Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Twofer

     Recently I have been creating for the shear fun of creating.  Today I would like to share 2 winter cards I made this week.  My first card is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest,  I did some layers, stamped trees with Smoky Slate, using the SU!, Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  Next step was to cut a heart, using a SB die on black, and pop it up over the trees.  My die cut trees are from Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box, and are called Small Forrest Tree. The sentiment is from SU! Watercolor Wings.  I added pearls for snow, and large silver sequins snowflakes as embellishments. A strip of Washi tape was added across the bottom.

     I have been liking the dramatic look of black and white lately so I went with it for card number two, also.  I did the typical graduated layering, added a piece of designer paper from Bo Bunny's Altitude collection.  After cutting a classic oval from SB, I ran it through an embossing folder with snowflakes.  My large focal snowflake is a recent purchase of Darice dies.  I am liking that one.  My greeting is are dies from SB.  I added a sparkly snowflake sticker for some glitz.

    They were fun to create, and I am glad to have a couple more holiday cards completed!  I always enjoy your visits and comments.  Thanks!


Carol L said...

These are beautiful M.A. and I especially like the scene in the sideways heart! Very creative and clever and I love the trees too. The big snowflake is a real dazzler and I love it in black & white also.
There's a new challenge at Shopping our Stash that's asking for lots of layers........just sayin :)


jimlynn said...

I love both of these but my heart belongs to that first one. The heart turned on its side is so creative and beautiful! Love the big snowflake on the second one too. Two pretty, pretty cards.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aren't twofers so much fun, Mary Anne?! I feel like I am accomplishing so much more this year by doing them and it's been nice to have the extra stash. These two designs are really striking in black and white. I love the wonderful layering and texture on both!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are very nicely done. I always like the looks of black and white...makes such elegant cards!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love the black and white and that first one is just breathtaking and the second is just as pretty.