Twofer Challenge is drawing to a close. I love the idea of using the same stamp or die on two cards for different occasions. Since the challenge prompt is “hearts” this month, my
cards both feature the Scribbles heart die from Stampin' Up.
Since it is February, of course the first card is a Valentine Card. I really like using alcohol inks on yupo paper because there are no mistakes; you just keep going until you get a look you like. This card called for heart-throbbing vibrant colors with gold highlights. I used a stitched rectangle die from Our Daily Bread for a red layer backed with more gold. The two dies by Stampin' Up are both the image and the sentiment, which means I didn’t use any stamping on the front of the card. (Is that even legal?)
I struggled with the second card which I had in mind to be a sympathy card. I tried so many combinations but it just wasn’t coming together until I saw last week’s Inspired by the Little Things. From that I picked out my colors, added the butterfly wings and lacy ribbon. I did go a little off course using a Sizzix brick embossing folder instead of wood grain. The flowers were clear embossed and water colored before fussy cutting. Punches, dies and stamps are from Stampin' Up.
And now, I am off to spend a couple hours putting the stamping room to rights. <Sigh> Making the mess is more fun than cleaning up but of course you know that or you wouldn't be here.
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