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Oct 11, 2011

Let's Get Negative

Before you groan and think I am going to rant and rave, let me tell you that today I am getting negative with Die-namics dies.  :)  You know... negative space... the result of the "die-cutting trash" rather than the intended die-cut.  There is more than one way to skin a cat ya know?  Today, the MFT Design Team is going to show you how to use the negative portion of your die-cuts, so sit back, relax, and get ready to learn the art of turning trash into treasure.  

I used Textile Rectangle Die-namics and stamp set for my card.  Instead of using the die to cut out the shape and then stamp on it, I cut the shape out of a rectangular panel of card stock and then used the die to create a frame.  

Then, I cut a white piece of "patterned paper" (it came from a patterned paper pack, but doesn't have a pattern printed on it, just some random ink stains LOL) slightly smaller than my turquoise card stock and stamped the corresponding houndstooth frame on it, and then the sentiment within that.  

Here, you can better view the "frame" with the stamped portion being below.

Here are some plain shots of my frame.

P.S. that ink is part of the "patterned paper", not an ink smudge.  Just so you know... LOL  The patterned paper is from Authentique's Free Bird line.

I also got negative with the Notebook Edge Die-namics die.  Don't see a notebook edge?  Meet the negative of the Notebook Edge Die-namics - The Pom Pom Ribbon "negative".

I illustrated here how it looks.  Isn't that CUTE???  LOVE that about this die.  Love this die anyway... but that makes it even BETTER!

Want to see what the rest of the team came up for this challenge?  Head over to Kim's blog for a full list. 

Thanks for visiting and I'll see you soon for Wednesday Stamp Club!  :)


  1. I love all your cards ...
    I am thinking of getting MFT stuff too..
    lovely work and you are one of the most creative people I have ever met...
    Every time I feel creatively challenged I visit your blog to gain some motivation and inspiration..

  2. love the frame you did on this Jody!

  3. Hi Jody,
    Another great card! I love the layering, or should I say underlayering? LOL

  4. great....there are those papers I've been them, Jody, love this card. so bright and cheery!

  5. Jody, this is gorgeous! Love the papers you used and the framed sentiment! I've used the negative notebook edge before but never framed an image or sentiment like this. Love the look! TFS!

  6. Gorgeous! The notebook edge is SUCH a must have for those two looks!

  7. Oh My Goodness - how great is this! Love the little pom-poms - would never have thought about that. This is just a wonderful card!

  8. I absolutely love the little pom-poms you made with the notebook die. Another die on my neverending MFT wish list!!! Your cards rock!!

  9. The frame is so pretty and I love the row of dots along the bottom from the notebook edge negative!

  10. Can I be you for a day? You are SO amazing Jody! The colors and layout are SPECTACULAR and I LOVE the negative space you used! The border is AH=mazing too!

  11. Love the card, and thank you for introducing me to the MFT Prima Donna Petals dies!

  12. Really pretty! Love those papers and how you used the negatives!


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