Hello! Another week done and heading into the weekend! Do you have plans? It’ll be a mix of crafting, family time and hopefully some adventuring here at Papercraft HQ.
Tonight it’s a Paper Adventures Team Hop where the theme is “Split Design”. We welcome the gorgeous Windy Ellard as our guest designer – thanks for hopping with us! Make sure to click through the next graphic on each blog to see the full range of projects.
There’s so many ways to interpret this theme and I can’t wait to see what the team come up with. If you search split design on Pinterest there are lots of great ways to split card designs. One of my favourites is to stamp one large piece and then cut it down for two cards. Here’s a set of cards I made using this technique last year…
For today’s hop, I wanted to make a set of cards using my other favourite split design technique – splitting the cardstock into panels.
I’ve used the Baby Pull Toys stamp set. This was the feature of a blog post I shared earlier in the week with a waterfall card. You can see that post by clicking here.
The cards below started with a piece of patterned paper I created myself using the star & heart cluster stamps and Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the stars/hearts in classic ink and then coloured the space between the images using the coordinating Blend colours.
Once I had a full piece stamped and coloured, I cut it down into three panels. I adhered the first and last one and kept the middle one for another project.
The middle panel is cardstock with embossing to match the theme. Both embossing folders are now retired.
The centrepiece for each card is a fussy cut pull along toy from the stamp set with baby letters from the Playful Alphabet Dies. I layered the pieces on a piece of cardstock (thank you Adhesive Sheets for making this job easier!) and then fussy cut around the edge. The cutting isn’t perfect but that’s ok!
While I’m quite liberal in my views and love for equality, I get sucked into the pink for girls and blue for boys colour combinations! Once I’d made a blue version with the stars, it was time for a pink version with the hearts.
Rococo Rose is due to retire soon, so I’m enjoying using it while it’s in the current catalogue. There’s quite a colour difference between the Rococo Rose cardstock, ink and Stampin’ Blend. This gave my card a few shades of pink when I added in the Blushing Bride for the giraffe!
What are your favourite colours for baby cards? Do you get drawn into the pink & blue tradition? I also love mint for baby cards. Maybe this duo needs minty friend to complete the set???
Please keep hopping and visit our guest designer Windy Ellard. You’re going to love what she’s made to share!
Have a lovely weekend – I hope it’s wonderful for you!