Split Panel Cards are Fun and Easy
Split panel cards are a fun and easy to make. They add dimension to your card, help draw attention to your focal point, and give you a chance to use up some of your gorgeous designer series paper stash. What’s not to love?
Split panel cards are also tie in perfectly with TGIF Challenge #68!
I love the diagonal line layout of this challenge and it provides the perfect opportunity to practice using split panels!
How to Make a Split Panel Card
Here’s how you can make a split panel card:
- Create the card base. For these directions, we will be using a standard size card base (US: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, metric: 10.6cm x 14.7cm).
- Cut the background designer series paper 1/8″ (0.6cm) smaller than the card base.
- Cut the front panel 3/8″ (1 cm) smaller than the card base.
- Determine how wide you would like the split in the front panel to be. Trim that amount off the top of the front panel in a straight line. I trimmed mine by 3/4″ (1.9cm).
- Optional: If you want to add stamping to the front panel, add it now.
- Place your front panel in your trimmer at the desired angle of the opening and trim!
- Dry fit the split panel on the card and add any additional elements to the front of the card. In my example card, I added the cupcakes.
- Use dimensionals to elevate the front panel. Use extra dimensionals behind any elements (such as my cupcakes in this example) that will also be elevated. Note that I layered two dimensionals together for elements that spanned the opening.
- Once the front panel has been adhered, your card is complete!
I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create this fun stack of cupcakes. I had a lot of fun stamping the cupcake bottom on fun designer series papers, like the paper seen here from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. Try stamping on designer series papers and see what you can come up with!
The Tree Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up! makes the tops of the cupcakes really easy to punch out. I found it was easier to stamp the image onto the Rich Razzleberry paper first, then punch it out with the punch.
Three More Split Panel Card Ideas
Learn how to make a split panel card that reveals the card’s inside!
Learn to use stamps, designer series paper, and fussy cutting for a multi-dimensional split card.
Learn how split cards help draw attention to your focal point.
My photography assistant approves of the split panel technique. He suggests that you should go try it right now!
A Bewitching Color Combination
I love the contrast between Peekaboo Peach and Rich Razzleberry. They are almost complementary colors, which means they are nearly opposite each other on the color wheel. All that contrast causes these elements to really stand out!
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Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Sprinkles of Life stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!
Punch: Tree Builder Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!