Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Twofer fun #3.....

Hello dear blogging friends: Here I am again with another pair of cards for the Twofer Challenge in which you have to create two cards, totally different, for two separate occasions using the same stamp set, die or punch, this time around the theme is "BLOSSOMS".
I used one of my most favorite Stampin' Up! die sets called "Botanical Blooms" (sadly retired) to create this cards.

The pattern papers on the Christmas card are from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, the word "Merry" was die cut with a Penny Black die set called "Love and Joy". 
For the second card, I used white card stock and the same dies for the flowers, I sponged them with distress inks. I put some Rhine Stones on all of the flowers to add a bit of bling.


This is how the INSIDE of my cards look like.

The "Joy" word is from Penny Black, the sentiment on the second card from a retired Flourishes set called "Season of Thanks".

Here are some individual pictures of the cards.

This challenge is so much fun, I've said it before, it really makes you work and think to come up with your designs, which is great for our creative brain so, thank you Darnell and all the Twofer DT gals for all the wonderful inspiration.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge#361 "FLOWERS"

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #25 "Anything Goes Christmas"

Dream Valley Challenges #175 "Spring Colors"

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge "No more than 3 colors" Excluding black and white. (The card I'm entering to this challenge is the one with the pink flowers)

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.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards. Your Christmas card is so pretty with those gorgeous flowers used that way on it. And, I really love the other card as well using it as a thank you card. Both have so much texture on them which really makes them look very elegant. Thanks for joining the Twofer Challenge #3.

Leslie Miller said...

You did a beautiful job with these, Maria! Those flowers look very Christmasy on your Christmas card and very springy on your thank you card. Amazing how you've changed up the look. Love them both!

Darnell said...

Bravo, Maria! These are outstanding designs! I love how you used that Botanical Blooms set to create a very festive Christmas card! The beautiful spray of flowers, the plaid, and that big organza red bow with that shadowed Merry font are wonderful elements!! And your thank you card is so sweet and lovely with the swiss dots and springtime shades of pink and green!! Thank you so much for playing again in Twofer Card Challenge #3! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

creationsnz said...

Two very different cards, both pretty. Your pink flower card is great for our Not-more-than-3-colours challenge at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Kara Lynne said...

Your cards are both so beautiful! I love the rich colors of your Christmas card and how the plaid and pattern blend so well with your flowers and pine sprigs! Your pink blossoms tell such a different tale with the Swiss dots and broad leaves! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Mary Fish said...

beautiful blooms all around!

Anonymous said...

Bloomingly Beautiful ! So pretty and colorful !! Who wouldn`t love getting a card like this ?

Patti Willey said...

Wow! Those came together beautifully! Imagine that floral looking so fabulous as a Christmas card! Well done! Adding to your stash!

My Paper Epiphany said...

@ gorgeous cards and great contrast!

Brian King said...

Such great versatility with these flowers! <3 Beautiful cards!

Gerda said...
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Gerda said...

These cards are both beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Anita in France said...

Two deliciously different designs, Maria! Your Christmas card is rich and festive ... the plaid is fabulous with the bold blooms! In contrast, your thanks card is a spring time delight ... soft, fresh, lovely ... with fabuous texture and so much glorious white space! Delighted to have you playing along with us again at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Jackie C said...

Love them both! Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Hollyt & The Ivy, hugs Jackie DT xx

Georgiana said...

Both are so pretty! Thank you for joining our “Flowers” Challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

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