Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Technique blog hop- Negative shapes

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 11 of us highlighting the “Negative space shapes” Technique as shown on page 92 in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Judy's Blog, you are on the right track!

For the base of this card I picked a card design from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. This base card has the negative space where the heart was.

To utilize the negative space I simply put smoothie cardstock behind it. Making the smoothie carstock a 1/2" smaller than the base of the card. Before glueing the smoothie cardstock I did all my stamping to it and made sure it lined up how I wanted.

To further utilize the negative space I used a negative shape for my stamped image.

Supply List:

Cricut cartridge, Close to my heart Art Philosophy- Z1686
mocha Opaques- Z1333
Slate bubbles (can be found in the Avonlea Cardmaking kit)
Grey Organdy Ribbon-( also in Avonlea Cardmaking kit)

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Cherri's  Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!