Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Make A Negative A Positive!

Happy Wednesday!

I'm hosting this week's Challenge over at The Mod Squad Blog, come on by and check it out!

Here's what's happening!

Challenge...Make A Negative A Positive!

The challenge this to use dies and add the negative AND the positive cuts to your cards. 

This Weeks Sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

All the stamps and Fri-Dies are designed by Michele , and are based on her love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in CAS-ual. However, they will delight any stamper's style! Whether you are a CAS enthusiast or a lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them. 

The stamps are made in the USA of the finest clear photopolymer, and the coordinating line of wafer thin dies are also made in the USA.

2 Prizes

2 - $15 Gift Certificate each to the STORE

My 1st Card 

I used the wonderful Girlfriend stamp set and the Friend die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I first stamped lots of colorful flowers all over the bottom portion of my card.  Inks in; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.  Then I die cut friend out in 2 spots, top and bottom.  I added the colorful friend to the top portion offsetting the word so it pops a bit more when backed with Black card stock.  Added 2 of the sentiments from the Girlfriend set stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Tied on some Black and White Gingham ribbon and 2 adhesive Rhinestones for accents. 

My 2nd Card
This card also uses the Girlfriend  stamp set and the Friendly Flowers die set.  I die cut the largest flower out of my tag and then using the smaller 2 piece flower I inlaid them, filling the negative space with my positive die cuts.  Added a bit of ribbon and small stamped colored flower for accents.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink on hand cut flag banner.

Friendly Flowers


  1. Both cards came out great! I love the colorful floral stamping you did on the bottom of the first card and how you used the printed "friend" offset over the black negative space on the top. Love your cute tag and the cheery colors on your second card as well!

  2. Awesome, awesome challenge. Really fun, will make a person think. I love how you die cut the word over the stamped background, that is GENIUS!!! It's getting pinned. LOVE these cards!!!

  3. I love them both. Judy's right, it is pure genius to die cut the word from the stamped background. I also like how you offset "friend" on the top.

  4. Incredible and what a cool challenge!!! The friends card is one of my favs of yours for sure!! Love coming by and seeing your sure are motivating! Just can't stamp have company coming! HUGS!

  5. Both are beautiful! I love how you have used the positive and negative....great job!

  6. Donna, how do you even think up these designs!? How fantastic this is - gorgeous, imaginative, beautiful, wonderful - DELIGHTFUL - I love everything about your pretty card, right down to the fun bow! I have pinned your card for future inspiration! LOVE IT! hugs, de

  7. Very brilliant challenge. I absolutely love making a die cut after stamping the paper and then placing it on the card. It looks so professional. These are dynamite cards. The challenge should be fun.

  8. Pretty cards! I love the stamp set and dies you used. Have to look into that...thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Great challenge and I love the cards you made with the negatives. I hope to join in at least once. Looks to be fun! I have to see what I have that can be used for a positive now. LOL

  10. Fabulous challenge and cards. Love them both, but the way you used the friend with two sentiments is fabulous. Great papers and colors.

  11. Hey there friend ;) Love both your cards and I'm looking forward to joining in the fun this week-end! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Oh my, this first card is absolutely breathtaking! I love the negative and positive floral pattern - brilliant take on the design challenge!

  13. Both cards are gorgeous! Great sentiment and cards! XO