I've done it - I have actually made two cards for the Two-fer challenge, and it's in time to enter...
usually I think about it and that's as far as it goes!!
Ta Da!! - two different cards for two different occasions, using the same stamp, stencil or die!
My first was using the die cut in an conventional manner.
It was cut it in black card, mounted on a die cut oval of schparkly gold card...
then onto a dark green base.
White embossed the sentiment directly onto the base card stock, doodled around the edge and fancied up the inside with some washi tape.
I am linking this card to:
The second card I cut the image from the die, and used it as a mask to create the background, inspired by Ardyth, here, but definitely not as skilled!
I was reasonably happy with the outcome, but decided to keep it really simple by cutting out the smile with a M/B die (appears to be discontinued), and letting the base card show through.
And stamping the sentiment (a magazine freebie) multiple times in the Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink that I had used in the background.
In retrospect, I should have clear embossed it for a wee bit more emphasis.
Again I finished the card with some washi tape in rose gold on the insert
I am linking these to: