Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stamp Simply is Getting Negative!

Now that I have your attention! Stamp Simply is all about the negative -- with negative images that is! You can do this challenge by using negative images of punches or die cuts OR by using a negative image, or reversed out stamp.

I was in luck because I just got a reverse image from the new release from Impression Obsession. It's a darling little bird and I thought about doing it up with a Fifth Avenue feel - mod, trendy, and charming (pun intended).


The stamp is actually in a circle and the center is open to create a solid white bird. After looking at it, I thought it needed a little something extra so I stamped a flourishy image over top to give the bird a little pizazz. Of course, I also needed to add some bling!

Punch out the circle with a 1-1/4" circle punch, mat it on a decorative pink mat punched from a 1-1/2" circle punch and then mat this onto a black piece punched with an SU scalloped circle punch. Use a ticket corner punch on the four corners of your decorative pink paper mat, add some bling, a satin ribbon and a fun little Thank You charm, and you are done!

Here's a close up of my birdie reverse silhouette....


You can check out all the official details HERE over at Sharon's place! Want to see what the rest of the Stamp Simply Team did by going negative? Just stop by their home on the blogosphere! Dee, Tammy, Janine, AJ, and Jennifer. A special welcome to Heather - who is our new guest designer for February! Trust me -- you'll love her work!

11 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

How cool looking Julie! And very 5th Avenue :) Love that little bird!

Hugs for a good day tomorrow for you!

Velta said...

Julie...this is so cute...love the colors :)

Cathy said...

Oh Julie, this is so gorgeous! Definite swank - that flourish is a fabulous touch!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sweet! I love those little IO birds, and love your Fifth Avenue theme, too! Very pretty!

Janine said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!!

Heather said...

This is so clever and beautiful, Julie.
Thanks for your kind welcome, its great to be part of the team for a few weeks.

Elena said...

How creative!!! Love the bird!!!

Jennifer Buck said...

So pretty, Julie! Love this! :)

The Rubber Maid said...

Very sweet card, love it. Mom

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so awesome!! LOVE that little bird and I like how you "jazzed" it up a bit ... looks fantastic!! Very MOD ... great job!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So pretty-- love the little gem twinkling in center!