Monday, March 9, 2015

Project of the Week - Positive and Negative Stamping

Hello all!
I'm here today with a Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
My project is an older technique, but one worth sharing!

For this first method of Positive and Negative Stamping, I used Repeat Impressions 4405-K Dragonfly Deco, and Repeat Impressions 1808-Just Because.

The first step is to stamp your image on a dark and light card stock, using versamark ink.
For my project, I used black and white.  Sprinkle white embossing powder on the black panel, and black embossing powder on the white panel.  Heat emboss.

Next, you will cut straight down the center of your image on both pieces, creating four halves.
Put your halves together as shown.  Once you have them the way you like them, you will put some tape on the back of each center to hold the panel together as one.

At this point, you will need to decide what shape you'd like your focal piece to be.
For this tutorial, it was easy to just grab a couple of spellbinders.
Run your panels through the cutting machine, and voila! 

Now, cut two panels a shade smaller than your card base.  I use 4" x 5 1/4".
Cut these panels exactly in half, and tape them together on the back sides.

Adhere the panels that you just created onto two card bases.
Now, take your two dragonfly panels, and adhere them as shown.
What a fun way to get two cards in one easy session! 
I adhered my panels with dimensional foam, but you can just add them
directly to your card front with two sided tape.

Sometimes, you will need to add a few embellishments to cover up those OOPSIES!
No, don't ask me how I know this! 

For this next card, I used Repeat Impressions Stamps 1706-Wild Violets, and Repeat Impressions Stamps 3910-G Miracle of Spring. I first stamped my flowers in a row, with black ink, on a panel of white CS. You can use any stamps, and any size panel.

Next, take a small piece of card stock the same color as your card 4" x 5 1/4" card panel, and stamp the image again, with VersaMark ink.  Heat emboss with white embossing powder.  (You could use white ink for this, but I like the pop of the embossing powder). 

Mat your white panel with black cardstock. Adhere the heat embossed panel
directly over the matching image.  Add a piece of twine or ribbon.
Stamp sentiment in black ink.  Adhere this panel onto the card front panel.
Adhere the card front panel to your card base.
That's it! 

Thanks for stopping by today!
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If you decide to try this technique, please drop by and leave a comment on this post letting me know where to come and take a peek!  Would love to see your take on this technique!

Patti J.

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Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous both card, Patti! Thank for your tutorial. Have a great day. hugs, Helena

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Patti!! The designs are so beautiful!! Have a great day :)

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are amazing!! I love how you did this!!!!!!!!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Patti, these are BOTH really stunning and I just love the techniques you've used on them!! I haven't done either of these for quite a while, but they do have such amazing results here! Thanks for sharing your've made it all look so easy!! :) Great job my friend!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards Patti. Love that technique on the first one.

Gail said...

These are great! I want to try this!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful color block cards. What a great technique. Especially love the B&W. So classy with the dragonfly.

Cheryl W said...

These cards look wonderful, Patti! I love the impact of the black and white on the dragonfly cards and the colored panel on your flower card. Great work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great tutorial and beautiful cards.

Lena's Creations said...

Gorgeous cards, Patti. I'm definately going to give these a try. Sorry that I haven't commented much lately. I've been so busy that I didn't even know if I was Arthur or Martha and didn't get a chance to check :-) I have looked at all your cards and as always, loved them! Have a great day, my friend.
Lena’s Creations

Lori Kobular said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Your cards look awesome! I am going to have to try that technique!

Donna said...

Fabulous cards, I especially like the positive and negative, I've never tried that before, I will have to give it a try, wonderful tutorial. Counting down to our get together Friday!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Have not done this in ages. Thanks for the reminder. These look great!

Holly Young said...

Great image to use for this technique, and the technique is one I haven't done in a very long time. Wonderful job!

Rushd Lady said...

I like both techniques, however, I've never have seen the second technique in a colored version, so that's a nice touch.

Cheri said...

FABULOUS, POTW, my dear friend! Love, love, love it!

Monika Reeck said...

woooww the first card stunning...great technique and colors..
I have ever made this and so long time ago
thanks for remind us...
Love your post...
hugs, Monika

PS: see you maybe on my blog again dear Patti...

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW, what a cool technique! Gorgeous cards Patti x

Pam said...

Stunning cards! Great effect.

Taunya Butler said...

AWESOME And So AMAZING!!! Fun things I learned to try here today!! Love that I learn things from you and I get to be your friend and benefit from your goodness!! I am so impressed with these cool ideas!!! Hope you have a wonderful night!!!