Wednesday, 13 January 2021

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 31 - Old Olive

Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 31 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art with Heart team.
Tonight, our featured colour is Old Olive from the Regals Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.

 I decided to try a technique that I have wanted to try for a while. It's called the Split Negative Technique. It was fun to make and I love the result.

Here's my card.

I was inspired to use this lovely line-art stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set, after watching a video on the Split Negative Technique by Australian demonstrator Gail Ellis.

The technique is very simple, and what's great about it is that you end up with four pieces to make two cards - they'll just be opposites. The Old Olive piece was embossed in white and the white piece was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The two panels were then cut in half lengthways and the opposites glued together.

I backed my split panel with a piece of silver foil just slightly larger to show a narrow border. I wanted some subtle texture behind this main focal piece so I embossed white card stock with the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder from the Jan-June Mini Catalogue. I think this embossing folder might become a firm second favourite.
The decorative border is made from an Ornate Borders die, and I've stamped leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Old Olive classic ink just for some added interest. I loved using the white crinkle ribbon for my bow. The crinkles seem to reflect the texture from the embossing folder.

Inside the card I added a white writing panel backed with a slightly larger piece of Old Olive card stock, and another poppy stamped in Old Olive.

The sentiment is also a new one from the Mini Catalogue. The stamp set is called Many Messages. It's one large stamp and coordinates with the Messages Die which cuts out each sentiment individually with just one pass through your die-cutting machine. If you want both of these products, remember to purchase as a bundle, that way you'll save 10%.

Well, that's it from me tonight everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Old Olive projects. Our lovely hostess Catherine, has a list of all tonight's participants on her blog.

Check them all out using this link:

See you all again soon. Stay safe and well.

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  1. Very creative use of Old Olive and the poppy stamp Caroline

  2. I love how you do white on white layers Caroline, and this is striking with its split negative technique and that little sliver of silver foil card popping out. Beautiful!

  3. Lovely card, Caroline. This is such an effective technique, and one that I am yet to try. You've nailed it! I really like the stamping of the leaves on your border strip, and all the white space on your card - it allows the Old Olive to shine. :)

  4. Another beautiful card Caroline. I love your use of the Split Negative technique. It is very effective technique that i have been wanting to try for ages. You have inspired me to give it a go. Your use of white space is lovely and highlights the old olive. xxx

  5. Oh what a fantastic two for one technique Caroline - as usual your card is just so very elegant and beautiful! Thank you for your Old Olive colour inspiration this week x

  6. Beautiful card Caroline, I have never seen this technique before and it's so stunning.

  7. Oh I love it, Caroline, what a fabulous technique. It looks wonderful layered on the Painted Texture 3D TIEF too!


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