Negatives aren’t always negative!

Studio Challenges issued a challenge featuring negatives. “You could use actual photo negatives, negative space, or even negative pieces from your stickers, punches or die-cuts.

So, I took the challenge head on and was able to incorporate it into something for my wedding album as well as doing something new to me.

I started this layout with a base of black cardstock that I set off with three layers of cardstock and then some banners below.

I had a wild idea to use my Cameo to cut a negative from a #8 Shipping tag. I found a double heart in the Silhouette Library (comes with the Cameo) and knew it would be perfect. I carefully pulled out the middle piece of the die cut and then embossed the entire tag and sprayed with Red Velvet and Creme de Cocoa Glimmer Mist.

After it had dried and I placed the tag in place, I popped up the heart pieces and went over them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Love how it made it pop, tied some Stone twine from The Twinery and added a piece of the tear strip from the Amy Tangerine sketchbook line at the bottom. The stickers “two hearts” are from Tim Holtz Chit Chat and worked great.

For a bit of added interest, and to not let any of the negatives go to waste, I grabbed the double heart and used it in the top corner with some labels. Totally LOVE the Studio Calico Opaque White Mister Huey on darker papers.

So, while I was working on this layout, I got into a roll of using my Cameo and have many layouts in store to share with you as well. And a video of the final wedding albums is coming soon!

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