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Friday, May 22, 2020

The Twofer Blog is in the flower business...

I finished up a couple of cards today so that I could enter them into the Twofer Challenge Blog. This month's theme is "flowers," and what's more fun than adding flowers to our cards?


There are just two days for you to enter this fun challenge, as well. I especially love it because it forces me to make two cards at one time, using the same image.

The first thing I did in creating these two cards was to stamp and die-cut a slew of flowers. These flowers call for five layers of stamping, so instead of doing one at a time, I cut 4" X 4" pieces of white cardstock so I could create four flowers on each piece.

I set my cardstock in the corner of my stamp positioner and then stamped the first layer in one corner, gave my cardstock one turn, stamped another, etc., until I had stamped that layer in all four corners. Then I went on to my next layer. Using this method, I created three cardstock squares with four same-colored flowers on each one and one last square with eight leaves on it.

The background was made using my NBUS brick wall stencil that I had created with my Silhouette at least a year ago! Why did I let it sit there unused for so long?  I simply placed it over my front panel and used a blending brush to add some gray ink. Since I've used this NBUS stencil, I'm also linking this card to the current NBUS Challenge Blog.

My "hello" was cut from some black foam board (purchased at Dollar Tree) and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the background with Versafine ink.

My cluster of flowers was glued in place with the pink one popped up on foam tape.

I scattered a few tiny pink pearls for some added dimension.

My second card is a slim line card. It's only 3 1/2" wide by 8" long. I'm not sure if those are the usual dimensions of the slim line cards that I'm seeing all over the web. I just happened to have this card blank in my stash--no idea why--so I decided to use it.

I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but since it was made from some nice, heavy cardstock, I simply added some scored lines for a little somethin'-somethin' in the background.

My sentiment is die-cut out of some heavy, dark gray cardstock. I see that my Y is a little wonky, so I'll have to fix that before I send this out.

I glued my leaves directly to the card base (which actually does match the pink in my flower IRL), but popped my flower up on a couple of foam squares.

Both cards have a blank, white panel inside so that I can use them to write a personal note.

Here are a few photos of real flowers currently gracing my yard:

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


Marcia Hill said...

Cheryl both of your cards are soooo pretty and I love how you made all the flowers at one time by rotating the card stock in your positioning tool! Your brick background is awesome and your flowers really pop against it!! Love the slimline card too with the scored lines...very cool look!! Thanks so much for sharing both these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

designbydonna said...

Your yard is gorgeous. And you have continued that look with beautiful bouquets for your cards. I love brick wall backgrounds for flowers. Thanks for the tip on creating several flowers at a time.

Lynette said...

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous flowers!! Have a great weekend, Cheryl.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous! great cards for the twofer challenge!

Darnell said...

I was oohing and aahing over your gorgeous cards until I got to your photos and then I fell off my chair! Quite dangerous for a woman of my, uh, wisdom! What an amazing garden you have, Cheryl! Oh, wow, those lilacs! I can close my eyes and smell them. Sigh. Okay, okay. Your two designs are fantabulous in every way! I love that you shared how you made several layered flowers at a time ... genius and thank you! I love the bright colors you used and how you scattered the pearls. And good job using that NBUS stencil for your great wall background on your hello card! I also love the simple score lines on your long tall card! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #27! Take care and keep safe. And thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Oh my your CAS slimline card is fabulous with the scoring and single bloom. Your primary colored blooms on the bricked background have a fabulous pop of color. Thanks for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge.

Glittered Paws said...

What pretty cards - and I love the slim jim one - or long tall whatever you want to call it. The colors are beautiful and great twofers. I have never done a twofer, may have to try.
Then scroll down and get to your garden - how beautiful, this is what spring is all about. I guess the rain did bring out the May flowers this year.
TFS your yard with us.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW Cheryl, I absolutely love everything about your cards - the colours of your flowers, fab font on your sentiments and great layout design too! Sheer perfection!
Thanks for the pics of your real life flowers too, I can almost smell them! We had the most beautiful rhododendron in our garden till a storm came through at the weekend and took every single bloom :(

Patti J said...

Wow, Cheryl, these are both beautiful! Love that you made two different size cards. Sheer perfection, my friend! Thanks for sharing!