Hello there, welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Days Release Blog Hop – Day 2. For today, I’m sharing a new DIY card design – Split Card #8 and clean and simple cardmaking ideas using the new:
CRISS-CROSS Split Card #8
So here is my split card design idea #8. I have called criss-cross.
In case you were wondering. Yes! I have other 7 split card designs and I plan to do as many as my imagination allows me 🙂 You can find them all by clicking here.
As with any of my other split card front ideas, it has been made to provide you with a blank platform on which you can easily create quick and simple compositions by mixing die cuts or stamped images and sentiments.
I love Simon Says Stamp’s clean and simple designs to go with this type of card design.
For today. I made C6 cards ( 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ inches) but please remember that you can make them in any size.
- I cut the paper stripes out of an A4 sheet of cardstock each 1/2″ inch using a Maxi Guillotine.
- Then I placed them over a C6 panel diagonally as shown in the video below.
- I held the paper pieces together before glueing them in place using Very Very Low Tack Tape by Simon Says Stamp. This tape is a must-have.
To make these cards you will need:
- 300 grams cardstock
- Maxi Guillotine
- Sisters Forever stamp set and die set ( the sentiments)
- Fluttering Butterflies Stencil ( I stencilled and fussy cut the butterflies)
- Delicate Florals Wafer Die ( the floral die-cut)
- Pawstively Saturated Inks ( to add gorgeous colours to everything on these cards)
- Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes.
- Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors ( To add gold splatters on the die-cut and stencilled images)
*** Find the complete supplies list at the end of this post
- Use thick cardstock to create this card design. It will give stability to the criss-cross panel.
- You can use the criss-cross panel as a decorative layer over a complete card base as I did for the card with a pink butterfly.
- For this, you might want to adhere the panel to the card base front as in the picture below because the panel will tend to float and won’t stay in place due to the sharp top fold.
About the Cutting Tools
Many people asked me about these tools after posting one of my videos that went viral on the Simon Says Stamp Facebook here and also on my Instagram here.
As I used to work for Tonic Studios UK, I have all the cutting tools by Tonic Studios & Tim Holtz and I had the chance to test many of them before their release. They are all awesome and essential to me.
With a little bit of practice, is easy to master them and they last forever.
Each cutting tool is designed to provide different solutions but all of them do the same, they cut paper like butter.
- The guillotines do not require blade replacement.
- For long cuts up to 12″ inches, the Maxi Guillotine is a must-have. You can easily find the cutting points due to the grid in the base and also the measurement rulers built into the top (measurements in cm and inches)
- Sharp and perfect cuts can be achieved with the Mini Trimmer ( banners and card edges up to 6-1/4 ” inches.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section.
Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday the 12th of April.
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That’s all for today.
I hope you are enjoying the ideas and the new release.
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