Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Today I am sharing 2 cards I have made for Twofer #6 trees.

Unfortunately I haven't posted anything for a while as I just keep running out of time and being fairly new at this game, it all takes me rather a long time. I have, of course, still been making cards but haven't easily found challenges to enter them in. This time I was determined to make an effort and enter the Twofer challenge.

I recently bought some Catherine Pooler ink, which has not been available in the UK for long, so these cards are about experimenting with the ink and I like it a lot, the colours are wonderful.
Here are my cards:

The 2 tree stamps I have used come from Clarity Stamp and the colours on the first card are rocking' red and orange twist. I made the sentiment with my Scan n Cut machine, coloured it with the ink and then did several layers of clear heat embossing. I also used clear embossing powder on the frame. I had intended to put a piece of velum on this card just to break it up a bit and would have put it on the left side until I found a smudge of the green ink on the right side. I have no idea how it got there!

You can see the shine from the embossing on the picture. The birthday part of the sentiment is coloured using the same red ink but it did darken up considerably as I ensured good coverage and put the clear embossing on it. I don't mind though, I think it still works and it matched the colour of the enamel dots.

I have been wondering what the occasion is for my second card, I think I am plumping for just a note, but I toyed with making it a celebration of green, which I just love. I even tried to make a little love green tag to put on the card but I couldn't get it to work. I used a stamp positioning tool and a template I made to ensure the card got rotated accurately. I hung a little die cut heart on it to emphasise the celebration of green. The ink colour is grass skirt. The daisy type flower in the middle was stamped twice and fussy cut. I coloured them with alcohol markers and was pleased to find that the ink didn't bleed hardly at all.

Do let me know what you think, I am intrigued to know as these cards are different to my usual style.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.

Hilary xx


Loll said...

Adore the vibrant and colourful tree cards Hilary! The first card is so special with the heat embossing on the sentiment and on the frame. Looks awesome. And the vellum strip looks fabulous as well as covering a little smudge ... it happens to all of us!

The green tree card is so pretty. What a great way to use the tree stamp. Love the layering to create a medallion to celebrate everything green! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Darnell said...

Well done, Hilary Jane! Not only are your red and orange trees rockin', but your green-hued trees are rockin', as well! I love your bold and vibrant designs and love the vellum panel! I think your celebration of green (great idea!) card is a dimensional delight through and through! The heart and bow are so sweet!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #6! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Glad you made an effort - both card are spectacular!