I have a wonderful customer, Andrea, who loves to have classes that revolve around a specific stamp set - buy the set and get the class for $5. Her choice this time was Crab & Company from the Spring Mini Catalogue. So Andrea and 4 of her friends got together to make 4 projects using this adorable set. And the best part was at the end of the night they got to take the set home with them.
One of the cards used both sizes of Oval Punches and Circle Punches and I showed the group how to easily line up the punches to make it look layered. Here's how to do it....
First, punch out 3 circles using the 1 1/4" circle punch. I use a post-it-note because the end is "sticky" and this makes it easier in the following steps. Line up the punch with the sticky end of the strip.
Line up the same punch (1 1/4") over top of the post-it-note circles and punch the circles out of your cardstock.
Take your next piece of cardstock (the top layer of the card) and place the bottom layer (in this case the Tempting Turquoise punched piece) on top. Place the punched out post-it-note circles in the spaces on the Tempting Turqoise piece.
Remove the Tempting Turquoise piece leaving the circles in place. Use the larger circle punch (1 3/8") to punch out the circles from the Sahara Sand (top layer) cardstock. You will position the 1 3/8" punch over the post-it-note pieces (the punch will be slightly larger than your punched piece and this will leave a space around the small circle.
And the final result is this wonderful and cute card that I CASED from Chris Smith on Splitcoast Stampers! Gotta love those demonstrators who share their talents with us so freely and generously! I've added additional samples using the Crab & Company set in my Spring Mini Photo Album. Enjoy.