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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #22: Holiday Greenery...

I need to finish making my Christmas cards, so I was happy to see that this month's Twofer Card Challenge theme was "Holiday Greenery."

One of the usual protocols for Twofer Card Challenges is to make two cards for different occasions. That was suspended this month, however, in light of the fact that most of us are scrambling to get our Christmas cards done.

I have a Hampton Art stamp and die set for some little trees. I chose not to use the stamps, but I did use the die to cut out the trees for my cards.

My first card started with a kraft base that was a portrait style top-fold. I admit that it had been laying unused in a drawer for months--maybe even a year.

I stamped some snowflakes on the front with Versamark and then heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I added a frame that has been popped up by cutting the same frame out of foam board and gluing my plaid frame to that.

The words were die-cut using some Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies from the same kraft CS as the base. After gluing them down, I added some clear Nuvo Drops to them for added dimension.

My final embellishments were the tree (with Nuvo Drops decorations, a few red sequins and a twine bow.

On the inside of my card I added a frame from the same plaid CS (no foamboard this time) and stamped a sentiment with gold metallic ink.

This card was hard to photograph because of the foil cardstock I used. That is why the photo was taken from a top angle looking down. There wasn't quite as much glare doing it this way. I have a 12" X 12" paper pad of silver and gold patterned foil cardstock, and I struggle finding ways to use it. It's been great for making little boxes, but much harder to use when making cards. I think it worked well for these little trees, though.

I embossed my back panel with a Falling Snow embossing folder, added some plain gold strips to my center panel and a die-cut "Merry Christmas" to the top.

On the inside of this card I added a couple more strips of metallic gold cardstock and a heat-embossed sentiment.

Two more cards done! Yay! Thank you Twofer Card Challenge for the inspiration.

If you'd like to join in on the fun, hop on over to the Twofer Card Challenge Blog and add your cards to the fantastic assortment that has already been entered.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Love these cards. Great idea to use foam board for your frame. A lot easier than putting those foam strips all around. I'm going to be using that idea to frame the inside sentiment too. Great touch. Love all the shiny gold on the other card.

Darnell said...

You just gave me a great idea for making some batch cards, Cheryl, so I thank you very much! I, too, have one of those glossy pp pads and I love how pretty it looks as Christmas trees! Your shiny snowflakes on that kraft card make a stunning background for the Christmas plaid framed greeting and I love the Christmas tree embellie! It's awesome that the insides of your cards are prettier than the outsides of some of mine! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #22! Hugs, Darnell

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I really like how you heat embossed the design on the craft card stock for the first card. Great idea! And I love those three little trees with that paper! I also really like that die cut Merry Christmas!

Cat Craig said...

Your twofer cards are quite festive. The craft card has the homey feel of an old fashioned Christmas and the White card has the glitz of something more modern. Thanks so much for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge #22.

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful cards with entirely different personalities, and I love them both! I'm drawn to the warmth of kraft and red plaid and traditional Christmas colors, but I have to say your gold and white trees have absolutely enchanted me! I need to CASE your card if I have the right stuff. What a great idea! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Twofer!

Glittered Paws said...

Pretty pretty - love the clear embossed snowflakes on the Kraft, and love the tree card with the gold foil, the trees just seem to pop off the card. Another case to keep in mind as we get closer and closer to Christmas and I don't have my cards done.

Lynne in NI said...

Lol I always suffer from die envy when I visit your blog Cheryl, you must have the most amazing stash! ;)