Two-For-One Cards

Hi Friends. Emily Mydlowski here with you today sharing a fun way to stretch your background stamps with a two for one using the Sprinkled Hearts Background & Sentiment Label Blocks Stamp Set.

The key to this “two-for-one” is to plan out the placement of your die cut so you can use both the negative and positive pieces to create two different card designs.
To get started, I flipped through my paper scraps to collect a pallet of rainbow cardstock that I then cut using my paper trimmer into ¼ inch strips. With liquid adhesive I adhered the strips in rainbow order to the top of an A2 Card panel making sure the heart die cut fits from top to bottom. Then I ran the strip panel with the heart die cut through my die cut machine.

Quick Tip: Make sure your paper strips are longer than the card panel and trim off the excess after you adhere the strips in place. This will help make sure your strips line-up perfectly from edge-to-edge.
Using my MISTI, I stamped the Sprinkled Hearts Background with VersaMark Ink to black cardstock, sprinkled some white embossing powder over the image and embossed with my heat tool. I then cut the image from 6x6 to the size of an A2 card panel (4 x 5.25). Using the striped heart die cut as my template I determined where I wanted to place the heart on the black/white sprinkled heart panel, secured the heart die with washi tape and ran it through my die cut machine.
So now I have two heart die cuts; one striped and the other with the black and white embossed hearts. I placed the striped heart into the black and white panel and vice versa for the striped panel card.
For the sentiments, I used the Sentiment Label Blocks which has two styles for each sentiment. I stamped the label style with black ink and fussy cut and the other sentiment with black ink to a white sentiment strip. I adhered both the sentiments to each of the hearts. I just love how both of these cards turned out. Same Stamps & Sentiments but totally different looks!
So there we are friends, a fun way to stretch your background stamps, your paper scraps and your favorite shaped die. Thanks for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs!
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