Friday, December 11, 2009

Split Image Christmas Tree

I made this card some days ago, and as I have lost my mojo in a big way at the moment, I thought I would display it now.

I first used this technique (split image, or double negative) years ago, and recently it was featured on a Stamp TV video tutorial.

The stamp is one I bought approximately 10 years ago - the first year I made my own cards.  It is from kiwistamping - the folk who own this business are responsible for my subsequent addiction to papercraft!!

I used silver embossing powder on the blue cardstock, and gold on the yellow card, cut the two images in half and mounted onto the red before filling the circles in the design with clear stickles.

I then  cut and embossed a  piece of chocolate wrapper with my classic rectangle Nestie and put it slightly angled onto the white card before mounting the image panel over it onto the white base card - don't know why it is showing pale blue!!   Oh the vargarities of technology!

To finish the card I added three gold stars bottom right.

Simple and quite quick to make - the secret is in cutting both pieces of card to the same size before stamping, allowing a wee bit of what I call 'wriggle room', stamping the image in the centre of each piece, and then splitting the image at the same place.  If needed, you may then trim the finished piece down to the size you want, but it you are a wee bit off centre with one of the original stamped images, you can 'wriggle' your way out of it at this point. Experience speaking here :-).

Thanks for calling by - I love reading your comments and knowing that you have 'called'.  Have a great day!


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - what a pretty Christmas card - I love the way you have done the tree - very creative!! Your embossing looks great too - thanks for the details - you never know when you might want to do this - I am going to have to check my stamps! Thanks for sharing Maxine - have a great day!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What great technique, Maxine! I love this idea! I pray your creativity comes back soon, nothing wrong with a rest...good time to sit with the Lord! Thank you for the inspiration!

Phyllis said...

Priscilla of the MMSketch Challenge has been trying to contact you for two weeks. Please give her a way to reach you. I guess your email won't accept her or something.

I think you won something and she has been trying to contact you to get it to you.

my e-mail is try me.