I love the optical illusion of fractured cards. I wanted to make one but I really did not want to just copy other cards using different materials. Then I came across a video that had me reaching for my hexagonal punch and that was all she wrote. Well actually not all she wrote, she also wrote up this tutorial for you.


Heartfelt Hexagons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Heartfelt Hellos Cling Stamp Set
Hexagon Punch
Basic White Card Stock
Lost Lagoon Card Stock
Lost Lagoon Stampin Pad
Poetic Expressions Designer Series Paper
Paper Trimmer
Multipurpose Glue
Lost Lagoon 1/4″ Bordered Ribbon


Cut a card base out of the Lost Lagoon card stock 14.85cm x 21cm (5-1/2 x 8-1/2). Score half way at 10.5cm (4-1/4). Fold and burnish.

For the first layer, and what will be our working layer, cut a piece of the Poetic Expressions Designer Series Paper to 14.4cm x 10cm (5-1/4″x 4″). Cut a piece of white card stock for the card liner the exact same size.

Cut six strips of Lost Lagoon card stock 7cm (1/4″) by about 10.5cm (4-1/4″).

On a piece of scrap white card stock stamp the Hello greeting from the Hearfelt Hello Stamp Set. Next stamp the border from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set around the Hello greeting. Cut the hexagon out using the Hexagonal Punch.

At this time I stamped the flower & stem image from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set on the right bottom of the card liner.

Mark the center of the card. I marked the edges and just estimated the center. Glue the Hexagon to the center of the card.

The first strip should extend lightly below the side of the hexagon. (see photo below. This will be covered up by the last strip. Only place glue on the first part of the strip. All strips will be put in place before the final step of completely gluing down the whole length of the strips.

Using the photos below place the strips around the hexagon in the order of the photos below. Be sure to tuck the beginning end under the previous strip.

Once all of the strips are in place, glue down the ends in the same order beginning with the first strip laid down. Set the piece aside for a few moments to be sure the glue is completely dry.

Turn the piece over and trim off the strips even with the rectangle’s edges. Glue this piece to the front of the card, leaving an equal border of the Lost Lagoon showing all the way around.

Tie a small bow using the Lost Lagoon 1/4″ Bordered Ribbon and affix below the “Hello”.

Glue the card liner to the inside and you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this variation on the fractured card. I was inspired by the fabulous Lynn Dunn of Stamptastic Designs. Here is the link to her wonderful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn30s7v4FUM&ab_channel=StamptasticDesigns. In this video, Lynne used the Countryside Corners Dies for her central shape.

If you give this card a try please post a picture below or on social media and tag me in @loriothen. You can also join my Facebook Group Stampinology Connections to show of your creations. Happy crafting!

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