Monday, July 22, 2019

Two of a Kind.

These are the other two cards that I made last Friday. I haven't joined in Darnell's 'Twofer' card challenge for such a long time but was determined to manage it this month.  The current theme is Garden. Here is what I made.

1st card for a Birthday.
I still had some of the red spotty design paper (Simply British from Simply Handmade magazine)  left and had a sort through my odds folder of coloured card and found a dark orange oblong that went with it. I had in my mind to make a simple die cut flower  design and used some new dies by Sizzix called Wildflower Stems. The flowers I chose to use were from two different die sets 664163 and 664164. I managed to get two out of the oblong (putting them aside) and backed the negative space with the red spotty paper. My camera is making the orange look peach and the spotty red look orange. The white die cut (Spellbinders Art Deco) was left from another project so I used it on here. The peach slodgy design paper by SU was still out on my desk and I used it as well. Mounted it all onto a base card made from pale peach cardstock.  The sentiment was cut twice using a Crafter's companion die cut.
 I decorated the inside of the card with more of the SU paper and a die cut by Tonic called Happy Birthday Invite Insert Set.

2nd card is a Get Well.
The base this time is made from white cardstock and the remaining peach cardstock. I cut another of the Art Deco frames and  used the two flowers that I had put aside from the card above. I cut the stems down to fit the framework and then cut another two flowers using remnants of the spotty red paper. The Get Well Soon  is by Julie Hickey from her I need every day sentiments.
 I decorated the inside of this card using a peach spotty paper a smaller Art Deco Frame and a further flower from the set.

 Lastly a picture of the ' Twofer' of them together as required by the rules for the challenge.

Entering into the following challenge:
Twofer Card Challenge #18 Garden.


23 comments:

brenda said...

Great diversity and two totally different creations in lovely warm colours.

B x

Sandra H said...

So pretty and creative as always are your cards and how clever to use the cut outs from the first card love the colours too have a nice day x

Aquarius said...

Lovely bright floral cards - great idea to use those flower dies for the twofer challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery Anne, great to see that you are managing some time in the craft room. Your shoulder must be a little better.

Sue xx

Chris said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A, both lovely designs, great use of your lovely flower dies, love that you've used the negative on the first one, good thinking ...and no waste!
xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of the negative and the positive die cuts, love these flowers and the Art Deco frames!!

Craftychris said...

Love how you used those fab die cut flowers for these gorgeous twofer challenge cards! I have made one of my twofer cards and am hoping to make the second today! Hugs xxxxxxxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Viv said...

2 lovely cards Mrs A!

Jo said...

Two beauties there Mrs A.....and lovely colours too x

terrie said...

Both cards turned out fantastic....well done
Good luck in the challenge.

Cat Craig said...

What lovely layers you've combined for your cards. I really liked seeing that you used both the negative cuts of the flowers as well as the cut flowers. Your recipients are sure to enjoy them. Thanks for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge# 18.

cuilliesocks said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, love the flower dies and the frame is gorgeous. Lovely colour pallet too, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A, it's a great way to use the leftovers from the negative space of the first one.
Avril xx

Leslie Miller said...

Look at those polka dotty flowers! I love them! A nice blend of soft oranges on your first card, and cute die cuts all around. Thank you for playing with us at Twofer!

KandA said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs A, lovely colours and those dies are fabulous xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh wow Valery these are gorgeous. Love them to bits. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Liz McGuire, said...

Brilliant idea, it's amazing how different two cards can look using the same die, Liz xx

lichazul said...


gorgeous cards Valerie, these design and color are wonderful
congrats , hugs and good vibes

Darnell said...

How great to see you come to play with your negative and positive garden cards, Anne! I love the monochrome papers and layers of your birthday card and the pretty row of blossoms on your get well card, especially those polkie-dotted ones! Even the insides look marvelous!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #18! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

Two clearly different designs and two wonderful cards out of the same flower dies. The negative die cuts on the first card with the spotty paper look fabulous. Striking design on the second and love how you've done the insides too x. Stunning cards Anne x

Di said...

Two great cards for Darnell's challenge! Love those new dies too - so pretty!

Hugs

Di xx

Donna said...

These are stunning and two for one, yeah!