I found it really difficult to come up with an idea for Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #2. How about you? But I kept looking at my stamps, dies, and videos that I had saved and came up with these two. In the end, I am quite satisfied. Whew. Done. Smiling.
This multi circle card was done first. It is a CASE from the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube video Technique Friday by Els posted in July 2016. My card is white cardstock, not sure why it looks kind of blue in the photos, a 5" square which is an unusual shape for me. This is the first time I have used these Elizabeth Craft Designs dies called Beaded Circle Frames. My Big Shot got a work out as I was trying to decide what colors to use. Chose Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, and Marina Mist that I believe are all retired from Stampin' Up! The hearts (with a touch of Wink of Stella) and sentiment are done with Pink Pirouette. The hearts are from a die set by Verve called From the Heart. The phrase "I'm So Lucky To Call You My Friend" is from the SU set Sprinkles of Life. Almost all the elements are from snippets of paper, so I am also entering this to Pixies Crafty Workshop Snippets Playground #319.
Personally, I love stripes and found this snippet of an old SU DSP in my stash. It is so pretty. The colors are pink, blue and a touch of green along with white, but I am not quite sure the name of the paper. A heart is covering up a bouquet of flowers that are on the original wooden stamp. It is from a set called Easter Blossoms where the sentiment is from also. Another scrap of blue for the heart almost matches the stripe. I chose to stamp the little girl with the Easter basket as a silhouette using my go-to ink, VersaFine Onyx Black. The base is SU Basic Black, and is an A2 top-folding card. The dotted circle was done in a scrap of white cardstock.
It was truly a labor of love making these cards. ❤ Thanks for visiting!