It has been a few days since I posted here-because I've been busy...after being a lurker for years, I just uploaded my first cards to the SCS Gallery and created my own Gallery...not being familiar with how to do this, I ended up with the same card in my Member Gallery twice! Then I discovered info in the Forum that says to only upload to the main Gallery, and copies will automatically be sent to the Member Gallery! Oh well, I guess I'm "Like No Utter"...check out My SCS gallery and you'll find out what I'm referring to...
I recently participated in two Winter Mini Catalog Swaps and quite by accident, discovered how to make two sets of swaps simultaneously if you are using the tearing technique! I tore the cardstock on the vertical diagonal for my first card and didn't want to waste the other piece, so I created a similar card IN REVERSE using the other torn piece-ending up with a Valentine and a Birthday card! The same products are used in both cards with the exception of a saying set-I used All Year Cheer III for the Valentine card and Elegant Greetings for the Birthday card...so now I have 2 cards for 2 friends-for two separate occasions!
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Here is how to make both cards:
Stamp Sets:Carte Postale, French Flair & saying (as stated above)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Ink Pads: Rose Red, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Brad, Silver Cord, Light Pink EP, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponge, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/16" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals
First I stamped the French Flair background with Versamark ink on the Rose Red and embossed with Pink EP. I then tore that on the diagonal, sponged the edges and attached to the Regal Rose foldover cardstock. I stamped the main cardstock with the floral stamp, then embossed the birthday/valentine saying.
Next, I stamped the square design with Regal ink on Rose cardstock and used square punch. Do the same with the circle design but EMBOSS with lt pink ep. Use the 1/16" punch in the center and insert the brad. Punch the top of the square punch out and insert the silver cord BEFORE attaching the circle to the square with dimensionals.
I made the B-day card first, so I punched straight up from the bottom corner for my oval opening and the used the punched out oval on the Valentine card. On the birthday card,the cord is wrapped around the rose cardstock and adhered to the back, then I made tied a separate piece around it for the bow, before attaching to the main card, and stamping the Mon Amie saying.
For the Valentine card, I stamped Mon Amie on the oval cardstock, then made a hole using the 1/16" punch before pulling the cord thru and attaching. The oval is raised and attached with Dimensionals.
It sounds much more complicated than it is! This is a terrific way to use those extra torn pieces of cardstock and saves you time if you create both cards at the same time! Happy Stampin'!