Thursday, April 4, 2019


Welcome to the April Creating Kindness blog hop where we are joined this month by guest designer Linda van Wely-Zwolle.  I can't wait to see what she has designed for us with this month's theme - Negative Space.  Negative space is created when die cutting or punching a shape from cardstock. The cut out space is your negative.  I have used this negative space in two ways on my card.

First off, I used a sponge Brayer to colour my card front in So Saffron ink, Grapefruit Grove ink and finally in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Once dry, I die cut the word "You" from the card front.  I finished the sentiment with a white heat embossed banner beneath the negative.

I sponged the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP with Memento Black ink and adhered to the bottom of my card front, allowing the gorgeous colour on the base to show through the negative spaces of the DSP.

It is my great pleasure to send you on your way to visit Jay Soriano in the UK next!  I am a huge fan of Jay's and I am excited to see what he has for us!

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Linda van Welly-Zwolle - Guest Designer – Netherlands
2.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
3.       Marcy Denning – Canada
4.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
6.       Jay Soriano – UK
7.       Jenny Hall – USA
8.       Sara Levin - USA
9.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
10.       Jerim Dickins – UK

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!


  1. So dramatic! The negative space "you" is the perfect choice.

  2. Hi Paula, I'm so excited to hop with you this month! I just love everything about your amazing card, love your use of colours and the negative spaces, stunning! xx Linda

  3. Stunning work, Paula. Love everything about your card :-)

  4. Gorgeous! What a lovely way to use the Laser Cut!

  5. That is just so striking Paula. YOU use negative space perfectly! x


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