This week's challenge, FTTC245, is to create a card or project using the negative space of a die cut shape.
There are a lot of different directions that you could go with this challenge. I created this card for a very special person that is facing some difficult challenges in her life right now.
I started out by stamping images from the beautiful stamp set 'Bees & Blooms' onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the flowers and bees with Copic markers and then filled in the white space around them with copic B95.
You are probably wondering why I stamped and coloured such a large piece of cardstock considering how much of it I finally ended up using. My original idea was to use this piece as my top layer and use a white negative space for my sentiment. Well, as often happens when I am creating, my card started out as a germ of an idea and ended up in a different direction from where I started out. The bonus, I had plenty of the coloured image left to add a piece to the inside of my card and I still have a strip left that will be perfect to create another quick card in the future.
For my negative space, I laid a square die onto the left side of my card front and with a pencil lightly marked where I wanted my open spaces to be. I made the cuts using the pencil marks as my guide and then gently erased the marks when I was done. I then added the sentiment, sparkles and wrapped the cord and heart charm just above it.
I cut a strip from my coloured piece to fit behind the open space and added some black seed beads to the flower centers before adhering it to my card base and then popping the card front over top with 3D foam.
Be sure to check out what the Design Team has come up with for this week's challenge and leave them some blog love while you are there:
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Connie MacFarlane (Guest Designer) - you are here