See how you can make two cards using one die cut as the main element!
With the addition of a few extra elements you can make two cards using one die cut as the fun background – let’s check out how fast and fun and easy this is!
Julie used our Circle Background with Stitched Die to make two very fun and colorful background elements for these very different cards by simply using her watercolors to add splashes and swirls of color over a panel of watercolor paper. When it was dry, she used that die to cut the panel and used the cut out circles for one card and the frame for another.
PRO TIP: After you’ve run your watercolored panel through your die cutting machine, LEAVE (or replace) the circles back into their negative spaces. Add glue dots to the backs of the circles and place your card base over the die cut, pressing all over the surface. When you lift your card base, the circles will all be in their perfect spots!
Julie did want a little more definition on her circles card so she cut one more layer to create a plain white frame to put over the circles with foam tape. We got a peek at the card before this and it looked SUPER cute so it’s up to you if you want to take this extra step.
Here’s the other card made with the watercolored frame which was also added to the card base with dimensional adhesive.
On both of these cards, Julie used our fabulous new You Script With Shadow die which is one of SIX new word die sets that are FLYING off the shelves! She cut them from black and white card stock and echoed that bold graphic look with embossed white words on black card stock. We’ve been playing around with words and fonts lately and we are so glad to hear that you are loving them!
All that was left for these fabulously colorful cards were a couple of sequins and they are ready to go out in the mail to someone – TWO someones! – very lucky!
How fun is this ability to make TWO cards using one die cut in such a fun creative way? Try it out and let us know what you think!