Sunday, November 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge 22 Holiday Greenery


The last Twofer Challenge for this year starts today, and Darnell has a twist for you all, and I bet you'll like it. 

For this month only - She is suspending the requirement for two separate occasions. 

That means if you'd like to you can make two cards for the same occasion.

Do you need to add to your Christmas card stash? This is a perfect opportunity to do that!  Of course if you love the challenge of two separate occasions you can still participate as we do all year long. It's your choice.

First I pick out my common element. 
This is Wispy Pine Corner from Poppy Stamps.

Next a sketch of ideas---so I can see and
 make sure that the designs are different.  

Here are my cards together:

Can you see how the sketches transformed into the cards above? 

And separately:
I went a bit unconventionally using that sprig on my first card. 
Some trimming and lots of bling turned three corners into a Christmas Tree.

Its hard to see, but the white pieces have 
been daubed with a frost shimmer stick.

Thanks so much for visiting, and I'd love to see you in the Twofer Gallery this month.


Darnell said...

Look at how you made a Christmas tree from that single branch, you clever girl! I love all the ornaments and the artsy mod feel of the design! Of course, I also love the corner branch used as corner branches, too, especially with that shade of blue and awesome sediment!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty said...

how creative of you to make a tree from the corner die -two neat cards!

Happy Dance said...

I would have never seen the Christmas tree in Wispy Pine Corner can bet I'll be turning all my dies this way and that to see what other images pop! You're such a clever girl!! Both of your designs are sweet, and I love that you share your sketches with us too. The greens and that blue are so pretty, perfectly highlighting that die. Great cards, Cat!! Sending hugs. Bev

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are so clever. The little branch made a beautiful tree and I love how it was used on the other one too. The blue and white reminds me of the edges of a snowflake with that pretty white you used for the branch. These are both so gorgeous!

Jean said...

Terrific use of the die - very creative.

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Cat! I love how you created a Christmas tree with your Wispy Pine Corner...adding all that lovely bling is perfect, too! I also love your CAS design in blue and white so much...I'll bet it's super sparkly in person!
Thanks for encouraging me to play along, my friend...I need to create a lot of Christmas cards :)

Leslie Miller said...

Well, how about that! I never would have thought to turn the pine corner into a Christmas tree. Very clever! And it's even decorated! I really love it as just a corner, too. Really pretty cards, Cat!

papierelle said...

I am very thrilled about how differently you have used the elements.
Two beautiful cards!! Gundi

I Card Everyone said...

Cat, that sprig made a gorgeous Christmas tree - and looks pretty gorgeous when you put it in the corner, too! Love the bling-y ornaments, and water-y wash of color on your tree card. I'll even have a blue Christmas card - you girls are really rubbing off on me! xx

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to sketch the two different designs out first. You are so creative and love how you used the sprig in two distinctly different ways x Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

TK said...

Gorgeous, Cat, and quite unconventional using the corner for a tree!

HilaryJane said...

Very clever use of that die xx

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant idea to turn the pine corner die cuts into a Christmas tree, Cat ... it's fabulous all 'decorated' against the soft inking ... I can almost see those delicate branches wafting! LOVE the crisp white on china blue ... it's stylish, elegant and so full of impact ... I'm imagining how delicious it must be with the frosty shimmer! Hugs, Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

How clever to turn your corner die cut into a Christmas tree! It looks beautiful, and I love the sentiment with it. Your white on blue looks gorgeous and frames up the sentiment beautifully!

Nancy said...

So clever Cat! If you weren't on the DT I would declare you a winner...LOL Well done and I can imagine how sparkly the blue one is! So very delighted to be guesting with all you talented folks!

Greta said...

Just brilliant! Love both your cards, Cat! Great theme--will try to get cards made in time to enter.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab twofer, Cat - just love how you used the pines on both cards! That tree is so unique and fun on card one & I love the pines as white corners on card two!!