Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wednesday Trends - Negatives

Hello Crafters - Theresa here!!

I am so excited to be the host this week. I am even more excited that I get to continue to be a Trendsetter. I love this company, the stamps, and Jessica. I can't say enough about TSG.

As I thought about the trend I wanted to highlight this week I thought about a challenge that Torico gave a few weeks back on using negatives. Well it got me to thinking about how crafters add shading to their cards, add backgrounds, or clouds. I was working with my Cricut machine and saw some of the negatives that were left and thought what a great mask or stencil to create a background.

Well here is what I came up with...

Supplies that could be used: Cricut, Spellbinders, Dies, ink, sponge, dauber, cardstock, and TSG stamps.

I used my Cricut and the cartridge Art Philosophy. I cut out the image I wanted to use (actually I think this is the positive, but the negative is so much more prettier).

Next lay the cardstock down and your mask over the cardstock and daub with color. I went daubed lightly because I didn't want the design to over power my image. 

Then use the gorgeous design to decorate your card. 

I hope that you'll give this a try. It's very easy and delivers a beautiful impact on your cards. I can't wait to hear what you think. 

Come back tomorrow and see if you're in the "Spotlight." 


  1. Wow, that is really nice! I like how soft it is. Just adds the lightest background. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is a nice technique!! I will definitely have to try this one out!! Beautiful card!

  3. Great technique. I have that Art Philosophy cartridge and there are several designs to try... thanks for the inspiration. Is that music patterned paper, or a leaf from an old book, on your card?

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the technique you showed using the mask for the background, it makes for a great subtle look. Thanks for sharing.

  5. That is really cool. I would have never thought to use a Cricut cut as a negative. I don't have that cartridge, but I'm sure I can find something similar to use!

  6. Oh wow! This came out amazing, Theresa!! LOVE it! Now to find some negatives.... :)


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