Welcome to my blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #3 - Blossoms

Happy Saturday! I'm glad I had time to squeak in a pair of cards for the Twofer Challenge ending today!!

I was out of town helping my parents and, on the way home, stopped at CF Stamps Etc. I couldn't resist a tulip circle die that I thought would work for this challenge. Here's my twofer:

Supplies: Paper - Poptone Snowcone; Michaels green, yellow & orange; 
Paper Studio glitter; Basic Grey Kelly Purkey Second City (striped)
Stamps - Hero Arts CM136 Birthday Messages
Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Holiday
Dies - Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags (retired); Die-namites Tulip Trio
My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 13
Other - Hero Arts Foliage gems/pearls; May Arts ribbon

I made the first cut of the tulip die with some black glitter paper laying around my table. Big mistake as I was dusting bits of black glitter out of the die and off the cutting plate - oh well... I used the entire outline for the card on the right. Not sure why I was drawn to the striped paper for the bottom but, there you go. I pulled one of the strip colors and cut a tag to match for the sentiment. I decided to use the petals cut from the die on the second card (at left). At first I tried the black glittery petals but decided to make a second cut from yellow card stock. The rest of the blossom was cut using a freebie die I got with a UK magazine "Simply Cards and Papercraft (issue 173)". The stem was from the Hero Arts fuchsia set.

I enjoyed this challenge and appreciate Darnell & company for offering it! Two more cards for the stash!! Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Darnell said...

Very smart to see a daisy nestled among those tulip petals, Linda! I love it in yellow with the red center and the pretty sky blue background! And seeing the die in it's original form, I can see why you wanted it! It's a beautiful stained glass circular image! I think the striped and colorful panel was a great choice with the pretty ribbon and tag!! Thank you so much for scooting in the Twofer Card Challenge #3 with your NBUS die!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty Keefe said...

super creativity, Linda - I really had to look to see where you pulled the petals from that die - the rainbow stripes with the black are really great together!

Cat Craig said...

Your twofer is wonderfully clever Linda.

Greta said...

You've been busy, Linda & boy did you come up with some great cards!

Anita in France said...

Your tulip card is so dramatic and striking, Linda ... puts me in mind of an art deco window ... just lovely! What clever use of the petals to create that delicate daisy ... it's dreamy and whimsical ... and so charming! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful way of using that tulip die to get for your cards. I like that using the same die you created a different type of flower. Thanks for joining the Twofer Challenge #3.

Rosemary said...

what a unique and clever way to use the die for both cards, linda! they are wonderful!!