• Two for one

by Kristine Mysah Khatri February 15, 2018

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but that shouldn't stop us from letting our loved ones know that we care about them, anytime of the year! Send some love with this super easy to make card, as an added bonus, you can actually make two cards using this method!


Cut it out

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to make these cards, but you can use any die you have on hand with this method. Since I was using my Silhouette, I first designed the card on the Silhouette program, and have the machine cut the design out. After removing the cut card stock from the cutting mat, I placed the cutout pieces back into the holes in the card stock, and stuck some washi tape on top of it. Making sure that the tape is placed on the cutout pieces in such a way, that when I lift it off the card stock, all the pieces come out together as they were.


Blend in, blend out

I used three Distress Ink colors (Tattered Rose, then Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves) to make the background. Taking my time with blending the inks with my mini blending tool, starting with the lightest color and working my way to the darkest, till I was happy with how it looked. For the card on the right, I just did the blending on the card base, being careful not to get any ink on the inside or backside of the card. I just stuck a scrap piece of paper that was larger than the card, inside with some washi tape to keep it in place. For the one on the left, I did the blending on a 5.25" x 5.25" card panel which I stuck on to a white card base.



Shake it up

I then stuck an acetate sheet to the back of the cut card stock, and some foam tape, making sure there were no gaps between the foam tape. Sprinkled a decent amount of sequins and then stuck the card base on to the cut card stock. Before I added in the sequins, I used an anti-static bag on the side edges of the foam tape, so that the sequins wouldn't stick to it once the card was sealed up.


Level up

Since the card panel is stuck on to the card base, I wanted to add some dimension by sticking the cutout pieces on with some foam tape. The card looked good, but I felt it needed some shine, so I added some clear droplets to it.


Voilà!

By saving the cut out pieces, you can make a second card. I also stamped a sentiment on the inside of both cards, but this is completely optional.


Kristine Mysah Khatri
Kristine Mysah Khatri

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Loves cats and crafting, and is currently adding roller skating/blading to the mix. Hopes to spread her love of crafting to others and someday do a drop in at the skate park.


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