Negative Space Theme Challenge | #tgifc73

Positively Awesome Negative Space​

#tgifc73 negative space​Hello Friday! There’s nothing better than being off work on a Friday and being inspired to create something new. I needed to make a birthday card for my dad’s upcoming birthday and I saw a great opportunity in this week’s TGIF theme challenge (#tgifc73) – Negative Space.

Creating a Negative Space Birthday Banner Scene

​​This week’s challenge was all about negative space, and what came to mind for me was a way to use up my paper with banner die cuts in it. What’s more birthday than a birthday banner?! Now all I needed was to figure out a way to make my banner idea manly. Wouldn’t want to give my dad a girly birthday card, now would I?!

​Combing through my paper I came across a color scheme I thought would work great – primary colours: blue, yellow and red. I had some paper with primary stripes, and a navy piece with a touch of a khaki design. Then, I thought what is better on a man’s birthday than a nice cold pint of beer… Stampin’ Up! Mixed Drinks stamp set to the rescue!

​How I Put the Card Together

Step 1

I stamped the beer glass in black ink. Then I stamped the filler color (daffodil delight) on top after the black had dried. Both images were stamped right on the white card base.

Step 2

I used a touch of glitter to add a bit of sparkle to both the beer and the foam (why not – it’s for a birthday?!). I used a glitter glue product and a glitter pen to add glitter to my card. You could achieve the same look with Stampin’ Up! Wink of Stella in silver for the foam and in gold for the beverage portion of the glass.

Step 3

I then took the navy negative space banner and adhered it with mini glue dots. Lastly, I added the primary striped negative space banner with stampin’ dimensionals for an inverted 3D effect.

Step 4

A few rhinestones coloured blue added the final touches to my manly birthday card. It’s neat how the paper looks like the white banner is on top, but really, it’s the negative space on the bottom and the striped paper is 3D off of the navy paper – check it out:

Stampin' up! Mixed Drinks photopolymer stamp set

Inside I used another negative space banner in the primary paper and adhered it, stamping a happy birthday sentiment inside using the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Birthday stamp set and night of navy ink. Take a peek inside the card:

Stampin' Up! Amazing Birthday stamp set with negative space illusion

I hope my dad likes the birthday card I made for him! Thanks to TGIF Challenges for inspiring my creation.

Ciao for now!


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  1. Elizabeth Price

    September 17th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I think your dad is going to love this card. The repetition of the banner inside looks fabulous and is such a smart idea. We are so glad you joined our “Positively Negative” theme challenge at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. socials8

    September 18th, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

  3. Holly Stene

    September 22nd, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    A great card for dad! I’m sure he will love it! I really like how you made each banner on it’s own level of dimension – very neat 🙂 So glad you could join us this week at TGIF! Hope to see you playing along again next week!

  4. krista frattin

    September 27th, 2016 at 3:05 am

    You have a very cute blog design! Thank-you for playing along with the TGIF Challenge! Your card is great! – Krista Frattin from Canada

  5. Vanessa

    September 27th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you, Krista!! I’ve had a lot of fun playing along with the TGIF challenges. See you next week for Stamp and Chat!

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