Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Splitcoast Tutorial: Spanner Panel Card

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a Spanner Panel Card! This is a very simple design, but the two vertical cuts create all kinds of design possibilities! Be sure to check the tutorial page for a sample using acetate for some floating elements.

There's still so much in this June MMH kit from Hero Arts to explore, so I used some of the dies with cold press paper to create the layers for my card. I watercolored all the pieces with QoR watercolors. Tip: I used a 3/4" flat brush to paint - that really helps me to keep my strokes loose. By the way, this kit is sold out, but the September kit was released yesterday and it's beautiful! Be sure to check it out if you love their layered scenes. 

I made the cuts in my card base first, then laid the mountain panel across and followed the same cuts so I would have mountains across the card visually, but also separated onto the front and center panels when the card opens. I positioned the sentiment with the center flap closed so that I could be sure it was centered below the flap and not visible until that flap was lifted. On the inside of the card, I used the off-cut from the mountains as a stencil for some loose mountains to carry the theme throughout the card. 
Lots of options for personalizing this one - hope you'll try it out! 

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