Sunday, June 17, 2018

Twofer Trees

Hooray, I got some cards done in time for the Twofer Challenge!  I missed it last month.  I have lots of card needs currently and have been very busy with stamping and other things, so I put this challenge to work for me.  Thanks Twofer!

The theme this month is "Trees", so I pulled out a very pretty tree from my Power Poppy stash -- Tree of Life.  The whimsical look of this stamp set makes for no-rules coloring, so I didn't worry about getting everything just right.  Minimal colors, quick designs.  Here's my Twofer together:




The idea of this challenge is to use the same stamp on two distinctly different cards for different purposes or occasions.  You can be clever and creative, or simply make regular old cards.  I colored each the same, but you can see the differences in the designs.

These cards are going in the mail toot sweet, so no fooling around with chunky embellishments.  The first is for someone experiencing tough times.



Pictured below is the inside of the first card with a sentiment from Power Poppy's Lavender set.  I lined both sides of the card because there will be a lot of writing in this one.




Next is a get well card with a Big Scripts "hello".  I was thinking if I used just the top of the tree it would look more like a bush.  That's about as creative as I got today.




Inside is another mix of Power Poppy sentiments using Good Thinking: Renewal, and Nice Things to Say.




The Twofer Trees Challenge is open till the 24th.  It really helped me focus when my brain is going in a dozen different directions.




I'm off and running again!  Have a good day!


27 comments:

Pauline said...

Leslie, I love when you do your 'twofer' card series. Both of these are beautiful. First card - the way the tree is cut off the side, makes for a very interesting layout, who says you need to stamp it centered? but I always seem to do that!. Great layering of papers inside and out as well as the sentiments. Second card - love how you just used the top portion of the tree - I would of never thought of that - again your creativity shows well in this one. Great sentiments on this one as well. (love the gingham paper!). It was a nice surprise to seeing your post today being a Sunday, a great way to start my day! Have a wonderful day. It's going to be a hot one here today and Monday reaching 112 F! Yikes..way too hot for me.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are gorgeous and I love the designs...So clever! The sentiments are just perfect for these pretties...

Leslie Miller said...

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Donna Ellis said...

Such beauties, Leslie! Your colors always are so fresh and ALIVE! Your bird-filled tree reminds me of our trees, so laden with birds of all colors and sizes. It's a joy seeing nature at her best, especially in your pretty cards. I especially like the artistic use of your scallop partial tree. Looks like a bush reaching towards the sky behind a neighbor's fence! Beautiful creations, Miss Leslie! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful tree image with all those pretty blossoms and birds in it. I love how you used it two very different but wonderful ways too for your Twofers. Both are fantastic!

Kathy Krug said...

Oh my gosh, Leslie. Way to see the possibilities of your stamps. Both cards are beautiful but using the top of the tree as a border and pairing it with the gingham is genius. Lovely coloring too.

Yogi said...

pretty. have a great day

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Leslie, such a beautiful tree and great bouquet from the same stamp. Love the fresh summer colours:)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Leslie: I was anxiously waiting for your Twofer cards since you said you were going to post them on Sunday.
I'm taking a breather from the awesome World Cup of Soccer games (in which Mexico beat Germany 1-0) to come and check my email and I found your Twofer card email.
These are amazing cards, love how you used this lovely Power Poppy stamp in such fabulous and different ways. Both cards are colored beautifully.
Love how you used the whole tree on this reasuring and beautiful card and the clever way you just took the top of the tree to create a border for your second card. The addition of the Gingham pattern paper is just perfection.
Thank you for sharing and for giving this fun Twofer Challenge a try.
Big hugs, my friend.
Maria Rodriguez.

pam said...

Love your amazing cards Leslie, perfect colouring on these gorgeous images, love the layouts and colours used.
Pam x

Loll said...

This is such a beautiful image Leslie. Your colouring has really brought it to life giving it lots of depth and dimension. Great work mixing papers for the background of your first card. The colours are so summery and very uplifting. I'm sure it will bring a lot of comfort to your friend.

The second card is also beautiful using the tree top to create a bush. Adding the gingham background and scalloped edging make this a happy card that is sure to cheer up your sick friend. Great work with both designs. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Sherri said...

WOW! Now I want this stamp! Who but you would have come up with 2 marvelous ways to stamp it! I love them both! Awesome cards, Leslie! I'm always amazed by your creativity!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful cards for 2 different occasions and..with the same tree stamp. I love how your designs are perfect for the occasions and stamped sentiment. TFS Leslie. Hugs..

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the stamp and the different ways you used it
Carol x

Darnell said...

I know you're busy getting ready to go have some fun, Leslie, so I appreciate that you took the time to play and I'm glad the challenge worked for your immediate card needs! I have to say I need to check out that company as I love that tree and all the sediments. Of course, the way you have designed your total package outside and inside makes everything look amazing! Using just the top of the tree does totally work as a flowering shrub and the sweet scallop edge, teal card base, and gingham pattern work to enhance it even more! You rock! Thank you so much for joining in Twofer Card Challenge #6! (Enjoy!!) Hugs, Darnell

Conniecrafter said...

Very creative and just beautiful, I love the idea of using just the top of it to make it look like a bush. The inside of both your cards is so very pretty too, really like your choice of papers on both!

Darlene said...

These are AWESOME Leslie and of course your coloring is TOP NOTCH! I love your idea of using the top of the tree as a 'bush' ... works and looks awesome! Well done! I need inspiration so maybe I'll create for Darnell's challenge too and that will help get me started!
Hope you're having a nice get away! HUGS

Cindy Beach said...

Love these cards, Leslie! Your no rule coloring is fresh and pretty as always! The tree image is so so gorgeous and you've used my favorite bright colors to accent them. Quick designs, maybe but oh they will be so appreciated. Hope you're off and running to something fun!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Love what you did with these cards! Nice challenge. The different layouts are really neat and of course I love your coloring. I like how the different backgrounds change up the same stamp look. Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Leslie! Your cards are always beautiful inside and out!

Diane said...

WOW, how absolutely creative AND beautiful!! These cards are beyond stunning with all your fabulous coloring and designs...the insides are gorgeous as well, I need to take lessons from you and finish the insides of my cards...you have inspired me!! Have fun on your summer travels, I think it is so awesome that you get to take Wally and Lulu along!! We are traveling tomorrow with just Mack and then next week we take them all...4 cats and Mack..lol...be safe!!

Carol H. said...

That's a beautiful image and you have made it even more so with both cards! The colors are awesome!!

Stacy Morgan said...

What a clever idea using just the top of the tree Leslie. Wonderful summer colors, just perfect both of them.

Lynette said...

Oh my - they are both so beautiful, Leslie! You're right - it IS a bush on the second card:) I love the way you did them both.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So pretty and great use of the stamp to make a planter!

Pam Sparks said...

Two beauties and I love how you thought you chop that tree down to size! Gorgeous coloring and designing Leslie!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie, I LOVE the two-fer cards too (a lot), and they inspire me so much! Thank you! I love this beautiful and sweet tree filled with darling birds, fruit, and flowers, and it really makes for a darling card. Love both designs, and I also love how you've finished the insides as well (great idea for when I need to write a lot more than just one side). Thanks for your amazing artistry and for inspiring me so much! I've been (as a friend said recently on SCS) in a "no-jo" place! Ha! But I'll make my way back. Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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