I decided to take up the Twofer challenge this month, with the theme of Fruity - I am only just scraping in ....
I used a pear image from an old Stampin' Up set Infinite Goodness.
Both cards took a life of their own - I started white embossing the pears on kraft coloured paper - they would not fit on the card the way I had planned...
Plan B was to trim them out and line them up on this long thin card
the sentiment was stamped and copper embossed, the numerals die cut of Champagne glitter paper
I added some colour with Prismacolor pencils to the pears
The ribbon was some that my grand children had salvaged for me, and I added a line of rhinestones in a soft amber colour to finish the card
The inside was finished with the final snippet of the ribbon.
The pansy card started as I tried to stamp a larger flower with four front petals, and four in behind - it was not working, but suddenly I 'saw' a pansy, so again I went to plan B ...
This time with googling some pansy images - I discovered that there are all shapes of pansies! Some with large top petals, and some with nearly any - thankfully.
So with a lot of trial and error and masking, I finally managed to stamp this pansy using the base of the pear stamp!
I kept the card simple and let the pansy take the stage, but did add a butterfly in lemon sparkle card with a couple of gold rhinestones to finish, and masked the pansy and stamped some sublte leaves around it.
The sentiment (Rubadubaboo stamps, a New Zealand firm) was stamped in the Sweet Plum Memento ink that the pear/pansy was, and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
The edges sponged with the same ink
The inside was finished with a strip of washi tape.
Thank you for staying with me for this long!
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