Autumn Tree Birthday Card (and other “Positively Negative” cards)

Autumn Tree Birthday Card (and other “Positively Negative” cards)

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I was asked to be the guest hostess for this week’s Mod Squad Challenge, and my challenge, called Positively Negative, is to create a project using the negative of a die (manual or electronically cut), punch, or hand-cut shape. (

This card was originally posted in my stamptv gallery (HERE), but I’m posting it here to show an example of a card where I did reverse masking (using the negative of a die) to create the sponged background for my tree image.

I used the Gina K Designs “The Giving Tree” set. Card stock used was gina k ivory and dark chocolate, and ink was gina k dark chocolate and memento desert sand. I used Flower Soft (autumn and nut brown) for the leaves. As mentioned above, a mat was made with the Spellbinders Wonky Squares die (discontinued?) to create the background for the tree. Yarn, a button and a gina k wood leaf finished it off.

Two more cards using the negative to sponge the background for my stamped images are below:

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You can see the original post in my stamp tv gallery (HERE).

The sentiment and floral image on this card are from the “With Love & Prayers” set by GKD. Gina K Wild Lilac and Moonlit Fog inks with a square mask were used to create the background. The image and sentiment were stamped with Gina K’s Edible Eggplant ink.


Thank You Challenge card DSCN5976c

 My card was originally posted in my stamp tv gallery (HERE).

This is a card I CASED after watching Melanie Muenchinger’s tutorial (HERE).   The stamp sets I used are Gina K Designs “A Year of Flowers 2” and “All Occasion Tags” (retired?) for the sentiment.  I used the Spellbinders Wonky Square die for this reverse mask as well.

I also did a card a few weeks ago where I used the negative of a flower die cut to create the template for my image using the Confetti Cluster Stamping technique.

Confetti Cluster FLower Card DSCN9112

You can see my original post (HERE).

And finally, here is a sample of where I used the actual negative on my card of a heart I created and cut with my Silhouette.

With Love Anniversary Card DSCN5803

You can see the original post in my stamptv gallery (HERE).

I can’t wait to see your “Positively Negative” creations over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week!

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