Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Card Making Tips Series, Day 4 - Using Negative Space for Sentiments on your Card Front!

Hi Y'all.  I want to apologize that my Card Making Tips Series has skipped a few days!  My husband, Jeff,  had surgery last Wednesday and it's really thrown our home into a frenzy.  I assume I should have realized that ankle surgery was going to be a big deal but believe me I did not understand just how BIG!  Simple things like getting from one room to the next..... like the bathroom, is a major ordeal.  He can't put any weight at all on his left leg and he left the hospital with crutches and instructions that he will need to hop on his right leg.  Jeff is not really a hopper and he's a big guy.  His right leg has not bulked up for the challenge of holding up his weight.   The hopping around he did on Thursday now is giving him hip pain!  He was supposed to have been able to leave the hospital with a knee walker but there were issues between the Doctor's office and Medical Equipment Company.  Finally, last night we got the knee walker and it has wonderful and has certainly made things easier around here!

So back to the topic at hand, I want to visit using negative space on a card for your sentiments.   On the card below, I stamped the secondary sentiment in the negative space.  I think it really adds interest!

This card was so easy to make.  It was mostly DSP but I used my paper cutter to cut a slice out of the panel and then shortened the end by 1/2" so that it would fit over a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of whisper white cardstock.  In the opening I stamped "from the bottom of my heart" from the "Ornate Thanks" stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink.  The Ornate Thanks Stamp Set has so many beautiful mix and match sentiments in a beautiful font!  I used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the layered panel and attached to a top folding Pretty Peacock card base (11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2").  On a piece of scrap Pretty Peacock Cardstock, I stamped "Thanks" from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and embossed it in White.  I cut that sentiment panel out with one of the Ornate Layers Dies and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally I stamped some of the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp Set in Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Sea Foam and then cut them out with the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies.  I added the leaves with Stampin' Dimensionals on the bottom and multipurpose adhesive in some of the upper leaves.  I finished it off by adding a piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow on the bottom of the stems of the leaves.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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