Hello and welcome to the monthly Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. Are you glad it’s Friday? I am! No kids’ sport tomorrow so I’m looking forward to a sleep in.
This month we are privileged to have Windy Ellard as our guest designer – all the way from Florida. Thank you for joining us Windy.
The theme for this blog hop is ‘split design’. This video by Jennifer McGuire was my original inspiration for the technique, but I’ve since seen many lovely cards where the split image was stamped, which I really like.
A Pinterest search of ‘split design cards’ brings up a variety of designs where an element is split – the stamped image, the card front, card panels – so I was thinking ‘split stamping’ would’ve been better for this theme, but I’m excited to see how the team have interpreted the theme.
This picture shows my first attempt at split stamping – a large floral stamp works really well. These cards feature the set Beautiful Friendship in Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride.
The cards I made for this hop feature the Seaside Notions stamp set. This set is from the annual catalogue, and may get overlooked now there is the Sand & Sea suite in the January-June Mini Catalogue. I love the fonts for the sentiments.
My cards are not what I’d consider typical seaside colours but this seahorse photo was my inspiration.
To make my split stamping card, I started with half a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and stamped an array of images down the centre. Just Jade coral, Cinnamon Cider sand dollars and Sahara Sand sprinkles.
The next step is to cut the card stock down to a size you like for your card front. You’re ready to make two cards from one lot of stamping!
I decided to use two different colour sets for the card bases, and added fussy cut seahorses, both stamped in Bumble Bee, one on Whisper White card and the other on Bumble Bee card. The seahorses are adhered using dimensionals to add some depth. The sentiments are stamped in Bumble Bee too.
My first card has a Just Jade base with a Cinnamon Cider layer.
My second card has a Sahara Sand base with a Just Jade layer.
I added some shimmer to the seahorses with Wink of Stella, by tracing over the stamp lines rather than sweeping shimmer over the whole piece. Some glimmer epoxy dots, placed to look like bubbles, add extra texture.
These are nothing like I originally planned, but I’m pleased with the end result.
Have you tried the split stamping technique? How would you interpret the ‘split design’ theme?
Next to share their creation with you is lovely Lisa – her cards are always impressive.
Thanks for visiting!