Trend spotting – Negative Space

By Nicole Nowosad

June 24, 2012

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!!

2 Comments on “Trend spotting – Negative Space”

  • How creative! Thanks for the tips!

    June 24th, 2012 at 10:14 am
  • I don’t have a silhouette, but I love that look!!! 🙂

    June 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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