Fractured Card Technique

Learn how to use this fractured card technique to create some simple and unique layouts! And I have three different ways you can use this design technique in your card making. The cards feature the Hello Irresistible Collection from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand to create these cards.

Fractured Card Technique

First let’s talk about the fractured card technique. You can use any supplies you have on hand with this technique. Start by choosing a piece of patterned paper and cut it to 4 x 5-1/4 inches. Next, choose your color scheme based on the patterned paper. For example, I chose Pretty Peacock and white as my color scheme for the first card. I created the card base and the 1/4 inch strips in the Pretty Peacock color. Cut 4 pieces of Pretty Peacock cardstock measuring 1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. You will also need a square shape measuring 2-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches or less. The smaller the square shape, the more defined the fractured look of the card will be.

Start by adhering the square shape to the center of the patterned paper. Adhere the square so it creates a diamond. Next, adhere the 1/4 inch strips around the square shape to create the fractured design. I recommend watching the video below to see this technique in action! The first two cards feature the exact same colors, the only difference is I changed out the colors of the card base, the square and the 1/4 inch strips to give the cards a different look.

Fractured Card Technique

The last card idea features the use of a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of embossed cardstock instead of using patterned paper. The square shape in the middle of the card was created with a piece of patterned paper. It makes a great focal point!

Irresistible Blooms

Here are a few more card ideas featuring the Hello Irresistible Collection. This collection is one of many different products which are part of the Stampin’ Up! online exclusives. These products can only be found in the online exclusive section of the Stampin’ up! website. You won’t find these products in any catalog! Learn more about the online exclusives HERE.

You can simply change the color scheme and use this fractured card technique over and over again. Of course, you can also use different stamp sets and patterned papers to create cards for any occasion. Just get creative with it!

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have three different ways you can use the Fractured Card Technique. For a complete list of supplies and all the step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed this card making technique! Be sure to watch the video to see the technique in action. Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

12 thoughts on “Fractured Card Technique”

  1. What wonderfull cards. I like your idea for a ‘simple’ version of a fractured card.
    Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your talents. I love your videos because you keep them short and to the point but you give easy to follow instructions. Love your downloads too.

  3. I am so glad I signed up for these emails. Thank you, again, for the joy and inspiration, Lynn Dunn, and thank you especially for the “comment” ability

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