I haven't managed to join in with this challenge for ages and I was determined to this time - the theme is 'Birds'. Here are my two cards using the same bird die on both cards with different designs for two different occasions. Such a fun idea for a challenge! Sorry its not the best photo.
The thank you card is winging (excuse the pun!) to the recipient as we speak!
The background is made with Distress Oxides and water on my glass mat - I made two A4 sheets of these colours so I can use them on future projects. I cut a square then stamped the Clarity Thank You stamp with my Misti to make sure it was straight and in a perfect square. The Apple Blossom die (I have no record of the name) was cut from snippets of black card as were the four flowers in the corners which were from a die that was free with a magazine and matched the flowers on the bird die perfectly. I made a square card base, added the main panel and it was finished.
For the birthday card I cut the die three times from snippets of card, two in the black and one in the white - actually I cut an extra one in white and tried both ways round and went for the white in the centre in the end. I chose pink for the panel so the die cuts would really pop and made a DL card base. The sentiment is by HobbyArt stamped in Versafine Claire Nocturne on a snippet of white card, cut up then edged with black marker. The little white butterflies are cut from Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy. To make sure all my black and white snippets match and also match the base card, I store any snippets with the matching sheets of white or black card so I never mix the different whites and black as it really shows if you use mixed up shades of either. I have several drawers of different white card and a couple of black. I am totally disorganised in most things but do manage to keep those organised. I may have mentioned it before but I think its a really good tip.
As well as the Twofer Challenge I would like to enter the following:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - use Snippets! Another wonderful challenge, thank you Di!
I hope you are having a fab week - I apologise for my lack of visits - haven't been too well lately! I keep having to apologise - soooooo sorry!
Take care. Christine xxxxxxxxxx