Monday, July 13, 2020

Split 4 Stamping for Christmas

Hi everyone.  On Monday a few of us had a craft session on Zoom and tried out the Split 4 Stamping technique that I saw on my friend, Marcia's blog (scroll down to the photo with four cards with leafy corners).  She had followed a video tuturial on youtube and I was so impressed by the cards she made.  I watched the video - Split 4 Stamping by Robin Broome and LOVED her cards (and the stamp set she used --- had to order it right away).  You need to watch the video to see how to make four very quick cards at one time ... it's much better than me trying to explain the steps.

See a post in a few days with me using this same technique (adding watercolouring) with the gorgeous Forever Fern Stamp set (SU!). :)

Robin shows how to stamp on a full sheet and then cut it into 4 cards, making these very quickly and ending up with gorgeous cards.  I made samples for my session with my friends.  As you can see with the card above, I used a set of branch stamps to create four quick and easy CAS designs.

Here's a photo of all four cards ...
Below I am sharing two more sets of four cards (all Christmas as I was on a roll).  This time I used stencils to create the Split 4 cards.  Worked great!!

Close-up of snowflake stenciled card ...
Photo of all four cards ...

Close-up of holly stenciled cards ...

Photo of all four cards ...
I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards.

Products
Branches stamps (Inkadinkado) from Amazon
Snowflakes stencil (Paper Artsy)
Endearing stencil (Penny Black)
Merry Up stamps (Penny Black)






Card #1: Branches
Stamps:  Branches (Inkadinkako); Gorgeous Grunge - retired (SU!); Art Deco Celebrate Christmas - retired (Poppy Stamps)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:

Card #2:  Snowflakes
Stamps:  Say It's Christmas - retired (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflake stencil (Paper Artsy), sponges, paint brush for splattering

Card #3:  Holly
Stamps:  Merry Up (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Endearing stencil (Penny Black); Autumn Red Crystal Drops (Nuvo)

31 comments:

Betty said...

Thanks for sharing that idea - have done the 2 card version but this looks like even more fun - and all your cards are wonderful as usual - and what a great way to add to the Christmas card stash!!

Julie B said...

Wow, love those Loll, must go and investigate the technique right away, I always need some last minute card ideas. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! I love being able to create 4 QCAS cards at once, so I'm definitely going to check out the video tutorial! Love your choice of stamps and stencils, too...what a great project :) Barb xx

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness, Loll - you'll have your Christmas cards done in a flash if you continue at this rate! Each design is as pretty as the next! [loving the pine boughs the bestest!]
=]

Bonnie said...

All of these are so awesome, my friend! Thanks for all the inspiration! Now to get some cards put together!

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!!! Love all 3 of your Split-4 stamping or stenciling Christmas card designs, Lolly!! Since you shared the video with me a few days ago I have made 1 set of Christmas cards...go live on my blog on the 22nd and a set of 4 cards that I need to finish for thinking of you occasions. Mine were all stenciled, which did work great! I was running out of SU Whisper White CS so needed to reorder and some how the cool leafy set from SU that was used in the video, Jumped right into my cart:-) Thank you for always enabling us, my dear sweet creative friend!

I Loved all your choices of Christmas stamps, stencils and colors and how you finished off our CAS designs. The plus...you now have 12 more cards for your Christmas stash:-) With much Love and Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Love the way you make 4 very quick cards, the longest time is spent putting them on the card base. Wonderful inspiration Loll and love all the cards :)

TK said...

Great cards, and your technique looks fun! Twelve more cards for your stash - win, win!

Denise Bryant said...

What a great idea! I checked out the video already... thanks for the pretty samples and the link!

Susan said...

What a fabulous batch of cards! All the designs are wonderful. I've got to get mine made into cards (and maybe try doing a few more!).

kiwimeskreations said...

what great makes Loll - love how you have made the four cards from one panel - a great time saver! I saw a similar technique earlier on Ardyth's blog, where she made four tags using only one stamped image...
Great minds...
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

WOW! These look amazing Loll. I love the technique, I've seen Jennifer McGuire do something similar. It's a great way of creating multiple cards that are the same, but different, I like that. Thanks for the link to the video, and also my purse is a little empty now too ..... you have great taste my friend. I had to have that stamp set!!! xx

HilaryJane said...

These are great, such a good idea. I watched a video the other day of someone doing watercolored cards like this. I think I might watch the videos you highlight and have a go. thanks for the inspiration xx

Marcia Hill said...

Your cards are ALL absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll and I'm so glad you had fun with this technique...I sure did!! The branch cards are my favorite, but I'm loving the snowflakes and holly leaves too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

I've watched that video now and your cards look wonderful. What a cool way to make four images at once and can be used for any type of card. I love those cool snowflakes. All of your cards turned out great.

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely LOVE your cards Loll, thank you for the link to the video, how easy she made it. Perhaps even a beginner like me could do that LOL.
Take care
Faith x

Kris said...

Love all these cards, Loll! Thanks for sharing the inspiration as well as the video - can't wait to go play in the craft room! Maybe head to SU to purchase the stamp set :)

Maura said...

Wow, my friend, when you are on a roll, you really roll!!! Gorgeous sets of cards, I will check out the video!!!

Brenda said...

How fun you had a Zoom crafty day Loll! I'm intrigued by this technique, so I will be off to watch it next. I am so loving all of these cards you made for Christmas! Wow, wow, wow!!! Each one just as beautiful as the one before it. I'm in love and I don't even know how to do this technique. lol Again, all of your cards are just stunning and how I'm off to watch the video! Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

What a great idea Loll and all three of your seasonal designs are gorgeous with such pretty colour combinations too. I may well adopt this to make some Christmas cards to add to my stash. The leaves are so elegant and pretty and will be great for lots of different occasions' cards. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant sets of cards Loll - loving your CAS style with them, so glad you shared Marcia's link and Robin's - how easy are they - could be called Fourfers!! Anyway you've both inspired me so much I've been trying it out here at my desk .... thank you and hugs Robyn

Darnell said...

This is a great post to bookmark as excellent examples for this fun technique, Lolly! All of them are superb, but my favorite example is the pine branches. I'm going to try and CASE that one. It was great to see you and have a play!! Love, Dolly

Colleen said...

These are all fantastic, Loll! I am definitely giving this a try. What a fun technique, thanks for the link! Have a great rest of the week!

Leslie Miller said...

Brilliant! This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments. How wonderful!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Loll, these are all so gorgeous ... and what a fantastic technique to create such beautiful, quick cards! Thanks for the link ... for me, a definite watch! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful cards Loll... I must check out that video, thanks

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, beautifully designed split CAS Christmas cards, Loll! At first I thought I need a large stamp, but now I know I can repeatedly stamp the same image and make a big one.
The pine bough's different shades of green are so beautiful! And what a wonderful idea to use a stencil for this technique! The snowflakes and the holly branches are gorgeous! Now I started wondering if die-cuts work well for the technique. :-) Can't wait to see your Forever Fern cards!
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

A great way to make multiple cards Loll. Wonderful Christmas cards, all of them and a great addition to your stash x.

Karen Dunbrook said...

how wonderful....will have to give that a try!
xx Karen

BożenA said...

Three amazing kits made with this simple and powerful technique. Each set has its own charm, each different. For me, the most beautiful is a set with snowflakes.
xx

Bobby said...

I did see this on Marcia's blog and watched the video. Then promptly forgot about it. Now that I've seen your wonderful renditions of the Split 4, Loll, I will be looking through the limited stamps I have at the lake to see what I can make.