Saturday, February 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2: Hearts

Welcome back to the second installment of the Twofer Card Challenge.  Today I am featuring the Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart die in two very different ways for a Mother's Day card and a Valentine.
I am really enjoying the challenge of finding ways to make two totally different cards.  The first card features patterned papers with a little ink blending and a lot of white space.  The die stands on its own as a focal point.  The second card varies in shape, features watercolors and sprays, and has the die cut service as more of an overall background.
 
For the Mother's Day card, the hearts are coming out of the chimney of one house.  That's the home where I grew up - my mom and dad filled it with love!  The rows of houses were cut and staggered a little.  I inked the bottom of each house layer, the bottoms of the hearts, and the trees with a similar color of Distress ink to give everything a bit of dimension.  I could've popped each row up on foam, but I needed this to be a flat card.
The second card uses three of the die cut outlines along with a few pieces of a fourth outline to cover the area.  The front panel was first water colored and misted before I adhered the die cuts.  A single pink heart with an embossed message was popped up with fun foam.  The trick to standing up a shaped card is to cut a little off the bottom of the back panel.
Head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see more inspiration.  I hope to see your heart creations in the gallery!
  

I would also like to link up to some other fun challenges going on right now:

My Mother's Day card is going to play over at:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Love is in the Air.
Fusion Card Challenge:  Stained Glass Hearts.  Inspired by the rainbow of hearts
 
My heart shaped card is going to play over at:
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #90 Love/Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  It Must Be Love.

Supplies:
Dies:  SSS Clipping Heart, LF Village Border, LF Mother's Day Border, SSS Stacking Hearts (largest one for shaped card).
Stamps: ME Little Boy Agenda (love you sentiment)
Ink: VersaMark, DI Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry
Paper: LF Perfectly Plaid, Doodlebug Lovebirds
Other: Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors #34,36,37, Glimmer Mist - Pink Bubblegum, fun foam, SSS Fine detail white embossing powder

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

36 comments:

  1. I love how the house with the hearts coming out of the chimney was your family home, Kara ... what a wonderful idea for a mother's day card, so beautifully expressed and executed! Your splashy, smooshy heart is gorgeous ... the layers of colour underneath the die cut add such fabulous dimension! A brilliant Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. Your mom is going to love the card you've made for her!! Such happy and bright colors, and what a fun design, too. Love how your house is so full of love that some has to escape through the chimney! It's just so sweet. And the heart-shaped card was a great idea! Beautifully water colored, and the single popped-up heart says it all. Two fantastic cards, Kara!! You rock girl. Bev

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  3. That Mother's Day card is really lovely and heartwarming! To have the hearts coming out of the chimney and go beyond the edge of the card is brilliant! The different patterned papers look great together and the subtle sponging creates dimension. Your Mom will adore it, I'm sure!
    Love that you made a heart-shaped card for the second one! The watercolored background looks wonderful with the die cut hearts and the little, popped up message! Very clever uses of this die, Kara!

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  4. Oh WOW!!! These are totally amazing!! LOVE the hearts coming from the chimney on the first one. Your rainbow skyline is amazing!! The second shaped card is so pretty. I am loving the background you created. GREAT cards!!

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  5. both cards are absolutely fabulous, kara!! you showcased the challenge to perfection!!

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  6. I love reading all the details of your process, Kara! Since I normally stamp one image and a sediment and maybe add a coupla embellie, I am fascinated by those who have an eye for layered and inked designs with lots of dementia and my goal is to learn and stretch my unused design skills. Each card is so vibrant with color, too, which I also love AND you made one of your cards a shaped card! Last and best, I adore how you have the hearts floating out of the chimney of the home where you grew up! I love that sentimntal touch!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Lovely die cut cards. I especially like the village die. Gosh you designers make it hard to compete the cards are so unique.

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  8. Your hearts cards are gorgeous, Kara!! LOVE the sweet neighbourhood with the hearts floating above "your house". Very sweet. Great colours for the rows of houses. The shading at the bottom gives them depth and dimension. Your heart shaped card is AWESOME! Thanks for the tip of cutting the back of the card flat so it sits up properly. Great tip! Beautiful watercoloured heart with outline heart die. So pretty, especially the sweet heart with the tiny sentiment. xx

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  9. ooh, I adore those design paper house-scapes, totally the cutest Kara!

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  10. Two totally beautiful and inspiring cards! Jo x

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  11. What a beautiful tribute to your parents. I loved that. The cards are beautiful and it is so cool that you used the die to cover a lovely big heart as the card base.

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  12. Two very creative designs using that pretty heart die - love the hearts coming out of the chimney and the wonderful inked background on your heart shaped card!

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  13. LOVE these two very different cards made with the same die! Amazing Kara my friend! Have a lovely day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  14. Lovely set. The layered houses and trees in different colors are so pretty. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  15. Amazing inspiration and absolutely love how you've used the die cut x

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  16. Your mother’s day card is adorable and unique. The heart shaped card is a wonderful idea. Two delightful heart twofers. Thanks for the inspirations.

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  17. Wow, I love your cards! They both are clever and well executed. I love how you made your mother's day card, the row houses layered and stacked are perfect, but it is the hearts come from the chimney that I really love! How great that you grew up in a home with lots of love, not many have that and I love that you showed how loved you were with this card. Your second card is equally fabulous. Love the inky background and then the hearts on top. So pretty! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. I love the colourful houses and the sweet way you have hearts coming out of the chimney, Kara - perfect for mothers day and the heart of hearts is just fabulous! Love the shaped card and the inky base. Two very different and equally gorgeous cards :)

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  19. This heart die has been used beautifully on both cards Kara and love the way you have incorporated it by adding it to the three prettily coloured die cut layers of buildings, and then the all over look on the stand alone heart card, and adore the lovely pinks and purples and the pretty small pink filled in heart, with the white embossed sentiment is a great touch. x

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  20. Such a beautiful Mother's Day card and I also love the heart shaped card with the water colored background. Both are absolutely wonderful!

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  21. Two wonderful cards and yet both so very different! I love the hearts above your sweet houses Kara!

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  22. Both of your cards are FABULOUS Kara...each one so different and FUN!! Absolutely LOVE your Mother's Day card...those rows of houses are so colorful and love the little side note about the house with the hearts being the one where you grew up!! And your heart shaped card is SOOOOO cool...love all the detail packed into one card!! Wonderful job on both cards Kara!! :0)

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  23. Utterly adorable ! I love how you have used the papers, such a fun design.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

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  24. Two sweet cards Kara! Love the row of houses with the floating hearts coming out of the chimney from the house that love built. Such a sweet tribute to your loving parents. Your heart shaped card is darling too!

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  25. Fabulous cards, Kara! The patterns you've used on the first card all work beautifully and the hearts floating above are so clever! So happy to see you at Fusion.

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  26. Hi Karen,
    what super twofer cards and their designs are brilliantly created.
    Such different designs but both are so gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  27. Sorry that should have read Kara !

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  28. I love your idea on #1 with the skyline of houses and the hearts floating down. Your Mom is sure to love this especially unique card to celebrate Mom's Day. The spring colors are so appropriate. Love the heart full of 'hearts' too, again, such a clever use of the hearts motif to create 2 totally different, beautiful cards. TFS

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  29. You Twofer gals are doing an amazing job with the inspiration. Wonderfully adorable hillside town with so much love in the one house that it can't be contained and is floating upward to the sky. Too clever and cute! Love your shaped card with its pretty background, too. You'd hardly know it was the same die. I like your idea for helping the card stand up straight. Thanks for that!

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  30. FENOMANAL!!!
    that heart is to dir for Kara
    sooo adorable so many red and pink and so clever made Kara
    and the other one is so so sweeett love your scene
    two Fantastico card Kara
    love!!!
    hugs
    Monika

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  31. So clever use of hearts - lovely twofer you made :)

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  32. Great use of these hearts! Love both cards!

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  33. These cards are so clever and I love the bold colours. You have reminded me I need to make a mothers day card too.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a nice encouraging comment xx.

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  34. Both are such nicely done cards! Your House card is so creative, and so special!

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  35. I am blown away by the city scape card you made depicting love coming from the house where you grew up! That's just a genius idea for using hearts with a wonderful theme! Love all those matching trees too! The love heart is just dripping with gorgeous hearts and lots and lots of love! Your twofer hearts duo is both fantastic and inspiring as well! Great job on both!

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