Sunday, January 26, 2014

Split Negative Technique

Finally, I am getting back to my blog!  Technology issues have been challenging the past 6 weeks.  As noted, I thought my computer had been repaired but such was not the case.  It completely crashed upon the first attempt to use it at home.  Now I have an new computer with a new operating system that has altered how some of my programs work...they just don't seem the same.  Trying to become a fan of Windows 8!  Looking on the positive side - it keeps the brain challenged!

On to projects...the monthly card class was held this week and the focus was making thank you cards using the"Split Negative" technique. Below are samples of cards made in the class.

Split Negative Technique using Stampin' Up! "Lovely as a Tree" Stamp Set
 Materials:
Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Lacy & Lovely Stamp Set
Early Espresso and Whisper White Card Stocks
Early Espresso Designer Series Paper
VersaMark Ink
Early Espresso and Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Early Espresso Candy Dots

Split Negative Technique using Stampin' Up! "World Treasures" Stamp Set


 Materials:
World Treasures Stamp Set
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pool Party, Basic Black & Whisper White Card Stock
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
VersaMark Ink
Pool Party and Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Scalloped Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Pool Party Taffeta Ribbon (retired)


Though Christmas has passed, I wanted to share a couple photos of package decorations that were made to use instead of bows. The recipients were wowed!  The "Bags & Tags" class also learned to make these. Credit for the idea comes from Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Tami White.  She created a "Joyful Tidings" tag and the instructions were received from her.  Since my packaging consisted of more traditional colors, I altered the concept and created the "Merry Christmas" tag decoration. 


Thanks for stopping by...and don't forget, if you have questions on any of the projects or products used, contact me at margkni@gmail.com.
 
Be sure to check back later this week...until then,
have a great week!  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quick Update!

Hi all!  Just a quick update to let you know that I've not forgotten my blog.  It's been a month since my last post and my intentions to post a couple holiday items were cut short as my computer crashed.  It took 3 1/2 weeks to get it repaired but the good news is that most of my information was retrieved.  Lesson learned - purchase an automatic backup system!

Hope that you had a great holiday season...mine was wonderful.  I am trying to catch-up and will be posting the photos of some of the holiday projects (better late than never) and sharing some new ones soon. 

Check back later this week as I get back on track and thank you for your patience!