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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Positive/Negative Design Using A Spotlight Technique

Updated: Apr 10, 2021

Hello everyone! Today's card incorporates positive and negative design using a spotlight technique. I love playing with these elements of space but typically use it in pairs of cards making this card a fun challenge. Check out a couple of earlier posts, 3 for 1 Rainbow Cards and Positive and Negative Design, for more ideas using positive and negative space in card making design .

I began this card by stamping Simon Says Stamp's Spring Flowers Background with Versamark ink on a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock cut with the largest die in My Favorite Thing's Stitched Rectangles Stax 2. The image was embossed with Ink on 3's Gold Rush embossing powder. A thin gold matte circle frame was die cut from Simon's Circle Thin Frames die set. I dotted the frame with Tombow glue and let it dry. When dry, Tombow glue is tacky and repositionable. The circle was offset on the panel and the overhang trimmed off.

The panel was painted with two Karin markers; Red and Turquoise. I coloured the blooms and leaves inside the circle frame with the turquoise marker and the background red. The images and background outside the frame were coloured opposite to those inside the circle. The colour was applied along the embossed lines and pulled out to create a gradient.

The panel was adhered to white sheet foam and mounted on an A2 sized card base. A sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's XL Greetings 2 was stamped with Versamark on vellum and embossed in gold. The card was finished up with gold confetti topped up with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.

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