Split Card Technique 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today with another video and two card samples for you today! I’m showcasing the Split Card Technique, but with a twist!! These fun cards are quite simple to make as you’ll see in the video … I will also be sharing my measurements and tips with you.

Thank you for joining me, sit back relax and enjoy … My first card is simple and straight to the point, a Sympathy card. I chose the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My twist on these cards is that the designer paper will “peek” through the cardstock!

I’m using Early Espresso for my card base and my tree and then my “split” piece is Mossy Meadow. My designer paper and “split” cardstock are both layered onto a piece of Basic White … this makes it a little sturdier and allows the little touch of white to show through (you can hide it if you prefer) I think it helps to showcase the designer paper by bringing the white out in the designer paper.

The greeting is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso…. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Mossy Meadow pieces which gives our “split” added dimension, it also create a cool effect when you glue your tree between the two layers.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Early Espresso Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow: 4″ x 4″ *Cut approx. 3″ down on left side and 1″ from top on right side. Watch the video to see an easy way to measure this piece!
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″… no waste! You’ll get 9 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer paper!!
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this inside of the card.

My next card is done in the horizontal / landscape layout and highlights the Pansy Petals Designer paper and allows for more of the designer paper to show through …

This card uses a full background of paper and a smaller split piece to show more designer paper off. I will post the dimensions below for this card as well. Our base is Blackberry Bliss and my “split” piece is Basic White.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss … then you will emboss your piece with the Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder. Now we cut! On this one we’re cutting from corner to corner (even though I demonstrated differently in the video …. sorry!!) These pieces were also “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied to the front of your card leaving a border around the edges and a split in the middle.

The sweet pansies were die cut from another pattern of the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper, and then I used the In-Color Jewels to embellish my flowers and greeting.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Blackberry Bliss Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Pansy Petals Designer Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Basic White (for split): 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (this allow for the frame around the outside)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside of your card)

Now … join me in watching the replay of my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE from 7/6/2021

Thanks again for joining me today! Let me know if you have any questions on the cards and /or video. I’d love to hear what you think about this technique!

Have an amazing day ~

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Cheers, from my house to yours …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Whew … It was a warm one yesterday, so today I’m here to cool you off!! I’m sharing another card from the wonderfully versatile bundle … “Beauty of Friendship”. Yesterday I shared a simple card that showcased the designer paper and die cuts. Today will show you another pattern from the stunning papers and I will transform the tree just as the seasons do …

I chose the designer paper with the blue hues of Misty Moonlight …. the watercolor look almost appears as if it were in a painting with it’s layers of color. I was looking to create an alternative Christmas card, and here it is …

I used the same tree as yesterday’s card but this time I used Wink of Stella to create the snow affect upon it … a nice wintry look. I did the same to the “snow bank”.

Along with the tree and snow bank, I thought the birds would be a beautiful touch to this card so I die cut those out of Cherry Cobbler. Here you will get a better look at the way I painted the Wink of Stella on the tree … all on one side, as the wind blows!!

So I’ve taken you from a beautiful fall day (yesterday) to a wintry wonderland. There are so many other amazing patterns in the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper that you could create Spring and Summer just as easily.

I know some of my stampin’ friends are already working on their Christmas cards so I knew I couldn’t go wrong sharing this now.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

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Beauty of the Earth Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a masculine … or “earthy” card today that highlights the Beauty of the Earth Suite. You’ll see the Designer Paper, Dies and stamp set which will bring this card to life. Today’s my brothers birthday so I decided this was the perfect set for his card ….

The card showcases the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, in fact, it is the pattern shown above as the front piece…. I will show you a close up further down the post. It also highlights the dies …

It’s so easy to make a beautiful card using this suite … the designer paper creates depth, making you feel as if you are looking at the entire forest as it fades the farther away you get. The entire package of designer paper is just amazing!! Look at how bold and beautiful these colors are …. and for every season!

Let’s take a closer look at the watercolor effect they created on this designer paper ….

As you look from top to bottom the fade effect gets darker and the trees don’t have detailed definition but the watercolor look … even has “droplets” of color !

So Stampin’ Up! did all the work on the background of my card, so all I had to do was die cut the tree, stamp the greeting, and then die cut that (because that piece is included in the dies as well)!!

I finished off the card by die cutting the bottom piece and wrapping it with the White Bakers Twine to add a little texture, and to pull some white across the bottom. Nice balance.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, this is only the first of many I have to share with you.

Thank you for checking in on me today, and have yourself an amazing weekend!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you