If you want ideas for two handmade cards and techniques, you’ve come to the right place! My last Facebook Live was all about playing with some colour and incorporating some fun techniques into your handmade cards!

Here are some of adjectives my ladies mentioned about these designs:

  • Looks fabulous!
  • These are both so beautiful.
  • Loved the new techniques you taught!
  • Great ideas!

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Two Handmade Cards and Techniques

If you’re wondering how to add a bit of fun to your paper crafting, and learn something new at the same time, pick just one of these techniques!

This is just one of the cards I shared exactly how to make in my Facebook Live the other night.

Two Handmade Cards and Techniques
A simple design made with only a half sheet of cardstock

The Split Card Textures Dies is the star of the show here. Well, that plus the technique to add the colour to the card front!

And the butterfly? From the Designer Tags Dies.

And both of these dies are a hidden GEM in the Annual Catalogue. (They’re on page 174 and 170).

And why you might not have noticed them? They’re stand-alone dies. No stamp set specifically coordinates with them.

While you might think this is a drawback, it’s actually pretty great!

Not only do you save a little bit of moola in purchasing the dies themselves.

You can then you can pair ANY stamp set you own with them!

I actually missed both these dies when I was first pouring over my new Annual Catalogue last April. 😬

So in case you might have too, here’s a closer look.

If you take a peek on pages 169 to 175, look for the words “See these dies in use on p…”

There are actually fourteen of these hidden away there!

OK, time to get to the techniques.

Two Handmade Cards and Techniques

The best thing about these techniques?

You can use lots of different detailed dies to get the same kind of effect! It’s fun and super easy!

Click the triangle to see how to start using these techniques in your card making!

Here’s the other design I showed you last night too. Another technique but linked to the other one.

Can you guess what the link is?

I love the placement of the seashell die on here. It’s from the Chic Dies, I think one of the most versatile bundles in the Annual Catalogue too!

Two Handmade Cards and Techniques
A related technique creates an equally stunning card!

Time to Try a New Technique – or Two!

The supplies for these projects are very, very simple – and minimal! Just a bit of white cardstock and some scrap paper for a die template!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Basic White Thick cardstock – 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • glimmer, foil or other specialty paper – scraps

You might like to give this a try using the exact same items I used. Simply click here to pin, print or order to have it shipped directly to your home. I really appreciate you choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and shopping with me!

If you’re excited to get into you craft area and play with these itdeas, you are also going to love this post for quick and easy handmade cards for men.

Here’s a look at two other versions of the same design. Really, it’s also how you can upscale these cards…if you like!

Have fun playing with these two handmade cards and techniques – and be sure to check out those stand-alone dies since there’s just might be something awesome there you might have missed!