Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Love is in the Air.....

Hello dear blogging friends: There is a new and fabulous challenge out there in Blogland called TWOFER CARD CHALLENGE, this is the second one and I'm playing along.
The theme this time is HEARTS and the purpose of this fun challenge is to make 2 TOTALLY DIFFERENT cards using the SAME STAMP IMAGE.
I'm telling you, Darnell who is the one who thought about creating this challenge, really want us to stretch our imagination and creativity and believe me, she has done just that!!
So, here is my TWOFER cards, hope you like them.

I used one of the images on the retired Stampin' Up! set called "Valentine Refined" to create both front panels on my cards.  On the one on the left, I die cut a wheel barrel with an Elizabeth Craft Design die set and sponged it with Baked Brown Sugar ink, then I stamped the little hearts image and placed the wheel barrel in front. The grass was stamped using an Art Impressions stamp.
I sponged the sky and grass with Distress Inks, the sentiment is from the set and it's stamped on a left over die cut cloud.
The card on the right was done using one of the dies from a retired SU set called "Ornament Keepsakes", I cut the ornament and then stamped the image, the "Peace" word is die cut using the Penny Black "Love and Joy" set. Pattern paper is from a retired line from Lili of the Valley.


This is how the INSIDE of my cards looks like.

The sentiment on the left is from a discontinues Flourishes set called "From the Garden", the string of hearts on top is from the "Valentine Defined" set, the bucket and gardening tools are also from the Elizabeth Craft Design die set.
The sentiment on the right is die cut with a die set from Penny Black set called "Peace and Joy", the stamped sentiment underneath is from a Power Poppy set called SPICE IT UP, I just used the top.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge "Love is in the Air"

Tiddly Inks Challenge #210 "Give Love"

Unicorn Challenge #29 "Love/Valentines"

Crafty Sentiments Designs "Spring Challenge"

I had fun creating this cards, I love this challenge because it really helps you increase your stash of cards that are so ready to mail so, thank you so much Darnell, this challenge is awesome.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Happy Dance said...

What sweet cards you've created, Maria. Those little heart flowers are absolutely adorable. The first one with its wheelbarrow reminds me of Springtime! Love the scene you've created! The second card is just lovely. How clever to have made an ornament, complete with a gold bow. Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Terri Snode said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially like the one with the wheelbarrow. Love the bright yellow paper and the scene you created on the outside. Great way to decorate the inside of your cards also. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, you really did stretch these stamps, Maria! I always love flowers in a wheelbarrow, and that card is adorable and sweet, all dressed up for springtime. I adore your Christmas card, too! Nice and simple and pretty. There are a lot of places, even here in the US, that don't get ice and snow at Christmastime, so those little heart flowers would be cute for some of our Florida or south of the equator friends. Love how you dressed up the insides, too. Those little garden tools are darling!

Darnell said...

You're very welcome, Maria! Thank YOU for the lovely shoutout and for rocking Twofer #2!! You've used your little heart bouquet in such fabulous ways with your two occasions! See, who knew it could be used so beautifully on both a spring card and a Christmas card?!! I love both designs!! Hugs, Darnell

Dora B. said...

I love how you made “live” flowers on one and a decoration on the other. Thank you for showing the insides too.

M DelValle said...

Love the cards!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

maria f. said...

That bouquet of hearts is adorable! I really love how it looks in the wheelbarrow. Nice and Spring-y. And how clever to use it on a Christmas bauble too!

Anna said...

So beautiful... love love!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna Dt

Diane said...

Fabulous, fun and creative cards!!

Ashley said...

What lovely cards! I love the little wisps of hearts and how you decorated the insides. Thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers!

Stinkin' Inkers DT member