Trend spotting – Negative Space
There is a trend out there now using the negative space on projects. With the Silouette Cameo making a big impact right now in the scrapping world – more and more people are creating their own images and diecuts. The negative space I am talking about is the cut out portion from a machine such as this, or if you don’t have one like me, punches!
I love the look of the cut out designs – but I just can’t afford the machine + all right now… so, I used my punches to work the same way. Here are a couple examples of how I did this on a few projects this month.
First up is this page – I initally started by punching out a bunch of the numbers off the back of the green gridded Echo Park paper – then I used that same paper in a strip on the page. See the negative space? I punched larger circles out of another paper and added it as well.
Next up is this page – see the star that I punched out in the page above? Well, I cut around the paper with my trimmer and used the punched out part on this page here, along with more of that green circle punched paper too:
and lastly, there is this page – I punched some hearts from a kraft tag I had in my stash and then layered some papers from the kit behind them. I pop dotted the middle heart over the punched out shape.
I hope that you will give this idea a try – fancy machine or not!!