Friday, February 16, 2018

Twofer - Hearts - Joy and Hugs


Today, I'm playing in the Twofer Card Challenge #2 - Hearts... a new and very creative opportunity for card making developed by Darnell and her design team.  How fun to design two different cards with different themes using the same stamp and/or die.

My two cards use one of the MFT Stitched Heart Stax Die-namics as the common element.

Card 1 - a very CAS creation - an alcohol ink blended panel was used to die-cut a heart.  The sentiment was die-cut three times using MFT Slate Grey cardstock and the MFT Joy die.  The sentiment layers were glued together and painted with a couple coats of clear WOS.  A few clear sequins complete the card.

Card 2 - the same MFT Stitched Heart Die-namic was used to cut a heart from MFT Electric Red card stock. The heart was embellished with Distress Ink die-cuts using Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Gear Head dies. A die-cut arrow and a stamped Hugs sentiment complete the card.

Thank you for visiting ... always appreciate your feedback.


Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT; Sizzix
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress; Copic - Alcohol Refills
Other - clear sequins


  1. Crisp and wonderfully CAS, Marilyn ... the AI blues are luscious with all that glorious white space ... and what a brilliantly graphic, cool second card ... those gold gears are fabulous against the bright red! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

    PS Thought you would like to know, your link at Twofer took me to a blank page ... not sure why. You may be able to relink with this post and delete the original, so that others can find you!

    1. Hi Anita,
      Thank you for your comments. I don't know why my link went to a blank page. Yesterday, I tried deleting the original a couple of times and reposted, and the blank page still showed. I will keep working on it.

  2. Great, it worked, Marilyn ... it's all just as it should be! Anita :)

  3. Fantastic use of the same die to make two wonderful card designs.

  4. Love the alcohol inked heart surrounded by all that white space! The gears in the red heart look fabulous on the second card!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

  5. These are both beautiful designs, Marilyn! Everything is so crisp on both cards! I love that alcoholic panel for your first card and must remember to cut hearts from mine ~ love the look! And your second card is so fabulous in those colors and with all those cool gears!! (Remember next time to tell us in your post what the occasions are you made your cards for. We're just a curious bunch, so if it doesn't say "happy birthday" or the like, we like to know what you had in mind! Thank you, and thank you so much for your supportive words and for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. p.s. I wasn't clear, Marilyn, sorry. I see one of your occasions is "hugs" which is an occasion listed on the side bar, but "joy" is not, so we'd love to know what you had in mind next time, if you have no sentiment or use a sentiment not listed. Thank you! xxoo)

  7. Two beautiful heart cards Marilyn! LOVE the colours of your alcohol inks hearts --- gorgeous with the large and sparkly JOY sentiment. Your second card is so cook with the gear die-cut on top of the red heart. I need to go buy that gear die!! :) Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge!