Wednesday, 31 March 2010

You've got to accentuate the positive..

But don't forget the negative! Hi everyone..In our lessons this week we have been getting the most out of our product by using both the positive and negative created when using Nestabilities.Quite often when using these shapes we tend to throw away all the excess,but here we have made another card using the waste.I started off with Six 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" pieces of White card stockand coloured Three of them with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.I embossed all Six pieces of card through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, (I know it's difficult to see it in the photo).I then went over the coloured images with the Black Ink to really pick up the detail of the Embossing, alot clearer eh!I used the Labels Eight Nestabilitie Set to cut out my shapes. Starting with the largest die.Next, use your previous cut as a template and line up the next cut,and so on until you have cut Five of your pieces of card,some as frames (negatives)and some as shapes (positives)..Stick each layer together..I punched a border into some Slate Grey Mirror card using the Two Dot Scallop Martha Stewart Border Punch. Mounting it onto some Black and White Backing Paper from the Papermania Monochromatic Capsule Collection.Then added my negative image to complete the card.For the positive image, I punched 2 borders using the Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag Border Punch and edged them against the excess paper used in the last cardand mounted my positive image across the card..
There you have it, 2 cards or the effort of one.. Cool eh..
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  1. Well Andy there you go again, I can see there are going to be a few more purchases coming home with me. I have quite e faew of the Martha Stewart punches but this one needs to come home with me. As always please keep up the inspiration for me and many others to copy.
    LYn (wed)

  2. Another super fabby card.

    ...AND!!! a great big TOOT-TOOT to you Andy,
    saw your butterfly card in the booklet that came with the latest issue of Simply cards & papercraft - congrats to you.

    Toni :o)

  3. Oooh! Black/white and nesties, two of my favs. As I have been asked by a friend for a b/w themed wedding card this has given a kick start to my inspo. Thanks loads Andy for putting this on at such an opportune time.

    Renee x