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2-for-1 cards using Altenew Hello Beautiful Craft Your Life project kit

Hi friends, as crafters I am sure you have experienced the joys of serendipity many times. Today's projects for me where just that.


I stamped the flowers from Altenew Hello Beautiful Craft Your Life project kit on a Altenew A2 sized watercolor panel. These lined up all four corners and I 'almost' created a one-layer card. But then, even after I had colored these up, I did not like the idea of creating a one-layer card. So I cut these up thinking to foam mount them, but then I saw them sitting on top of the embossing folder and just like that a light bulb went on in my head. That's how I ended up making these two cards for today.







For both these cards, I used Altenew watercolor paper - the one that comes precut to A2 size. Using MISTI I did all my stamping and then colored them with Altenew + Gansai Tambi watercolors.


Then I used the matching dies to cut out all these images. That's the best part about these kits - they have all coordinating supplies in one kit. :-)


Next I created two panels - one black A2 sized and another blue mini slimline sized. I used the embossing folder from the same kit to add details to both these panels. For the mini slimline, I used Spellbinders die and for the A2, Waffle Flowers die.


For the mini slimline card, I used pieces of gold glitter washi tape (from old Spellbinders kits) for some added interest. For the A2 card, I sprinkled some Pearl White gems and also made a sentiment by combining my sticker with a die cut word 'birthday'. This die cut word uses a Spellbinders die designed by Yana Smakula which will be released next year. I participated in the Spellbinder Around the World event and the supplies for that event included some future products one of which was this set.


And that is the story of how I got two very dimensional cards instead of a one-layer A2 card. Although this proved my inability to create flat cards, I did like the end result. Hope you enjoyed the story as well as the cards. :-)






Supplies List


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!





Hugs! ~Varada

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