Did you know on my blog I have a policy of not showing you projects made with Stampin’ Up! products you can no longer buy? Before I became an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator I used to watch videos and follow craft bloggers. One day a fell in love with something, only to discover I couldn’t get it for myself. I was so frustrated I vowed never to knowingly do that to my followers. So that’s why today’s project was delayed, but the Split Card Textures Dies are back in stock!
I must be honest and say that I began this card by creating the flowers, leaves and buds using the True Beauty Stamp Set. First I chose the five petal flower image and stamped it twice onto some scraps of Thick Basic White Card using Orchid Oasis ink. Then I took the twin leaf image and stamped that three times in Old Olive ink.
To cut out the stamped images all I needed to do was find the coordinating pieces from the Organic Beauty Dies. After cuttiing out the flowers and leaves I decided to use the berry die from the set to cut out some Gold Foil Sheet. In the end I cut three sets of berries and set all the pieces aside.
With that done I went back to the True Beauty stamps to create the coordinating pieces for the rest of the project. So on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and stamped a flower and a couple of leaves in the top right-hand corner. I also stamped a flower and some leaves on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Finally from the True Beauty Stamp Set I chose the “just because” sentiment and stamped it onto some Thick Basic White Card using Early Espresso ink. Then I simply cut around the words with my Paper Snips,
SPLIT BACKGROUND LAYER
At last I was ready to create the card base and background layers for my project.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Early Espresso Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a simple A2 card base. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the stamped Basic White layer on the inside.
Only one more piece was needed and for that I reached for the Split Card Textures Dies. This is a two die set that cuts decorative holes out of the centre of a piece of card or paper. The name of the dies comes from the fact that it ‘splits’ the card diagonally. So then you have a textured area and a smooth area without any fussing. The dies have been out of stock for a while but can now be ordered again.
From the set I chose the die with a grid design and used it to cut out a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Kraft Paper leaving a 1/8″ border at the top and left side. Then I mounted the die-cut layer onto the front of my card base with liquid glue.
Now I was ready for the floral pieces I created at the beginning. Using liquid glue I placed the berries and leaves along the diagonal line of the die-cut area. Then I added the two flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I cut a narrow strip off the edge of the Stampin’ Dimensionals sheet so I could attach the fussy-cut sentiment. And with that my card was complete.
So for my first project using the Split Card Textures Dies I must say I’m impressed. It really does add a lot of interest without a whole lot of stress. Now to make something using the other die in the set…
For some more projects using the True Beauty Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the True Beauty Stamp Set and coordinating Organic Beauty Dies as a bundle. Ordering these items using the single bundle item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore them for yourself.