Friday, May 28, 2010

Split Negative

Last night we had our monthly Christmas card class but I'm not going to post pictures of the cards...I don't want to be blamed for a freak snowstorm now that we're having such beautiful weather LOL! The ladies made beautiful cards as always, despite the fact that I had a complete brain freeze while demonstrating an origami fold that I've done dozens of times! It's a good thing these ladies are a patient bunch because my brain seems to be taking little vacations more frequently these days! Oh well....the good news is that I already have samples for next week's class. I decided to try out a technique that I've seen and admired many times, but had never actually used. It's called Split Negative and it could easily become my new favourite technique. As you see from the photos, I made two mirror image cards by stamping and embossing the butterfly once on black cardstock and then again on white. Then I simply cut each image in half and matched the black with the white. The patterned paper is doubled sided and works really well as an accent for this technique.
I'm excited about our upcoming Scrapbook Canvas class on Monday. We have a full house for this class and will be scheduling a repeat soon for those who couldn't make it to this one. Monday will also be the last day of our May card contest. I'll post the photo of the winning card on Tuesday along with details of our June contest.
It's hard to believe June is almost here...I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine as much as I am. Drop in for more chit chat on Tuesday.


  1. It's a very cool techique, I will try it.

  2. Oh my word, Marie, I love the look of this split negative - I must give it a try. It is drop-dead gorgeous and the black and white with the gold accent is awesome!