Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Negative Images Technique Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are  of us highlighting the Using Negative Images 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 Ann Marie's Blog, you are on the right track! 

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I was having fun with the new Artiste Cartridge and absolutely fell in love with the hot air balloon image. So, I decided to use the negative of my balloon as a frame to create this simple but fun card!

Here's how I made it:

1. Fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft Cardstock in half to create card base.

2. Use your Artiste Cartridge to cut White Daisy Cardstock (go here for Cricut Craft Room Cut file). Center on Kraft card front lightly tracing balloon with pencil.

3. Stamp 3/4" x 2 3/4" White Daisy Cardstock with the It's Your Day stamp set using Autumn Terracotta Ink. Stamp Sentiment in Black Ink. Cut edge to create banner.

4. Wrap Harvest Baker's Twine around 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" White Daisy Cardstock. Wrap each color several times and use all colors for added interest. Adhere to card front making sure it is centered and covers traced outline.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Kraft Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Cocoa Cardstock
Stamps: It's Your Day (CC1020)
Ink: Autumn Terracotta (Z2101), Black (Z2105)
Other: Cricut Artiste, 3D Foam Tape, Harvest Bakers Twine (Z1751), Scotch Tape, Micro-Tip Scissors

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Judy'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!

P.S. I'm giving away paper. Go HERE for more info.


  1. REALLY neat card- love your take on the technique and design.

  2. absolutely LOVE this card. so cute & unique. genius way to use the bakers twine, i never would have thought of it!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Pinned it and will be trying it later. Great card Michelle!

  4. Wow! Great use of the negative!

  5. LOVE this card!!!

    Thanks for sharing it and how you did it!