Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day tomorrow? I have something that may get you jump-started.

The Just Us Girls challenge this week is a technique challenge, and I am hosting it. I chose the split negative technique. I've never tried that, and Splitcoaststampers and Gina K have great tutorials to follow. It was actually very easy to do. And I got to pull out the old embossing powder and Versamark. They have been collecting dust in my stamp room! So here is what I came up with.In order for this technique to work well, you need a chunky stamp...one with a lot of surface area that's rubber. This stamp is an older one from My Favorite Things called Boho Blossoms. I pretty much followed Gina K's tutorial. The red base of my card was stamped with a text stamp in Versamark and embossed in white embossing powder. I ran the other white piece through the Swirls embossing folder. I tied that velvet heart button onto the bow with floss. Embossing powder, no dp, no copics...takes me back to my beginning days of stamping!

I hope you play our challenge and take a look at what the girls have done. You can see their creations on the JUGs blog. You can stop by their blogs, too.

Kristin Bueter
Pam Imholz
Alicia Weiman
Dana Gustafson
Maria Levine
Mona Pendleton
Tracey Cuccia

Iwona Palamountain (February Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

15 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty Valentine's Day card Lisa! Love the traditional red & white color combo & that big, flouishy heart looks so pretty stamped using the Split Negative technique! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Haha! I think we were thinknig along the same lines this week Lisa :) Gorgeous Valentine card!! Thank you for the fun challenge, it helped me learn something new!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is stunning, Lisa!! I've never tried this before, but I definitely will be this week!!

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S !!! OMG - Lisa I love your card!!! I have never tried a split card, but I think they are awesome!!! You definitely rocked this challenge!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Alicia said...

Lisa, I love your valentine card. The heart really pops off of the card. Great job on the technique.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Lisa - this is TOO much! I love the bold red and white -- and I have had that MFT set forEVER, and never use it -- TOTALLY love what you did with it here. Thanks for the super challenge this week!

Sue Lelli said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have EVER seen! I, of course, LOVE your heart but I also love the reverse color background and that adorable heart button! Just FAB! I can't wait to try this technique! How fun!

Stampin' Pam said...

*sigh* this is just beautiful Lisa - I love the red and white combo - the clean lines and the velvet heart! I chuckled over your comment about the early stamping days - so true! This was a great challenge - well done missy!!

Tangii said...

This is just beautiful!! I think I'm gonna have to try this challenge ;)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! This technique is so striking!

CAROLINA HERRERA said...

Beauitful Lisa, love the red and white combo, great challenge for this week.

Linda L said...

Lisa this is so very pretty. I love the red and white. The heart stamp is so perfect for this technique and I love the way you can see the embossing around the square.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I love the white text on the red and the embossing on the white, but the split negative heart is fabulous! I LOVE that little red velvet heart button tied on the ribbon! What a fabulous card!!

It sure is a loooong race today eh? Kasey started out great and so did Tony, but who is going to win this race is anybody's guess! Enjoy :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Lisa! This is stunning! I love the red and white contrast! Great challenge this week...it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Cheryl said...

Stunning! Great idea for a challenge to get out some of those rarely used supplies!

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