Jul 14, 2016

It's Positive to be Negative Sometimes

Hello, DRU fans!
Donna here with a little Dies R Us Inspiration!

The following Dies R Us Products are being used:
Dee's Distinctively IME-122 Flower Stems (card 1)
Dee's Distinctively IME-125 Flower 3 (card 1)
Spellbinders Rose Creations (leaf) (card 1)
Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities (card 1)
Spellbinders Butterflies Two (card 2)
Memory Box Pinpoint Scalloped Circles (card 2)
Spellbinders Circles Two (card 2)
Sue Wilson Pierced Square Noble Collection (card 2)
Die-Namites "Birdhouse Branch" DN-1144 (card 3)
Die-Versions "Happy Day" die
Today's project features both positive and negative use of dies.

The close up of the first card shows that even thin details of the die cut are clearly visible when using washi tape or designer paper remnants.
The corners of the front panel match to the valleys of the borders:

The background panel was cut with two border dies before the washi tape was applied:

The die cut panel was dry embossed after the flowers and leaves were cut out:

Some dies offer multiple design uses. The Sue Wilson Pierced Square Noble Collection has details on both sides of the cut line, so that the negative portion can be used as well as the positive portion:

Shown in this easel card:

Even the navy "broken" border has the tiny piercing.

Here is the same technique in a business size card:

Be sure to line up the die cut panel with your washi tape to create the look you best like:

For complete details about how these cards were assembled and other products used,
please visit my blog post here.

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  1. Three lovely and very different cards using a super technique! A great reminder of the options we have on using our dies. I love the washi tape background you have made too!

  2. These are so cool Donna! I love how the pattern shows through the negative space. What a great way to use all the parts of your die cuts!

  3. These are awesome Donna! What a great idea and wonderful inspiration to 'think outside the box' when it comes to our dies.

  4. Oh wow these are just too cool, such a fantastic idea and the papers are so pretty!! LOVE IT!!

  5. Clever use of your beautiful Washi Tape! Love the designs on each of your cards and I adore all of that awesome texture!!! These are just FANTASTIC! So many pretty dies! Well done, "OD" :)

  6. What a fantastic use of negative space and using your dies!! Love it.

  7. Love the use of the negative space, fab DT paper.


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