Split Card Technique Paper Pumpkin Alternative
The Split Card Technique uses 1 sheet for 4 cards! I show this easy and efficient cardmaking technique as a Paper Pumpkin Alternative using the March 2022 Beyond the Horizon kit.
I love stamping whole sheets and then cutting them up to make individual cards. They all look similar but yet are so different! At the same time, this strategy is VERY efficient! Four cards are completed quickly while only cleaning up the craft desk once.
This Split Card Technique can also be done on a half sheet of cardstock to make 2 cards.
To show this technique, I’ll be using a free stamp set included in the March 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit, but I’ve used many other stamp sets with this technique with fun results.
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All you need are stamps, ink, and paper! Find the Split Card Technique below and create 4 cards from 1 sheet of cardstock:
How to make 4 cards from 1 sheet using the Split Card Technique:
- With Bumblebee ink, stamp the flowers down the center of your 8 1/2” x 11” Basic White cardstock, and then turn it 90 degrees and stamp the flowers down the center again. It’s ok to stamp over other ones — it will add depth.
- Because the flower in this set is a 2-step stamp, you can first “stamp-off” the flowers before adding the second step petal creases at full strength. Have fun with this!
TIP: For a lighter image, stamp once on scrap paper then stamp on your project without re-inking. This is called “stamping off.”
- Then stamp the leaves in Just Jade. Place them wherever you feel a leave could poke out from behind these flowers.
- Lastly, stamp the flower centers using Misty Moonlight ink. This is also the color ink that came included with this kit!
Cut your White Cardstock:
- Now that you have stamped your flowers, cut your 8 1/2” x 11” sheet into 4 pieces that are each 5 1/4” x 4”. Perfect for card fronts! This means that you will be able to trim a bit from the edges of each. Did I accidentally get an ink smudge at the edge of my paper? Maybe! But I trimmed it off!
Complete your 4 cards:
- Adhere your 4 stamped layers to card bases. Each cardbase I made was 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” folded at 4 1/4”.
- If you don’t have the cardstock that matches your flowers, maybe you have the cardstock that matches the leaves! With these four cards I show how you can make it look good no matter what coordinating cardstock you have on hand.
The beauty of color coordination (having inks and cardstocks being the exact same shade) is that it makes it so easy to make cards quickly and easily. No wasting time comparing different papers to different ink pads.
Supplies for this Paper Pumpkin Alternative:
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