I received a beautiful Christmas card from my friend Bonnie Garrett. She had used her Tree punch to create a trio of trees by using both the positive and negative punched pieces. When I received my new Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelit Bundle I thought of her card immediately.
Creating Dimension with Negative and Positive Punched Pieces:
Here I’ve used the Balloon framelit three times. The balloons on the left and right are punched with the new Birthday Bash DSP. They are the “positive” punched pieces that are attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the white cardstock.
On the white cardstock, I also punched out a balloon. This is the “negative” punched piece that I’m using. The Night of Navy base cardstock has a piece of DSP attached where that middle balloon will be. So when I used Stampin Dimensionals to adhere the white cardstock to the Night of Navy base cardstock, you see a balloon that’s recessed.
When I was done, the excess white space seemed flat. There was a lot going on with the three balloons and the greeting. And I usually like the simplicity of white space. But in this case, there was too much white space. The card was suffering from the ole “missing something” syndrome. That’s when the tiny stars in the balloon stamp made me think of the star punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. That star punch saved the day! I even attached the top star off the white cardstock to create more interest. I’ve made several items since then with this stamp set and almost every one has a few punched stars here and there! 🙂
Note: This is a Photopolymer stamp set. As such, it requires a clear block. I used Clear block “D”.
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