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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Split Circle Technique, Stampin' Up!

I had forgotten about the fun "Split Circle" technique. I think I may have done it once but it would have to have been a long time ago because I don't recall. I did try to do a search on my blog and nothing came up, so maybe I never did try one.  But at my age, I forget and somethings I do is new to me!!! LOL  Just being happy doing what I'm doing. So how was this card made? 

First I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for my base. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. 

Next I cut a Granny Apple Green 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Brights Collection" 6" x 6" stack. I love buying those stacks because you get all the colors in several designs. I never seem to use them all up before they retire though. I taped this piece on top of the card base.

Then I cut a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I taped this piece on top of the DSP.

For the fun wavy pieces, I die cut circles using the "Stylish Shapes" stitched circles dies. I used the second, third and fourth largest dies. The DSP is from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. When you do this technique, you get two cards because you cut the circles in half. I cut one large dotted and one large striped. I cut two of the red but I really only needed one if I was going to make just one card.  And then I cut one of the striped paper using the 4th smallest die and one of the dotted using that same die. For the circle the penguin is on, I used the second smallest die in the set and I scrubbed on some Granny Apple Green ink using my blending brush.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped on a 3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock using Poppy Parade ink. And the Granny Apple Green layer behind it was cut at 1" x 4-1/4". I taped the strips together.

The penguin is from the "Santa's Delivery" set and was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White. I die cut it using the matching die. I colored him in using the following markers, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, and Blushing Bride (for the tongue). I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Now to assemble the half circles. I included a picture of how mine looked, though these are upside down. Sorry. But you get the idea. When I was first gluing the circles together (yes, I used glue because I wanted to have that movement on the DSP before the glue set so I could get them lined up nicely on the straight edge), you want to make sure you glue them in the right direction. If you were to turn the bottom piece 180 degrees, you'd see that the circles are lined up on the same side. Lay them out first before you glue. And when you glue, just make sure the corner tips line up and the top cut edges line up. It can be a hair off because that edge will be hidden by a word strip.  So, once I got my circles together I set them in place on top of the Basic White piece. I eyed them so the top and bottom were fairly equal and the same for the sides. Then I taped the pieces in place. I made sure the red centers lined up with each other and the rest just fall into place.

Next the word piece went over the top of the half circles. Then the little Basic White circle was taped in place. The penguin was then added to the circle.

I added a few red rhinestones to the front and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I love the look of it and I think this is something I would do again in the near future.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,


KardsbyKadie said...

I am SERIOUSLY loving this card.
This is a MUST TRY for me.
Thanks for sharing!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I have seen cards using the split circle technique. Each time I think I'm going to give it a try......still haven't. I think it is such a fun idea and think it's on my list for this week. Love your card!