Friday, November 2, 2012

Sometimes it's okay to be negative

     A new challenge started at the Catered Crop last Sunday and Linda is calling for cards made with negative space.  She has some gorgeous examples she found scattered around the web posted on the blog if you need ideas.  It's really a beautiful style of card.
     I totally cased copied (LOL) this card from the amazing Beate Johns.  You can find her version here.  Beate is one of my card making heroes.  All her creations are so crisp and clean and her video tutorials are so simple and easy to follow.
     I used a Memory Box "Delicate Fern" die to cut out the image and then did lots of layering.  Using negative space is a fun and different way to make a card so I hope you'll hop over to Catered Crop and play along.
     Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies

  • Paper: Bazzill, Recollections
  • Stamp:  Stampdendous "Orchid Greetings"
  • Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
  • Tools:  Memory Box Delicate Fern die, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banners, Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer, EK Success Corner rounder
  • Miscellaneous:  Hang Tag String, Michael's button

31 comments:

Mary J said...

That is so eye catching, Tracy! Love the paper piercing too - really makes the image pop!

Beate said...

Tracy, you are so sweet! Thanks for the shout out. I LOVE your take on the card. I love that your negative image has black behind it. LOVE the sentiment you chose! Simply gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend! You made my day.
Hugs and smiles

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Tracy love the black and white. Caroline xxx

Allisa said...

Love the CAS styling!

NickelNook said...

Gorgeous elegance, my friend! Have a fabulous weekend! :o)
Oh, BTW lots more snow has fallen in my world!

Anja said...

Your black & white creation is so beautiful, Tracy! You and of course the sweet and talented Beate (she is originally German just like me) are always such a great inspiration! It's somehow fitting because my dad was calling today to tell me the bad news that our neighbour lost her battle against cancer - I am so sad :o(
Hugs, Anja

Carla S. said...

Very striking card, Tracy! Love the clean and elegant look!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, I love the design.

hugs Sue

Bonnie Irvine said...

Such a striking elegant card. Love the layers and the piercing. It's funny that you say Beate is one of your card-making heroes because she's also one of mine and so are you. I get such inspiration and learn so much from both of you.

tilly's crafts said...

wow stunning card Tracy, so effective!
Kim x

heidy said...

This is gorgeous Tracy!
XXXHeidy

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! so striking!

Heidi said...

It's very beautiful and elegant!
Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)

Kjersti said...

Love your negative card Tracy, it's gorgeous!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card and very elegant.
hugs
jayne

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy, so elegant! Hugs, Ivonne

Jennifer said...

This is just stunning in it's simplicity! Love the paper piercing detail!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the black and white design! Hugs

Ira Huberts said...

Such a lovely effect if you use a die like this, really like the outcome of your card Tracy, it's most elegant! Hugs, Ira
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Shannon White said...

Wowie Tracy! So Elegant and classy! Super negative die cut image! and the frame of paper piercing is just the Perfect Accent too!! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Wendy said...

So beautiful Tracy, love the design.
So pleased I have just discovered your blog, your creations are stunning.
Wendy xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow Tracy - simply stunning! Must check out that link you gave, as soon as I stop drooling over this :)

Linda McClain said...

Tracy - You are amazing! This is absolutely stunning! Simple and elegant.

Lisa M said...

Who would have thought that one piece of a fern could look so incredibly striking on a card! What you've done here is fantastic and has eased my OCD's need to fill voided space by using it to my advantage. I love this!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous! Beautifully elegant and simple! Hugs, Lesley

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. Love the elegant feel it has.

Hugs~

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wowie, Girlfriend!!! This "negative" card is positively beautiful!!! Love it!
Such a clean & beautiful card!
Huggies, Smiles & Sweet Blessings ~
Sharron♥

Lynne Armstrong said...

LOL @ the post title Tracy...I love a play on words :) This is very striking. Black & white is always so elegant.
Love it!
Hugs xx

Jenny said...

Hi Tracy!

Come see who make Top Pix for the October Challenge at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog :)

Hope you can join us this week for "Guess the Christmas Carol" too!

Hugs,

Jenny
DT Coordinator
Great Impressions Stamps



Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, this is so graphic and eye catching! LOVE it! And how funny, I posted a card using negative leaf images today on my blog. :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is so elegant and classy ... beautiful work