Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I love this split card technique that I learned at Jennifer McGuire's blog. As I always do, I created a step tutorial to use for future makes. I love videos, but I don't like the idea of watching the entire video and then watching it again to create the project.
Staying true to my goal of only using stash items. Every element of this project is at least one year old.
My dies moved a little when I ran it through the BS. I did not have enough purple tape on it. I did not want to color another so I just went with this one. It is not necessary to use vellum but it does add extra interest to this card type.
Step by Step
Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Scoreboard, Piercing Tool, Die-cutting machine
Paper: White Card (80lb or 110lb) 2 pieces cut to 4-3/4" x 4-1/4"
Paper: Vellum Shimmer or Plain. 2 pieces cut to 4.25" wide by 5.50" long
Paper: Colored Card. 1 piece cut to 4.25"x 5.50", and 1piece cut to 4"x 51/4"
Tape: Strong adhesive tape runner and Double-sided tape
Rubber/Digital Image(s) (Size matters. The image will bridge your split.)
Alcohol Markers or Colored pencils
Glitter pen (Optional)
Die Cutting Supplies:
Die that matches your image or you can fussy cut your image
Border dies (Boderablities, Edgeabilities, etc.)
1. Stamp your images, color and die cut them then set them aside.
2. Score the two 4-3/4" x 4-1/4" pieces at 1/2" on the 4-1/4" (left) side. Burnish.
3. Position and cut your border dies as desired at the bottom of your top panel and at the top of your bottom panel.
(My original card was going to feature an Ice Cream Cone. The scallops are scoops.)
4. Insert the vellum panels inside your white panels. Position your border dies on the vellum in the desired position and cut.
5. Once you have determined the distance you vellum will "peek" from beneath your white card, secure the vellum temporarily with a piece of washi or purple tape.
I decided to add a few decorative touches to my panels.
6. Take the smaller piece of colored card 4" x 5.25" and insert it into the flaps of your top and bottom halves. Determine the distance you want between the halves. You can test the distance with your image.
7. Apply adhesive to the 1/2" flap to secure your flap to your colored card base. Make sure to leave the washi tape on your vellum pieces to keep them in place.
8. Trim excess paper from the top, bottom, and sides
9. Stamp your sentiment on the front of your card.
10. Apply adhesive ( glue runner is best) to the top and bottom flaps to secure your vellum.
11. Apply adhesive to the back of your image and add your image to your card!
12. Apply double-sided tape to the back of your card face. (The glue will give you time to position your card face if you need to.)
13. Center you completed card front onto the 4.25" x 5.50" piece of colored card.
Add creative touches as desired.
I added a little Wink of Stella to the shell of my snail as well as the dress, wings, socks, shoes, and the dress of the little girl.
I learned this card style by watching a Jennifer McGuire video on YT. I write down the steps for my favorite projects because it is a time saver for me. I don't have to sit through the chatty parts that are fine the first time through but drive me batty after that. So, you can watch Jennifer's tutorial if that is your preference!
Stuff I Used: