Sunday, 26 July 2020

2 Split cards

An idea to use this new (gifted) NBUS stencil was brewing away in my head last night so with a free Sunday on my hands - hubby off playing second round of golf this weekend, I set about making four cards from an A4 card sheet.   ADDED NOTE - Australian paper sizes are slightly larger than US and measure in metric --  I scored at 3in (7.6cm) and 6in (15.2cm) along long side and then scored the short side in half at 8.25in (10.5cm) up to the 6in score -- these are just front panels for cards and the slim were a bit long for me so trimmed them down.

Seeing the latest trend being slim cards I measured the card to achieve two slim and two normal A5 card fronts, then cut the slim from the A5 panel... see this post

For my A5 cards - I scored the middle - positioned the stencil and used Tattered Rose Distress Ink to blend over all the flowers, moving the stencil about too.  Then  I chose darker colours to add to the flower centres - DI Aged Mahogany on the left section   and   DI Abandoned Coral on the right  -- and used a fine brush to deepen the centre spots.

For my first card I added a matching coral coloured layer and stamped and silver embossed the sentiment.

With the second card I stamped the sentiment in grey and clear embossed then added a deep red border layer and a brown card 

I am posting these cards to NBUS challenge #16   .....   AND   .... Seize the Birthday challenge #195 - Non-neutral card base   .....   ALSO   .....  Yes, Virginia July Show and Share.
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Card 1 Recipe 
Stamps: Kaisercraft - Birthday Wishes (sentiment)
Inks:  Versamark,  Distress Ink - Tattered Rose,
Other:  Funky Fossil Designs - Shrubbery, silver embossing powder

Card 2 Recipe 
Inks: Versamark,  Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogony
Other:  Funky Fossil Designs - Shrubbery, clear embossing powder


  1. Both your slimline and birthday cards are SOOOOO pretty Robyn!! I love that stencil you used and your blending and colors for both sets of cards is FABULOUS!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

  2. These are gorgeous Robyn, what about envelopes for the slim cards though? That stencilled design is really eyecatching, Cathy x

  3. Love, love, love both sets of cards, Robyn! Your shading of the flowers is beautiful in both colors! My head is spinning trying to figure out how you cut the piece to get the four cards?

  4. Ooooo - I like this pair too, Robyn! Beautiful stenciling and I love the rich mats for framing!!

  5. Oh Robyn they are beautiful... I now know what to do with all those rather large stamps and stencils! Have a lovely week

  6. Awesome cards, Robyn! I love the monochrome and the shading with the stencil - looks really gorgeous! Thank you for joining the Seize the Birthday challenge!!

  7. These are so beautiful Robyn! LOVE those gorgeous stenciled flowers. And what a great way to make four card quickly! :) xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn