Technique Tuesday – Split Negative

By | June 15, 2021

Hi there

Today we have the Split Negative technique. This is a new one for me – I can’t believe I’ve never made a card using this cool technique. I’m so glad we’ve got black embossing powder back in our catalogue although you could do this with Memento Black ink.

To create this card you need two pieces of cardstock the exact same size – I’ve gone with Basic Black and Basic White and then matted them on Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point – colours I don’t use a huge amount.

Stamp your image – mine is from Dragonfly Garden – with VersaMark on both pieces in the same location. I used the Stampartus so I got it correct. Apply the opposite colour embossing powder and then heat. So black powder on my Basic White card base and white embossing powder on my Basic Black card base. The sentiment is from Pansy Patch and has been punched out with the Double Oval punch.

Once heated cut your image in half and swap the halves over, lining up your images to create the black/white image. As my image was tall and thin I decided to cut my pieces on the diagonal. You can cut it vertically or horizontally – do whatever suits your image.

You can see the Dragonfly image on the inside and a double mat.

This technique is a great way to create two cards at the same time.

Until next time …

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