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Thinking Outside the Lines: Using Negative Space in Die-Cutting

Die-cutting is a great way to create beautiful and intricate shapes for your cards. But what do you do with all that leftover negative space? Today, we’re going to show you how to use negative space to create stunning effects on your cards. Let me show you what I made!

For this card, I used the Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper and a label die from the Something Fancy Dies collection. I simply die-cut the label shape out of the patterned paper, then adhered a piece of Basic White cardstock to the back of the negative space. This created a clean and elegant frame for my sentiment and stamped images.

Bonus Tips for Using Negative Space:

•Use patterned paper to create a colorful or interesting background.


•Use different die shapes to create unique effects.


•Layer die-cut shapes to create dimension.


•Use negative space as a mask for stamping or ink blending.

With a little creativity, you can use negative space to create beautiful and unique cards. So next time you’re die-cutting, don’t throw away the negative space!

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I have a wide variety of die-cutting supplies available in my online store, including the Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper and the Something Fancy Dies used for this card. Check out the supply list below. Happy Stamping!

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