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3 ways to get 2 cards for 1

Filed under: Projects — August 25, 2020 @ 12:16 pm

I love when you can get twice the bang for your buck (and time) when crafting.  Here are 3 ways to make what I call 2-fer cards with your die cuts.

1. Split Card Technique

This technique works best with a large die such as Blossoms in Bloom.  Adhere the nesting die-cuts together and cut in half.  Each half becomes the focal point of a different card.  I love it!

2. Die Cuts as Stencils

These cards were part of my July Virtual Card Class.  Using the outline die-cut as a stencil, a sponge different colors of ink onto a Whisper White piece of cardstock.  Both the die-cut and the white panel become parts of 2 different cards.

For this 2-fer pair, I used Versamark ink and embossed in gold.  I gave the Tasteful Textile dry embossed background an extra distressing with my scissors and by tearing.

3. Negative and Positive Die-cuts

For this technique, use both the negative and positive after die-cutting.  Here I cut a shape from the Whale of a Time Designer Paper and then flipped it for the blue shape on the second card.

Here’s another easy 2-fer pair using the negative from cutting stars on the first card.  The second uses the die-cut stars themselves.

I hope you try some of these 2 for the price of one techniques for yourself!  I sure enjoyed them and will probably do more in the future.  Check out my online store for the products that I used or click on any of the photos below.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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