Apr 102017
 

Hey there!

Can you believe it’s already Monday?

It’s my turn to be the Project of the Week hostess here at The House that Stamps Built.

Today, I will share how easy it is to make a card with a split front. These always draw lots of oooh’s and aaah’s, and look far more difficult and labor intensive than they really are. I know that you’ll want to make one and I can’t wait to see it!!!

These Repeat Impressions stamps were used:
8620-D Healing
4002-G Heartfelt Sympathy
1137-E Mother’s Day

First you will need an A2 card base. I cut mine at 4.25″ x 11″.

potw41017-pg1

Since I’m making more than one card, you will see two of everything :)

Score your cardstock at 5.5″

potw41017-pg2

Burnish your score lines.

potw41017-pg3

Decide which will be your bottom front of card. Cut 1.25″ off and set aside.

potw41017-pg4

Cut another 1.25″ off.

potw41017-pg5

This is what you should have.
You will only need one of the 1.25″ white strips. You can either discard the second one, or if you’re a hoarder like me, you can save it for another project!

potw41017-pg6

Now you will need some layers. You will need:

one piece of designer paper that measures 3.75″ x 2.25″
one piece of designer paper that measures .75″ x 3.75″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 4″ x 2.5″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 1″ x 4″
one piece of matting cardstock that measures 2″ x 2.75″*
one piece of white cardstock that measures 1.75″ x 2.5″*
*depending on your sentiment or image the last two pieces may vary in size from my card.

These are the layers that you will have (these are not yet assembled – I’ve just laid them out for you to see)

potw41017-pg7

Stamp your image or sentiment on your white panel. Lucky for me, there is this really fabulous white cardstock that I use, which enables me to turn my piece over and try again in the event of a mis-stamp!

potw41017-pg8

Now, just begin assembling all of your layers.

potw41017-pg9

Top of card

potw41017-pg10

Here, you will place your white strip at the bottom of your card, being careful to line it up with your bottom edge of the card back. It’s a bit odd having that open area between your panels. I find that it helps me line things up if I use some post it scraps to hold things in place!

potw41017-pg11

Once things are lined up, apply a strip of adhesive to only the top and bottom edges of your focal panel, center, and adhere to the top and bottom panels. Pretty cool, right?

potw41017-pg12

Embellish as desired. I’ve used butterflies, and cut out a flower from the designer paper for these two cards. A few little pearls finished these off nicely.

potw41017-pg13

For this card, I turned the sentiment the opposite direction, and embellished with smaller butterflies and some tiny gemstones.

potw41017-pg14

Hope you give this a try!
If you do, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

  3 Responses to “Project of the Week ~ Split Front Cards”

  1. Fabulous tutorial and stunning cards Patti!

  2. So fun!! And beautiful too! I hadn’t seen this before, or at least didn’t think about how they were made if I did, but this is really cool. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Oh wow, I haven’t seen this before. I thought there was acetate to hold this together. May just give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial. Very easy to understand.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)