Friday, 23 February 2018

Hearts

Darnell's second Twofer Challenge ends tomorrow, so I'm sneaking in a last minute entry.  The challenge is to make two different designs for two different occasions using the same die/stamp.....using the 'word' prompt.  This month it is 'Hearts'.  I used a die on both card from the Spellbinders  'Lace Hearts' set of dies.


I am joining in the Twofer Challenge with this pair of cards.
https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/twofer-card-challenge-2.html


My first card is an easel card.  I used the heart die with a scalloped edge to make an aperture in a square of white card.  I haven't done any Iris Folding for years but thought I use this technique on this card.  I remember cutting up all the strips of this paper many years ago from snippets and folding them ready to use.....except I never did use them!    I couldn't find a Iris Folding heart pattern that fitted my heart aperture, so I adapted a square one.  The centre is silver, holographic card and I've used the same silver card for the little hearts, die cutting them with one of the dies from the Sue Wilson 'Mr & Mrs' set of dies.  The finished Iris Folding piece of card was layered on a Sue Wilson 'Double Pierced Square' die with foam tape.  I found a couple of matching full sheets of the patterned paper and used them to cover the front of the card.  An extra strip of card was covered in patterned paper and attached with foam tape so that the card stands up.

I am joining the following challenges with this card:


For my second card, I used the die cut left over from the previous card and cut out the trellis part in the middle with a die from the same set.  I cut a heart shape out of red card and backed the white one, before attaching it to the card blank with foam pads.  I used an Xcut embossing folder 'Small Polka Hearts' and added a thin strip of red card down the edge.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

43 comments:

  1. Two wonderful cards and love so much your Iris Folding !!

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  2. Two fabulous cards Liz, super Iris Folding on the first one and such an elegant design for the second.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. Two fabulous cards Liz, love all the dies and your designs.

    Kath x

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  4. Two beautiful creations Liz - the iris folding looks stunning. Shabneez x

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  5. Wonderful cards with great patterned paper combos. I haven't seen Iris folding for quite sometime and it always looks so striking. Thanks for joining us at CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  6. Gorgeous cards Liz, love the iris folding and the red and white on the second one :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  7. Two wonderful cards Liz and the Iris folding has worked beautifully, definitely a blast from the past for me..lol, and the really pretty layered heart using the waste from the first goes perfectly with the little hearts embossing to make a really pretty and elegant card. x

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  8. I spotted your card at the Twofer challenge and had to come and get a closer look. Iris folding is one of my favorite techniques to use. You did a fabulous job using it. Bother cards are so very nicely done!

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  9. These are gorgeous, Liz! Your iris-folding easel Engagement card is so impressive and so pretty in the pinks! This is a standout snippets make! And your Anniversary design is perfect for such a celebration of love with the red and white and tiny hearts! The trellis touch is genius and adds so much!! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Great cards, Liz. Love those folds and the die is beautiful. [Bunny]

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  11. Stunning Liz, love the Iris folding.💖 [aNNie' blog]

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  12. Fabulous designs using the same heart die! The easel card with the iris folding looks spectacular and the red and white card is so pretty for an anniversary!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

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  13. Two beautiful heart cards Liz. Your iris fold in the heart aperture is GORGEOUS! What a special card to celebrate the happy couple's engagement. This is wonderful keepsake.

    Your anniversary card is gorgeous. That lattice inside the heart is so beautiful. Love the dry embossed hearts to match. Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

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  14. Wow Liz, both these cards are gorgeous, what a fabulous entry for the challenge, was hoping to play along too...but time ran out on me!
    Happy weekend
    Chris
    x

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  15. Oh, my, Liz! The Iris Folding filling the heart is beautiful! I tried this technique once and found that folding is like dancing for me except that instead of two left feet, I seem to have two left thumbs. My hat goes off to you.

    The red and white open work heart is breathtaking! I love the crispness of it (and the red)!

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  16. Wow Liz, these are just beautiful. I love the Iris folding and the lattice on the second card is stunning. Great entry.

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  17. BOTH are fantastic!!! Love the way you used the heart.
    Lynn

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  18. There are gorgeous! Love the easel card!

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  19. Beautiful cards and I love the iris folding you did.

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  20. Wow, these are stunning!! The iris fold looks amazing!! I love the heart embossing and the lacy heart on the second!! Both are so gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Fabulous cards! huggles Sue xx

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  22. Two great cards for the challenge. I haven't seen iris folding for years and its refreshing to see it done in such a beautiful way x

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  23. Fabulous cards Liz, love hearts, they look beautiful.
    Pam x

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  24. Two very different, but equally stunning cards x

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  25. Gorgeous cards Liz love the effect of the iris folding I tried it a few years back but just couldn't do it lol. Xx

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  26. WOW! I tried Iris folding and it's plain you have more patience than I do!!! Both your TWOFER cards are lovely and the CAS embossing is perfect for the LIM challenge too

    Kathyk

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  27. Both so beautiful, but totally stumped by your first! It's stunning! Enjoy the sunday!

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  28. Two gorgeous cards Liz, especially love the fabulous effect with the iris folding xx

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  29. What a pretty pair of heart cards! I'm especially loving the iris fold card! NJ on both!

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  30. A very elegant card thank you for joining in with us at the That's Crafty challenge

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  31. Wonderful cards! So creative. I've not heard of the Iris folding, but will look it up! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Wow Liz what amazing cards! Iris folding is a real blast from the past isn't it, and your card is a stunner! I have to congratulate you on your C&S, I really struggle with this but you've done it perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week. Sue xx

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  33. Two fabulous cards Liz, iris folding is one of the techniques I first started on when. began card making!
    Janice x

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  34. Wow, what beautiful cards Liz! I've always wanted to do Iris folding but never did. This is just beautiful! I love how you have used your hearts on both cards, to me it is hard to use the negative space of a fancy heart die but you have done it beautifully. I think you knocked this challenge out the park my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  35. They're both gorgeous Liz, such lovely designs :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  36. Teo beautiful cards Liz. Love the clean elegance of your second one - and the snippets iris-folding one is a beauty! Ages since I did that as well - another painstaking technique but so worth it in the end.

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  37. Gorgeous cards, love the die cuts and great job with the iris folding too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

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  38. Both cards are very lovely, Liz! I like the Iris folded one very much, it looks so complicated and professional!
    Thank you again for playing along with our Challenge this month at Country View Crafts.
    Evelyn xx

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  39. Wonderful twofers here, Liz. Fantastic iris folding heart and then you stepped it up and created a funfold easel card... super! I haven’t seen or done iris folding in ages. Your second card is classy and sweet. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. xx

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  40. I do admire anyone who can produce CAS cards, they always look so beautiful and yours are no exception Liz. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
    Creative wishes Tracey DT

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  41. Two lovely cards. I do like the easel card with the Iris Folding heart for our challenge. I do admire this skill. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT

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  42. Two really beautiful cards Liz and the one for us at Less is More is super-stylish and very definitely CAS. It was lovely to see iris folding too! I haven't had the chance to join in the two-fer challenge yet - but I really hope to soon. Thank you so much for sharing your red and white card with us at Less is More xx

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