Friday, June 25, 2021

Playing Cards With A Friend - Again

I've been cards with my friend Michele aka I Card Everyone again, and this time our challenge was still to use the split four technique, but also to incorporate cover plates and to use my set Layered Citrus.

Well, you knew we wouldn't be making lemonade, didn't you?

I started by building my split four sheet using the solid images from the set.  The leaves and stalks were made using the rind and peel stamps (I stretched the rind slightly to make it straighter).

(apologies for the poor quality of the photo!)

Having cut the sheet into four, I set about making my cards.  For this first one I added a sentiment from Happy Birthday in the same colour as the whole flower and trimmed the panel so that strips of the coordinating base card showed at the top and bottom.

On the next one I chose the other words from the Happy Birthday set in colours that matched the flowers on this section, then centred the panel on matching card.

Time to use the cover plates - this first one is Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Cover Plate.  I used a crease mat so that it got a quilted effect rather than a cut effect.  It actually feels as 'quilty' as it looks!

I added Feel Better Soon die cut in coordinating card.

My final card uses Circles All Over Cover Plate for soft circles on the background.

In order to get second-generation images, I stamped off first on spare card.  By thinking about how I was stamping off, I ended up with panels that I'll be able to use to make even more cards - win, win!

I hope this helps you to look at some of your stamps in a different way, to see how you can stretch your supplies.

Layered Citrus

Happy Birthday

Feel Better Soon
Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Coverplate

Circles All Over Texture Coverplate

Pop on over to Michele's blog to see what she made of all those lemons and limes :)  I'm off there now to take a look!

When you're shopping in the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for a 20% discount.  Happy stamping!


  1. Love your cards, and all the pinks, Shirley! Such a fun set, in so many ways! Thanks again for inviting me to play!

  2. and Michele are so clever and creative making pretty flowers out of your citrus set, Shirley. I have this set and the awesome cover plates. You girls have me so inspired...again!!! TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy