Welcome back to the Artisan Wednesday WOW Blog Hop. I don't know about you, but these are anything but the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Well...maybe the crazy part is right. Life doesn't slow down one little bit for me this time of year. So when I can find a way to save time, I am one happy gal. That is what is so nice about the card I am sharing with you today.One of the ways this card saves time is that you can do it all with one pass through the Big Shot Machine. Start with two sheets of coordinating designer series paper. You will need two patterns/designs that work well together but don't overpower one another. I used the new All Abloom DSP Stack. There are several possible combinations that work well together in this stack so it is a great place to start. Next, stack the two pieces of 5.25"x4" DSP directly on top of one another and die cut three circles with just one pass through the machine using the Circles Framelits dies. A magnetic platform is a great way to keep everything lined up and in place. Then, just take the die cut circles from one piece of dsp and put them in the openings created on the opposite piece. Adhere everything to a piece of scrap copier paper and give it a quick trim. Mount the trimmed piece on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Add some linen thread and then attach the card front to the card base with dimensionals.
Another reason this card is twice as nice is because you can make a second card with the remaining pieces, so there is no wasted DSP.
I basically used the same design (with some minor modifications) for both cards. I just love that I can die cut once and make two cards. The greeting on both cards is from the Hi There stamp set and stamped with Lost Lagoon ink. The flowers were created with the Pansy Punch (large flower) and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small flower). The leaves were cut with the Bird Builder Punch. Add some basic pearls, linen thread, and maybe a button and you end up with two really great cards.
Have I totally confused you yet? Maybe if you see the cards side-by-side it will make more sense.
See...they are the same, but different. Much like identical twins but with two different personalities. Why not give it a try and put a link in to your project in the comments below? I would love to see what you create.
I hope you have enjoyed today's project as much as I enjoyed sharing it. Now head on over to see what my very talented friend, Erica Cerwin, and the rest of the design team have for you this week.