Monday, 9 April 2018

Using up Die Cut Negatives With Flourish Thinlits - Waste Not Want Not !

Working with Negative Space

If you saw a Blog Post of mine last week for a pretty Pastel Rainbow Flourish, you could be forgiven for thinking that the discarded negative piece of card stock ended up in the craft bin  https://www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk/2018/04/a-pastel-rainbow-flourish-thinlits.html.

Well it didn't.  I saved it, together with all the little bits from the gorgeous rainbow flourish, and painstakingly put together this little jig-saw puzzle of a card filling in the negative space with a nice, crisp, fresh Whisper White die-cut Flourish. 



Waste Not - Want Not

Some might say, and indeed a few do say, why not just die cut the flourish in white, create a piece of rainbow card and stick the flourish on top.  I could do, but for me that defeats the object. The fact is - I do like a jig-saw puzzle and also - I happen to love the smooth flush finish achieved by working with and filling in the negative space left by die-cutting.

So the upshot is that by die-cutting the pretty flourish rainbow last week, I was left with a piece that enabled me to make two very different cards.  Waste not - want not !   How very frugal of me.  I think the flourish looks quite different turned up the other way too.

PROJECT NO. 1

PROJECT NO. 2
I do hope you like this little card.

Thanks for looking and I hope you will pop back.

Enjoy your day - it's raining yet again here in Eastleigh !

Bye for now,

Linda xx


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1 comment:

  1. this is just a very nice technique to get more cards at one time! love your rainbow!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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