Stretch your supplies

There’s a new card challenge run by the amazing Darnell called Twofer Card Challenge where you have to make two different occasion cards using the same stamps and dies. I love this challenge as it enables me to use the same stamp or die set more than once without being repetitive. As I normally only use my stamps once before moving onto the next one, this will make me feel that I have really used my supplies and less guilty about buying new ones! 😉 Thanks so much Darnell! :))

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So for my first participation, I went further than using just one stamps/dies sets to make two cards. I used 3! The same Abstract stencil by My Favorite Things, Heart die by XCut and Nom Nom Kitties stamp set by Mama Elephant.

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To make the first card, I diecut the heart from Xcut and used it as a mask to stencil in my distress oxides through the MFT Abstract stencil.  The heart diecut also has a faint stencilled image as I put it behind my stencil when I was wiping off the inks with a wet wipe. I darkened the original image so you could see the stencilled heart below.

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I stamped the kitties onto a white card stock and FUSSY CUT it!!! I have a Brother scan and cut and I still have to fussy cut some images when the machine decides not to pick up the image! 😡 Anyway carrying on, I coloured my kitties with my Zig clean color real brushes, stuck them onto the heart and stuck the heart onto the card. As I didn’t have the sentiment I wanted, I created it using my Artemio  label maker.

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For the 2nd card, I used the negative of my diecut heart as a mask to colour in the heart through the same MFT stencil and distress oxides again. The kitty from the same Mama Elephant stamp set was coloured in using my Zigs as well. The sentiment from Winnie and Walter was stamped with Versafine ink and it implies a good birthday is one where we get to eat good food. Any Asian will understand as we’re all foodies!

Well I hope you enjoyed both my cards.  I ‘m also trying to make less flower cards so hopefully this will be a start of a series of cute cards before I go back to my flowers! Thanks for visiting and your comments make my day!!

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