Split Negative In Color

The challenge on Splitcoaststampers today is to create a Split Negative only instead of doing it in black and white we were to do it in color.  This was a fun challenge that took me out of my "normal scene box" and having me turn to distressed and western.  I also have the advantage of another good guy card which I never seem to have enough of.

I pulled out all my designer paper and decided it would be fun to use the Stampin" Up! Outlaw. I pulled out Bronc Buster set and found this big buckle that I had made for a Dirty Dozen project and never used. I cut two pieces of designer paper exactly the same size and placed them side by side perfectly so I could stamp my cowboy and horse image.  I used craft chocolate chip ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut an additional piece of coordinating Outlaw paper for the bottom and pieced them all together. I sponged vintage photo and old paper distress ink all around the borders of the image layer. I cut a piece of close to cocoa paper and used vintage photo distress ink directly to all the borders of it to create a dark finish and then dry embossed a snake skin pattern on it using a Cuttlebug folder. I cut an additional section of the snake skin to use as an embellishment for the buckle and to cover the edges of the different paper pieced together. I lightly used the same distress ink directly to my sage base card to create interest and age but to allow the color to show. I added copper brads to all four corners that I aged and darkened with a dark brown copic marker.  I liked the look of the brads so I added some copic marker to the buckle as well to tame down the copper shine.  I cut around the brown border with deckle scissors and then ran the scissors around all the edges to tear and to create a curling effect like old, dried up snake skin. I thought the rope was a great finishing touch and would look great under the popped up buckle.  I really like the way this turned out.  I can’t wait to see what kind of review I get from my friend, Sherry, the "Queen of Distressing".  She is always encouraging me to step out of my box and I certainly did today.


Stamps: Bronc Buster, Itty Bitty Background

Paper:  Outlaw Designer Paper, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Ranger Distress Inks -Vintage Photo and Old Paper

Accessories:  Copic Marker, Copper and Clear Embossing Powder, Twine. Brads, Sponge, Cuttlebug, Deckle Scissors

6 thoughts on “Split Negative In Color”

  1. OK, couldn’t leave the comments at splitcoast because your link comes right here! Cool! i didn’t even know you had a blog! I love what you’ve done with this challenge — the “belt buckle” in the front looks so real!

  2. Oh this is such a wonderfully stunning card!! The copper and the cb background…….oh my……..all the fabulous detail work!!

  3. Oh my BADNESS! Kit this absolutely rock! You are now putting me to shame in the distressing department. I so love the buckle and that snake skin paper is so absolutely wonderful! I love it when you step outside your box — you can do it all my friend!

  4. I just came across your blog via Jennifer (LovetoStamp6).
    This is one of my favorite sets…and I must say BRAVO!! What a fine job you did with it. Thanks for the tip on how you embossed….craft choc. chip is now on my must have list.


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