Saturday, February 7, 2009

Using Negative Space

Another evening post.....I think I'm doing more of those lately. Oh well, another Valentine card for today, but this one was done for a new challenge site to me. It's called No Time to Stamp by Sharon Johnson. It's one of the one's that's listed on the "The Daily Dare" link on the right side of my blog.

Anyway, for this challenge we were supposed to use negative space. I happen to LOVE using negative space, so this is what I came up with. It's so easy though, I can probably explain it in two sentences, so I'll draw it out a little (I did take three pictures so you get the idea which I probably couldn't have explained very well.

Okay, I took the "love" stamp from the "Snowman Love" set and stamped it in warm red chalk ink, in continuous lines across the card. I had a little bit of space left at the bottom, but not enough for another row so I took my border punch and made a border at the bottom. I put a strip of red Bazzill cardstock on the inside of the card to show under the border.

Then I punched a heart out of the front of the card.
I added red gems from Paper Co. to the inside of the punched heart so I would get a heart shape that would fit right inside the negative space of the heart.
These two pictures show the negative space of the heart and the gems as they look on the inside of the card. Finally I added the sheer ribbon on the top. That's it, but it was fun!!!

Our quote for the day: "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow." - Norman Vincent Peale

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening!


jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my....I love love love this!!!

Lynette said...

Great card, Jeanette - perfect for the challenge! I love its simplicity and elegance, and of course, all the white:) Sharon's is one of the blogs I read daily.

Maraya said...

I love the way your restamped love over the paper and that rhinestone heart fits perfectly. Very cute!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Jeanette, what a fabulous card and the cut out window is splendid! Fantastic creativity!

Teresa said...

I LOVE the way you used the love stamp.

Elena said...

Wow! This card is so elegant! I love the background you created! And heart is so beautiful!!! Love the ribbon too!