Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Make A Negative A Positive!

Happy Wednesday!

Donna Phelan here hosting this week's Challenge.  Hope you find the time to play along!

Challenge...Make A Negative A Positive!

The challenge this week...is to use dies and add the negative AND the positive cuts to your cards. 

This Weeks Sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps


All the stamps and Fri-Dies are designed by Michele , and are based on her love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in CAS-ual. However, they will delight any stamper's style! Whether you are a CAS enthusiast or a lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them. 

The stamps are made in the USA of the finest clear photopolymer, and the coordinating line of wafer thin dies are also made in the USA.

2 Prizes

2 - $15 Gift Certificate each to the STORE

My 1st Card 

I used the wonderful Girlfriend stamp set and the Friend die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I first stamped lots of colorful flowers all over the bottom portion of my card.  Inks in; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.  Then I die cut friend out in 2 spots, top and bottom.  I added the colorful friend to the top portion offsetting the word so it pops a bit more when backed with Black card stock.  Added 2 of the sentiments from the Girlfriend set stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Tied on some Black and White Gingham ribbon and 2 adhesive Rhinestones for accents. 

My 2nd Card
This card also uses the Girlfriend  stamp set and the Friendly Flowers die set.  I die cut the largest flower out of my tag and then using the smaller 2 piece flower I inlaid them, filling the negative space with my positive die cuts.  Added a bit of ribbon and small stamped colored flower for accents.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink on hand cut flag banner.

Friendly Flowers
  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
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  • You must follow the challenge theme
  • Include a link back to this challenge page
  • You may enter our challenge 3 times, (unique entries not variations of same card)
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST 
  • Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
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  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.
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  1. Thanks for wonderful examples of this challenge. Make a negative a positive, lots of fun here.

  2. Such lovely and fun cards - and a fun challenge!

  3. Brilliant challenge! No more waste with positive and negative diecuts :D

  4. Awesome challenge, and beautiful cards to use as examples. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

  5. This will be a new challenge for me! I have not done this type of creation = looking forward to trying it out lovely DT creations showing us the work! Have a blessed week!

  6. I will have to check out my negatives that I have and see if I can work up a card design. Looks like fun, but if I do enter it may only be one as I am really busy towards the weekend.

  7. Thank you for this great theme. I've so enjoyed seeing the DT projects & entries. So much fun! Best, CG

  8. So many lovely cards from a talented bunch of people. Wow!