One of the new toys I got last year was a Big Shot die cut machine. Some might frown on these as being totally non-creative, since the shapes are cut out from a template. But, I enjoyed making them from different papers and fabrics, placing them on different backgrounds, and working on compositions.
On the left I have used the same shape in a positive and negative image. The backgrounds are painted with acrylic ink and stamped. I like this warm palette.
These pages again feature a positive and negative image on the right. The left side has stamped and embossed butterflies from a stamp. I added Pearl-ex powder. They don't show up too well in the photo.