Alright, let's talk cards. I recently watched a video from Jennifer McGuire. She is such a constant source of inspiration! I was intrigued by the Split Card technique. Basically you work with one image, cut it down the center and it gives you two cards! I always love getting two-for-one!
I started by printing out the main image and the two sentiments onto a piece of Copic friendly cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers. I went for a vintage color palette. The pinks are RV11, RV32 and RV34. The greens are BG93, BG96 and BG99. That's it. Six colors.
Once I was done with the coloring, I found the center of my image and cut it. I know, I just colored it and then I cut right through it. I promise it will be okay!
I went around the outer edge of the cut panel with a black sharpie to give it a heavy black line. I then grabbed a ruler and a fine tip black marker to create a thin frame. I felt like this step added a lot of visual dimension to the panel without adding actual dimension.
I adhered them both to some gorgeous paper from Basic Grey (out of print) and then onto a top folding card base. To add just a little something extra I used Love Potion Nuvo Dream Drops. Here are both of the completed cards.
Here they are next to each other.
And here they are apart.
This technique was a lot of fun and I can't wait to try it again. As a reminder, this is actually a part of an Instagram hop. You can find me there @ruok or you can start the hop from the Polka Dot Orchard Instagram account @polkadotorchard. The next person on the IG hop is @vonmariedesigns