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Technique Spotlight: Using Negative & Positive Die-Cut Images

Long title for a blog post, but honestly, I wanted it to be super descriptive. So there you have it.


I remember all those years ago when die cutting and a machine with which to do it, was introduced to Stampin' Up!® and its demonstrators. The crowd went wild! We started with steel wool dies and loved everything we could do with them. Gradually we went away from those to where we now are, the super thin dies. Some are wide open and cut out stamps from a stamp set. Others are super detailed and add loads of beauty to a project. The dies I used for today's card does both.



Here is the gorgeous card I designed, which uses the gorgeous floral die on the left above.



There is so much detail in the die, that I thought it needed to be showcased. I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4". I then cut a piece of our Adhesive Sheets the same size and put it on the back of the white piece. I cut two of the floral dies out of the cardstock, not even making sure the entire die fit.



I cleaned out the center pieces of the flowers and leaves to really showcase how pretty they are. These are the positive images of the die.


The part of the white cardstock that is left is called the die's negative. I embossed that with the Gingham Embossing Folder before adhere it onto a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. The light of this photo washes out the Gingham embossing, but it's still so pretty!



I then put the positive images back into place, which automatically colored the flowers in nicely.



Keep in mind the flowers have adhesive sheets on the back, so adhere it was easy!


I layered this piece onto a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock that measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", then onto a 4 1/4" x 11" (folded in half) Thick Basic White cardstock base. I used the Tailor Made Tags Dies for my embossed sentiment and dressed it up all pretty.



I did shorten the tag...watch my video tutorial to find out how!




For a list of products I used - and links to my online store, scroll to the bottom of this post.


Happy Technique Tuesday!

Amy





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Enjoy how it goes together so quickly but looks as if you spend hours on it! ❤️

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Beautiful card! Stamps & dies!

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