Friday, October 26, 2012

PTI's MIM #88 Positive & Negative Die Cuts

Well it's Friday here on the farm, and I'm just getting around to
posting a card for MIM!

Erin Lincoln showed us how to use positive and negative die cutting for impact on our cards.
Just received the Believe stamp and die sets released last year. Such a folksy look, seemed to go with this plaid paper used on the bottom.
Papertrey cardstock: Spring Moss, white cardstock embossed with cuttlebug folder, Swiss Dots
Authentique 6x6 Christmas paper pack die cut with Fillable Frames #10 (fit the sweet Santa perfectly!)
Stickles fill the berries on the trees, and Liquid Pearls helped Santa's beard and fur stand out.
Lace ribbon from Webster's Pages, and jingle bell from Michaels.
On a headstart roll for my cards this year, with October's blog hop and MIM challenge, so back I go to the craft cave!
Another note before I forget. The sweetest people follow these blogs. Kindness abounds when they see the work each crafter has done. I thank everyone who took the time to comment, pointing things out I hardly noticed, and saying it in the sweetest way.  It's a joy to be connected to caring folk, and I especially offer thanks to Nichole and all the amazingly talented designers with PTI.
Well there it is, another MIM, another Blog Hop. Gotta go check out my stamping sisters (and I noticed one brother?!) Way too long winded today! Looking forward to next week and a new challenge!


  1. Oooo, that trim is to die for! (Get it? Die?) The rhinestone berries lend the perfect sparkle and Little Santa is so sweet I want to invite him for dinner. Love the use of positive and negative space, too.

  2. OK Nancy, you overachiever you, I love your double negative die thing going on here (wait, does the double negative make a positive?!?) Very cool how you took off with this technique. (and I whole-heartedly agree, we have such a special community here, lucky indeed!)

  3. I really love the brightness of your card, Nancy! Colorful Christmas cards are so perfect for this time of the year, I think. When it`s cold outside and snowing/raining and everyone`s wearing grey clothes (I live in the mountains at 1200m) - such a bright card as yours would definitely be the highlight of the recipients day. Lovely card :-)!

  4. I too love the cheerful colors on your card. That Santa is so sweet, I think you convinced me to get that set! You have the perfect layout with Santa between the trees, love the positive and negative. I agree its a great community!

  5. What a fun festive card and beautifully coordinated!

  6. This is totally fabulous! I love the trees on the sides and your Santa is super cute! Great card!

  7. Let me guess Nancy - You have all your Christmas presents done as well as your parcel of beautiful holiday cards. You are an art making machine, and you find the time to leave lovely comments on others' blogs. You are Christmas personified!

    I just love the depth on this card. (You go the new heights, or depths, with all your layers.) The set you used is one of my favorites, and I never would have imaged your perfect use of it. Thank you for sharing

  8. What a fun Christmas card. I love how you implemented the challenge. And, your red bling is such fun.

  9. BEAUTIFUL card, Nancy! Love your Santa, those trees and all the different patterns you perfectly mixed together :o)

  10. This is fun and gorgeous all in one!!!

  11. What a cute card and fun technique!! xo Evie

  12. Nancy this is gorgeous! I love the traditional feel and look of this one. Love the liquid pearl on the trees, I need some red. Amazing way to do the negative die.


So happy you came for a visit. I love reading your comments!