Friday, March 15, 2024


For the last card this week, I decided to make an elegant card.  In my opinion, Very Vanilla and Gold is the epitome of elegance.

This Fractured Technique card was first shown on my March 7, 2024, Learning with Friends YouTube video.  That was the first time I tried the Fractured Card Technique, and I love it.  If you happened to watch this Learning with Friends segment, you will see that I was having so much fun that I got a bit carried away and made many cards.  If you missed the video and are not familiar with this technique, be sure to watch the replay.

This technique is also sometimes called the Shutter Card Technique.  Depending on the shape of the die cut you use, some will look more like a camera shutter than others.

As I indicated in the video it is important to use the same cardstock for your card front and the "fracture" strips.  If you use a different color, the appearance of the "fracture" or "shutter" is lost.  I learned this because I originally had a Very Vanilla card base on this card, and then added the More Dazzle strips for the "fractures", and it just did not look right.  So I added a More Dazzle layer to the front of the Very Vanilla card base, and it looked correct.

I used a Nested Essentials Die for the center of today's elegant wedding card.

A square, set on the diagonal, is the most common shape to use as the center for the Fractured Card technique, but I had fun experimenting with different shapes.   Be sure to watch the video to see others.

The flowers and sentiment were heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, and leaf dies from the Lifetime of Love Dies were used to create several Very Vanilla stems to tuck around the flowers.

For step by step assembly directions and cutting dimensions, you can use this link to download a free tutorial.

I had couple of leftover strips of More Dazzle Specialty paper, so after heat embossing the sentiment with gold embossing powder, I added the two strips to the left side of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.

A list of products used is shown below.  Click on any image to learn more about that product.

Product List

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