Thursday, 23 January 2020

Hearts and Cabbages

Darnell and the wonderful and creative team over at Twofer are celebrating their 
second blog anniversary and the prompt for the celebrations is Hearts...
Create two cards with two different designs and for two different occasions 
and use the same die, stamp or stencil....

This is my first card.......

Using a cabbage I stamped a card with pink inks.......
I then stamped the dress image and fussy cut it out.
The background flourish on the card has been stamped with versamark 
and adding Silver Mica Powder with a dry brush....
I so enjoyed using a cabbage to stamp with.....
I have used  a die cut as a stencil for the hearts and then foiled them.
This card will be used as an encouragement card....

This is my second card

Using the same die cut as a stencil 
I foiled in the same tone as the blue background card for a tonal effect.

 This is the die cut I used as a stencil.
It was so difficult getting a good photo of the sentiment so I stamped the sentiment again 
on a white card so you could see what I think 
is a beautiful valentine sentiment for my DH x.
 The two cards together.....
CAS Stencil is also celebrating an Anniversary and it's their first....
I kept my second card CAS to join in the celebrations....
Their prompt is to use a new stencil and as I die cut my own stencil....it's a new one...

Happy second blog Anniversary to Darnell and the team and Happy First Birthday
to Loll and the team over at CAS Stencil and here's to many more years to come...x
Thank you all for the fabulous inspiration x.
Challenges I would love to enter...
CAS Stencil - Us  a New Stencil
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsh'a Masculine challenge - Anything goes
With my second Valentine's card for my DH....
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge - With the option of using anything metallic

62 comments:

Mia said...

Two gorgeous cards, Mac. I love the clever way you used the hearts for the Twofer challenge. And, yes, I have stamped with cabbages and it is really fun! Kisses!!!

Mrs A. said...

A Cabbage to stamp with!!! What on earth will you come out with nex. Lol. Looks absoluetly spiffing and why not in pink as well. Both of your cards are great. Hugs Mrs A.

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mac! Your cabbage stamping looks like pretty floral!! I love that and how you've used that for the pattern on the dress!! Clever idea to use the heart die for stenciling too as both creations look amazing! Beautiful job on the twofer challenge!! HUGS

Darnell said...

Wait. What? There was a class on stamping with cabbages and nobody told me? How dare they! I've stamped with potatoes and can now see the cool patterns in your pretty pink dress that the cabbage gave you. Wow! Love the added schparkly hearts and silver metallic flourishes in the background! And your card design for your hubby's Valentine is wonderfully tactile and masculine! That sentiment brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer's 2nd Blogaversary challenges! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Mac, have seen the cabbage stamping on another post a while back and looks awesome..you are pretty creative and absolutely adore your cards. Good to see you back on blog world and thanks for all your comments..hugs.xx

Loll said...

You stamped with a cabbage???!! OMG, we crafters will use just about anything. :) LOVE IT! Gorgeous design. LOVE that beautiful dress with the pink foiled hearts. WOW! You are so talented my friend! And I LOVE the blue hearts on your CAS design. Again, foiling ... gorgeous. Love the tone-on-tone. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Christine Alexander said...

awesome background with the cabbage Mac, the swirls are so pretty.
Both cards a great, the second card I love those colours :)

Maria said...

Very lovely cards! The dress with the hearts is so classy and pretty! And, love the second card in the gorgeous blue! Two very unique beautiful cards, well done!!

Cat Craig said...

At first I though there must be either a new or very old tool out there...cabbage stumped me...but then seeing the pattern its a slice of a head of cabbage. How fabulous. It make for a lovely pattern on your dress festooned with glittery hearts. Your second card is so nicely CAS and a great man card. Thanks so much for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge #23.

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - I need to pick my jaw up from the keyboard... these are stunning Mac - absolutely love the cabbage background, and the innovative way you have used the die
Blessings
Maxine

HilaryJane said...

Oh Mac these cards are just wonderful. What a wonderful idea to use a cabbage! Your designs are always so creative and brilliantly executed you just have to love them. I couldn’t choose between these they are both stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at CAS stencil xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW and WOW again!! Absolutely stunning cards Mac, fabulous designs, and from a cabbage too, love the dress it's fabulous and such wonderful colours too Kate x x

Karen Brown said...

Mac, you created a beautiful and dramatic card. Very nice. We are so pleased that you joined us this week for our Watercooler Wednesday masculine challenge. Karen - DT

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Hey Mac! I was looking at this last night but was too tired at the time to comment. First of all, the cabbage stamping turned out great! Also, I really like the perfect pearl in the background. That is such a pretty touch.

Marcia Hill said...

OK, so I too had to go back and read your post again because the cabbage part just wasn't sinking in! But OMG Mac...how incredibly beautiful and unique a background for that lovely dress it made along with all the hearts! And your hubby's Valentine card with the hearts is AMAZING too! You are so talented and creative my friend...feel like I'm always blown away when I come to visit your blog! And now if you'll excuse me, I need to go out and buy some cabbage!! Thanks for joining us at The Twofer Challenge Mac...we love seeing you in the gallery!! :0)

Viv said...

I was soooo excited to see your latest creations Mac and as always they are AMAZINGLY AWESOME!
Love both cards and your flair and creativity shines through.
Thanks for sharing at CAS Stencil! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, these cards are so great. I love the dress and background on that card and that you made your own stencil. That is so cool and the card turned out so pretty. I love those foiled hearts.

Happy Dance said...

Mac, I was stunned to learn that the pattern in your dress was made with cabbage! Amazing results! The dress looks very fashionable. Pretty background, too. Love those pretty pink hearts scattered across her dress. And the Valentine for your hubby is absolutely wonderful!! Those blues are rich and they look perfect surrounding that sentiment. And what a sentiment it is! Soooo romantic! Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

I Card Everyone said...

Your cabbage stamped more beautifully than the celery I used!! Ha!

Oh Beverley, you can't imagine my delight to have this in my inbox today! You've taken Coco's lead, and created the most gorgeous heart-filled heartfelt cards that are true to your fabulous style! Such beautiful foiled hearts! and sensational sentiments!
I'm calling this a winning entry, my friend!
=]

Trina P. said...

😳🤔😱Huh? I’ve seen stamping with potatoes, but have never heard of cabbage!!? So cool... you are such a wealth of inspiration. Your twofers are contrasting opposites and yet both are equally amazing! Mind blown. 💥

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

My flabber was well and truly gasted when I read "cabbage", reread it and then looked further down to see you had actually used a cabbage. I'm in awe at your creativeness, which then results in such a gorgeous card, I love the dress and the hearts and the gorgeous flourishes. Then the masculine card, just caught me in my throat, how absolutely wonderful and so lovely in every way. Both fabulous Mac.
Faith x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Clever you, loving the cards. Loving the cabbage stamping too, brilliant idea for backgrounds. Great minds think alike, I got that Dylusion stamp out last week but I have a completely different idea for it but you'll get to see it soon. Have a lovely weekend my crafty friend. Hugs, Angela xxx

pam said...

OMW Mac! two stunning creations ..you are one clever lady..love them both
Pam x

Liz said...

I thought you had mistyped a word and then realised you really meant 'cabbage', Mac! Two fabulous designs and I love the beautiful heart die you've used. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are so clever to use a cabbage and stamp a design. It reminds me of a rose. And, I love how you used the heart die on the dress and then again all itself on the second card. Two great Twofers!

BożenA said...

I was sure that the translator went crazy and translated me wrong ... but I see that it was really cabbage :-) Amazing effect and so creative, Mac. I remember your previous card with this dress and you still kept the highest artistic level possible.
I also love the second valentine card. These shiny hearts and the frame of the card look like a glass tile. So beautiful!!
Hugs,
BozenA

Julia Aston said...

Wowza Mac! I had to read that twice - 'I stamped with a cabbage' what a great result! Both of your cards are so pretty and SO different - love the dark hearts on the dark paper - and that sentiment is wonderful for your DH's Valentine! xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Mac, the cabbage stamping gives a wonderful pattern on that stunning dress! Amazing heart card too, love the foiling, Cathy x

Susan said...

You stamped with a cabbage!! How ever did you think of that? It certainly created a lovely pattern - perfect for the pretty dress. And adding the foiled hearts to it made it even lovelier. Great Valentine too - love the tone on tone effect.

Jane Willis said...

These are absolutely stunning, what wonderful ideas! I've never stamped with a cabbage but I've used a celery stump before which gives a pretty nice stylised rose. Not as amazing as the cabbage though!
Jane
Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! Loving your twofers Mac! The dress and the background stamp you used for it is so beautiful. Made such a beautiful and elegant card too-one I'm totally in love with! Your twofer is equally beautiful in the black and gold color combo. Love those cascading hearts, they are so fun. Will have to add these items to my wish list! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

What?? Cabbage stamping ... that's amazing ... and so effective, Mac! How perfect is that heart adorned gown image (it's not a dress, it's too elegant!) with the wonderful sentiment ... so gorgeous with the pearly flourishes! Your love card puts me in mind of a deep, shimmery pool with heart shaped bubbles gently rising to the surface ... it's so striking ... and the sentiment is just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Beautiful cards, and your sentiments to DH is perfect! I was squinting so card to get a good look, if only I'd kept going... Both are amazing cards, and will be the life of the party at both challenges

Bonnie said...

Well now. I need to go get a cabbage to stamp with! What a beautiful piece! And so perfect for that lovely dress! The shimmery flourishes and shimmery hearts add such elegance! Love the foiled hearts and wonderful sentiment on the second card. I may have to borrow that sentiment for my DH's valentine. Awesome twofers, my friend!

Ina G said...

Every time you create something it is ALWAYS so out of this world amazing and so creative. You have done it again here M. Love both cards and what a stunning result you got with your cabbage, Hope you didn't feed it to dear hubby after that. Gorgeous heart die and even better you now have a stencil the same. Perfect Valentine card - so 'male' orientated.
Happy Rabbie Burns night to you to - a wee bit late.
My love is like a red red rose.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Mac, I thought "cabbage" had a special meaning in UK, and I checked the word in the dictionary! Then I looked at the picture of the cabbage stamped cardstock, and I started believing you really meant a vegetable, cabbage. ;-)
The cabbage stamping makes a beautiful pattern of the dress and goes so well with the Mica Powdered flourish. The shiny foiled hearts are so pretty!
Love the design and the color palette of the second card. The matching trim is a wonderful touch. Fantastic twofers!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Two very beautiful and different Love cards using the same heart die, Mac. TFS your cards and detailed descriptions, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

Hi Mac! Well I confess I read this a few times... I thought you said stamping with a cabbage.. You did!!??!! I see I'm not the only one who was floored by this Lol! I gotta look that up. Either way as always you have created two stunning cards totally unique to your creative talent and once again I am in awe my friend. Your DH is a lucky man! Have a wonderful day e frie... Its cold and miserable outside...

Pat said...

You are so innovative and clever with your designs Mac and who would have thought that such a beautiful pattern could be made with a section of cabbage and love the pretty pink, great for the dress, and I do love the gorgeous swirls in the background with the silver mica and then the added pink glittery hearts on the dress and a great sentiment. The second, a valentine for your DH is such a rich blue colour and the negative die cut heart design used as a stencil is a wonderful idea and works so well with the blue foil giving a tone on tone effect and such a super sentiment too. x

butterfly said...

That silvery background flourish is sensational - shimmering and magical. It's so clever how you've used the hearts to decorate the dress, and then have them tumbling through the night sky on the second card - a gorgeous midnight blue with some more wonderful gleaming silver. Two fabulous cards!
Alison x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Wow, your cabbage stamping is awesome. I would never have thought about doing that.

Greta said...

Wow--that first card is just amazing, Mac! Love the dress & the flourishes! Your hubby's Valentine is perfect with the tone on tone foiled hearts & that loving sentiment! Always love seeing your creations!

Patti said...

Amazing!! I just love the way you dolled up that dress in your first card and the color combo you used for your second card is so dramatic and elegant!! Well done on both cards my friend!!

Sorry to be delayed in commenting! I have been computer challenged while my husband fired up my mew computer!! : ) I'm still limping along but it sure is faster than my old one!! ; )

Created by Kath said...

Two lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges-Kath DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

WEll, shut the front door!!! I had to re-read your post about the cabbage...brilliant design you achieved using it!!
Gorgeous cards as always...love the look. Much thanks for inspiring us to thing outside of the box.
xx Karen

maria f. said...

Always a treat to pop by here and admire your works of art, Mac. Such creativity in the first card and such elegance in the second. Yes, that sentiment is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Cards Challenge this month.

Karen Dunbrook said...

it is so awesome mf
xx Karen

Donna Ellis said...

You are so utterly, fantastically, incredibly talented in the artsy realm, Mis Mac! That cabbage-stamped dress with the superimposed hearts is AMAZING! I love the modern, shimmering, mixed media techniques in the dress, background and layering! Incredible. I always forget to make a stencil with my dies, and enjoy the fun results. Thanks, always, for the fun, extraordinary IMAGINATIVE creations you share with the rest of us. big hugs, de

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. Kudos to you for making your own stencil. It turned out fabulously. I especially love how the stenciled hearts look on that dress. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are awesome - never heard of cabbage stamping! I love that you created your stencil from a die - I also do that - really stretches our supplies! Thanks for joining the STAMPlorations stencil challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards, Mac and I love how you created the stencil! So very creative.
Hugs
Carol x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Cabbage!!! Wow that's creative and it looks fantastic! Stunning cards!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two fabulous cards Mac and your first one is stunningly beautiful. I love your design and composition, great colours too x

Jeanne H said...

Two fabulous cards, Mac. I love them both especially the blue and hearts one!

Viv said...

Wow Mac ...stamping with a cabbage whatever next lol. How clever anyway and love your gorgeous cards too....esp. the dress one ;) Viv xx

Marina said...

You are so skilled at using different techniques - the cabbage is a new one for me! - these look fabulous.

Diane said...

Wow love the two designs, media medium and dimension.

Hugs Diane

Jo said...

Brilliant, but I’m not surprised, you always come up with an innovative approach. Both cards are delicious.
So happy to see you playing with a BANG! Have missed you xx

Jo said...

Oh my, this is so YOU! So Creative! These gems are delicious. Love the designs and all the texture. Great choice of coloured card stock too. Both are unique beauties. Miss you xx

aussie aNNie said...

Mac for a relaxing day out go see 1917 loved it and as a true story made it more enjoyable, set in WW1 so not a lot of horrible stuff either.xx

Dortesjs said...

looking great, your so creative, and thank you for commenting on my blog dear

MiamiKel said...

Oh these are both sensational! I love the softness and how romantic they are ~ just so lovely! I like how different each one is and the uniquenes of each - they sure stand out in the crowd! Sensationally done! XX