Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Garden Twofer!!

Welcome

I've done it - I have actually made two cards for the Two-fer challenge, and it's in time to enter... 
usually I think about it and that's as far as it goes!!


Ta Da!! - two different cards for two different occasions, using the same stamp, stencil  or die!


My first was using the die cut in an conventional manner. 


It was cut it in black card, mounted on a die cut oval of schparkly gold card...


then onto a dark green base.


White embossed the sentiment directly onto the base card stock, doodled around the edge and fancied up the inside with some washi tape.


I am linking this card to:


The second card I cut the image from the die, and used it as a mask to create the background, inspired by Ardyth, here, but definitely not as skilled!


I was reasonably happy with the outcome, but decided to keep it really simple by cutting out the smile with a M/B die (appears to be discontinued), and letting the base card show through.


And stamping the sentiment (a magazine freebie) multiple times in the Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink that I had used in the background.  
In retrospect, I should have clear embossed it for a wee bit more emphasis.


Again I finished the card with some washi tape in rose gold on the insert

I am linking these to: 



26 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, these are so gorgeous! This is one of my favorite challenge spots, too - you get two cardsd done at once! :) LOVE your creativity of using the die as a die and then as a background - genius! Hugs! xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fantastic pair of cards for the twofer challenge. Love the stenciled birthday card. Have a wonderful week... Megan
p.s. stay warm

brenda said...

Clever doubling up of the die cut Maxine creating two such different cards. Thanks so much for joining in with our CAS theme at Allsorts challenge this week (the link at Allsorts goes to a blank page so not sure what the problem is but found my way here via the backdoor so to speak).

B x

Darnell said...

I'm thrilled that you made it this month, Maxine, and I love the two designs you created! That schparkly gold is a lovely touch behind the silhouette garden on your sympathy card and I love the border you made! I think Ardyth would be proud of how well you did masking and blending the beautiful ombre background on your birthday card! Great idea to add the WT border to the insides (note to self!) Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #18! I hope to see you play again! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn T said...

Stunning Maxine. Great way to use the same die in different ways.

aussie aNNie said...

Two beautiful cards Maxine, love colours too.x

Glennis F said...

Well done Maxine! I still haven't made it to the twofer challenge

Sue said...

Wow, two gorgeous cards, Maxine! I love how you made two totally different cards from one die, so creative. Great how you used it as a mask. Have a blessed day. x

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful creations Maxine! Fantastic designs and great choice of colors!

JD/ Jill said...

You've made two lovely cards for this challenge. You also showed me a techniue I have NOT seen before. One to put on my "to do" list.

I also struggle with trying to get this challenge completed. I can't believe it #18 already. I think I managed to enter 3 of the challenges. Sometimes I manage to get one card done then run out of time and ideas to get the second card done.

Cat Craig said...

Maxine, what a lovely set of twofer cards. Your conventional design showcases that lovely die. At first glance I thought you had used stamps...I was surprised when I read on and found your unconventional use of the die as a mask. Well done. I too enjoyed seeing your interior decorations. Thank you for playing along with the Twofer Card Challenge #18.

Margaret said...

Both lovely cards Maxine. You have such creative talent.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah clever clever idea there Maxine, well done indeedy! I’d enter it’s a good two fee but feeling yuck .. so will refrain .have must do cards anyway so will leave it. This is very inspiring, thank you.
Thanks for being a blessing, God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Monika Reeck said...

Maxine the gold is really shiny and beautiful
the one you made like Ardyth made is also beautiful
both are beautiful and feminin..
great color combo..
hugs
Monika

Mac Mable said...

Clever use of the die ....as a die and then as a mask. Both cards are fabulous, very different and well done you on making the two cards and getting them in on time x.

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using the same die-cut Maxine. I especially like how you've used your garden for masking (I do love pink!). :) xx

Marilyn Mathis said...

Love both of the cards, but my favorite is the pink one. Something I may try sometime. Hugs.

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Two great cards! I love how you used the same die cut in two different ways! Gorgeous!

mamapez5 said...

Two very different cards and they are both lovely. I think your stencil worked very well, and I always like silhouette images. Well done. Kate xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Maxine, they are both very different - I would not have realised that you have used the same product if you had not said, such a great idea.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lisa J said...

Your link didn't work but I found your cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Your ink work is SO lovely Maxine! Gorgeous creations hun. The golden sparkle is also gorgeous! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! I'm completely smitten with the technique on your second card and I'm putting that on my to-do list. What a lovely effect! The silhouette looks wonderful on the sparkle, too. I do love gold and green together. I'm so glad you made it over to Twofer this month, Maxine!

Neet said...

Two delightful cards, I especially like the pink one, the way you have done the background is beautiful.
Blessings, Neet xx

Gerrina said...

Wow Maxime; such a great idea tio use this stamp so different! Both cards are beautiful (wouldn't be able to pick a favorite one) Hugs, Gerrina

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful cards....great job!
x Karen