These are the cards I made during this week’s Facebook Live video. You can watch the replay on YouTube or on Facebook. I go live each week at 10:00 AM Wednesdays AET…you can check here to see what time that is where you live for next week’s broadcast.
These cards were made using the Split Negative technique, where I stamped the image in different colours on different cardstock, split the two, and recombined them with their opposite parts. Then it’s just a matter of layering them onto cards. The challenging part, as you’ll see if you watch the video, is figuring out how to lay them out, whether to emboss, or to embellish, etc.
It’s important to cut your cardstock for stamping exactly the same dimensions. Likewise, stamping in the same place on both pieces is crucial. This is because when you cut the images in half you want to be able to adhere them together seamlessly. The Stamparatus is the tool for the job!
I noticed that even though I thought I’d gotten the tree aligned in the centre of the cardstock, in fact it was shifted to the right. I just ran with it.
After I ended the video I found the sentiment I wanted to add to this card. It’s from Art Gallery,
Blackberry Bliss – who doesn’t love it? These cards are very similar to the first ones, with little tweaks to the layout and the addition of ribbon and Ladybug Trinkets. Do you agree with the decision to colour them red?
I hope you give this simple but striking technique a try! Here’s what I used to make these cards.