Friday 23 February 2018

Twofer Challenge - Hearts

Hi everybody.  It is the second challenge for Darnell's Twofer Challenge and I am only just in time to enter as it closes on the 24th.  The idea of the challenge is that we make two differently designed cards using the same stamps/die but they must be for two different occasions.  I decided to use the Sue Wilson Heart of Hearts die on both cards and here is what I did.

I am entering these in the  Twofer Card Challenge -  No. 2 Hearts.

On the first card I used a piece of canvas paper and a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil.  I used Brilliance ink Galaxy Gold through the stencil and when dry I use Abandoned Coral Distress Ink blended with some blending foam and cut it into a square using a Stitched Square die from The Works.  I decided to heat emboss the whole thing with Versamark Ink and WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to give it the look of a tile.

I then die cut the Heart of Hearts, the inner die, on a snippet of white card backed with Stick It adhesive.  I very carefully removed the die and took the paper from the back of it and stuck it down on to another piece of white card.  I made a bit of an error here as the snippet of card was not big enough to use the outer die to cut it so I had to use the edge of the hearts as a guide and cut it by hand.  I then die cut a second one using another snippet of white card and using the Abandoned Coral DI with blending foam coloured it and used a few of the hearts to stick over the original white ones to add extra interest.

I then used a Marianne Twine Border die to dry emboss a border down the right hand side of the base card and assembled the card, finishing with a sentiment heat embossed with Versamark Ink and WOW Gold Metallic EP.  I also used my Wink of Stella pen over the red hearts to give then a nice glittery finish.  For some reason in the photo it looks as though it isn't glued down properly along the bottom, but in real life it looks fine and also the glittery finish doesn't really show.

  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Felt, Cork or Canvas.  I have used canvas paper plus stamped sentiment and heat and dry embossing and die cutting.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 320 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Happy Little Stampers February CAS Challenge  - Hearts.
Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

For the second card I decided to use a larger of the stitched square dies from The Works using another snippet of white card, and I dry embossed the main piece of the heart die on to this.  I then smooshed using Wilted Violet and Candied Apple Distress Inks and because the heart was quite deeply embossed the inks only caught the hearts and left the background of the heart white.

I then die cut a little butterfly and coloured it with the same inks and applied it with blending foam and decorated the background with some of the leftover red hearts from the first card.  I then used the WOS Pen on these hearts and also the dry embossed ones and added the white die cut sentiment.  The glittery finish doesn't really show on this photo either but it is quite pretty in real life.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Country View Challenges February 2018 - Anything But Cute.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background.
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers February Watercolour Challenge  - Hearts.

Thank you for coming to look at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.


nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Twofer Heart cards, Pat. I am so pleased you entered your 1st CAS hearts with beautiful canvas background card into our CAS Mix Up Challenge. TFS my friend. Hugs

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two wonderful cards Pat and both very different. I’m drawn towards the first one as I really like the embossed pattern that you’ve adds as it gives another level of interest. I also like the colours that you’ve used and your flourish background too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Loll said...

Your two heart cards are beautiful Pat!! The canvas is gorgeous with the coral and gold. Looks amazing with the clear embossing powder. And your heart on top is to pretty with just a few of the hearts popped up in coral. For the second design .. another beautiful colour combination ... red and purple look amazing together. Great design with the dry embossing and watercolouring. Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge and CAS Mix Up! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Both beautiful cards Pat! Again lots of interesting techniques used and a great step-by-step explanation! I love that beautiful embossing you did with the dies - makes them so much more versatile - and I can only imagine how fabulous the shimmer and shine with them! Have a great upcoming weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Karen Dunbrook said...

so lovely Pat...great colour blends.
xx Karen

Colleen said...

Wow, these are stunning cards! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Bonnie said...

Tow gorgeous mixed media cards, Pat! Love, love, love that canvas! The colors are wonderful with the white heart! The contrasting little hearts add tie in to the background perfectly! The watercolor background and deeply embossed heart of the second card are so artsy and creative! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Pat what wonderful cards, so very different too, the designs and colours are amazing, I especially love the colours on the firs card, Kate x

Kara Lynne said...

It is so fun to just stare at your cards, Pat! I loved reading all the techniques you used on each of them, and they are both beautiful! Your tile-like canvas panel is gorgeous and pairs so nicely with the heart die. The depth of texture and color is amazing on your birthday card, and the butterfly is the cherry on top! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Pat. I love the rich colours on the first one and the inky background on the second is beautiful. A perfect way of using the heart die in two different ways. xx

Darnell said...

When I use the expression "work of art," I always mean it literally when I visit and see your cards, Pat! Reading the detail and amount of work and thoughtfulness you put into each design is impressive and inspiring! Both of these heart designs are works of art! They are flawless and filled with so much interest and texture! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely designs Pat - the gold stenciling on your canvas piece is beautiful! thanks for sharing with us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

Teresa Kline said...

sweet cards, luv the design and backgrounds! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Anita in France said...

There's so much to see and enjoy on both these cards, Pat! That flourish-y canvas 'tile' is fantastic ... rich, saturated colour and wonderful texture ... a brilliant backdrop for that crisp white heart! Love the dimension on your embossed heart ... the smooshy background is fabulous ... and that delicate butterfly is such a sweet touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Di said...

I love both cards Pat! You've been getting inky and messy - great results as well.

Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards Pat! I love the artsy look and and all the lovely texture.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

Sorry for the late commenting...I was away for a few days and still playing catch up! Amazing and stunning cards. So creative and loving the techniques. Gorgeous colours and fabulous x

Teresa said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining in at Country View Challenges for our February challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again x Teresa DT