Fractured Card Technique

Just like any art form, there are trends in card techniques, and this fractured card technique is one of them. The card is designed in such a way that the paper appears “fractured” and pieced back together. When, in fact, it is the placement of small strips of card stock that makes it look like that.

Fractured card technique with pretty prints dsp

To make this card, adhere the diamond shape piece in the center of the piece of Pretty Prints paper. Then adhere the strips of cream card stock right up against the diamond from one point of the diamond to the edge of the paper. Always follow the same direction (clockwise in this case). The panel is then attached to the card front base. This card has a simple embellishment of a colored vellum die cut from Forever Dies (a retired product). This is a simple card that looks like it would be difficult to make.

Here is another sample of the fractured card technique. This one is made by changing the design so that the pieces of card stock are attached after the “fractured” element is added.

Christmas card using the fractured card technique

I copied this technique from Lynn Dunn of Stamptastic Designs and you can see her tutorial for making more of these cards here.

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