Sunday, October 11, 2020

A Different Kind of Twofer

Hi everyone.  Today is just a quick post sharing two cards I made from one piece of background.  I received this gorgeous leafy die (Freida Curve - retired - Poppy Stamps) from a very special friend a while back and wanted to use it to create a fall card, well two cards.  

The background was in my stash from a long time ago when I had a play with watercolours and salt.  I die-cut one side of my panel with the leafy die and then adhered it to the bottom of a card base.  I stamped the sentiment (Handwritten Greetings - Simon Says Stamp) in brown distress ink.  Super quick and easy card.

The second card is just using what was left to die-cut another leafy panel.  It is smaller, so I just added another layer by using a smaller white panel with the salted watercolour die-cut.  Again, sentiment (Lots of Thanks - retired - Simon Says Stamp) was stamped in the same brown ink.
Two quick and easy fall cards.  Gotta love that!

I'm sending the second card over to the gallery at CAS on Friday #190 - Autumn.

It's our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!  And a big thank you to all of you for your continued support of my blog!

Love, 






Stamps:  1) Handwritten Greetings (Simon Says Stamp); 2)  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. Cold press); White card (Neenah 110 lb.) 
Ink:   Brushos (shades of orange); Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Salt,  Freida Curve die (Poppy Stamps)

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34 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Well happy thanksgiving! I hope it’s spent with friends and family! You managed to get two gorgeous designs out of one die cut!

Gibmiss said...

Love this Loll And the colour to....
Hugs Sylvie xx

diana said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Ottawa!
I am thankful for creative people like you who share their beautiful cards with us. :)

Liz said...

These are both beautiful Loll and a great use of your lovely background paper. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend. xx

Mac Mable said...

The background piece that you used for both of your cards are wonderful Loll x. What a beautiful die cut and what fabulous quick and stunning cards x. Happy Thanksgiving weekend my friend x.

nancy littrell said...

Two gorgeous cards using the same leafy die and the same beautiful watercolored salt background. Perfect colors for Autumn, Lolly. I love the similarity, yet different CAS designs. TFS my friend. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the boys:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

Vicki Dutcher said...

These are great! Love that died with the colored paper looks awesome

Tina Z. said...

Absolutely stunning.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful QCAS cards Loll, I love the organic look the salt leaves behind - perfect to add a touch of interest to the water colour :)

Susan said...

Two wonderful designs with that die cut - great way to use up a background from your stash. Lovely autumn colours.

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love the brilliant Fall colors on your die cut, Loll! Two awesome thank you cards! I'm glad you are enjoying that die!

MUKat said...

Again you have 2 very striking cards. It's always a treat to see what you have created.

Trina P. said...

Another wonderful twofers in rich autumn colours.
... happy thanksgiving. 🦃

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful two-fer Loll!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

A beautiful die Loll and your cards are gorgeous.
Happy Thanksgiving. x

I Card Everyone said...

Am I too late for pie? Loll, these are so beautiful! Cutting these dies from your gorgeous papers in the colors of Autumn is such a wonderful look!
Hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun, and family to be thankful for!
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

SO beautiful, colour and die and design are gorgeous.
Faith x

Darnell said...

The autumn colors you achieved with your watercolor play are sensational, Lolly! You picked a perfect die to cut from it and how cool that you got two warm CASlicious cards out of it! I hope all went well with your Thanksgiving dinner! Love, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

I love these bright colors and that pretty die. How clever to add the shorter piece to a smaller panel to make a second card! I don't think I would have ever thought to do that. I hope you were able to spend the holiday with your family and Jessie got to play too.

HilaryJane said...

love that die-cut and how brilliant to find a use for a background from your stash, it works brilliantly.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, I love this die in the rich russet on crisp white! And a twofer to boot! Gorgeous! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend, Loll. Things are different now, but we find a way.

Pat said...

Twos bright and beautiful cards using this really pretty die cut and a gorgeous piece from your stash Loll, and love the gold embossed sentiment too. x

TK said...

Lovely as the Fall days! Great colors, and the addition of a great fall brown ink was spot on

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Loll ... wonderfully crisp and CAS ... and chock full of delicious impact ... those colours are fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Rajani Rehana said...

Fabulous blog

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant- two fabulous cards... just love those gorgeous bright Autumn colours.. lovely CAS card Loll, hugs Robyn

Linda said...

Sorry I missed the party ..... hope you had a happy Thanksgiving weekend.
Two beautiful cards and perfect for this time of year, I love the handwritten look to the sentiments xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Beautiful cards mf.
blessings,
xx Karen

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love the colours of fall... two beautiful creations my friend!

Jo said...

Autumnal colours, love those colourful leafy strips and the gold to pair. CAS goodness xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous fall colors on your backgrounds, Loll! I think this panel is perfect for your die, too! Two beautiful cards ~ I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family! xx

BożenA said...

Hope it was a wonderful Thanksgiving. The card is beautiful and the colors are as autumnal as if you cut this element from a maple leaf stained by autumn. Thank you for everything, too, Loll
hugs,
BożenA

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both are beautiful fall cards, Loll! The gorgeous salted watercolor die-cuts are the star of the show, and all white space enhances the beauty of the die-cuts. Brushed Corduroy sentiments go so well with the soft, warm feeling of the die-cuts.
Hideko xx

Debbie said...

Lucky you to have that friend - this is a lovely die cut and those colors from your watercoloring session are so warm and beautiful. Always nice when you can get a two-fer.