Shutter card

Shutter/Fractured Card Technique

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop – Shutter/Fractured Card Technique

Hello Crafty Friends! I hope you like new card techniques, because today we are looking at the Shutter/Fractured Card technique. I was so hesitant when I saw this one pop up, but I’m so glad I did it.

Shutter/Fractured Card Technique

Materials and dimensions

  • Basic Black – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (crease at 4 1/4″), 4″ x 5 1/4″, 6 strips @ 1/8″ x 5 (you’ll trim them after you place them.)
  • Your choice of Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White – 3″ x 3″
  • Beautiful Shapes Dies
  • Tartan Foil Specialty DSP
  • He’s All That Stamp Set
  • Pebbled Path Stampin’ Ink Pad

Confession time – I used the retired die set Beautiful Shapes Dies. It was the only die set I had that had hexagons or squares. I don’t know how I missed ordering more shapes when the others retired, but here we are! lol I have placed an order for the Stylish Shapes dies, so I won’t have to use retired stuff again.

To make this card, you’re going to need a dies that have a larger, medium, and smaller stacking die with edges. (Circles or ovals won’t work). Pick a DSP that has a good pattern for the entire card front. You won’t be covering it up. A Designer Series Paper that is too busy might overwhelm your card.

While using Basic Black card stock gives the more authentic feel of a picture shutter, you can choose a different color if you want. This card stock is the base and the strips pf paper on the front will be that color as well.

Grab your DSP (I used the new Tartan Foil Specialty DSP in the Online Exclusives) and die cut the die cut the largest die out of the center top of the paper.

Take your 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic Black card stock (or color you’ve chosen) and line it up with the DSP. Place the medium die in the center of the cut shape and tape it in place. ( washi tape or post it note) Once you have it lined up, take it and die cut that as well.

Place the Basic Black card stock behind the DSP and glue them together. Make sure you have the side of the DSP that you want to see on the outside. You should see the Basic Black edge in the circle. Turn if over and glue the part of the DSP that was die cut out to the Basic Black, covering the hole. You want to be able to see the DSP from the front.

Take the strips of Basic Black Card stock and glue them to the edges of the square or hexagon, making sure they go all the way to the edge of the paper. Trim as you go.

Stamp the image you want for your center piece. I used the He’s All That stamp set with the Pebbled Path ink pad. Use the smallest die and cut out the image. Glue it in place in the center of the card.

You can add some extra bling if you’d like, but it really isn’t necessary for this card.

Shutter/Fractured Card Technique
He’s All That Cling Stamp Set
Shutter/Fractured Card Technique
Tartan Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper

I really hope that you enjoyed this card! There are several other creators who have shared their take on this technique. Please take a moment to enjoy their hard work and feel free to give them some feedback!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty, Friends!

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  1. Deb

    10/07/2023 at 7:22 pm

    I love it – great job

  2. Mo Rootes

    10/08/2023 at 6:05 am

    ooh, love this with the hexagon Mickey x

    1. 2moorestampers

      10/09/2023 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you! I saw it on another demo’s tutorial. I loved it!!

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