Thursday, August 24, 2023

Brewed For You Stamp Set & Dies Used in Two Versions of this Fractured Card Design Made the REAL Way, Not the Faux Way!

Do you ever try to build a new card design using only a picture as a reference? No measurements, No technique name? Well that's what I did with these two cards I'm sharing today. 

After I was all finished with these designs, I went to my Demonstrator Planning Place Facebook group because I knew I had seen some of these style cards there. Sure enough I found several, then followed a few links to speed watch a couple You Tube videos by other demonstrators to see how they "really" made their cards. 

Imagine my surprise when I realized I had built them in a completely different way! More paper used, more time invested, but in the long run, I think the recipients of these cards will realize they were made with lots of love with an attention to detail.

The other demos way was to put a layer of cardstock or Designer Series Paper on the card base, then use little 1/4" strips of Basic Black cardstock to make the Fractured Look. Thus the Faux Fractured look is very easy to make which would be great for a beginner card maker.

However, I am an avid card maker and I like to challenge myself, so what I did was end up with multiple layers, so my black spaces are little channels that gives dimension to the card. I'll go into more detail below.

CARD 1 - Landscape "Book" Look of the Fractured Card Design

Front View consists of  multiple Layers. Let's see how many!

1) Pecan Pie card base cut 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"

2) Start with a Basic Black cardstock Layer cut at 4" x 5 1/4", then mark with a pencil's light tick marks on the narrow sides at 2", and the longer sides marked at 2 5/8". The reason is to place in precisely the middle a 2" square of Basic White. Just use a little tiny piece of Stampin' Seal to hold the square in position. It helps to use your grid placemat for double checking the measurements. (DO NOT adhere this layer to the card base yet.)

3) Next are the Basic White cardstock Sections to create the channels. Cut 4 pieces of Basic White 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and you should have enough for a second card. Pick one side of the middle square to begin on. Align the side edges of the white square with the edges of the Basic White piece creating a 1/4" gap. Part of your Basic White will hang over the edge of the Basic Black layer. Glue in place. Then repeat 3 more times until you have a "framed" center square with equal margins as shown in the photos here. When done then you may glue the center square securely in place. Once the glue is dry you will trim off the overhanging portion of the Basic White. Save those pieces for a second card.

4) Select the Gorgeous Gingham 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Pecan Pie (both sides used). Cut 2 pieces that are 2" x 4" and again you will use those to create all four sections. You will also need an additional piece of the same DSP cut 1 7/8" square for the middle. Now that you have the Basic White pieces in place and trimmed off, it will be easy to place one section of the DSP 1/16" away from the Basic White edge. Adhere then trim that section off. The piece you trim off should fit closely to the opposite sides section. Take the next full DSP section and go in clockwise fashion to to repeat the process outlined already. When finished with the 4 sections, apply the opposite side of the square DSP piece to the center square section.

5) Now you may adhere your 3 layer sandwich to the Pecan Pie card front.

For the Inside Card Layer:
Basic Black 4" x 5 1/4"
Basic White 3 3/4" x 5"
Extra gingham pieces that were scraps from the trim offs for two corner accents
Stamped greeting of choice in Memento ink

Envelope Flap is 2 3/8' x 6"

Front Stamped Images:
Mugs were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
"Root Beer" filling stamped with Pecan Pie ink
Die cut out the two mugs
Place on Dimensionals

Growler stamped in Pecan Pie ink
Sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Die cut out the growler and add Basic Black Baker's Twine mini bow.
Place on Dimensionals and apply to center square first, followed by the two mugs.
Finish with Opaque Ovals in Pecan Pie as shown in photo.

Inside Layer Full View


CARD 2 - Portrait "Tent" Look of the Fractured Card Design

This next card is made in the same basic way, but with the addition of one additional layer of 
4" x 5 1/4" Basic Black that is adhered to the card base.

Another Basic Black Layer which to build on is 3 3/4" x 5"
Then the rest of the measurements will still work for building the channels and the Fractured Look.

Front Stamped Images:
You will make a total of 4 complete filled Glasses
The glasses were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Basic White scraps
"Beer" filling stamped with Crushed Curry ink
Die cut out two glasses, then use the inner glass die that embosses some bubbles into the stamp image and cuts out the perimeter to fit inside the glass. Adhere the "beer embossed" layer to the Glass being careful to align all black stamped images.
Place on Dimensionals

Growler stamped in Pecan Pie ink on Crushed Curry cardstsock
Sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Die cut out the growler and add Basic Black Baker's Twine mini bow.
Place on Dimensionals and apply growler to center square first, followed by the two glasses.
Finish with 2 gold sequins from the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins as shown in photo.

Are you inspired to try this avid card layout? Even with all the layers Card 1 is just at one ounce, Card 2 will require two stamps if you are mailing as it is slightly over an ounce. I hope you'll give it a try!

As a bonus for you if you live in the USA - I have prepared a product shopping list, just click HERE for Card 1 and HERE for Card 2. You can uncheck any item on the list you already have, or say add all to the cart if you are a newer card maker. 

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