Monday, August 19, 2013

The Positive and the Negative

Did that catch your attention!  Today I am sharing two cards.... using die cuts... the positive and the negative.

First up using the positive. 

Christmas Candle

The words are Memory Box dies.  They are a bit bigger than I was really looking for, but by adding them to a long thin card, I made the most of them. I used some American Crafts Foil card.  The dies are extremely fine and as hard as hell to get onto the card.  I used my mini Xyron to adhere them.  It was hard to ensure you don't stretch the letters.  Still with the help of my T-ruler I manage to get them reasonably straight.  I added the candle which I had coloured with Pearlescent paints and fussy cut.  This candle is a Kaisercraft stamp. I added strips of the foil card top and bottom of my panel.  

Now onto the negative.

A negative Christmas

I had kept the negative from cutting out my words and put the little bitty bits back and added them to some white card.  I trimmed them up to be the same size and added them to a white card base.  The Holly was stamped and coloured with Copics and fussy cuts.  This is another Kaisercraft mini stamp. I added Glossy Accents to the berries.  The foil is awesome to work with.  The pack I got is 12x12 ~ 30 sheets of red, green, silver and gold.  

These made a good start to my Christmas cards.  

I'm entering this into the CAS challenge at Whimsy Stamps 
and Christmas cards at Moxie Fab World

13 comments:

MaxineD said...

Well done on working with such fine dies Dawn and getting them to cur and give such fabulous results.
Blessings
Maxine

Maureen Morton said...

Yes, you got my attentions, Dawn! Wow - I struggle with straightness, but you have it mastered. These are adorable, but I'm just not ready to think of the holidays yet........still enjoying summer here.

Lisa said...

Don't you just love being able to use both the positive AND the negative pieces? Nothing goes to waste and they both are so pretty! You are making me feel like I need to get a jump on my xmas cards!! XX

Barb said...

Love that there are no throw-aways! Both cards are lovely, Dawn!

Brenda said...

Beautifully done Dawn! Christmas cards already, you are so good!

debby4000 said...

Oh they are both fabulous.
luv
Debby

Isha Gupta said...

GORGEOUS cards Dawn. I am still thinking on how you managed to adhere them.

Angela Palmer said...

Stunning cards. I love how you have used both the postive and negative of the dies. A great idea!

Arlene said...

Wonderful example of using positive and negatives. Wonderful Xmas cards - getting ready, I see.

sheila said...

This is so cool Dawn. I love the positive and negative effect of these cuts. I haven't any "word" dies yet and love the look so much! You did a great job with these two.

Greta said...

Oh these are both great! I know what you mean about narrow die cuts & trying to adhere them. Yours look perfect!

Cath said...

Hey Dawn! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the take on our challenge clean & simple! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!