I was picked as a winner of a Twofer Card Challenge a little while ago, and asked to guest design for this month's challenge. Today, I'm excited to be sharing my cards for September's challenge, where the theme is:
As you may know, the idea of the Twofer Card Challenge is to use the same stamp, stencil or die to create two distictly different cards for two different occasions.
I picked a Penny Black tree die (called 'Xmas Tree Border') as my supply to use on both cards, and used it to a Christmas card and a birthday card.
On the Christmas card, I used the die to cut rows of trees in a couple of different shades of green. I layered them up over a wintry sky background (a snippet of paper from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations), adding some snowy hills in the foreground (cut from snippets of white card using Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border dies), and a couple of deer (cut using dies from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix 'Winter Wonderland' set) to complete the scene. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Very Merry Christmas' set by Hero Arts.
On the birthday card, I used just one of the trees from the die (the one on the far right) flipped up the other way, to make ice cream cones. I cut the 'cones' from snippets of kraft card, and then used a die from a set of cupcake dies by Marianne Designs to cut the scoops of ice cream. They were a little too wide for the cones, so I trimmed them down using one of my oval Nesties, then gave them a little texture using my Cuttlebug 'Divine Swirls' embossing folder, adding a few adhesive pearl 'sprinkles'. The sentiment stamp is from the Hero Arts 'Cupcakes' set.
Thanks so much Darnell for inviting me...it was so much fun trying to figure out how I could use the same supplies to get a totally different look! For more inspiration from the awesome design team, don't forget to check out Twofer Card Challenge.