December 6, 2013

Sparkling Season Crafty Chicks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Chicks Blog Hop!  We're so glad you could join us.  We 're a group of creative gals who met on the WWW (gotta love the internet) and decided to come together and share our passion for paper crafting with you.  Each month we have a different theme. This month our theme is "Sparkling Season".  It's December so of course it's all about the sparkle!
If you're coming from Nicole's blog HERE you're in the right place.  This is a full circle hop but just in case you get lost or want to see the full line up you'll find it here on Elizabeth's blog HERE 

When I found out the theme was 'Sparkly Seasons' I knew what I wanted to showcase. This is a card I made a while ago and I love it.  It's using a technique called 'Split Negative' stamping.  It works best with a stamp that looks good split down the middle.  You stamp and emboss the image twice using two different colors (I used silver paper/black embossing and black paper/silver embossing).  Once done, split both images down the middle and then place one half of each together to form a new image.  So you'll get two focal images.   The wooden stamp is from Stampendous called 'Tinsel Tree'.

Our sponsor this month is one of our own Crafty Chicks....Elizabeth Mindeman.  She is an independent consultant for Close to My Heart and she is offering a $25 gift certificate for the lucky prize winner.  You can find her website HERE

To be eligible to win our fabulous prize you need to leave a comment on each one of our blogs and indicate you have done so in the Rafflecopter below and answer the following question "What is your favorite item from the Holiday Gift Guide"? by checking out the guide by clicking HERE .

There are many other optional entry choices too.  One way to earn an extra entry for our giveaway this month is to create a Sparkling Seasons project and post the photo on our Facebook event HERE. We hope you'll give it a try.  Good luck!

Next on the stop is Piali's blog...check out her amazing project HERE.

If you're having a good time with this blog hop make sure to follow us on our blogs, Facebook, or any other social media the designers have set up.  Also, please feel free to share with your friends.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.



  1. Pretty card. I love your stamped tree. An'Jenic-

  2. my favorite item from the Holiday Gift Guide" is Mary and Babe stamp set

  3. Cool card! LOVE the technique you used! I think I might try it very soon :D
    xox krys

  4. Really a stunning card :) I love the way you have done both like the positive and negative image... awesome! Beautiful!

  5. Hey girlfriend! I miss you! I love your card; I have to steal that technique one if these days!

  6. Love the technique of embossing twice. Awesome!

  7. What a great Technique!! I am going to have to try that!!! Thanks so much your card is beautiful, I love the black and white:)
    loves-Scrappin Madge