Hello again Stampin' friends,
Boy, that last month went quickly, and now it's time for the first Color Challenge of 2021 - let's hope this year is much kinder to us all.
We have four colors this month, which is two more than I usually work with, so it was a bit of a challenge. I decided on a technique called Split Card and worked with the Delicate Petals Bundle, available now to order from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue.
This technique works best with large stamps that can be layered to create two cards at once.
I started with a piece of Whisper White 8" x 5 1/4", placed a little removable tape on the back to hold it centrally to my grid paper so I had 4" on each side of the centre line.
I had a few practice runs first on scrap until I got the positioning of the flowers where I wanted them, using die-cuts of the flowers as a mask. I began by stamping the flowers alternating with Melon Mambo and Mango Melody, the leaves I used Garden Green, and to complete the colour challenge, I stamped the little dots with Pacific Point. When finished, I trimmed the piece at 4", creating two pieces 5 1/4" x 4", ready to mount on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" standard card base. This was my intention but decided to trim down both pieces and add Melon Mambo and Mango Melody Cardstock embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Finished each card with a fine strip of black ribbon (from my stash) to cover the join and Memento stamped sentiments.
Out of curiosity, I thought I would then try the same technique using stamped and die-cut images layered with die-cut leaves. This was a little trickier trying to figure out where to attach the flowers.
Once I had all the images adhered, I then trimmed again at 4" and snipped the overhanging bits.The result was much the same as the first cards but with a little more depth:
I hope you give this technique a try.
Meanwhile, hop on over to the next project by Melanie Hockin:
Or back to Jo Anne Hewins
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