Twofer Card Challenge #22 – Holiday Foliage – With A Twist

Hello … bonjour!  Our last challenge of the year has just launched at Twofer … and we’re inviting you to a rather festive celebration this month … and there’s a fun twist that you can use too, if you’d like to (see below).

Holiday means any holiday … and the greenery can be any foliage, plants and vegetation.  The greenery doesn’t have to be green … it can be any colour as long as you use the same stamp, die and/or stencil for your two different designs.

Now … what’s the twist?  Usually at Twofer, your two different designs need to be for two different occasions.  However, because so many of us are working hard to get our Christmas cards made, for this month only, you have the option of foregoing the two different occasions element of our challenge.  So, you may enter two Christmas or other holiday occasion cards, just as long as your two designs are distinctly different … or you can carry on as usual with two different occasions … it’s up to you!

My twofer features greenery that isn’t green at all … and I chose not to use the twist …

My common elements here are three die cut mistletoe and pine sprigs (from Simply Graphic).  They make up a lush foliage display on my thinking of you card … and a hanging mistletoe bundle on my Christmas design.  Here’s a closer look at each one.

The pink, grey and gold foliage was layered and adhered to a pierced white panel (Winnie & Walter) in the centre third of the card, offset to the right.  The sentiment (Clearly Besotted) was heat embossed onto mid grey card, I trimmed it into a banner and added a gold trim along the lower edge.  The banner was popped up on craft foam under the foliage and acts to ground it.  I used Nuvo Drops and Enamel Accents to add gold and white berries to the mistletoe sprigs … and scattered a few gold sequins to finish off.  The whole panel was adhered flat to an oyster grey card base.

My second design has a more simple look to it …

Here, I went with a central cluster of foliage hanging off a frame (Simply Graphic), to mimic the bundles of mistletoe hung over doorways at Christmas.  The kraft and white colour palette, with the tiny pops of red in the heart, berries and sentiment (Papertrey) has a clean, rustic feel … it puts me in mind of a cabin in snow covered woods.  Yep, I know mistletoe is green with white berries … but we’re card makers … and that means we can use artistic licence if we wish!

How would you like to join us with your two distinctly different takes on Holiday Greenery?  We would love to see what you create in our gallery, whether you use our Christmas time twist or not!  Details of how to play along, including rules and FAQs are at the Twofer blog … together with heaps of wonderful ideas from the DT to inspire you.  We’re delighted to have the lovely Nancy from Scrapper At Heart as our talented Guest Designer this month … welcome Nancy!  I’m sure you’ll have met Nancy already … but do go and enjoy her fabulous Twofer cards … and take the opportunity to have a meander round all the deliciousness on her blog while you’re there.  You can always say hello too!

My foliage display is heading to …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Thinking of You

Watercooler Wednesday – Tristan’s Feminine Anything Goes

… and my mistletoe bundle in joining in at …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers CAS – Tis The Season

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes (No Bah Humbug Option)

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

The Cat’s Pajama’s – Holiday

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

        

                

        

45 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #22 – Holiday Foliage – With A Twist

  1. aimeslee

    I don’t play this challenge OR the Double Trouble one because years of meds for my arthritis has left me with a dimished capacity to focus on tedious things. And for some reason my brain cannot handle either of those challenges! LOL I laugh because I was an income tax accountant for 30 years – talk about tedium! At any rate, I greatly admire how you can always rock a Twofer and this time is no exception. Love how you made your focal element mistletoe, I would have never thought of that. xoxo

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  2. Jeanne

    Oh golly, these are two beautiful cards, Anita. I love the cluster on the first card. Those colors are just so lovely together. And then you used the die as mistletoe! Fabulous!

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  3. Michele F

    Anita, these are both ever so beautiful – that mistletoe die is fabulous in any color at all, I’d think! LOve it hung from this delicate ‘door frame.’ Gorgeous Twofer, my friend!! xx
    =]

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  4. conil

    Personally, I love that you chose two different occasions…Christmas card making is beginning to wear on me. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both your designs. They’re so clean and simple with that Anita panache you always give everything (even your friendships). Must be hard to be such a brilliant designer.

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  5. noraln44

    Oh how I LOVE your creations. I love your non-traditional card with the pretty colors you chose to use. GENIUS on making it a thinking of you card!! Your Christas card is simply beautiful, with the white and kraft, and a dash of red. Lovely design on both cards.

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  6. djkardkreations

    I am loving the neutral (and pink) colors of your two spectacular designs, Anita! Making a bouquet from the holiday greenery on your thinking of you design is just a brilliant idea! And the warm mocha base with the white borders really makes your white mistletoe and wee red heart POP! The noel sediment is the perfect choice! LYAMYMA! HAGW! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Soft, calm, and lovely. Those are the adjectives that come to mind after looking at your Twofers, Anita. I’m in love with your first card in those pinks, grays, and golds. Leave it to your brilliant brain to turn “holiday greenery” into a beautiful anything-but! Both designs make my heart and eyes happy, too. And that kraft for Christmas with the white mistletoe is gorgeous. They’re just snow covered is all! Speaking of which, we’re about to get about 6″ of that stuff tonight! A bit early for us, but we’ll deal. Missing you and sending hugs. xoxoxo

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  8. tinstar05

    Stunning pair of CAS cards Anita. Love the non-traditional coloured leaves on your WWC card. Thanks for joining us this week at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

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  9. BarbGhig

    You’ve done a beautiful job on the prompt, Anita! I love that you chose mistletoe for your greenery and using pink, grey, and gold for your color palette on the first card is so pretty… Love your Kraft base on your Christmas card, too! Thanks so much for inspiring me to play along! xx

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  10. catcraig

    Anita, there you go again being your fabulous self with that mistletoe die. Fabulous conventional design, and I adore the colors of your thinking of you card. Genius.

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  11. Mac Mable

    Artistic licence is good for me Anita….You are so creative and both of your cards are very striking. The colour combination on the first is stunning and the grouping of the elements just perfect. Classy and elegant second card with the fun mistletoe x Stunning Inspiration Anita, thank you x.

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  12. Rosemary D

    once, again, you demonstrate why you are the perfect pick for the twofer design team with these fabulous cards, anita!

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  13. Kara

    Both of your cards are so elegant, Anita! I remember how much I loved these die cuts from when we were together last year. I love the colors you clustered together for your thinking of you card. The white mistletoe with red accents looks amazing on the kraft!

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  14. Anita

    Anita, these a both fabulous. I’m still to join in at Twofer, life just gets in the way of crafting, other than my DT commitments lately 😦 Hoping that will change soon! Loving that you’ve used the foliage in non-traditional colours, the thinking of you card is so fresh, and the mistletoe kraft design is right up my street, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x

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  15. scrapperatheart

    Love your CAS designs Anita! Love anything with Kraft too and glad you took the crafter liberties to do yours any colors you wish. Thanks for all the love on your post! You sure made me smile. I am thrilled to be guest designing this month! Heart Hugs!

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  16. Marcia Hill

    Both cards are just wonderful Anita!! I love how you used the mistletoe for a bundled bouquet and the gold, gray, & pink look fabulous together…CAS perfection! Your more traditional card is just as delightful and loving the simplicity of this one too! And the pops of red too! You do CAS so perfectly Anita…always a joy to come visit your blog!! Hugs. :0)

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  17. Carol Steedman

    What gorgeous cards, Anita! I love how you made both cards look so different and showcased how festive dies can be stretched for use during the rest of the year. I also love how you added the stylish strip to the banner on the first card and how the red really pops on the kraft card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  18. Cathy R

    Two beautiful and very creative cards Anita, love the colour schemes and how different the foliage looks in each, gorgeous, Cathy x

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  19. born57

    Anita these are both so elegant, love that greenery die and the way you used it! The simple Noel is gorgeous! Two clean and simple beauties today. Love and Hugh to you.

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  20. chrissieann

    Love the mix of white and kraft for your fabulous mistletoe spray card Anita… just gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers CAS & Christmas Challenges!
    Chrissie

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