Wednesday, 3 February 2010

How to make 3 cards from one die cut.

I made these three Valentine's Day cards by cutting just one die cut heart on my Sizzix machine. For the first card above I just used the heart shape that I had cut. Base card and sentiment is SU, and I cut a border on Kraft cardstock with my Martha Stewart heart border punch. Gems by papermania.

For the second card above I used the negative left after cutting the heart as a template and stamped through it with brown ink on to the kraft cardstock. Sentiment stamp is by Scenic route and gem is K & Co, coloured with a copic marker.

For my final card I cut around the negative so it had a square surrround and turned it over to hide all the brown ink left over from my previous card. Main heart stamp is scenic route and sentiment is by Papermania. I highlighted the card with stickles and fine red glitter.
The flash has washed out the colours quite a bit - the red is deeper in real life. They are not fussy, but quick and simple. Thanks for looking X.

6 comments:

Julie said...

What a clever girl you are! Love your Valentines--they're adorable! Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Paul B said...

Very thrifty - you'll never get through all your stash at this rate haha! Love your inventiveness. Px

Michele said...

Lovely - very clever!

kjjc said...

keeping busy I see.Very clever but why do you need 3 me wonders??????

Anne Jagger said...

Actually I've got 8 valentine cards made so far Karen! LOL! You never know when I might spoil one with a cup of tea!
And Paul - you are so right, I NEED to get through my stash, not be thrifty! LOL!

lisa said...

How clever to use up every bit of the die and create 3 such different cards. Now that could be a new idea for a challenge!!!!!
These are all gorgeous Valentine cards and have a very modern feel. I love what you create.

Lisax