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Split Negative Christmas Cards

By:  Cathy Peper, Editor

Finished card size:  5.5 by 5.5 inches

bell (I Brake for Stamps)
ivy background (Impression Obsession)
Solar White (Neenah)
All Spruced Up (Gina K Designs)
Gold Pearlized (Colorbok)
Patterned paper-Times and Seasons, This and That, Season's Greetings (Echo Park)
Patterned paper-Traditions (Carta Bella)
Versa mark (Tsukineko)
Sour Apple (My Favorite Things)
Royal Emerald and Firecracker Red embossing powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Stamp positioner (Stamp-a-ma-jig)
paper trimmer (Fiskars)
Banner die (My Favorite Things)
Doily die (Papertrey Ink)
Ebosser (Craftwell)
Heat Gun (Milwaukee)
Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Dimensional Adhesive (from stash)
Flower (Recollections)
Liquid Glue (Glossy Accents)
Double sided adhesive (Scotch 3 M)


Another way to get two colors of embossing powder onto the same image is to do the Split Negative technique.  This technique will make two cards, or four as I did, or six, etc.

  1. Make card base from green cardstock (5.5 by 5.5).
  2. Cut white cardstock to 5.25 by 5.25 and stamp with Ivy background stamp and green ink.
  3. Cut a piece of white cardstock to just slightly larger than your image.  My is 3 by 3 inches.
  4. Stamp image with versa mark ink and emboss with first color of powder.  I used a stamp positioner to try and get the image lined up as close as possible each time.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  5. Stamp image again and emboss with second color of powder.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  6. Cut embossed images in half.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  7. Cut piece of patterned paper to mat embossed images.   I cut mine to 3.5 by 3.5.  Glue left side of red image and right side of green image to mat.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  8. Die cut the banner out of patterned paper and the doily out of gold paper.
  9. To assemble cards, adhere banner to ivy stamped piece right of center.  Attach ribbon with double sided tape as shown.  Attach doily to lower left of card.  Add dimensional adhesive to embossed piece and add it over banner.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  10. Glue flower to corner of ribbon and embossed image as shown.  I used Glossy Accents for this.

Here are the four cards I made.  I hope you enjoyed seeing another example of multi-color embossing.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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