Saturday, February 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2

We were blown away by your enthusiastic response of the first Twofer Card Challenge and hope this month's prompt will inspire you even more! Here it is...





I tried to see if I could use the little stamps that come in stamp sets and are often neglected and make them the stars of my cards. I used the same size little heart in the Hero Arts "Prayers" set (see below) to make the four-leaf clovers on the first card and the background behind the letters on the second card.



Stamps: Hero Arts (hearts), Uniko (sentiment)
Dies: My Favorite Thing (mini scalloped rectangles)
Other: butterfly (punch), hand drawn (stems, ladybug, and grass)

The first card has a layered look and even uses some patterned paper.  I created a little scene featuring four-leaf clovers, a hand drawn ladybug (covered in glossy accent and a butterfly punched out from a scrap that was sprayed with shimmery blue. The panel is layered on a red panel and mounted with fun foam on a die cut layer of polka dotted paper. 



Stamps: Hero Arts (hearts and sentiment - from the prayer set)
Dies: Essentials by Ellen (hinged alphabet), Sweet 'n' Sassy (red heart), My Favorite Things (dotted chevron)



The second card is more CAS with lots of white space. I die cut the new-to-me hinged letters from Ellen Hutson (so, so cool) and the dotted chevron border, stamped the hearts in red and purple on the card underneath, and attached the panel to the card. Stamped the sentiment on a heart die cut from red card stock and sprinkled more hearts in three different sizes around it (the purple one above the big red heart is the same one I used to make the background behind the letters and the four-leaf clovers). I put Stickles on the little purple heart and Glossy Accents on the small red one to add a little interest.

I really hope that I have inspired you to play along this month and can't wait to see the different designs you create using a heart stamp or die! Remember to take one picture of both cards. And now hop over to the Twofer Card Challenge to see the spectacular designs that my team mates came up with!




I am going to enter my second card to the
STAMPloration February Challenge "Paint it Red"





and to the
AAA Cards #108 "All You Need Is Love"
(Isn't that frog the cutest ever?)





ETA: I was encouraged on Instagram to enter the second card at the
Calling All Sistahs #10
Happy to do that! A challenge with an important mission!







Be well and keep in touch!


37 comments:

I am said...

both beautiful cards Susanne,well done xx

Anita in France said...

Those little four leafed clovers are adorable, Susanne ... such a sweet spring scene ... beautifully detailed with the cute ladybird and delicate butterfly! The hinged lettering is brilliant and so deliciously CAS ... love how you've allowed some of the crowd of sweet hearts behind them to tumble out ... so clever ... and fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Hearts into four-leaf clovers...what a fantastic idea, Susanne!! They just pop against the red panel and the sweet polkie dotted, scalloped edge panel. Such a great idea to draw your own ladybug, too!! Love this happy card! I've been wondering about those hinged dies...and you've showcased them perfectly here. Putting your tiny hearts behind the letters, makes them really pop. The dotted chevron anchors your whole card perfectly too. Two amazing cards - love them!! Sending hugs. Bev

Nora N. said...

LOVE how you used the tiny hearts!! LOVE the little scene you created on the yellow card. So perfect!!! And then the fun red and blue hearts under the LOVE sentiment. So creative!!! I will have to try this technique sometime!! AMAZING cards!!!

Darnell said...

These designs get A+ in terms of inspiration for me and I'm sure lots of others who have a million of little tiny stamps that come with our sets and then are neglected! Thank you!! Creating that sweet 4-leaf clover card from the wee hearts is pure genius!! And, oh my, I think I have to get myself some hinged dies now! I think stamping those little hearts behind the word "love" is fantastic and I love that you've used the wee hearts for schparkly embellies, too!! Two stunning designs, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

Such fantastic cards, Susanne! The clover leaves are so clever and I love the sweet little ladybug and butterfly! Having those hearts behind the letters is such a cool way to highlight the letters. A fabulous twofer!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... your designs are so clever turning the small heart into four leaf clover. LOVE it! And that little lady bug is ADORABLE!! Fantastic design with your heart stamped background through the hinged love apertures. I think I have to buy those hinged letters!! You've enabled me again, Susanne! :) Two amazing designs that are so completely different. Great work! xx

Käthe said...

Sehr süß… alle beide Karten! Die zu klappenden Buchstaben habe ich schon mal bei Elisabeth bewundert, die geben einen tollen Effekt.
Und mit den vielen kleinen Herzchen dahinter… ganz toll!
Ganz lieben Gruß übern großen Teich
Katrin

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards Susanne, love that you've used the often neglected stamps in our stash in such clever designs, Cathy x

MaryH said...

You've aced this heart challenge. Love the 4-leaf clover hearts..clever idea. This card is just bright as sunshine with all that color. Loving #2 with the standout sentiment, and again, clever to tuck in the little hearts again behind the letters as you have done. And still had 2 separate cards for 2 separate occasions. Loving both of these. TFS & Hugs.

Brenda in IN said...

My first thought when I saw hearts was a four leaf clover! I love your teeny little ones to make flowers. That is so cute. Adding them inside letters for the second card is just so clever. Great cards.

Julia Aston said...

What a clever and creative use of your little hearts - love your sweet little clover garden and the brigt hearts peeking out from the cut out LOVE! Julia xx

Greta said...

You are so clever, Susanne! 2 great & totally different cards! I especially love the hinged letters card with those beautiful hearts behind the letters!

Jane said...

How sweet are those little doors opening up across your card. What a super and very clever idea. Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards challenge.

I Card Everyone said...

Your LOVE card has made my own heart come unhinged, Susanne!!! LOve the peek-a-booing details! Such a clever idea to your use those wee hearts to make a shamrock!! CLEVER! and cute!
=]

Trina P. said...

Two fantastic ideas for using those neglected small heart stamps. So clever stamping them into four leaf clovers. Sweet little garden scene you created. Your love card is super CAS and so fun with those hinged letters. Thanks for inspiring. xx

Brenda said...

Love both of these cards Susanne! The lucky clovers are perfect using the hearts, love that! Love your little hand drawn ladybug too, so sweet and perfect. Your second card is so clever as well, love that you used the same hearts to stamp underneath the letters-love that! Then love them sprinkled around your sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Sarah Gray said...

These are both fabulous, Susanne! I love the cute 4 leave clovers and the heart confetti behind the letters on your second card is just so clever. What a great way to use that little stamp. Thanks for the twofer inspiration :)

Pat said...

The little hearts make fabulous four leaf clover flowers Susanne, and so pretty against the yellow polka dot paper, and the hinged sentiment with the blue and red hearts behind the letters, and then more of the sweet hearts scattered about, and adore that chevron patterned die cut border which finishes the second so perfectly. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

How fun that you used the hearts to make such lovely shamrocks. And, I love the other use of the hearts as they are shown behind the letters. Also I like how the others are used outside the sentiment area.

papierelle said...

Bow, zwei total schöne Karten ... ich hoffe, mir kommt auch noch ein genialer (kicher) Gedanke!!
LG Gundi

nancy littrell said...

TFS your sweet hearts cards, Susanne. Darnell sure gets us to think outside the box, doesn't she?!? TFS Hugs..

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Susanne, what a wonderful card with partially die cut letters. Love the simplicity of your chosen palette and a lot of white space. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Papercraft Boutique said...

Susanne - Oh, my! I was not able to find the same stamp you used for both cards when I saw them in the Twofer challenge blog. I came to this page and read your explanation and finally saw the tiny hearts! What a clever way you came up with! Making a shamrock with 4 hearts!
I also love the heart patterned paper you created. It's delightful to see it peeking from behind the hinged letters. So cool! Hideko xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Susanne,
2 wonderful twofer cards and their designs are brilliantly created.
Such very different colours and designs.
Love the heart background you have created and the flowers on the first.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Two very different cards with the same stamp! Very very clever my friend! And a hand drawn ladybird . . . you are so talented! Have a great upcoming weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, these cards are so cheerful and absolutely brilliant use of those small hearts! LOVE how you did the hinged "love" die as little shutters opening to the hearts. WOW! Clever, clever!

Ne-Ja said...

So lovely twofer with the small hearts :)

Izzy Scrap said...

Deux merveilleuses cartes, Susanne ! Je dois dire que cette jolie petite scène printanière avec les trèfles à quatre feuilles m'inspirent beaucoup....tu m'as donné une idée et je vais peut être (enfin !) participer à votre magnifique challenge ! J'adore aussi la simplicité de ta deuxième carte avec les lettres qui s'ouvrent comme un livre. Très originale. Merci beaucoup pour l'inspiration ! Bon weekend ! Bises xx

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards! I love how the letters "open" on the white card with the sprinkle of hearts stamped behind the letters! It took me a minute to find the hearts on the first card...but WOW...how creative!~

maria f. said...

Oh I really like that white beauty with the pops of red and blue - thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations this month!!

ÅsaJ said...

Great card! Love that 3d effect! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Gwendolyn said...

How original to use those hearts as 4 leaf clovers and both your cards are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs from Ulm, Germany. Gwendolyn

sandie said...

So pleased you did enter Calling All Sistahs, your card is perfect for our challenge and lovely CAS design. Adore the way you used the little hearts, so creative x

Susan White said...

Very creative card! Thank you for playing along with this months Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge!

Penny Ward said...

Your card is just too adorable. Love that hinged lettering!!! Thanks for playing with us at Calling All Sistahs. Hugs, :)

Heather North said...

Thank you for sharing your cards with the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge. They are sure to brighten anyone's day!

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