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Clean and Simple Split Card

by Jessica Frost-Ballas May 15, 2019 6 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a clean and simple card featuring an adorable kitty from the new Knitting stamp set!

I wanted to keep today's card simple and focused mainly on that adorable yarn-juggling kitty so I started by stamping him with Versafine and heat-embossing him with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I colored him with Copics and die-cut him with the coordinating die. I also stamped the sentiment from Knitting onto Pitch Black cardstock and heat-embossed it with White Embossing Powder before trimming it down to a thin label. I die-cut the tiniest Nesting Heart Infinity Die from Azalea cardstock.

Next I created that fun tone on tone background by blending Pool Party, Blue Raspberry, Splash, and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks onto a piece of Dove White cardstock in a 4.25" by approximately 2 inch strip. The inks aren't quite available yet but they'll be in the shop May 22! In the meantime you could create a similar look by creating a watercolor wash with Dark Teal, Deep Ocean, and Indigo Liquid Watercolors or by blending the four shades from the Tropical Waters Bold Ink Cubes! I let the inks dry completely and then stamped the Knitting Patterns Bold Prints over it with Versamark and heat-embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. It creates a subtle pattern that's most noticeable when it catches the light. I adhered the embossed strip over a Dove White card base. Next I took an A2 panel of Dove White cardstock and cut two inches off the top. Then I cut an inch off the remaining panel and adhered it to the top of my card.  I adhered the rest of the panel to the bottom of the card to cover up the messy edges of my ink blending. 

Finally I adhered the kitty, sentiment, and heart with foam mounting tape and added a tiny bit of Crystal Clear Lacquer to the heart and ball of yarn to finish the card. Sometimes you don't need to cover an entire A2 panel of card with a scene...just a little strip of color makes a big statement!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!





Jessica Frost-Ballas
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6 Responses

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

May 22, 2019

Beautiful card, I love that knitting kitty!

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 16, 2019

Gorgeous card Jessica and great how you made the kitty the focus on your card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lynn C
Lynn C

May 16, 2019

This is a very nice idea for a card background that is versatile & could be used for many kinds of cards.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

May 15, 2019

What an adorable card! I love the knitting stamp set. :)

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

May 15, 2019

So adorable!! Love how you designed it so our focus go to the main element!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 15, 2019

That’s sooo sweet!! Lovely card!!