Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting – One Die 2 Ways

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing positive and negative die cutting and showing how one die background can be used in 2 different ways. Sometimes I end up loving negative die cut elements even better than the positive, so I try to use them for my projects as well. And it’s a great way to stretch your dies and save paper!

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

I used a Framed Floral die from Spellbinders to create both of the cards I’m sharing today. The photo above shows the card using the die as intended – the positive die cut. Photo below shows the leftover negative pieces put together to form a fun background. Which one do you like best? I personally like the negative one better!

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

I started working on these cards by creating an ink blended background. I used Simon Says Stamp inks in Twirling Tutu, Doll Pink and Magnolia and blended a pink ombre background. I also coated the entire ink blended panel with a generous amount of shimmer using my Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

Next, I added double sided sticky sheet onto the back of the panel and cut it out using the Framed Floral die in my Platinum die cutting machine. I made sure to keep the negative pieces and I only discarded the tiny flower centers.

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

I adhered both backgrounds onto either a card front or onto another panel. To turn these into cards I added “Love You More Each Day” sentiments created using Simon’s Kristina’s Love stamp and coordinating die set. I heat embossed everything in Antique Gold embossing powder. Finally, I embellished my cards using gold confetti.

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

STEP BY STEP

As I was making this card I took several photos with my phone to document the process (this project also was featured during my Simon’s Instagram Takeover back in December). I’m hoping you’ll find it useful! Feel free to save this photo or pin it to Pinterest to one of your boards! Click to enlarge it.

Spellbinders | Positive & Negative Die Cutting - One Die 2 Ways by Yana Smakula. Using Spellbinders S6-117 Framed Floral Celebrate the Day by Marisa Job Etched Dies #cardmaking #handmadecard #diecutting

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Spellbinders Framed Floral Dies
Spellbinders Framed Floral Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Love
Simon Says Clear Stamps Love
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Simon Says Stamp Love Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp Love Wafer Die
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Kristina
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Kristina’s Love
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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10 Comments

    1. these are both so spectactular! I also think the negative one is the most unusual and impressive. Thank you for my first inspiration of the new year!

    1. I love this! Both cards are beautiful. I can’t wait to try it — just hope I have a cover die that will work. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    1. Hi Yana,

      Two beautiful cards, stretching the use of a die. Something which is kin to my heart in crafting. Making a stamp or a die or a stencil do more than what it was first created for. The colour blend used behind the negative and for the positive is so vibrant. I don’t think I can choose between them for a favourite. Happy 2018! :O)

    1. I like them both, but I think I agree with you – the one with the negative is a little nicer – I think it pops a bit more.

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