Thursday, 18 July 2019

Twofer

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is up to the letter 'I', with the card shape being 'Impossible Card'.  I haven't made this style of card for a while, so when I was in our caravan in North Devon a few days ago, I decided to make one to join in the challenge.   As my card had lots of flowers, I thought I'd make a second card so I could join in the Twofer Challenge. The theme of the Twofer Challenge this month is 'Garden' - two cards, for two different occasions, with two different designs, using the same stamp, die or stencil. (As I didn't have any flower dies with me in the caravan, I checked the rules for the Twofer Challenge that a punch can be used instead of a die.)  

I am joining in the Twofer Card Challenge #18 with this pair of cards.


I started with a 6" x 6" piece of white card so the Spellbinders scalloped circle die cut would fit.  Instructions for making Impossible Cards can be found on the Butterfly Challenge blog HERE. The butterfly is a new purchase, a Simply Creative 'Butterfly' die.  I haven't seen this range of dies before, but at only £1 it was certainly a bargain.  The patterned paper is from a old paper pad that I think came with a magazine.  I embossed the lilac card with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' e/f. The sentiment is from a Papermania set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.   I finished off card with two punched flowers with white pearl centres.

The is a side view of the card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:



My second card uses the same flower punch.  I made the panel with a Memory Box 'Ringo Tile' die.  I added five lilac punched flowers with black pearl centres.  The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:






Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Celebrate!


I made this CAS card with a few challenges in mind.  This card will be put in my box of ready-made cards and I thought it would be suitable to celebrate an anniversary,  engagement or wedding.

I used an Xcut 'Polka Hearts' embossing folder and attached a red, embossed strip to the inside of the card.  I cut a thin strip of the embossed card and attached it to the left-hand side of the card front.   The sentiment is from a Papermania set of stamps, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx Black'.

This photo shows the card open.  As the red card was from my snippets box, I'll be sharing my card over in The Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:





Monday, 15 July 2019

Thank You

A quick CAS 'Thank You' card today.

I used a Memory Box 'Grand Thank You' die with slightly textured navy blue card.  Before attaching to the white card blank, I backed the 'you' with yellow card.  The flower was made with punches, using the same yellow and navy blue card.

I am joining in the following challenges: