Sunday 25 March 2018

Diecut blossoms.

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend. 
It's getting late here and I'm hoping to link up to a few challenges before they close, see how I go!

At Darnell'sTwofer Card Challenge the theme is blossoms.
You need to use the same stamp or diecut for 2 different occasions, I've used Memory Box lovely peony outline die.

 The blue one is really purple in real life! It was a brushos background that I spritzed with perfect pearls. I scrunched some glad wrap on top too and let it dry, although it didn't leave much of a pattern. Here's a closer look.

I'm also linking this card to the anything goes theme at The Flower Challenge

and to the flower frenzy challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

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At Seize the Birthday, I've gone with the anything goes option.

And, at Addicted to Stamps & More, it's a clean and simple theme.

Here's a look at the second card.

I've cut the peony base and the flourishes from white shimmer card, and the outline from silver shimmer paper.

I'd better get these linked as the clock is ticking lol!
Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Anita in France said...

Delicious, Cathy! The purply-blue with the dramatic black puts me in mind of a stained glass window ... it's fabulous! What an elegant wedding card ... the silver peony with the white on white flourishes is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous twifers Cathy. Stunning background on your birthday card. And I love the simplicity of your wedding card.

Darnell said...

WOW! This is an amazing post to show how brilliant designs can be whether they are bold and brightly colored or left entirely in white! I just think the contrast is incredible, Cathy, and you've chosen wonderful occasions for your different designs! Stunning peonies both ways! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are so very lovely and well designed. Your purple version is a fantastic birthday card. But what really gave me the "wow" factor is that wonderful wedding card. That is so elegant. Thanks for joining the Twofer Challenge #3.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Cathy! The black outlines on that deep blue looks so striking and the same die in silver on white brings out the delicate side of it! Absolutely love them both!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

McStamper said...

Love the white on white with silver. Simply Beautiful.

Ina G said...

Both beautiful cards Cathy. Purple is the hardest colour to get photographed right. Love the result you got with the brisho's and perfect pearl mix. I bet it is stunning IRL. Nice choice of card stock to back it with adding lovely texture.
The second card is just stunning. White on white is perfect with the silver. Beautiful.

Aileen said...

Cathy I love how you have used this flower die. I have it and would never have thought to do as you have done with the one and a half in the frame. Stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. The purple card is so dramatic and the white and silver is very elegant.

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, Cathy, these are two awesome cards. The Brusho's card is so pretty and the wedding card is beautiful. Wonderful way to make the two different cards.

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've used the die cut flower. Artsy first one and love the two black die cuts with the texture on the white background and the pretty brusho's layer is faublous. Wow on the second... CAS perfection and so very elegant x

stampwithsandy said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, Cathy! It's wonderful to see how you used the same die with two entirely different results. So glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Jeanne H said...

Really wonderful cards!

sharon said...

Both cards are amazing, great to see the same die used in totally different ways. Its wonderful to think outside of the box, well done.
sharon :)

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty, luv the fun color! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Carol L said...

What a smashing twofer you've created! I just LOVE the purple card with it's deep, rich color, and the wedding card is quiet, serene and just perfect! A great use of that flower!!

Barb said...

A lovely pair of cards Cathy. Both are very different. Barbxx

roffeycreations said...

Love the silver embossed card - gorgeous!!! Mxxx