Friday, January 18, 2019

A little Half & Half!

Well hello there!  Happy Friday to y'all! I don't know if you caught this little creation on the Power Poppy blog earlier this week HERE but I thought I'd share on my personal space since it uses a concept that can be kind of interesting in card making! Have you ever split the canvas of your image so that it shows up in two different colors? Not sure what I mean? Well, let me show you!

On to my card!

See how my giant and lush peony is stamped on both the white and then the dark pink creating a full image on two different backgrounds? That's the challenge!

I have to tell you, I had no idea where I was going when I started this card and, honestly, I am still not sure I got there! ;-) Do you ever have card making sessions like that? Man, anymore these days, that's all I have!

To start, I grabbed my MISTI, and lined up the paper to know where that large, lush, and beautiful flower from Power Poppy's set Abundant Petals might fall. Instead of making both halves in black ink, I decided to make the bottom half more soft and subtle so I stamped using Memento Rosebud ink. The top is Memento Tuxedo Black. After I was done stamping, I stenciled a bit of Baby Pink Memento on top using a Tim Holtz die -- Dot Fade and then I used the stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress ink on the bottom.

Here's a closeup for you!

You can see I added a little sparkle to the lines of the Thank You sentiment with a bit of glitter pen. Gotta have just a smidge of sparkle -- no matter what! I should say that I colored up the flower using Copic markers and reached for R32, R35, R43 and RVOOOO. I highlighted around the flower using BG0000, BG10 and BG11. Add a few little doo-dads with the help of a white embossed sentiment strip (all sentiments are from the same Abundant Petals set) and some pennant flag stickers and... done!

If you need a little more inspiration using this effect... 
Ally Cope crafted an Inspire Me Monday which kind of touches on this concept. She called it "Yin and Yang!" She divided her card into more than just two halves. You could too if you like and be inspired by her tutorial HERE!  It's a fun one so click the link, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy!

So, play along with me this week! All you need to do is click HERE to find out all the deets! Remember, if you play along and link up your creation, you're in the running for a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! 

Yes! Some of the Bloomies are on standby to please and wow you! Just hop on over to see the fine things they crafted this week -- just for YOU!

Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi!" Have an amazing and creative weekend!

See you back here soon!


Henriëtte said...

I love this card, the idea is great and awesome flower. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Bunny said...

Your card is fabulous. I love your coloring and what a great idea. [Bunny]

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, I love the idea of half and half, and what a perfect flower to use. It's a stunning card! Hugs and love! xoxo