Let’s Be Negative Creating Kindness Blog Hop

Dragonfly Dreams negative space card, sentiment detail - from theartfulinker.com

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Sara Levin the artful inker. Today, we’re going to focus on the negative for the Let’s Be Negative Creating Kindness Blog Hop. You’re going to love these creative ideas for using negative space!


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Dragonfly Dreams negative space card from theartfulinker.com


Use a Thick Whisper White base.

Then, add a layer of Coastal Cabana.


Dragonfly Dreams negative space card, embossing and splatter detail - from theartfulinker.com


Cut a Thick Whisper White layer.

(It will have more stability).

Emboss with the Subtle embossing folder.

Then splatter with Shimmer Paint tinted with Coastal Cabana ink.


Dragonfly Dreams negative space card, dragonfly detail - from theartfulinker.com


Use a Detailed Dragonfly to cut a dragonfly from the center of the  panel.

On a matching Whisper White panel,

add Coastal Cabana ink

and stamp with the image from Dragonfly Dreams.


Dragonfly Dreams negative space card, sentiment detail - from theartfulinker.com


Emboss the sentiment onto a piece of Tranquil Tide

and layer with a piece of Reversible Ribbon.


Dragonfly Dreams negative space card, angled view - from theartfulinker.com


Layer the pieces with Dimensionals

and accent with Iridescent Sequins.


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and see how the rest of the design team have used

negative space.

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  • Reply
    Jay Soriano
    April 12, 2019 at 7:46 am

    The tinted splatter looks lush Sara. Loving the negative dragonfly too

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Jay! I love that we can tint the shimmer paint to match.

  • Reply
    Lou Kitzelman
    April 7, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Stunning Sara. I love the splattering of tinted shimmer paint – so lovely. x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 8, 2019 at 1:25 am

      Thanks, Lou. I love that the Shimmer Paint can be any of our 50 colors!

  • Reply
    Jenny Hall
    April 4, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful, Sara! And the sparkle is a real WOW!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 4, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Thanks, Jenny! Sparkle is always WOW in my world 🙂

  • Reply
    Linda van Wely
    April 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Love your gorgeous card Sara! It looks just so stunning to let the stamped image fall right into the negative space, great use! Loved hopping with you guys this month, xx Linda

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 4, 2019 at 7:01 am

      Thanks, Linda! So glad I pulled this set out. It had been a while since I had inked it.

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