Hi Everyone! I had some fun with my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, today. I chose "welcome" from Quietfire Design, and cut it out in white cardstock, and black cardstock.
Split Negative is a stamping technique, carried over into paper-piecing, but takes much longer to do. It's a little bit like doing a jig-saw puzzle, and re-positionable tape is a big help.
After removing all the pieces from the cutting mat, I placed the black outside/frame piece right side up, and fit the white lettering into it. Then the black pieces were put in to fill the spaces. Then, I took the white outside/frame piece and laid over the black, carefully matching all the edges. I applied the re-positional tape to keep it aligned. I filled the frame with the remaining pieces, then laid my ruler across it, and cut it from side to side. Another piece of the tape across the piece, before I cut it would have been a good idea too. However, I didn't think of it then, and had to put a lot of pieces back in after I attached the white frame section to the mat, that I'd already edged with my Spellbinders dies.
My ball point glue pen fastened down all the pieces as I continued to build up the rows to complete the design. I left the centers out of both 'e's, just for a little contrast.
The flowers were punched from vellum, stamped with Quietfire Design stamps.
I also ran the panel through an embossing folder, avoiding the decorative edge, making this and an inlaid embossing technique as well.
Thank you for stopping by!