Saturday, 26 November 2016

Positive Negative Card



Hi bloggers!  Do you need a couple of cards in a pinch?  Why not try the positive/negative technique.  You can make two cards in no time at all without wasting any bits and a beautiful look to top it off!


The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

theresa w!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.








The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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106 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card, very unusual.
Congratulations to lucky Theresa W, enjoy your card.
Tracey, what a lovely idea for you and your sister to make your dads wreaths, he would be so proud of his girls.
Elaine, Andrew is very brave and determined, hope the treatment goes well.
Tina, hope Peter had fun with his new toy once he got it going.
June, I hate ironing although I do like to see things ironed, got lots that would give you therapy :))). Hope you are sleeping better.
Sharon and daughter, hope you are both feeling better.
Kate sorry you are not feeling well. At least you are supporting the charity.
Lynda, are you resting enough, that was a late post from you, take care.
Hugs to Heather, Lesley, Tina and Mick, wheely, and all who are not well.
Well cakes are all made, 6 large ones and 4 small ones, house smells very Christmassy.
Oh by the way, Robbie went out to dinner with friends without his crutch or sticks, he was so proud, we are too.

A Happercrafter6 said...

This creates quite an optical illusion. Think I remember that you did one similar some years ago. Impressive cards.
Jan
Northampton

Dragonsnap2 said...

What an unusual card. Very different but impressive at the same time. I love it.
Congratulations to lucky Theresa W. enjoy your card.
Happy crafting.
D xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card unusual but I do like the optical illusion, I too remember one you did a while back.
Congratulations Theresa lucky lady.
Nancyd xx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, something very different, think I like it, will watch video later.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue stunning card and those daisies are to die for. Thanks for the tutorial and all you do. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a great card lovely illusion.
Congratulations to Theresa.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Loving the fact that there is no waste on your card design
You know what it is like crafters always have to keep bits of card that others would throw away lol
Love both of your creations
Hugs to all that need one
And June I hope you managed to get some much needed sleep last night
Have a good day all
Theresa G xxx

Karen Drew said...

Love it. Did make my eyes go funny to start with but love the illusion it gives
Luv
Karen xx

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
What a brilliant idea making a twofer using these dies. Seen this on your you tube channel. Love monochrome!!!!
Congratulations to Theresa W on being this weeks giveaway winner!
Pam - what a lovely smell when Christmas cake baking. I used to make them when my mum and her sister where alive. I don't like dried fruit and Peter had a slice as and when, so they where wasted.
June Smith - hope you are managing to get some sleep, I know it is hard when in pain.
Peter has had a bad night, he was sick and at the moment is asleep.
He did not have a play with his new compressor, no doubt he will today.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Wendy L said...

I always use my negatives but isn't it strange how the right side looks bigger, even though all lined up perfectly, xxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Managed to watch your tutorial while my two are out hopefully taking it very careful with the amount of hard frost under foot this morning ! It's a very clever card Sue, it kinda sends my eyes a bit wonky and fuddles my grey cell but I love its originality - where DO you get your idea's from lol.
Final big push today. Managed only two cards yesterday, such a frustrating annoying day, never mind the everything wotsit touched turning to gold,everything I touched either fell from my grip, tore or got stuck in the die (thank goodness for wax paper) although I then had to try and go by sight not touch to grip the wax paper to peel it from the die cut (as its so thin my finger tips can't feel it so I fumble a lot) so I spent most of the day tutting sighing and wondering why I ever started this hobby in the first place lol by 6pm I'd had enough so fed out tummies and was asleep by 8.30 !!!
Today I'm going to try and cater for the little one's. The first Christmas onesie's and your elf shoe gift card which I've cut an aqua and a blush so far ready to mount up, they are adorable Sue, I have to say that looking at the metal die doesn't do the end result justice, I really fell in love with it once it was cut and backed, so I'm looking forward to cutting some more today ☺ what's the betting after all I've done this week market will be quiet with everyone having few sales ! One consolation to that is that next year I won't have that many to do cuz I'll have bought the majority back with me (note to self - update festive list on cork board) lol.
I will end with sending congratulations to Theresa w on your lovely card - enjoy.
And for you Sue a big hug as usual xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. An unusual card, love the monochrome with flash of colour.
Congratulations to Theresa on your win. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Unusual card today. Love the black and white and the splash of colour for your flowers.I too think the right side looks bigger even though I know it is lined up perfectly.
Thanks Jan x

hollyberry said...

Great card. Congratulations Theresa.

Debra K. said...

Really striking card today Sue! Congratulations to Theresa on her win too. Debra x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a clever card and clever use of colour. Love it.
Congratulations Theresa on winning the lovely giveaway Sue original
Hugs
Muriel x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, this looks like an optical illusion!!! Very clever!!! Just going to checkout the video!!!
Congratulations to Teresa!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Just a P.S for Stephanie Cotterall have you tried a tumble drier sheet to wipe inside your dies before cutting, it works for me better than wax paper and its not as fiddly.
I get my from the pound shop. I hope this helps chick!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A clever and very different look that creates an optical illusion. Beautiful embellishments.
Thank you for the tutorial. X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Well this is different! Not sure if I like it or not. Will watch video later. Happy weekend.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, clever ideas xx hazel

DeCor said...

Love this. Great to be able to have a quick go to. Have a wonderful weekend! !:)

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very striking card today with the possibilities being endless, love it.

Congratulations to Theresa W, enjoy

Pam I can just imagine how proud Robbie was, he is so brave and what an achievement, sending him lots of well done hugs xx
Oh also I love the smell of Christmas cooking, I bet the whole house smelt wonderful, making my mouth water just thinking about it.

Tina, so it was a compressor that Peter got, I hope he feels a bit better later and can have another play, it will take his mind of the sickness. hugs.

Tracey, your Dad is so proud of you and your sister making the wreaths, he knows that this has come from the heart, I bet he is up there as proud as punch looking down on you with such a big grin from ear to ear, it is wonderful.

Sharon, how are you and your daughter doing, keep thinking of you xxx

Elaine, Andrew hope the treatment goes well, thinking of you xx.


I must admit that I have not got round to the ironing yet, but I know it must be done, I just have to be in the mood and then it will all get done in one go. Had a bit better night, only got up once, could this be the turning point I ask myself, I really do hope so.

Sending special hugs to Kate, Lynda, Heather, Lesley, Tina, Mick, Wheely and anyone else I have forgotten.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

DeCor said...

Love this. Great to be able to have a quick go to. Have a wonderful weekend! !:)

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue with a great illusion. Love the cape daisy. Congratulations to Theresa W on her win. Marion S x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, very striking.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous the design is so unusual. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Karen Derbyshire said...

not sure on this one Sue, I couldn't focus on it properly.

Netty The Runner said...

Fab card Sue, so different.
Annette x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, I think this is a very clever idea .Very striking will watch video later . Congrats to Theresa W enjoy . Thanks for sharing Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

An unusual and striking card, but not I think for me. Clever thinking though Sue. Thank you. Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Not sure about this card, but it's a clever idea.
Rosemary xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Very different card, I really had to adjust my vision, initially thought it was my focus playing up. Ha Ha
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What an interesting concept - I love the optical illusion it gives...I don't have these dies but will have a rummage to see if I can find something similar to try out this idea.

Congratulations to Theresa!

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I remember this one forn one of the shows on tv, looks very different, not sure about this one.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very clever idea love the card. love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Very clever and yet so simple. Thank you Sue, I will give this a go !

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a very different card this morninvg not sure if i like it but i love the flower.
Congrats to the winner.
Hugs catherine.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the way that you have put together the two sides gives an optical illusion and makes it look as though there are more layers than are actually there.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, that is one unusual design but brilliant love the two colour combo its like looking in a strange mirror. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is one card I really must try Sue,a very ingenious idea
VC X

dmj said...



Stunning card, but I'm not too sure if I like it , , , , , ,



Doreen x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very different & clever card today but I'm not sure if it's for me
Sue I've been using the ray of light background but want to enlarge it as you did on one of your blog samples but I don't seem to be able to get it right do you have a video on this?
June delighted to hear you had a better night let's hope it's the start of restful comfortable nights for you
Tina I hope Peter will be feeling better today
Sending healing hugs to Sharon & daughter Lesley Kate Lynda Heather Wheeley & all who are poorly worried or lonely
Congratulations to Theresa

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very different and unusual card, love the concept, so am off to go watch the video to see how it was done. Well done Teresa on winning the card giveaway. Have a great day everyone. Bx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this looks very clever when I've watched the Vidio I'll know more looks beautiful I must say thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very different but impressive card. Congratulations Theresa. Yvonne xx

Suemac said...

Not sure about this one

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow this card is eye catching love the concept.

Congratulations to the card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

This card is so cool. It really is an optical illusion but it keeps drawing my eye in. Will watch the video shortly.

Yesterday went ok. We were emotional at grave but it was good. Brought us closer as sisters.
Anyways I face timed our Lynda brock for a blether (no terry in his pants this time!!! Lol)
I'm pleased to say she is resting but keeps forgetting not to use her arm!! I told terry strict instructions that he must buy her some new craft goodies so it will give her something to look forward to when she's fit to craft.
U will need to let me know if he gets u some treats u deserve it lol xx

Theresa w. Well done on ur wed win x
Love to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a clever design but can't make my mind up about the optical illusion as it tends to make one side look bigger than the other. Congratulations to Wendy W on winning one of your stunning cards.
YvonneMayxx

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely card. Keep warm, Ivy C x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very different unusual card today ,loving the Dasies.

Well done to Theresa winning your lovely card.

Pam, you put me to shame ,the only cakes i have made this whole year was for the Douglas Mcmillan fund raising day . Yeaaaa !!! well done to Robbie tis no wonder you are all so proud , what a star.

Tina T , i hope Peter feels better today.

June, so pleased you had a better night ,and YES it Is the turning point , sending you positive vibes for another good night .

Andrew's day was long yesterday starting at 8.30am and the finish at 6.45 pm however all staff were wonderful , run off their feet but they always had a smile and could not do enough for all the patients ,so a big thank you to them .

Sending big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Tremendous Card And Video, Created In My Favourite Colour Combination
Black And White, Just Stunning.
I Love How You've Used "The Indian Ocean Background Die" I Love Background Dies For
One Reason (But Also Many More Reason's) They Don't Have A Cutting Edge So You Can Create As Large As You Wish.
I Love The Optical Illusion Created By Today's Masterpiece, I Love The Very Beautiful "Cape Daisy Die" But Me Being Me
I'd Cut It Out In Black/White To Match The Rest Of This Outstanding Card.
Sue Thank You For The Fabulous Video And Today's Masterpiece, You Inspire Me Each And Every Day And I Truly
Appreciate That So Very Much, Thank You For All The Tremendous Tips And Technique's.
Sue Take Great Care
Warmest Wonderful Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulations To Theresa .W. For Winning The Exquisite Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy......

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Not sure!!! Love the idea, but...

Paula said...

What a great card, and a brilliant idea too! Funny how one side of the card looks bigger than the other though, I was relieved to see I wasn't the only one to think so! :) Off to make my usual cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort.
Congratulations to today's winner.
Hugs to all in need of them,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Suebak said...

Wow, so different and the effect is querky. I love this card.

Susan x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

WOW... this is such a total contrast to your other creations. I love the pop of colour with the raspberry flowers

Congratulations to Theresa... enjoy¬

June x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunner of a card. It looks very complicated but your video shows that it isn't . Singing to me..........
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

I'm not sure about these cards Sue. Something kind of jars for me.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Although I appreciate all the work which went into this card I would prefer both " halves to be the same." I can't explain why really I just would. Maybe I'm just a simple soul! I love the colours and flowers. Sorry!
Pam - great news about Robbie . He really is amazing! What a long way he has come and how hard he has worked ! I hope he had a lovely time. I decided I'm not making Christmas cake this year as a lot of the family aren't keen on fruit cake! I will miss that lovely smell which pervades the whole house though!
Congratulations to Theresa!
Congratulations too , to Tracy and your sister! X
Lynda - hope you are making steady progress and behaving??? Xx
Love to all, Myra xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning andgorgous card, this optical design is breathtaking!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your video. Lots of delicate detail in the card but not sure it's for me. I find it hard to bring all the card into focus on the screen. Must be my old eyes. lol Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours. Congratulations to Theresa

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, Sorry this card is not for me, I love the dies you have used and the colours but not sure that I like Positive/Negative aspect of this card
Wendyx

ursula said...

An absolute stunning card, never seen this technique before, but very interesting and striking. Something I will definitely try. Did you purposely wear your blouse to match the card Sue, if not, what a coincidence, it looks beautiful.....thank you so much for such an interesting video....Enjoy the weekend....luv Ursula xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This card is not for me. As Yorks butterfly says, I also like the dies, and perhaps the card looks different if you have it in your hand, but on screen it looks realy odd.
Margaret xx

CraftyJo said...

Interesting technique today :)

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes unusual card today although lovely not my type.

Congratulations to Theresa W.

Pam hope your feeling better now, and thats great news for Robbie, well done him,

Tracey, Hope the wreath goes well for you.
Elaine, Hope Andrews, treatment goes well.

June, Hope your feeling better and also sleeping better too, im not to bad thank you got some multi vitamins to take and boost me up to see if that helps, my daughter is feeling a bit better thank you its just going to take time i guess like me.

Kate sorry you are not feeling well get well soon.

Love and Healing hugs to all those who are poorly get well soon
All my love to all
Sharon
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very different unusual card, love the dies you've used to make it. Congratulations Theresa on winning the lovely Wednesday card
Tracy, your dad would have been proud of you and your sister making the wreaths, xx
Pam congratulations to Robbie another big step for him, he's amazing

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Karin van eijk said...

o this is fabulous it looks so different it just look like two card Sue, just beautiful
Gr Karin

Fiki said...

so pretty card!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I forgot to post yesterday as we were gallavanting, still enjoying our Golden Wedding gifts, but I love the two Christmas cards, they are both so beautiful. I'm sorry that I'm not a fan of today's card, but isn't it good that we all don't like the same things?
Lynda, stop using that arm!!! Tracy love to you and your sister x. Congratulations to Theresa on the Wednesday card win.
Love to all in pain, having treatment, are lonely or upset.
Maureen xxx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Pam, wonderful that Robbie is getting more independent, he is an inspiration xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue stunning card. I love black and white cards. It amazes me what an illusion the card gives you doing the different colour ways like you have.


BarbaravV

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Everyone,
I saw this video on You Tube previously and thought the card was very unique. Sue, you make it look so easy! I would make it if I had the background die and may try out with another I do have. I love black/white and the raspberry really sets it off. I love the Cape Daises, so cheerful.
Congrats to Theresa on her win.
Enjoy your Saturday, All
Stephanie K
SC/USA

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very different today, but I'm sorry not for me - makes my eyes go funny!
Congratulations to Theresa W. Pam great news about Robbie. Love to all Alison xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Oooo today's card has made my 👀 go funny lol. Very clever design though. Your video was very good explaining the concept of the illusion
Thank you Sue xx
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam yes I am resting but it's very frustrating not being able to use my new Dies. I can smell your Xmas cake 🎂
. Well done too Robbie you are an amazing young man Walking unaided after your horrific accident all your hard work & determination you must be very proud of yourself & your family must be beaming from ear to ear &also very proud too. Hope you enjoyed your evening many Hug's xx

June glad you had a better night now if you would like some more ironing I have some 😊Take care many 🤗🤗🤗Hug's xx

Tracy lovely talking to you on FaceTime yesterday glad Terry cheered you up. Nice seeing you laughing.Glad yesterday was ok & nice bringing you & your sister closer together your dad would pleased.about that Hope Graeme wasn't late home
Love & Hug's speak soon xx

Myra yes I'm resting but it's getting boring now I want to play with my new Dies.

Maureen I'm using my left hand typing this glad you enjoyed your day Happy belated Golden wedding to you & George
congratulations xx

Tina hope Peter has a better day Hug's for you both xx

Elaine & Andrew Sending Hug's xx

Sharon wishing you & your daughter better Hug's xx

Wheelybad Hug's paw cuddles for Billy from Bambie xx

Congratulations to Theresa on winning Wednesday card xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I wrote a post this morning and it didn't go? (My internet playing up!). I had said what an unusual card and it's nice to break away from traditional layouts now and again, I love it. . I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to Theresa! Enjoy your beautiful Sue Wilson Original!
I love these cards! I make cards like this often and love the dramatic effect they create! Especially black and white ones! Hoping to watch the video later tonight!
Have a great day!

Eunice said...

Very striking card, it definitely plays with your eyes!!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card I love the pop of the pink of the flower thank you for providing the video to show us how to do it.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Theresa on winning the Wednesday card.
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew Linda June and Sharon. Tracey the wreaths were a lovely touch your dad would be so proud of you both.sending you a big hug xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my - it makes my eyes go funny looking at this - I'm not sure..
Beverley W

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Idea. This is so different I'm not quite sure about it. I think I would like to try it but alternate full layers rather than cut in half layers, I hope that makes sense. I love the pop of Pink and I like the Cape Daisy die the more I see it. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations theresa w.

Best wishes

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all , a very different card to day ,plays tricks with your eyes but cannot help keep looking. Congrats to theresa. Well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Jean said...

Wow.

Janet Wilson said...

Very striking design.

karenlotty said...

Clever card It does play tricks your eyes but then I am looking at this on a small iPod screen!

Barbara said...

Unique card but too busy for my eyes!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this idea of making 2 cards!

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, this card is so amazing, might have to try it.xx

Anonymous said...

Oh lordy, Sue, my comment from this morning not there! Usually read through, comment, then come back later and read on from there - but no! Cyberspace holding a message.
Think I said.... looks difficult but your video (thank you) shows how easy it is to achieve. This was the set I was lucky enough to win, so have the inspiration now.
Really like that your top and the card so colour co-ordinated!
Pam, so pleased for Robbie - he really tries so hard and it's paying off.
Wendy Pussycats - how is the temp job! Hope OK?
Hugs to anyone who needs one - Strictly calls!

'P' on Wales

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is very clever

sued99 said...

Lovely idea. I'm getting better at using all the leftover bits and pieces.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Very clever idea and I love the splash of pink flowers as an accent on the black and white.

Lisbeth

Crafti Moggie said...

nice card Sue, but not my kind of thing, at least not in black and white, maybe some lighter colours.

The shapes and dies cuts and composition is great though.

Thank you.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Sorry I am late on parade, it's been rather a busy day. I remember this card fron the launch and I'm afraid it still makes my eyes go funny :-) I think it will probably look quite different in the flesh so to speak. I love the dies you have used and the raspberry cape daisies are gorgeous.

Congratulations Theresa on being the Wednesday Winner. Enjoy your beautiful Christmas card.

Frances

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

At present I am having eye vision problems and looking at this card, does not help.

I must be honest, it was not my type of card, but once I looked at the video I have changed my thoughts on the card.

I will have a bash at doing this .

Well done on the prize winner.

Love Dorothy of Baldock

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card but it does make your eyes go funny. Thank you for sharing. Haven't had chance to look at the video yet. Will do that tomorrow now.

Sandy H said...

Clever design. Like Dorothy my eyes are not at their best at the moment. I'll have to watch the video another time when they settle as I'm intrigued by this card.

Pam, great to hear news of your amazing nephew Robbie going out for the evening without sticks or crutches.

Take care everyone.

Julie Elli said...

6am Pam. I love your daily comments. You must be a very fast typist! I look forward to reading them everyday.
Big hug xx

Julie Elli said...

Congratulations to Tracey. x
My brain keeps telling me to make symmetrical cards Sue! Your cards are so clever but I would have to keep both sides the same! Is that OCD?
Big hug
Julie E

Vie Carter said...

I very unique card design, sorry though not for me

Love the black and white aspect of it

Vie
x

Laura O' Connor said...

Sue love the black and white ,does make the eyes go funny ,just like my varifocals ,oh God I don't like them can't stand the fuzzy middle ground ,They say it can take up to 3 weeks to get used to them ,I can't handle 3 hours.Laura O