Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another Split Panel Design

Hi everyone.  First I want to thank my wonderful SIL, Alex for helping me create some beautiful photo backdrops.  We worked together gathering items from around my house.  Alex put them together to create four fantastic vignettes, photographed them and had them printed onto vinyl.  It's been lots of fun and a great learning experience for me as well.

On to the card ... I tried the split panel technique again, this time using the same white background for both pieces rather than swapping out the split part with coloured card stock.  I heat embossed the image twice in liquid platinum before colouring, splitting and swapping panels.  The sentiment banner is also heat embossed with the same liquid platinum.

I used the beautiful image from WPlus9 that I received from my friend Trina.  I watercoloured with Stampin' Up! dye inks this time.  I think I like the brightness of the zig watercolouring better, but I really wanted to use red this time and find there is not a good red in my set of 48 zig markers.  They mostly go on as bright pink and I wanted to have a true red this time.

Below are photos of both cards.  Great way to make two cards from one coloured image. :)


... and the reverse ...


I'm joining a few challenges with these cards:
CAS on Friday #111 - Flowers
The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing Heat/Dry - I heat embossed my flowers







Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Real Red, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS on Friday #111 - Flowers
The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing Heat/Dry

34 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful Loll. Love that floral bouquet and split panel. Your back drop is so lovely.

Betty Keefe said...

WOW!! love this Bonnie - must see if I have some stamps that would work for doing a split!!

Mac Mable said...

Amazing and so very effective on both cards. Gorgeous colouring and that flower stamp is beautiful ...as are your cards x

Stamps and Paper said...

This is such an effective technique Loll love your gorgeous colours

Anne

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! What a punch these two cards deliver. LOVE the coloring on half of it only and what glorious colors you chose. Hope too that you post the photography! Sounds SO interesting!

Darnell said...

Two more stunning photos using this technique, Lolly! And, um, if Alex ever makes it down to the Bay Area, can I hire her services?!! Hugs, Dolly

Liz said...

Stunning cards, Loll, I love the vibrant colours. This technique is so effective. xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards and awesome technique! Love 2-for-1 techniques like this. And the backdrop looks awesome in action.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful heat embossed and watercoloured flowers for your split panel design. I love both your cards, Loll and you have inspired me to try your technique. It is so cool that way you were able to make 2 cards out of your one watercoloured image. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Bobby said...

Love that purple and red together.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely effect this positive/negative coloring gives Loll! two beautiful cards - and I love your photo backdrop! Julia xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards .... love the stamp and the colours are beautiful. Great back drop too xx

Maxine D said...

Absolutely stunning Loll - love the white centres in the red flowers - that is genius.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll, love those rich colours. :)

Margaret S said...

Beautiful cards! The colors are so vibrant.
Margaret

Aquarius said...

Love the vibrant colours here and this certainly is a good way of achieving 'two for one'.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous flowers, my friend! And what an appropriate stamp for Trina to give you! Love the split panel and the backdrop! It looks like you have the props sitting there. So much depth in the picture! Alex is so talented!

Marcia HIll said...

Two lovely, lovely cards Loll...love that stamp image you used! Really like your photography background too...looks so professional! :0)

Maura R said...

Gorgeous Loll!! The flower cascade is stunning and I love the design element of having the "split" look! BTW, I played w/ tissue paper yesterday and you are right - ADDICTING!! Will be posting a card soon.

Susan said...

Love these - the colours are so pretty and what a great way to get two cards out of all the work of colouring them!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS cards.
Faith
x

Mariken said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!

maria f. said...

Wow - it's been too long since I visited. New photo setup. New card style. You're groovin' girl. Love these cards.

Happy Dance said...

Oh my gosh, Lol!! These are incredible! Those colors are just beautiful together, and I love the platinum embossing. The way you've used your watercolors, it looks as if those blooms could jump off the card. Simply stunning. LOVE these. Bev

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll. The metallic embossing and rich colours look so sumptuous.

Christine Alexander said...

Awesome backdrops for your card photo, Alex is an awesome photographer :)
I love the split card, such a great way to get a twoofer. I know you like the colours with zigs but I love the depth of colour from the SU inks.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

I've been loving your split panel cards. Unfortunately I can't try them because the hinge on my MISTI broke and the company will do nothing about it. I hope someone comes up with a sturdy tool that will let us double stamp with accuracy soon.

Loll said...

Hi Bobbie. I'm replying here because I don't have your email address. I hope you check back. :)

Sorry to hear about your Misti. If you haven't owned it for very long, then they should replace it or have it fixed for you. If you went through where you bought it and are getting nowhere, try contacting the originator "My Sweet Petunia" and see if they will help you. Loll :)

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... those vibrant colours are gorgeous with the platinum embossings (one of my fave EPs!). Hugs, Anita :)

TaeEun said...

Both are beautiful!!! Split panel cards are truly a great way to have two cards with one colored panel!!! Love the bright and vibrant colors you chose!!! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge, Loll!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Surprising solution :-) I really like that you shared the panel in colorful and black and white. I congratulate the honors at CAS on Sunday,
BożenA xoxo

Pat said...

I love this split panel idea Loll, one to remember for the future, and your colours are gorgeous and the black panel across the card as the split point is a lovely contrast. I love your new backdrops too. x

Barb Ghig said...

I love split panel cards and both of yours turned out beautifully, Loll! Your color palette is so pretty and stamping with Liquid Platinum EP was the perfect choice!
LOVE your back drop, too...I noticed it right away!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards!