Sunday, June 11

🟈 Pootle's Birthday Blog Hop🟈

Split Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I am showcasing a card I have made for this month's Pootle's Birthday Club blog hop.

I have been very lucky enough to have been able to do this hop a couple of times and now as one of my gorgeous little boys birthday is in June. I am able to have my card showcased again :) 

The card I have made; I am calling a split card. As you can see, the card has a section cut out of the middle. Which for me gives the effect of the card being split in to two pieces.

I have made my own design series paper for this card and I will be showing you how I have made this in today's tutorial.

The stamp set I have used in today's tutorial is the Big on Birthdays stamp set.
Big On Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set
I have used this stamp set for the sentiment piece and the card front.


Card base -

Bermuda Bay card stock - 6 x 10 inches (15 1/2 x 26 cms)

Other card stock needed -

Very Vanilla card stock - 2 pieces

1 piece @ 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 cms)

1 piece @ 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (15 x 12 1/2 cms)

Dapper Denim card stock - 

1 piece @ 5 x 4 inches (13 x 10 1/2 cms)

Ink pads used -

Lemon Lime Twist
Bermuda Bay
Island Indigo
Marina Mist

I have also used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

From this die set, you will need the two smaller swirly circles.

Die cut the two circles out of a scrap piece of card stock. You will be using these shapes as stencils for the background pattern.

On the largest piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Use all of ink pads I have listed above along with daubers/sponges; to create a pattern diagonally down the centre of the card stock.

For my card, I created the pattern from the top left corner to the bottom right.

I started with the larger die cut swirl stencil first and alternating the Marina Mist and Bermuda Bay. I stencilled the central line for my pattern.

Then with the smaller die cut swirl stencil, I used the Island Indigo and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads to bring depth and colour along each side of the larger circle swirls.

With a Versamark ink pad. I randomly stamped a couple of swirls over the pattern.

Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder and set with a heat tool.

On the smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I stamped two of the stamps from the Big on Birthdays stamp set in lines to make a pattern.

I used the four star stamp with the Island Indigo ink pad and the "Its your day" stamp with the Marina Mist ink pad.

Using either a trimmer or a pair of scissors. Cut both the smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock and the Dapper Denim card stock, in half from the top left hand corner to the bottom right hand corner.

This will give you the triangle pieces for the card front.

Now time to build up the card.

With tear and tape, attach the larger piece of Very Vanilla card stock to the card base.

With your triangle pieces. Attach the Very Vanilla pieces onto the Dapper Denim pieces using dimensional's.

Attach each triangle piece to the card base with tear and tape. Make sure to align the edges of the triangles with the very vanilla card stock piece, not the card base.

For the sentiment, I used the "Wishing you a very happy Birthday" stamp.

This was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using the Marina Mist ink pad.

Back your sentiment on to a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock which is 1/4 inches larger. Use dimensional's.

Place the sentiment on to the card front with tear and tape.


I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial.

As always, every item that I have used for today's card will be linked down below. The link will be to where you can purchase the items for yourself.

Have a lovely rest of your day.

Take care & always sparkle



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  1. Love the stencil technique to create your background

  2. That's lovely. You're so good at this ☺️ X

  3. Lovely use of this stamp set with great diy background paper x

  4. I love your card layout, and can't wait to give it a try, but the most exciting part was to see that you made your own DSP. I just did that today, too. This stamp set with the bold salutations really grabs your attention, but the extra little sentiment in your DSP adds so much to the message. Going to give it a try today.

    1. Good Morning :) Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to try your own. I really enjoy making my own DSP. I think you can personalise a card so much more with a customised DSP :)

      Have a lovely day xx

  5. Beautiful card Stacey, love the layout of the card. I still have to try stamping my own DSP. xx