Filling in negative space is nothing new, but it's fun nevertheless.
You can use all sorts of different things to fill in negative space for almost any shape...washi tape, designer paper, stamping, embossing, vellum, etc. You can even make a shaker card using a transparency and a whole lot of dimensional tape. Negative shapes are fun!
And another reason for me to keep the washi tape in my stash.
The heart on my card was cut using a Fiskar's ShapeCutter system like the one shown below:
In fact, it was cut with precisely the ShapeCutter shown. This is because I am epically uncool and don't have a die-cut system.
Which reminds me of a funny story.
Over the holidays, I placed a large-ish order at Ellen Hutson's shop. If you've ordered from her, you know she includes a little thank-you card with your order. The holiday thank-you card was...wait for it...a partridge with A PEAR IN ITS MOUTH. Of course. It's now on my cork board.
Pictures will be forthcoming.
Anyway, when I pulled my order slip out of the box, I noticed that someone had written "You Rock!" on it.
Isn't that sweet?!?!? I wondered--because sometimes my head gets too big for my britches--if someone at Ellen's warehouse was a fan of Simplicity. I felt all warm and popular.
As I unpacked my goodies from the box, however, I found a Limited Edition You Rock die by Julie Ebersole.
Of course. The notation on my order slip just indicated my freebie for such a large-ish order. Because a fan would know that I'm epically uncool and without a die-cut machine, right?
My head fits back in my britches...or something like that.
And I've got a really cute die to give away!
If you want to be considered for the give-away, leave a comment about my epic uncoolness and use the words "I like Dies." If you don't want the die, please still leave a comment but don't type "I like dies."
Comment by midnight EST Friday, January 9, 2015. I'll randomly select a winner and announce the lucky person's name this weekend.
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: washi tape, Fiskar's ShapeCutter heart template and cutter, dimensionals