic Tac Toe (I've used white, PP and embossing)
2 Sisters on the blog - #16


Ashwini Rao said...

Oooh!! These are nice!! Particularly loved the second card - the die cuts are looking awesome with the pretty background!

Dawn said...

I love how you have used the negative space on your tropical themed card. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Anita in France said...

Graphic with tropical ... cool and hot at the same time, Maria ... and I love the single positive cut with the watercolour background! Hugs, Anita :)

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Maria! I love how you've used the die cut negatives.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Angelnorth said...

Great use the the bold negative cuts over the busy tropical foliage and the CAS look of the first card is lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

cass said...

Wonderful use of negatives. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "TTT" challenge.

Amy Seigler said...

Love both of your cards! I really love the unusual look of the foliage with the negative. It's so neat looking! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely project. Thank you very much for entering the challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.

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