Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Twofer #22


Hello and happy Wednesday! I managed to find time to play along with the Twofer Challenge #22 which is "Holiday Greenery." There is a twist this time around that you can make both cards the same theme if you wish, since we're all scurrying to get those Christmas cards made and mailed on time.


For my twofer I chose to use a Memory Box Pine Needle border die for the greenery, making one in green for a Christmas card, and one in white for a winter wishes card.


First up is the Christmas card. I used a retired SU! snowflake embossing folder and added some green pines to the top, along with a sparkly strip of washi tape and some silver and white twisted twine tied into a bow. The Kaisercraft die-cut sentiment and punched ornaments (done with a retired SU! mini punch) were done with glittered red card stock.

I'm also going to share this card with the MLCCB #16 - November Anything Christmas Goes Challenge


This long retired image from SU! called "Extreme Snowboard" has been a favorite of mine for years. I stamped and clear embossed the image on white, then sponged in some clouds with Tumbled Glass ink. I added 2 die-cut stitched hillside borders (by Lawn Fawn) along the bottom, and then covered them completely with assorted stickles. I added 3 different colors of blue stickles to get some moving snow action beneath the snowboard. I added another die cut MB pine needle border from white, and completely covered it with white WOS before adding another strip of the sparkly washi tape on the edge. The "snowflakes" were made with small dies from a SB Lotus die set, and a SSS Bella Bloom die set and assorted glittered snippets of card stock. I added clear rhinestones to the snowflakes and pine needle border to finish this one.

I'm also sharing this card with the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #232 which is "All Wrapped up" - people or animals in scarves, coats, hats etc, or featuring parcels

Sharing also with the SOS challenge #408 - snowflakes

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Thanks for the visit, it's always great to have you stop by. Happy crafting and have a great day!

Carol

26 comments:

Claire said...

Both cards are fab but the Winter Wishes snowboarder is just awesome... I love the varying shades of blue stickles you've used under the board for movement, that is genius and very cool, yup pun intended ;) Two great cards for Darnells challenge x

jimlynn said...

Gosh! That guy really looks like he's snowboarding! Love the image and LOVE the card!!!! Both are fantastic Carol. Great way to use the greenery too!
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

Two super cards and I had to look twice to realise you had used the same die. They both look so different. Hugs Mrs A.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Love the pine needles. That embossing folder needs to come live at my house. Love that.

Daffodil Cards said...

Clever ways of using your die Carol, love both cards.
Faith x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great cards! I love the use of the pines on each one!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very fun and gorgeous and a great way to use that die two different ways. I love these.

Happy Dance said...

Sweet cards, Carol! That embossing folder on your first card adds a huge amount of fabulous texture! Love the look of that, and the sparkly sentiment and ornaments, too. That pine bough border is amazing, and I can see just how versatile it is! Your second card is fabulous! That snowboarder would have several of my grandsons absolutely drooling! What a cool image! And your use of that border in white is such a clever idea. It's definitely there, just in a wintery way. Two great cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! Bev

Stampsnob. said...

I like them both That border die4d seedms very useful .........Lis

aussie aNNie said...

Two lovely Christmas cards and the embossed folder on the first is stunning. Great job on these Carol.x

Maria said...

Fab Christmas cards! Beautiful pines on the first card! And, second card is so fun with the snowboarder!

Ina G said...

Both simply fabulous Carol. So very different.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness Carol these are just brilliant!! I love that snow dude...he's really got that snow flying! Great use of that border die and lots of fun texture on both of them!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Two wonderful cards, and I especially love the fun snowboard image! Great job with the challenge!

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Carol, two super designs - they are both fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Wendy said...

Love, love, love! Carol, you nailed the challenge! These cards are fabulous & just perfect for the upcoming holiday season! I love how you added the pine diecut to each card and each card has a different look! Well done!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving your twofer's Carol! Your Christmas one is CAS and so beautiful but it is the winter snowboarder scene that blows me away! I love how you created this scene and I am totally loving it. What a great card for a guy or any one who loves to snowboard! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

That is a wonderful pine needle die and very versatile. I like how you used it on both cards. That's such a pretty card with it in the green and I love the snowboarder and the movement on that card.

JD/ Jill said...

Two great cards, Carol! And as someone said in a comment before mine. You nailed this challenge! Very nicely done!

Nancy said...

The pine needle die is going to earn its keep and then some. It's so versatile as you have proven here and one I can see why you purchased long ago. The first card is drop dead gorgeous and I love the added red ornaments. Love the sky and the splatter of snow cascading off of the snowboarder. Two sensational Twofers where I am guesting this month!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, Carol. I especially love the snowboarder. The background is awesome.

Darnell said...

The texture and dementia you achieved with both these stunning designs is fantastic, Carol! Each one is a gift for the eyes because of all the details! You did an especially great job with that sky and the movement under that snowboard on your winter wishes design!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #22! Hugs, Darnell

crafty-stamper said...

I love the pine needle die-and both with a different effect-love the first one with the embossed snowflakes and it looks equally as good with the fabulous masculine image too
carol x

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!! Two classy and striking cards, great use of that beautiful border to make so different elegant cards! Love the red sparkling of the ornaments in the first one and such fabulous scene you created in the second one, wow! LOVE how you blended your cloudy sky and snow hills into the white pine needled border!! The sparkling blues on the snowboard looks stunning! Brilliant idea as always!!!
Hugs!

TK said...

Two terrific cards, and loving the colors on both! I also love the different feel of each, the pine bough is definitely perfect!

Cindy said...

Great cards. Love the texture on them. Thanks for sharing with us at MLC this month.