I normally save these clips to my account in Evernote. Okay, it's a bit more of a faff but I like my inspiration all in one place, so I'm not having to hunt it down.
Anyway, it was on one of these forays into Pinterest that I came across Swiss Ted. There are numerous poster designs on the website, all of which can be used to inspire card projects. Like this one for example.
And when I say inspire...well in this case, I actually should say copy.
I hardly changed anything in the design. Then again, it was an experiment at first. I wasn't intending to make a completed card. I was just curious to see if I could easily imitate the overlapping circles effect, using dies.
As you can see, I could. I used one of the Spellbinders nested circle dies to cut out five circles in different colours. I then placed the die over one of the circles to trim away a section. I made a couple of marks on the die with a pencil to show where to line it up next time. I then cut through all the circles, using the pencil marks as a guide.
It was then simply a case of piecing it all together and fixing them down. By this time, I thought, why not stamp a sentiment and have it as a card, rather than an experiment to file away.
However, as I started to clear my desk away, I noticed all the offcuts lying there. I'd seen stacked cut-out designs on other people's cards and had thought about trying it myself one day. Well, now seemed as good a time as any. So with my leftovers came this...
It's not perfect but it was useful in working out how to piece a card like this together. And, just like with Pinterest, the time just flew right by.
Thanks for dropping by, my lovelies and for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving recently. :)
Stamps: Hero Arts - Thanks Sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles, Die-Namics - Staggered Hearts, Cheery Lynn - Love Set 2