Sunday 23 June 2013

Ac-cen-tu-ate the Negative...Dynamically!

"What the ????," I hear you all saying.
That is my attempt at combining two challenges into one title.

and the color combination at Dynamic Duos challenge #58:

I wanted to try using this fabulous die from Paper Smooches (Get Well Phrase) as a negative space. I taped the die to two layers of paper, in order to cut them at one time; when I glanced at it, the washi tape at each end of the die reminded me of I went with that idea.  Here's the result:

The two colours are CTMH's BARN RED and SUNSET. I stamped a pill image in Sunset ink all over the lower section, and mounted the two coloured panels with foam tape, to get the requisite shadowing for the negative space.  The two band-aids are another stamp from the First Aid Kit (Paper Smooches).

And a little message in the same two colours of ink on the inside.

Not a bad way to spend a rainy weekend!  Hope we get sunshine for the holiday next week.

Happy crafting,


  1. Great card!! Very fun & clever!!! The 'negative' use of the 'get well' die is genius and it really works well.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos this week :)

  2. What a fun card! I love how you've used the die cut, and the band-aids! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. This is absolutely fantastic, Caroline! The colours work for the new Sparks challenge, too!

  4. Love your delightfully fun card and your clever way of explaining it! Don't you just love when you can work one card into 2 or more challenges?

    :) Marie

  5. Now how cute is this? Love what you've done!

  6. What a clever card, Caroline - totally love those colours together too!

  7. Very cool card! I love how you used the die :) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week

  8. Great job - love the split of colours and diecutting between them! Cool idea with lots of potential... my mind is reeling :-)

    xox, Muggie

  9. This is fabulous girl! I LOVE the negative diecut sentiment...and held together with those sweet bandaids!

    I wanted to share that I have my Paper Smooches stamp on sale at my blog. Just want to let you know in case there's a set you'd like for a little bit less :)

  10. FAB negative die cut & love the band-aids!!


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