Split Negative Technique Variations with VIDEO

The Split Negative Technique has been around for a long time. It creates a WOW effect for very little effort. Today, I am bringing back the technique with some variations – and a video too!

The standard split negative divides the image in half vertically as in this sample.

… but you can easily split the image on any angle like this one.


  • This technique works on the basis of splitting an image and showing one part of it coloured light on a dark background, and the other part of it coloured dark on a light background. You could use either ink or heat embossing for the image.
  • In the sample, I used Whisper White cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder and Gray Granite cardstock with White Embossing Powder.
  • For the card, I used Very Vanilla cardstock with Copper Embossing Powder and Soft Suede cardstock with White Embossing Powder.
  •  Supplies:
    • Stamp Sets: Mediterranean Moments, Beautiful You
    • Sample:
      • Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Gray Granite
      • Ink: Versamark
      • Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Stamparatus
    • Card:
      • Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper
      • Ink: Versamark, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake
      • Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Stamparatus
  • There are two ways of creating this technique:
    • The easiest is to use the Stamparatus to stamp the entire image over both panels at the same time. Check out how to do this in the video.
    • The second way is to stamp full images on both pieces of cardstock and cut them on the same angle. This can be a little tricky lining up the angle and the image on each colour. I much prefer to use the Stamparatus.

Check out my YouTube video for a more details.

I will have some more variations of this technique to show you over the next little while.


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