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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge: Hearts...

I could not resist joining in the latest challenge over on the Twofer Card Challenge Blog. I was already working on some Valentines, so this month's "Hearts" theme fit right into my cardmaking activities.


Here are the two cards I made for this challenge:

I had a little heart stencil that was NBUS, so I decided to break it in on these two cards.

 For my first card, I simply taped my stencil over top of a pale blue piece of cardstock, and then I began applying some blue ink with a blending brush.

Once that was done, and before I removed the stencil, I spritzed the inked hearts with some Tattered Angels blue Glimmer Mist.  It added a subtle, but really pretty glimmer to the hearts. I only wish I could capture it on camera so that you could see it, too.

The "Thank You" was cut from an upcycled piece of glossy black cardboard packaging. It's quite thick, so it has some nice dimension. 

My sentiment was computer-generated, matted with black CS and adhered with foam tape.



I tried taking an angled photo to capture some of the sparkle from the Glimmer Mist, but it really doesn't show.


 For my second card, I selected one of the heart shapes in the stencil to ink a row of multi-colored hearts down the front of my card.  To do this, I had to use some Post-It tape to block off the other hearts around it and to keep me from getting ink where it shouldn't be on my white card. I just kept moving my stencil down the card front and inking each heart with a different color of ink. 

I happen to have some sparkly silver hearts in my card parts, so I glued them on for a little fun dimension. I also added a strip of silver metallic tape on black cardstock, with just a tiny bit of the black showing.

My sentiment was computer-generated and is popped up on foam tape.

On the inside of my card I have another computer-generated sentiment. Here I used the stencil to ink up a smaller version of the heart shape I had used on the front.

I really do love working with stencils. They are so quick and easy and can result in some really pretty cards.

There are only a couple of days left in the January Twofer Card Challenge, but I hope you'll join in the fun, if you haven't already.

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


Darnell said...

Another fabulous set of Twofer designs, Cheryl! You really worked magic with a single stencil to create these two different designs. I love the all-over hearts in blues and I can imagine how cool this looks in person because of the shimmer and the depth of that sediment. And the cascading hearts you stenciled in rainbow colors is just plan fun! Your schparkly silver baby hearts and the silver edging add even more flair and interest! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer's 2nd Blogaversary challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Cheryl, your cards cleverly use that stencil. I love the all over blue with the myriad of heart shapes, and the sweet slightly wonky one you used in your line of hearts. Thank you for playing along at twofer Card challenge 23.

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful use of the stencil, I really love both these cards.
Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

Marcia Hill said...

Two wonderful cards using that heart stencil Cheryl! I love the blue on blue look of your thank you card and I imagine that shimmer adds a really nice touch! Love the shiny black die cut thank you too! And great work on masking off those extra hearts on the stencil so you could make your row of rainbow hearts for your 2nd card...perfect for a Valentine's card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

designbydonna said...

Love your take on the heart twofer. You really worked magic with that stencil. That row of colored hearts really stands out. I love monochromatic so your blue on blue is my fav.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love both of those cards! That stencil is great and you used it perfectly! Who makes it?

Glittered Paws said...

What a fun surprise when I pulled up your twofer. I just ought this stencil this past week at Dollar Tree. Love that place and you never know what you are going to find for a DOLLAR. After I get my Cinderella chores done guess what I am going to play with??? Great Valentines cards.

Lynne in NI said...

Aww these are so sweet Cheryl, I'm lovin your new stencil!
I've just bought a set of stencilling brushes and they're fab, wish I'd caved and bought them ages ago!