For this first month of the new year, the new challenge is all about HEARTS! Remember that you need to make TWO cards, and that they need to be for DIFFERENT occasions...birthdays and anniversaries, or Valentines Day and Get Well Soon, or Christmas and Thinking of You, or well, you get the idea right??!! So use the same stamp, stencil, or die cut and make two cards for two different occasions and most of all have FUN!!
I used a Penny Black image (...goodness!) for my two cards and made a Valentine's Day card and a Get Well Soon card! Take a look:
This little girl made a sweet, sweet Valentine for my sweet little granddaughter Addy, but it also worked perfectly with the sentiment included with the set to use as a Get Well card!
For my first card I used lots of heart images, but the hearts on her dress were the main heart images I used for both cards. I started with a white card base and added PTI's Bold Borders: Hearts die cut frame in white for a white on white background. Next I added a die cut heart from PTI's Primitive Stitched Hearts die collection and stitched it with some red & white bakers twine. (I think that took longer than the actual making of both cards together!!) Here's a closer up of the little girl that I colored with my Copics and fussy cut:
Isn't she such a CUTIE?! My sentiment was embossed with white onto black using an MFT stamp from the MFT Sweet Celebrations set. (and of course I had to add a little glitter to the frilly underskirt of her dress because, well, Addy LOVES glitter!!
My 2nd card is a bit more simple, but I still really like the way it turned out! I think with the sentiment and the way she's holding her hand up by her mouth is just perfect for a Get Well Soon card! I used a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and embossed the little girl image in black, but stamped it so I left off the lollipop she's holding in the 1st card. Next I channeled my inner Ros (I just LOVE her style!!) and die cut a white frame (PTI's Pierced Feature Frames) that I had embossed with SU!'s Subtle embossing folder and framed the little girl to put the emphasis on her. I did use a B00 Copic to color in the hearts on the little girls dress.
I finished this card with the sentiment that comes with the ...goodness! stamp set and then added this panel to a white card base. I also added a piece of white bakers twine and little die cut heart stamped with the feel better sentiment from PTI's Tiny Words stamp & die set. Oh and also a few clear gemstones from Lucy's Little Things.
And lastly a picture of my simple insides of the two cards. Some people go all out decorating the insides of their cards too, but that's not me! I love to just add a simple strip of color coordinating DSP (because who doesn't like Polka Dots, right Bev?!!!) to dress up the inside just a bit along with the inside sentiment.
So there you have it my friends...2 cards using hearts and the same image but for totally different occasions! Can't wait to see what all of you come up with for this challenge and we'll be looking for YOU in the gallery! This challenge is open till the 24th, and make sure you stop by the Twofer Challenge Blog to see the AMAZING inspiration from the rest of the DT and our Special GD's Jane Willis and Jacquie Southas.
We are also celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary this month (WOW!! How has it been 2 years already?!!), so make sure you check out Twofer Challenge Blog to see how we're celebrating!!
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