Making the Most of the Negativesby Jen Carter
The card I am sharing today uses what would be considered the "negative" pieces from the die cut.
To start I prepared my pieces that I would be layering.
- Kraft card base
- Polka dotted patterned paper cut to layer on top of the card base
- Vellum cut to layer on top of the polka dotted paper
- Chevrons cut with the Ombre Card Panel die from 4 pieces of patterned paper: 2 - 3 from each pattern (I only used a small section of each patterned paper and didn't cut out the full dies worth to save paper)
- One piece of cardstock cut with the full Ombre Card Panel die (to use as a guide for placement)
I started by layering the polka dotted paper on top of the kraft card base adhering it with dimensionals. I layered the vellum on top of that. I laid the full Ombre Card Panel die cut cut from cardstock on top of the vellum but didn't adhere it because I would be removing it after all of the chevron pieces were adhered. This is the piece that will be acting as a guide or stencil. I put adhesive on the back of the chevron piece and then placed each piece where I wanted it. When each chevron had been placed, I removed my guide and set it aside for a later project.
Next, I layered another piece of vellum over the bottom portion of the chevron card. I folded the vellum around to the backside of my card panel so that I wouldn't have to worry about the adhesive showing through. I die cut the "Congrats" from the Accolades die set in a coordinating piece of paper (I used the same pattern as the top 2 rows of chevron to tie it all together). I also die cut the congrats in 2 pieces of a coordinating cardstock and adhered them all together to add dimension and contrast. I love how you can see the coral peeking out from underneath the sentiment.
I die cut two butterflies from the Petite Butterflies die set, adhered them together and added a sequin in the middle and adhered it to my card.