In the past 10 days, I have become a Splitcoast Stamper challenge fiend. The challenges really spark the
imagination and give your Stamper's Block an impressive nudge. I fired up my creative engine today by combining the Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC149) with the Color Challenge (CC147, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Real Red).
The Technique Lover's Challenge was to create a split negative appearance using colored card stock (vs. the traditional black and white often used). I inked the large Brocade Basics stamp with Versamark and stamped onto identically sized layers of Certainly Celery and Taken with Teal. I taped them together on the back with removable tape to keep them in place. I next dusted the Versamark image with one of my favorite wow factor accessories, white embossing powder and heat embossed. The layers were adhered to Whisper White Cardstock.
I coated the flowers from the Brocade Basics set in Real Red Craft Ink on Whisper White card stock. The beauty of craft ink vs. dye ink (used in Stampin' Up!'s Classic inkpads) is that you can emboss with craft. I have the Craft Stampin' Spots because I like a lot of color options. However, you can purchase the pads individually, too. So I added some sparkle to the red images with clear embossing powder. After they were heat embossed, they soooo reminded me of the shiny, little red patent leather Mary Jane shoes I wore as a little girl (after my preferred red cowboy boots nearly disintegrated from wear. It's rumored that I wore them to bed on occasion). I cut out the "red patent" flowers and adhered them, elevating the left flower with dimensionals (and added a rhinestone brad for some jazz).
To finish, I simply grabbed the photo corner punch, "stabbed" a spell with the paper piercer and added a couple more rhinestone brads to balance the shiny embossed images. In keeping with the Split Negative theme, I reversed the colors on the photo corners, brads and sentiment (also on dimensionals).
Stamp Sets: Brocade Basics (109411), Spring Solitude Hostess (111127 sentiment), Papertrey Borders and Corners Ovals
Paper: Taken With Teal (101584), Whisper White (100730), Certainly Celery (105125)
Ink: Taken with Teal Marker 100068), Certainly Celery (1052170), Real Red Craft (101190 or Craft Stampin' Spots Bold Brights, 105439), Versamark (102283)
Cool Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Photo Corners Punch (109042), Paper Piercer and Template (Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310), Marvy Uchida Super Jumbo Scallop Oval Punch
Perfect Touches: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice, 109111), Clear (109130) and White (109132) Embossing Powders