Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Split Negative Embossing Technique - Always Thankful

Here's a Technique that is fun to make and looks amazing, it's called Split Negative Embossing - a Heat Embossing Technique. I stamped this one with the bushel of pears basket from Always Thankful, a set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.

This is one of the cards we made at November Technique Club and I think most of the ladies were surprised at how easy it really is. To create the Split Negative, cut a piece of Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock to the same size and then wipe with the Embossing Buddy. I always recommend using the Embossing Buddy when you are doing high contrast embossing - it helps prevent all those stray pieces of embossing powder. Then place the Basic Black and Whisper White butted up to each other on Grid Paper or whatever you use for your stamping surface. Stamp the image in VersaMark ink onto the two pieces of cardstock. Cover the Basic Black piece in White Embossing Powder and heat to set. Cover the Whisper White piece in Black Embossing Powder and heat to set. Then put them back to together! I like to mat them onto a contrasting mat to emphasize the technique.

Stamps: Always Thankful, En Francais
Ink: VersaMark, Jet Black StazOn
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: White and Black Embossing Powder

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Julie Elkins said...

This was a really fun card to make! Not too difficult and it looks really cool!

Shari Rohde said...

This card got a 'WOW' from my husband when I got home from class that night. : ) Cant wait to try this one again, and play around with some different color combinations.

Shari Rohde said...

The previous comment was me, just trying to get this google signon correct. : )

Anonymous said...

So happy to belong to a group of funny, talented, ladies! Jacque

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