It's a new Year and time for the January Twofer #23 - with a theme of "hearts." I've chosen to make a valentine and "sending love" theme. I wish I could be more creative with the twofer as most are, but my brain always seems to make cards that are similar to each other, in spite of being different themes. I guess that comes from making duplicate cards for Operation Write Home for so many years, who knows?
I used Unity's "Alfie" stamp on each card, as well as the same CB embossing folder. I colored Alfie with Copics and used MFT stitched circle die cuts to give him a place to sit. The lower border was done with a SSS star parade die and some snippets of assorted red and white papers. The word "love" is a die cut from SSS and the white-embossed "sending you" on black was cropped from a Gerda Stein stamp. I added glossy accents to Alfie's heart and nose just for fun along with 3 tiny red heart-shaped gemstones from Recollections to the largest heart in the border. This card is going to a friend of mine who is battling for her life with liver cancer, and I think it's more meaningful than a get-well card under the circumstances.
I'm also entering this card into the Snippets Playground #369 - where you need to use snippets to make your card.
I will also enter this card into Pammies Inky Pinkies challenge #202 - which is "anything goes"
Here's the 2nd card of my twofer- a Valentine made with the same image and placed on some MFT die-cut banners. The vertical panel was done with a Martha Stewart heart border punch and a snippet of Recollections striped dsp, while the sentiment panel was die cut with a SU! Chalk Talk framelit die and heat-embossed with white using a Dr's Designs sentiment. I wrapped and tied some neutral twine and added a Recollections clear gemstone heart for some extra sparkle. Alfie's heart is covered with glossy accents to make it shine too.
I'm also going to enter this card into the Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe challenge J820 which uses the following grid:
I used the center horizontal line of twine, sparkle, and die cut.
Also entering into the 34th 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge for January - where you must use a critter on your card.
Thanks so much for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!