Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Positive and Negative

I'm always fascinated of the possibilities you have with positive/negative images.
You achieve stunning results with just simply overstamping positive and negative images, or use it as contrasting parts on the same card, or stamping the negative image onto colored paper or designer paper so that the color of the paper shows through, or stamping the positive image on acetate and layer it over the negative image, or... I'd rather stop before midnight! ;-)

For this card, I first sponged the negative flower stamp with different shades of blue fluid chalks and stamped it onto white cardstock. Then I overstamped the positive flower with dark blue ink. I then dried the panel and finally overstamped and gold-embossed the positive flower and edged the panel with a gold Krylon pen.
The panel is mounted onto gold glimmer paper, then onto a dark blue cuttlebug-embossed panel, again on gold glimmer paper and finally onto a white card. I embellished the card with some golden flower brads and a sentiment on an oval dark blue panel, edged with a gold Krylon pen.
It's a very easy card - yet I like it. What do you think?


Sankari W. said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!!!! wow,wow, wow!
I love the cuttlebug background and you are totally right about how a positive image mixed with a negative image, immediately creates a magnificent card! So nice to see all of your creations!
Sending you much love and best wishes from Iowa, US,

Sankari W. said...

Dear Christiane,

Thank you for your kind message! I really enjoy coming over to your site and just wanted to tell you that I just nominated YOU for an award. Come over when you have a chance and check it out!