Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Musical Split Negative

Has it really been over a month since I've posted? That's ridiculous! We've been looking to build a new house for the past few months, so that has pretty much been all-consuming! We finally found a lot and house we want to build, so we put ours up for sale last week. In between showings, keeping the house clean with two little boys and being a mom, I've barely had any time for stamping.

Luckily, my husband is a teacher, and he just started his summer holidays. So yesterday, I had a stamping day to update my samples to the new catalogue!

This is a card that my Stamp Club will be making this month. It uses the split negative technique, and I really like how it turned out with the Music Expressions stamp! This technique was actually easier than I thought. I just cut the white and black cardstock to the same size as the stamp block, then lined up the block overtop the cardstock pieces. That way, when I cut them in half and joined the opposite halves together, the stamped images lined up perfectly!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Music Expressions, Bird on a Branch (sentiment)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White cardstock
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, white & black embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by today. Now that I've got some stamping done, I'll be able to post more frequently this summer, so I hope you'll visit again!

Blessings to you,


Lori Barnett said...

This is beautiful Shannon!! Glad to hear from you :) Sounds like fun getting a new house build...just they way you want it! My DH & talk about that all the time. I looked over all your recent posts...you have been stamping up some wonderful cards! I've been teaching at my LSS -- so I've been really busy having fun with that. HUGS XX

Skrapbuker said...

Wow! This looks fantastic. I'll have to give this a try one day.

Thanks for sharing!! :)