Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Vintagefest, an event hosted by Jenni Bowlin Studios. Not only was it a blast hanging out with Jenni and learning from her classes, but I had the chance to crop with some good friends.
I'm not a cropper by nature. Actually this was only my 3rd crop ever to attend, but I had seen the ladies bring their huge cricuts so I thought my Slice would be a nice addition to our groups' supplies.
For this layout, I positioned my Slice in the upper right corner of the charcoal cardstock, which is the base of my layout. On the Slice, there is an "x" located at the spot the blade will begin cutting, so it's easy to see where the cut will take place for the entire die cut. I also used my hands-free device, which was heavenly. If you don't have this, trust me, it will make your life complete.
After cutting, I ended up with a hole the shape of a "3" in the upper left corner. From there, I trimmed photos and other cardstock in rectangles to fill the remaining spaces. I even used my new favorite punch for the green border, some JBS crate paper that Lorie won at the crop, and mostly the Anthology collection.
Last, I used the donut chain border punch to punch strips of the woodgrain paper. I laid the strips in rows on top of the same paper and adhered it to the back of the "3" so the texture would show through.
Speaking of adhering.....the American Crafts This to That Adhesive Runner special is still going on and it's the perfect time to try it out. Buy the cartridge, get the matching refill free. (please only add the cartridge to your cart, we'll add the refill for you....promise!)
So, my challenge to you is this.....come to negative-town with me.
Use the negative space created from your die-cut machine, from packaging, from whatever your brain thinks up. Just use the negative image instead of the positive. Look at your supplies differently and you might be surprised with the results.
Feel free to combine my challenge with any other challenge listed on the SC blog. To be eligible to win a $10 gift card from me, your link MUST be posted as a link to my post here. You will need to upload your layout to the Studio Calico member gallery, copy the link, come back here and leave it in a comment to THIS POST. Contest closes at midnight EST tonight and the winner will be posted when I wake up tomorrow morning.
Have fun! Can't wait to see what you make!!!