Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am going to share with you the Split Front Card technique. I have been meaning to try this for a while, but Janis’ card in the mail for my happy mail in Holland contest prompted me to no longer procrastinate. First I will show you Janis’ card which uses Timeless Tropical.
Janis became my customer years ago when she attended my Hearts for Haiti fundraiser with her friend Brenda. Both of them were public health nurses in Chatham-Kent. Janis has since become a team member and friend and we also play a mean game of pickleball together. I’m sure we are a sight to behold. Janis is my “little friend” at barely five feet and she has an amazing serve. We have had some pretty great times beating our male opponents!
Here is the inside of the card. I love the sentiment and the great tropical colours: calypso coral, mango melody and old olive. It also looks like Janis used one of our awesome new punches.
It’s always an exciting moment for me when I spy happy mail in the mailbox. Gerard’s flap on the mailbox doesn’t always stay closed so I can peak in as I drive by either in the car or on the bike. Those extra happy stamps on the outside of the envelope are also a harbinger of more good things to come!
My Split Front Cards
For these cards I used a piece of whisper white measuring 5 1/8″ by 7 3/4″. You can choose to cut it in half first before you stamp, or do it later. My eye was off so I found it super helpful to cut it in half first at 3 7/8″ and then butt them up against each other to stamp. You can see the video to understand this technique. Colours: night of navy, mossy meadow and soft sea foam. Stamp sets: Here’s A Card, Forever Fern and Tasteful Touches. Here is another blog post featuring Forever Fern.
An Afternoon in Delft
One of my cousins in Holland takes me for lunch or dinner in Delft every time I come to Holland. It is such a wonderful tradition. We catch up on each other’s families and just enjoy this beautiful old city. It is not only the origin of the famous Delfts Blauw pottery, it is also where William of Orange was shot in the church and where many of the royal family are buried. Here are a few shots of my time in Delft including a super cute bag that looks just like some of our Playful Pets paper.
Happy Mail in Holland Contest
If you would like to have your card featured on my blog AND get a chance to win a stamp set of your choice (up to $30) then please send me a card in Holland. The address is Jackie Bultje, Bloemenlaan 6, 2691 JC, -s’Gravenzande, the Netherlands.
Edited: I am not able to post any more pictures in this post due to technical issues with the computer so I am going to abruptly end this blog post and will add to it later when things are working again. I was hoping to share a photo of the cards that I made in my live video using this technique as well as some fun shots from Delft. Oh well. Stuff happens and it is Friday afternoon here and the sun is shining. I am going to head to the market and buy some fish for supper. Then I am going to bike into town for a visit with some friends. Life is good. I am blessed. Thanks so much for joining me today.
As you can see, the computer was cooperating today and I could add the rest of my pictures! Happy squirrel.