Paper Adventures Team Hop for March – Split Design

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve had such a busy week with the family that I am really rather looking forward to a relaxing Friday night. It’ll be fish and chips here, a nice glass (or two ) of white for me, and hopping with my teamies, for this month’s Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop.

This month we are looking at split designs. I had to put my thinking cap on with this one – traditionally these are created using a large stamped image, but I don’t have one that will work well for that. So I was thinking about using DSP, and then the lightbulb went off and I thought of the beautiful big butterflies in the new Butterfly Bijou paper. Et voila…

The advantage of the split technique is that you can make two cards out of one – always a bonus, as far as I am concerned. And in this case, I don’t have the dies to go with the butterflies (which I think is a situation I need to rectify), so I had to fussy cut them. Now here’s the thing, I HATE fussy cutting. I know there are those of you who love to sit in front of Netflix and chill out with a pile of fussy cutting. I…am not one of you. Team Die and Punch for me. So I really loved being able to make two beautiful cards with the three butterflies I forced myself to endure fussy cutting.

The background for my piece was inspired by the background to the DSP. I splattered ink  – So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, and some silver shimmer paint – all over a piece of Thick Whisper White.

I cut this down to 8″ wide and 5.5″ tall, so it was the size of two card fronts. I adhered the butterflies just down the middle with some Tear’n’Tape, then (very bravely) chopped them straight down the middle and let those butterflies go free…

I have to say, I LOVE the way these cards turned out. I was a little worried the butterflies would look weird chopped in half, but I think they look great!

I mounted the butterfly panels on a very thin mat layer of Basic Black, and then onto Misty Moonlight card bases.

The Easter sentiment is from the Springtime Joy stamp set. The butterflies seemed appropriate for Easter and I need to face it that Easter is only two weeks away and I had better get my craft on for it.

I’ve spent all day with these cards on my desk and I keep pushing them together and then moving them apart again. These were such fun cards to make!

Next up is the always fabulous and inspirational Mandy – head on over with me to see what she has to share with us tonight.

Thanks for stopping by,


10 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Hop for March – Split Design

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  5. Windy Ellard

    I love the background you created and the butterflies were genius! Love the ribbon detail behind your sentiments, too. Thank you for letting me join your team blog hop this month. It was really fun creating with the split design.

  6. Beautiful cards Siobhan! I always love seeing what you create. I would never have thought butterflies cut in half would look so amazing! The thin layer of black is a great idea, I think it really makes the card colours pop.

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