Thursday, November 19, 2015

Using Negative Space to Create an Interesting Card

I am always looking for interesting, easy guy cards to inspire me so when I saw this one HERE I was ecstatic!  I thought the unique cut out with the inlaid stars was brilliant.

As always, I made my card even simpler by using a Kraft designer paper from DCWV that already had a design printed on it.  The only stamping I had to do was the sentiment.  

I also only cut the two stars out instead of three like in the original card.

To make the card, just position your die wherever you want the shape cut out on the designer paper.  Run it through your die cutting machine.  Cut a smaller shape using a smaller die and a colorful paper.  Cut your designer paper 1/4 inch smaller than your card base.  Stamp a sentiment directly onto the designer paper.  Pop up both the designer paper and the in-laid shape on dimensional.

I could see using this same design concept with other shapes as well;  like balloons, hearts, etc.  Just change out the papers and the shapes and you have a completely different card!

A quick and easy card with a lot of visual interest!  I love it!

Have a great day!  Amy


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