Today I spent time (virtually) with Michele, who never fails to make me smile. We caught up, laughed and worked on projects together. We decided to both make cards using the Split 4 technique. I first saw it on Marcia's blog, then I visited this You Tube video to get a bit more insight.
I used the Forever Fern stamp set from Stampin Up...I love the set...and nothing stamps as crisply as rubber. I wanted to make a few fall cards, as I won't make a lot of Halloween or Thanksgiving cards and this year I want to make sure to get more fall cards in the mail.
Here is the full sheet after stamping...(its the second one...I forgot to photograph the first...Michele and I were gabbing too much...lol)
And here are the cards that resulted from both stampings: I did add the speckles stamp after cutting them apart. The sentiment comes with the set and after stamping it crookedly on 4 cards I decided to fix it by using a die cut. I ran a black marker around the edge of the die cut to make it stand out a bit from the card panel. I'm quite happy with these cards and I'm hoping some friends will be too once they are mailed.
My take aways from this technique:
I don't like landscape cards much, I prefer to make portrait oriented cards so I had to add some stamping after my first try to balance panel. Keep those score marks in mind.
If you want to die cut your panels for mounting on a card base, do not cut off the 1/2 inch to start.
Color choices will decide how the over stamping looks. Similar colors can stand more overstamping than different colors.
Give the technique a try and thanks for visiting.