Welcome to our May Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This time round we have a technique to share with you that uses dies in a different way.
Our Challenge this month is ….. “Being Negative” – Normally when we use dies to cut we get a positive piece (the actual die cut) and a negative piece (the leftover piece or pieces that we often throw away). In many cases the negative pieces can also make interesting card components, and it is these pieces that are the focus of the Challenge cards. The Design Team can also incorporate the positive die cut piece if they wish.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a Background Die Prize Pack that includes the Heart Background, Circles, Background, Chevron Background and Diamond Background to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some project ideas where you could use die cut scrap pieces when crafting?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
Frances Byrne created two cards for today’s challenge using both the Negative Die Cutting and Split Negative Techniques using White and Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. For her card Frances used the Stitched Hearts, Scalloped Hearts, Stitched Squares, Lovebirds and Love Sentiments from Els van de Burgt Studio. Frances also used the fine script word ‘love’ from the A Way with Words – Baby Love die set at the top left of the hearts.
Selma Stevenson used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners for her negative die cut piece. The Joset Designs Bee Sentiment stamped on the inside of the card can be seen through the opening on the front of the card. Selma also incorporate the ModaScrap Gatefold Roses on the top portion of her card and added a Joset Designs Bee and Els van de Burgt Studios Bunch of Flowers 4 to this panel. She chose the Lines Peel-Off Stickers to border the fishtail openings and accent the bottom of her card. Selma used White, Rich Black and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.
Birgit Norton used the ModaScrap Leafy Branch 5 for the negative die cut piece to create a shaker card. She decorated her card using the Dotted Scallop Ovals and Rose from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the sentiment Birgit chose the General Sentiment Clear Stamps from Joset Designs, layered onto a banner cut with a die from ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners. She used Soft Finish Cardstock in Celadon Green, True Green and Perfect Pink.
Sandy Diller created a Thanks card using the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff for her negative die cut piece. She also chose the Stitched Rectangles and Thanks die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio.
Sanna Lippert had so much fun with this challenge she created a number of cards using the technique. Two are above. For the ‘Hello’ card Sanna used the A Way with Words – Hello sentiment for her negative piece, adding Speckled Indigo Silk Microfine Glitter to add sparkle. She also used the Corners 1 from Els van de Burgt Studio to as a finishing touch.
For the ‘thinking of you’ card Sanna used the Peacock Feather from Joset Designs and a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps set, also from Joset Designs. You can see more of Sanna’s challenge cards on her blog.
Anita Kejriwal used both the positive and negative pieces for her card, made with the ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 set. She die cut White Soft Finish Cardstock and then colored the positive pieces and the background that shows through the openings using Distress Inks. Anita used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and a sentiment from the Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps set.
Katelyn Grosart also used both the positive and negative die pieces for her card. She chose the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies die. Katelyn used White Soft Finish Cardstock, and added Prills to the center of her poppy. For the sentiment she picked the Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps set atop a pink banner cut with one of the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.
Our final card for today is from Melanie Smith who has used the accessory dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Ovals die set for the negative die cut element of her card. Melanie has embellished her card by using Silver Lines Peel-Off Stickers around the edge of her card and Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers on the negative die cut elements of her card. Melanie has also created a pocket for her card using the ModaScrap Lace Pocket die set..
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wondering creations our Die Cut Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to incorporate those “negative” pieces from your die cuts when creating your cards. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, May 5th.
Happy Die Cutting!