It’s true, another Forever Fern card for this two-fer. The Color Throwdown #603 challenge calls for green, orange, and yellow. I used Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight. When paired with the Global Design Project #250 sketch challenge the colors create a completely different look to the Forever Fern stamps. Since I used the split card technique, I have a mirror image card I can use another day in another way.
Here’s my card:
Here are the challenge banners:
This technique is one of the easiest ways to get two cards out of one stamping time. Start with 1/2 sheet of cardstock, in this case I used white cardstock cut to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. I very, very lightly scored this piece at 4-1/4 inches just enough to see the exact middle of the cardstock. Then, I started stamping. When you get a design with which you are happy, simply cut on the 4-1/4 inch line. Ta-da! Two card fronts. I keep my other half of the card front in the back sleeve on the stamp set.
I took the picture on the left after I trimmed the piece on the right for the card front, which explains why the green leaves are off. The picture on the right shows how snug the other half of the card fits in the back sleeve of the stamp case.
Split Card Technique: Measurements
The Garden Green card base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
I used a piece of the 2020 Garden Green 6 x 6 DSP for the background of the card. This piece measures 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. When picking the DSP patterns for both the green and orange mats, I decided I needed very subtle patterns so they wouldn’t clash with the Forever Fern stamped images.
While I originally thought I’d use Daffodil Delight DSP for the tilted DSP mat, I ended up using Pumpkin Pie. I wanted that tilted mat to pop off the green background mat, and the Pumpkin Pie did that much more than the yellow. The Pumpkin Pie DSP is cut to 4-7/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches.
Finally, I trimmed the white stamped cardstock to 4-78 inches by 3-7/8 inches for the outside. I also cut a piece of white for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
While I was using the paper trimmer, I cut a piece of the Pumpkin Pie DSP to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches for the envelope flap.
Split Card Technique: Directions
I wanted the green for the largest stamp because the leaves spread out, but the dark color would be prominent. Daffodil Delight was used on the seven leaf stamp. I used Pumpkin Pie for the round berries/cotton pod looking stamp.
- Starting with the green stamp, I alternated stamping it on the right and left of my center line score. I thought it was easier to work from the bottom up along the center line. I added the all the stamps along the bottom after I’d stamped everything else.
- Next, I stamped the yellow leaves. I really tried to fill in-between the green sprays of leaves going up and out from the center line.
- Then, I stamped the Pumpkin Pie round pods. Once again, I tried to have them go up the center, but also spray in towards the center of the cardstock.
- Finally, I went back and filled in the stamps along the bottom of the card so they would all surround the sentiment.
- I wanted to have one of each color stamp on the front, bottom left corner of the envelope, so I stamped that while I had the stamps and ink pads out.
- The white inside panel has one of each of the colored stamps in the bottom right-hand corner.
- I used the large THANK YOU from the Ornate Thanks stamp set for the sentiment. Using my Stamparatus made masking and placing the two parts of the stamp much, much easier.
- The inside sentiment, from the bottom of my heart, also from Ornate Thanks, is stamped in the middle of the white cardstock inside panel.
Cropping and Assembly
- I cropped the sentiment panel using a rectangle stitched die. Just like the sentiment, I played around with the size of the die but didn’t take pictures as I did it. Explaining the easy process in writing really needs accompanying pictures. Next time I’ll remember. I put dimensionals under the sentiment panel.
- The bold sentiment and colors needed a bold mat. I used a Stitched So Sweetly die and cropped it from the Garden Green DSP. It was a stroke of
geniusluck that the cropped sentiment rectangle fit perfectly on the rectangle of the mat. I also put dimensionals under the mat.
- Just a note: I cropped the Stitched So Sweetly mat from the DSP I used for the background of the card. Since no one can see the whole center section of that DSP, there’s no reason not to use it for the sentiment mat.
- Finally, I assembled all the elements of the card using the multipurpose liquid adhesive for the mats and layers. Even with a double layer of dimensionals on the sentiment, it will still fit in a medium SU! envelope for the standard amount of postage.
- After adhering and trimming the DSP to the envelope flap, I had completed this coordinated card/envelope set.
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