Jun 26 2013
I’ve been working on cards this week for a Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team swap. The theme of the swap was new catalogue sets so I decided to use Regarding Dahlias to make my cards.
Next up was to choose colours. I had decided on a Smoky Slate/Basic Gray combination and wanted to add another color to make them pop. So, I added Melon Mambo because I knew that I needed embossing powder for the Split Negative technique I wanted to use.
For this technique, you stamp the image twice onto a lighter and a darker cardstock. You can also use two different colors of embossing powder if you wish. Cut each piece in half and align them. I find it best to leave the card stock a little long so it is easier to piece them together. I generally make my pieces the size of a quarter sheet of cardstock then adhere the two halves to a second piece of cardstock that is the right size for layering and trim. This technique will make two cards when you put the two colors together.
Last, I added my greeting. The Regarding Dahlias stamp set includes four great greeting so I just had to choose one, stamp and emboss and punch out with the Artisan Punch. I placed the Smoky Slate on the Whisper White side and reversed the colors the second time.
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Punches: Artisan Label (130920)
Regarding Dahlias, Set of 5
Wood #130324 $24.95
Clear #130327 $17.95
The Mystery Hostess Code is KTEQ6WGW
Click on the cover to view the 2013-14 Catalogue
In the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, the Stampin’ Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) is offered to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we’ve sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colours in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
#130034 $37.95 Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit
#131899 $4.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
#131265 $4.50 Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
#131902 $4.50 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
#131901 $4.50 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
#131905 $4.50 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
#131266 $4.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
#131904 $4.50 Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
#131898 $4.50 Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker
#131900 $4.50 Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker
#131903 $4.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker