Split NegativeTechnique: Betsy’s Blossoms Card

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Hi, Stampers!


This technique is called the Split-Negative Technique and makes stunning cards which, can be used for any occasion.  It’s usually done in Black and White, but I chose to use Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stocks. Almost any colors will work as long as you use a light and dark card stock for contrast. Just wanted to mention that the white borders look bigger then the chocolate chip, but aren’t.

Betsy's Blossoms Split Negative



1.   Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock and score it at 4-1/4″  The fold will be at the top making a horizontal fold card base.


2.  Cut two 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces. One from Chocolate Chip  and one from Whisper White.


3.  Adhere these on the card base lining up all the edges and butting the center cut.


4.  Cut two 2-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ pieces.  Again, one from Chocolate Chip and the other from Whisper White.


5.   Adhere these with equal outer borders on to the top of the last layers. Make sure the centers meet and the colors are opposite of the layer underneath.


6.   Cut Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stocks at 1-7/8″ x 3″


7.   Lay the Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stock pieces side by side butting the centers.  Ink up the large flower from Betsy’s Blossoms in VersaMark and stamp both pieces of card stock across the middles simultaneously.


8.   Sprinkle the Chocolate Chip half with White Embossing Powder and emboss it with a Heat Tool.


9.   Sprinkle the Whisper White half with Chocolate Chip Embossing Powder and emboss it with a Heat Tool.


10. Adhere both pieces to form the full image of the stamped flower to the card base.


Try making other cards using this technique.  Switch up the colors and stamp images you use.


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Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

SUPPLIES USED: All Stampin’ Up!
STAMP SET: Betsy’s Blossoms (131955)W (125005)C
CARD STOCK: Chocolate Chip, (102128) Whisper White (100730)
ACCESSORIES: White Embossing Powder (109132), Early Espresso Embossing Powder (128980), Heat Tool (129053),

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