Hello Papercrafters! Today’s project is cards using negative space from dies.  The card tutorials today feature Graphic 45’s Nature Notebook, ATC Tag die, and 2 Butterfly dies.  These cards are fun to make and I hope you give it try with your own dies.  In this post are tutorials for three cards and a video tutorial at the end of the post.  #G45BrandAmbassador

Nature Notebook Cards
Using Negative Space from Dies


  1. Graphic 45’s Nature Notebook Collection, Stickers and Chipboard
  2. (3) 8½ x 11” Black Cardstock
  3. Graphic 45’s ATC Tag Die and 2 Butterfly Dies
  4. Ink: Distress Oxide Gathering Twigs
  5. Optional: Foam Squares

(CARD 1)

Cut the frame sheet (yellow sheet) 8⅜ x 4¼”.  Place the die ½” from the bottom and ¼” from the edge and in between each tags.  Cut the background sheet (bees sheet) 8¼ x 4”.

The center piece, also the background for the sticker, is 1⅝ x 3”.  To get the curve, I traced the inside of the ATC tag die at the top and cut out.

Card base: 8½ x 9½”. Score 4¾” on the 9½” side.

Optional: Ink edges. Distress Oxide Gathering Twigs.  Attach background of frames first, then the frame.  I attached the center piece with the sticker using foam squares.


(CARD 2)

Black cardstock: 7½ x 4⅜”.  Place the ATC tag die ⅜” from the bottom, centered.  The small butterfly die is ¼” from the top and ½” from the edge.

Card Base: 8 x 9¾”. Score: 4⅞” on the 9¾” side.

Optional: Ink edges. Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs.
Attach the black cardstock on the card base with ¼” border.  Cut out two butterflies from the same paper as the card base and attach on the black cardstock ¼” from the bottom and ½” from the side.  Then attach the butterfly chipboard piece to the center of the ATC tag.


(CARD 3)

Card base: 9½ x 6¼”. 1st Mat: 4½ x 6”. 2nd Mat: 4 x 5½”.  Cut the large Graphic 45 Butterfly from the 4 x 5½” mat, centered.  2 Strips: 4 x ⅝”.  Optional: Ink edges. Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs.

Card Base: 9½ x 6¼”. Score 4 3/4″ on the 9 1/2″ side.

Attach the 1st Mat, then the 2nd Mat I used foam squares, and then attach the strips 1/4″ from the top and bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Please try your hand at making cards using negative space.  Also, check out the tutorial video below.




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