Twofer Card Challenge #2

Hello … bonjour!  It’s time to get excited all over again … our next Twofer Card Challenge starts right now!  Thanks to your ingenuity and creativity, our first gallery was chock full of fabulous cards showcasing two different designs … for two different occasions … using the same stamps and/or dies.  How about stretching those creative muscles again this month?  This time round, our word prompt is …       Here’s where I went with my Twofer …

The thing that these two CAS cards have in common is the Concord & 9th die cut heart … all the other elements are distinctly different.  Here’s a closer look at each one …


Here, I made the hearts into delicate flowers … using just the outline cuts turned upside down and adhered along the centre line to a kraft card base.  They’re folded up a little to add interest and dimension.  The stems are made from very slender strips of cardstock, attached flat to the base.  I white heat embossed a birthday sentiment from Winnie & Walter … and added a drift of enamel accent dots to mimic seed heads floating in a summer breeze.

My Twofer …

This time I used a series of whole hearts in my design.  They were cut from a piece of card that had been rainbow watercoloured with Distress Inks … and were adhered flat to a panel of black cardstock in a graphic pattern.  The Sending Hugs sentiment was made up of two dies from SSS and I added a Lucy’s Little Gem to each heart (to match the background colour).  The panel was trimmed down and popped up on craft foam onto a white card base … the white border ties the white sentiment into the design.

Voilà … my two distinctly different designs … for two distinctly different occasions … using the same die!

So … will you let your creative imagination run wild with ‘Hearts’?  We’d love to see your two distinctly different cards … for two distinctly different occasions … using the same stamps/dies … in our gallery!  All the information you need, including timescales, guidelines, rules and FAQs,  along with loads of fantastic inspiration from the wonderful DT … is over at the Twofer blog … it’s just a click away!  Hope you can join us!

My birthday card is celebrating at …

CAS on Friday – Use a Die

CAS-ual Fridays – Hearts, Hearts and More Hearts

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday – No Candle Topping

Watercooler Wednesday – Feminine Anything Goes

… and my watercolour hearts are hugging at …

CAS Watercolour – Heart

Fusion – Stained Glass Hearts Inspiration (below)

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Optional Twist Hearts

SSS Monday – Love Is In The Air

SSS Wednesday – It Must Be Love

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

For your blog               




73 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #2

  1. Mac Mable

    Love the seed heads floating on your first fabulous card, with great movement and also dimension with the white flower die cut. Love the white with the kraft. Such a delicate ‘flower’ head die cut that looks so pretty and such a great way of using the ‘normal’ leaf idea….fabulous x Eye catching second card…Those blended leafs looks wonderful on the dark card stock and adding further interest to keep the die cut in place for an embossing effect. Yes the white die cut sentiment and white bottom edge ties in your beautiful card. Thank you Anita for the creative and wonderful inspiration x.

  2. Jeanne

    Beautiful cards, Anita! I really like the use of the hearts as flowers. They are lovely. And the addition of the dots as seed heads floating in the breeze is wonderful. Adore the colors against the dark background on the twofer. They just pop so nicely. Great design there! Beautiful work!

  3. Bev

    So darn clever! “Regular” hearts, then flowers…oh so brilliant! Those little heart dies are delicate and lovely, either as flowers, or as themselves. The white on kraft card is CASimply stunning, and I do so love the delicately colored rainbow you’ve created for your Valentine. Using a black base really makes them pop! Two amazing cards, my friend!! I just got that W&W sentiment set, too…can’t wait to pull it out! Sending many hugs. xo

  4. Michele

    Tis the Season for Hearts … I love that you’ve taken that darling little leaf die from C&9th and made it into the most wonderful heart – be still MY heart – the white on kraft: exquisite!
    You’ve spent eons putting those little tiddles back into place for your rainbow, Anita! I appreciate every moment… so pretty!
    Now to find a moment to play… that’s my wish on your floating seeds…

  5. susannev2014

    You rocked this challenge again, Anita, starting with the use heart shaped leaves! They look so delicate and pretty as flowers using only the outlines on the neutral colored birthday card and your “scattering of seeds” is a sweet finishing touch!
    The rainbow colored hearts are so bright and fun and truly stand out on the black! The little gems match the colors perfectly adds a little something!
    Such different designs but both breathtaking!

  6. hobbitnoll

    WOW!! You totally knocked this challenge out of the park!! I LOVE how you used the heart leaves on the kraft cardstock. Then coloring them in on the second card-so cool!! FABULOUS design!!

  7. Rosemary D

    once, again, you have knocked the challenge out of the park… your cards are both clever and beautiful in their use of the heart theme!!

  8. Darnell Jean Knauss

    I predict that your Twofer will be in the winning galleries of the challenges you entered, Anita! They are both breathtaking! Your faux flowers made from the heart die are ethereal and divine and the “seed heads” floating in the air add so much interest – truly inspired!! I love the kraft card base, too. Your twofer design is so glamorous! Using a black panel makes your sediment and beautifully colored rainbow hearts really pop! I love the matching embellies and how you cut your black panel to leave a white border! I learn design elements from you every.single.time!! And I don’t say it often enough, thank you for that!! LYAMYMA~ICDYLC!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. BarbGhig

    Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Anita! I love the creative way you played with the hearts by turning them into delicate flowers, and your Kraft card base is just perfect! Your rainbow of hearts on the black background is stunning…so eye-catching with all the beautiful blending and colors!
    Thanks so much for your inspiration…I can’t wait to play along again this month 🙂 Also, I’m looking forward to seeing how many of those challenges declare your card(s) as the winner…I predict every one of them!!!

  10. Kara Lynne

    You have done it again, Anita! Hearts as delicate flowers is just perfect for the twofer challenge! I love the white on kraft and especially the way the spatters move across the card. The brilliance of the colorful hearts is wonderfully bold on the black! Both are beautiful!

  11. lollthompson

    So creative and fun Anita!! Love how you’ve used this beautiful heart die to create your two flowers. The kraft with white is perfect for this organic design with the blowing seeds! Your rainbow hearts really pop off the black background … gorgeous!! Love the details of the sweet gems. Great design with having the white strip on the bottom to tie in the white sentiment. Amazing designs for both cards, Anita!! xx

  12. Bobby

    Decidedly different indeed, Anita. The lacy heart flowers are softly wafting through the dots and the brightly colored hearts pop off the black. This is the second time I’ve seen those die cuts combined for a sentiment and I’m going to have to remember to do the same.

  13. Conil

    Can I just say WOW! You are really rocking this Twofer DT assignment. Every time I see a new one I gasp with delight. And these two are no exception. That kraft card is the perfect background for that delicate white heart. It’s the best of all world, rugged kraft with elegant, lacy white. Stunning. But I’m not done extolling your virtues. Nor were you done outdoing yourself. The blended colors and dramatic black and white of the second card is simply swoon worthy. Who could top this with their entry…not me. So I’ll simply bask in the beauty of yours.

  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Now those are the most amazing Twofer cards! Glad you are on the DT – we mere mortals wouldn’t stand a chance otherwise 😉 – now you got me thinking….not sure if I can come up with something worthy….

  15. Brenda Lawrence

    Oh Anita, you are such a clever girl! I love both of these cards, but what I love the most is that die and how you made it look like flowers! Such a cool idea and so clever too. Love the white and kraft colors together and love your rainbow of hearts as well. So pretty!! I got my cards made today and I think I have followed all the rules this go around. lol So will get them posted tomorrow and linked. Hugs, Brenda

  16. Brenda in IN

    What a good use of the heart die. I love the simplicity of the first card. It really stands out on it’s own. So cute to make the heart into flowers. The bright colors against the black background looks so beautiful.

  17. Nancy Littrell

    I Love your creative heart designs, Anita. Both your CAS designs are so beautiful and so different using the same heart die cut. TFS and the Inspiration. Hugs

  18. Claire A

    Once again you’ve been a genius in using something in two totally different ways. The kraft and white is pure CAS brilliance and I’ve always been a sucker for rainbow colours and black!

  19. scrapperatheart

    Those delicate heart leaves are absolutely beautiful and ingenious Anita! Then your heart card! WOW!!!! You are so talented! So happy that I stopped by and rad the details! Thanks for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

  20. lollthompson

    I just saw that you entered your beautiful rainbow card in the CAS Watercolour challenge. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us, Anita!! xx

  21. Trina P.

    Fantastic twofers, Anita. So brilliant and creative to turn those hearts into flowers. Very stylish in Kraft and white. And love your rainbow hearts (love rainbow anything). Beautifully watercoloured. You nailed this challenge. Thanks for the inspirations. xx

  22. Sarah Gray

    What inspired ways to use this beautiful, delicate die, Anita! I love the white on kraft…..I think that I shall have to ‘borrow’ your design 🙂 The rainbow of hearts against the dark card is fabulous too. You have totally rocked this month’s twofer challenge x

  23. Pat

    Two beautiful cards Anita and the fretwork hearts upside down make excellent flowers, and then the super rainbow colours of the solid hearts against the black card on the second work beautifully. x

  24. Verna Angerhofer

    Wow! These both are so amazingly lovely. I love the open version of the heart flowers against the kraft and the bright bold solid versions on the black card. Awesome work my dear!

  25. barbara

    I adore this rainbow hearts!!!!! Wonderful card Anita, love the design , great work! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  26. Heidi Weaver

    I love the way you’ve taken the heart die and turned it into the lovely flower, Anita. That Kraft and White is fast becoming a classic. The simplicity of the layout and the clean lines add a certain elegance to the card. Love the seed heads floating in the breeze. Well done! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  27. Gerrina

    Wow the way you used the heart for a flower is super! It looks great in the white on kraft! (Still afovorite combination for me). And the colours of your hearts-card are so beautiful and pop so perfect! Hugs, Gerrina

  28. Marcia K Designs

    Both cards are so pretty! What a creative way to use the die differently! Thanks for joining us at the Casual Fridays Challenge!

  29. Penny Hanuszak

    Absolutely simple but stunning. I love how you’ve turned these hearts from your Two Fer challenge into such delicate flowers scattering their seeds across this wonderful Birthday Card. Love, love, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday “Feminine Anything Goes” challenge this week with your delightful card.

  30. Bonnie Klass

    Wow! These are both fabulous cards, Anita! I love the delicate “flowers” made from that beautiful heart die and the artsy watercolored hearts are made even more gorgeous on the black card! Love that you left the strip of white at the bottom! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  31. Claire

    These are beautiful and elegant designs, both are so different yet striking. I love the rainbow hearts set against the black, its really eye catching and I adore the simplicity of the first one. Tw amazing cards x


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