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May28

Focus on the Negative?

Focus on the positive. That’s a wonderful perspective to maintain in our daily lives. But just for today, I’d like you to focus on the negative. Negative space, that is.

Leaving negative space on a project is a hot trend in the world of paper crafting right now. When you remove an image, you include the paper it was cut from. I know many of us have seen cards with text cut out and patterned paper peeking through from behind. That’s a perfect example of negative space.

I experimented with this technique today and I’d love to show you the results. 



I love how easy it is to use the Secret Garden Stamp Set and the Secret Garden Collection Framelits Dies to create a bouquet of flowers. But do you notice how placing the flower over the negative space adds an interesting detail to this card?  Utilizing negative space is an exciting new way to create with all of your Framelits Dies.

Can you imagine the possibilities?

Punches are also fun to use for this technique. The negative image of the “butterfly”  looks as if it’s soaring among the clouds. 


It took only a few minutes to create this card.

I know you’ll enjoy giving this technique a try! Let us know how it goes in the space below!

Cindy Beach
Artisan Design Team

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