Happy Holidays!  Our December kit has arrived!  Free shipping on domestic orders over $50!

Using Positive and Negative Die Cuts

by Ilina Crouse February 06, 2018 17 Comments

Hi everyone, Ilina here! Today I am sharing two cards using the new Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints stamp and the little bit older Paper Layering Hummingbird pair. When I started making my card I was going to have only one, but then they became two and nothing really went to waste. 

I started with stamping my the background using Intense Black Ink onto Black Layering Paper (4" x 5 1/2") and Floral Mix Layering Paper (one 4" x 5 1/4" and one 3 3/4" x 5") using the MISTI tool, which ensured that the images will be at the same place each time. Then I stamped over it using Versamark ink and embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. Tip: It is best to start with 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panels and then trim them.

I cut out two Paper Layering Hummingbirds from my black panel. Next I adhered the black negative space from the die cuts onto my Floral mix panel (light hue) that is 4" x 5 1/4", that was previously stamped and embossed. Because the MISTI was used the each time the card stock was positioned at the same spot, the layers should line up. (Tip: when you trim your panels, trim equally from each side). I added eyes with black and white pen. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Come Fly with Me set onto a Black Layering Paper strip and embossed with white embossing powder Added pearls from the Neutrals Mixed accents and assembled my card onto Floral mix folded note cards (the lightest hue).

For my second card, I used the die cut hummingbirds and adhered to the 3 3/4" x 5" floral panel, matching the embossed pattern on the birds with the ones on the background. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Black Layering Paper, and embossed in white. Added some black pearls from the Neutrals Mixed Accents and assembled my card. 

Using both the positive and negative spaces from the die cuts, ensured I was left with very little waste at the end, and one more card. So it was a win-win. 

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you are inspired to create something.





Ilina Crouse
Ilina Crouse

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

17 Responses

Jeanne H
Jeanne H

February 22, 2018

Wow, these cards are just wonderful. Love the pink and black and sparkles too. I also love your MISTI and recently showed it off to some friends what can be done with it. Thanks ever so much.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

February 08, 2018

These are really beautiful cards!

amy
amy

February 07, 2018

WOW! LOVE these!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

February 06, 2018

Ilina, your sparkling swirl of swallows is just stunning!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 06, 2018

Lovely cards :)

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

February 06, 2018

What gorgeous cards! I love the idea of using both positive and negative cuts from a die!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

February 06, 2018

What a fabulous and stunning creation!

Billie A
Billie A

February 06, 2018

Beautiful cards. Awesome images. Love the colors.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

February 06, 2018

Like how you used the positive & negative die cuts. I have used some pos & neg die cuts on some Valentines.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 06, 2018

Gorgeous cards! Great use of your dies.

Nina
Nina

February 06, 2018

Really love these cards!

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

February 06, 2018

Great cards. Love the idea of using the negative as well.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

February 06, 2018

Gorgeous idea and the colours are stunning together!

Lagene
Lagene

February 06, 2018

Cool cards, great idea to use the positive & negative die cuts!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 06, 2018

Stunning cards!! Thanks for the inspirations.
Bessie
Bessie

February 06, 2018

So very ingenious making 2 identical cards! Really beautiful. Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration. Can’r wait to get my order. I’m a bird lover!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

February 06, 2018

How beautiful Ilina, I can’t seem to get enouht of this kit and these amazing ideas. L♡VE IT!