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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Positive & Negative Cards

I have been having fun with the technique of gluing strips of patterned papers, die cutting them and using both the negative and positive die cuts (see a previous post). I have made over a dozen cards with this technique as I try to use up my stash. I have a few to share with you today.

I wanted to use up my Echo Park papers, so I cut 6" long strips and glued them to a 6"x6" cardstock. I then cut them to 3"x6" panels and die cut the top portion. The first two cards were die cut using my Spellbinders' Home Sweet Home dies.
EP-Home
For this card, I mounted the whole panel with foam dots.
EP-Home1
I used the letter stickers that came with the EP paper kits for the sentiment on this one.
EP-Home2
Here are two more cards, which are 3"x6". I found a huge lot of coin envelopes, that are perfect for this size, on ebay a while ago at a good price. This size is good for inserting cash gifts.
EP-Flowers
This card uses the Spellbinders Layered Flowers dies that I also designed.
EP-Flowers1
This one is another one of my die designs, Aster Flower dies. I love how with simple cuts, you can create dimensional flowers!
EP-Flowers2
I'm entering this to the Moxie Fab Paper Scraps Challenge.
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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Cards!I need to do this, use the negative part of the dies. Thanks for sharing

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  2. love these to pieces Nina....sooooooo pretty and happy!

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  3. Awesome use of the negative parts of the dies- I need to remember to do that.

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  4. What fun, Nina! Thanks for the inspiration - you are amazing :)

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  5. beautiful cards! I pinned your flower cards on pinterest

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  6. Such pretty cards Nina. Love how you used the negative images. Especially loving the house shape.

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  7. Beautiful cards. Love that look. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  8. Your cards are adorable...I love the idea of using up my stash and the use of the negative space on the card front is very creative and one I wouldn't have thought of! Thanks for sharing!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  9. How inspiring are these acrds - I am going to be using my leftover DP in a new way - thank you for the inspiration Nina - love it! The Negative Dies are always a favourite of mine - I just need to get them onto cards now and out of the scrap pile! Love the Dies you have designed - gorgeous!! Always something wonderful form you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  10. Way to go Nina - I always hang onto my off cuts, so one day your inspiration will have results in my craft room.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Wonderful cards, love this technique!

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  12. I am going to have to get my spellbinders out after seeing these beautiful cards. Love the ideas.

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  13. Hey Nina! Thanks again for linking up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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