March 5, 2013

Card Creations Week: The Emphasize the Negative Challenge


It's Day 2 of our moxie-tacular celebration of the trends found in the latest and greatest special issue published by Paper Crafts magazine, Card Creations, Volume 11!

Yesterday I offered a challenge on the supah fun trend--washi tape, and today we move to one of the hottest trends in paper crafting, emphasizing the negative. Whether you use a die-cut machine, a punch, a leftover sticker sheet, or a negative anything, the point is to focus on what was left behind. Here are some cards from the issue to show you what I mean. Check it:

Missing You by Clare Prezzia, p. 89

Moxie Fab Alert: In this moxie fab card that utilizes trendy postal stripes and kraft, Clare has emphasized the negative by die-cutting the letters for the word "you," out of the patterned paper, leaving the negative space behind. 

You & Me by Kathy Martin, p. 85

Moxie Fab Alert: In one of my very favorite cards from the entire issue, I moxie love the way Kathy has die-cut those trendy arrows from the notebook paper, allowing the patterned paper to show from behind. 

This is a fun technique, no? Wouldn't you love to give it a try? I know I'd love to see your clever approaches! If you're game, here's how to join in on all the fun:
  • Create a paper crafted card that incorporates a negative element in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, April 1.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, April 3 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of Card Creations, Volume 11.
Who knew being "negative" could be so much fun?

~Cath

PS Be sure and stop by Paper Crafts Connection where the Card Creations Week party continues!

PPS Don't miss this week's Winnerday! post! Who knows, maybe YOU are one of our random luckies! Either scroll down to the next post or click HERE.


49 comments:

Diane said...

Love this.....as I have been saving all my cool "negatives"...and had to laugh as my entry into yesterdays Washi tape challenge was a negative washi...haha!!!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

My Washi Tape entry yesterday was a 'Negative' card! Oh well, I just made another one tonight for a baby. I'm seriously addicted to MFW challenges and I need to get more sleep!!

Pam said...

Thanks for the awesome challenge Cath!!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic inspiration!

mamichelle said...

Fun cards!!!

sanketi said...

This was so much fun Cath, thanks!

Joyce said...

I just linked up.

JayTeeZe said...

Awesome challenge! I'm playing along!

Melissa Laverty said...

So obsessed with negative space right now! Can't wait to see what everyone posts!

Linda said...

I love how the negative dies look and have been wanted to use this technique.

Nance Leedy said...

What a timely challenge for the card I made! Love seeing all the examples of "emphasizing the negative"!

Colleen said...

After my friend made a negative die card, and then we saw it on the Moxie Fab, I had to join in the fun!

Lyndal said...

Super positively negative :) Loving everyone's cards!

Nina Yang said...

All over negative space these days! Thank you for the fun challenge, Cath!

cheryl (clee') said...

This challenge was a great excuse to buy 2 dies I'd been eyeing. What fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

I have linked up my card for this second challenge. I can't wait to read to magazine!

Amber said...

Woops...I created a layout for this challenge and then noticed I was supposed to create a card but I went ahead and shared it anyways!

Kristie Goulet said...

I just linked up.

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific challenge!

Alyssa Clawson said...

Such fun challenges! I'm excited to get to play along!

Pat said...

LOVE this challenge! :)

Jen W. said...

Love the bright, fun paper Kathy used on her card!

Suzanne C said...

Great inspiration! Helped me figure out a quick card for my BIL!

keren said...

Lovely challenge. You always make us think differently and expand our crafting horizons!

Katie said...

fantastic challenge! Made me step outside my box just a little bit. Love that!

Aimes said...

Cheers for the fab challenge, Cath! Made me stop & think about how to play with negative space...good for the mojo *wink*
Hoping to join in the other challenges too...!
Hugs!
x

Quip1320 said...

Love me some negative space! Can't wait to check out all the other cards! So fun and thanks for the challenge!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

thanks for the fun challenge Cath! :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love the Moxie Fab challenges! Thanks, Cath.

Renee said...

Again...friends! :)
But I LOVE using negatives so this one was right up my alley!
Thanks so much! :)

Lee Soh Jung said...

I am so excited for submitting my card to this challenge. This is my first time participation to the challenges in Moxie Fab World. Thanks for offering a great opportunity, Cath!

nicoleqmullen said...

Really fun challenge, love seeing everyones takes on it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fun challenge! I love dies!

Chris D. said...

I'm so loving these challenges Cath! Thanks again!

Rachel W K said...

this is definitely a technique i need to push myself to try more often. Thanks, Cath!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Thanks for the Challenge!

Isha Gupta said...

Love this magazine and the challenges.TFS Cath!

Noelle said...

Wonderful challenge and inspiration! :)

Glenna Anderson said...

Great challenges!

Teresa Pham said...

Love this challenge, there's so much possibilities for the challenge!

Teresa Pham said...

Love this challenge! There's so many possibilities to decide from!

Debstamps said...

Thanks for a lovely reminder of my Moxie past Cath!

Elena said...

great challenge! have a wonderful day!

Greta said...

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card for a relative & the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

VikkiCH said...

First time to enter one of your challenges. It was fun to coordinate with tips I learned in Pattern Play Online Card Class.

Kelly Griglione said...

Sorry about #170, Cath, wrong link was shared. Not sure how to delete. You're going to be one busy lady with how popular your challenges are!! : )

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! Would hate to be you onchoosing who is Moxie Fab for these challenges!! LOVING lots of the entries myself!! =) THANKS for sharing the fun and have a Fabulous Easter Weekend!! =)

Paru Mahtani said...

so excited to have made it to this challenge!

Kathy Mc said...

Finally started my own blog so decided to enter the "negative" card challenge. What fun!