Saturday, February 17, 2018

Happy Hearts Day

Hi!  I'm still in heart mode.

I have a Twofer

They are similar but different.
(Hopefully not too similar)

Twofer Challenge #2

I used a NBUS heart die from Concord and 9th


This first card uses Loll's Splash Watercolour Background 
with a white die cut heart to make an encouragement card that I think
would be especially good for someone fighting cancer.


This one is cut from a piece of watercolor background on popped on a textured card base.

I inlaid all those little pieces in.  It was like doing a jigsaw puzzle.

Perfect to send to someone I love.

It's also perfect for our 



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Heartprints (PTI), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White (ret.), Onyx Black (VF)
Paper:   Mixed Media (ST), Solar White (Neena), Textured Ivory (Core'dinations )
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolor (#43 Mid yellow, #34 Dk. pink), Heartstrings Die (C9)


26 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

Both of these are absolutely wonderful Bonnie!! I love the heart die you used...SO pretty! I love the look of the white heart against the water color on your first card and then the opposite on the 2nd card and with such lovely colors! I'd say A+ for this challenge my friend!! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab twofer, Bonnie! Just love the inlay on card 1 and the crisp white over watercolor on card two!!

Trina P. said...

Fantastic twofers, Bonnie. Great job with your splash watercolour background and inlaying the pieces. Two great techniques. I have this die and it’s a gorgeous one. xx

Barb said...

Two super Twofers Bonnie! Barbxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are just beautiful Bonnie and I LOVE the little black gems on the second one! Have a great weekend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

MaryH said...

OOh, another die for the wish list. It's beautiful, and totally agree that the look is wonderful for encouragement of any kind. Of course the backgrounds are delightful, with the great watercolor looks, and you did a super inlay job on #2. Lovely 2fers. TFS

Christine Alexander said...

what yummy colours and such an awesome die. Reminds me of candy :) love the cards

JD/ Jill said...

Two great cards! Perfect cards for this month's "heart" Twofer challenge! Like how you did that background!

BożenA said...

WOW! What an amazing two cards, Bonnie. I love their delicacy, they are so soft and feminine.
Hugs,
BożenA

Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh, how incredibly different those dies look, love the super finish on them both.
Faith
x

JosieD said...

Two very touching, heartfelt cards and such an interesting similarity yet difference. You are so creative, Bonnie....!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love those pretty hearts and your water colors look great.

OH Babs said...

Bonnie I like both of your twofers and the textured paper looks marvelous.

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are absolutely Gorgeous, Bonnie. What a beautiful heart die and your designs really show off their versatility. A tip for you..if you add a piece of Press & Seal under your CS before you die cut your hearts, all the pieces stay in place and then you do not have to put them all back like a jigsaw puzzle. That is what I do when they are all tiny and many pieces:-) TFS my frind. Hugs...

Happy Dance said...

Bonnie, these are really quite lovely! That's an amazing heart, and I love how you've left the first one white, letting the background shine, and I do love the reverse look, too! The watercoloring on both is really pretty and I love the colors you've chosen for your cards. Wonderful cards!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Darnell said...

Isn't that a remarkable heart die? I just love how you have designed your Twofers with it, Bon-Bon! Lolly's splash background technique is perfect behind the heart cut-out frame and I agree, it will be great for someone fighting and beating cancer! Your second card with the pieces left in is so gorgeous in the pink and rose and yellow hues! Adding a matching border is genius!! Thank you so much for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Dolly

Maxine D said...

How absolutely wonderful these two cards are Bonnie - love them both!!
Blessings
Maxine

Kara Lynne said...

Two absolutely beautiful heart cards, Bonnie! I love the way you changed directions with the pink and yellow from the heart to the bottom border on your first card, and your splash water color is the perfect combination of color and white space! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Bobby said...

It seems that is a popular heart die, Bonnie, and I love the way you've used it with the wonderful watercolor techniques. You went subtle with the first one and more bold with the second, perfect for the sentiments.

Loll said...

Two beautiful heart cards Bonnie. Love the colours of your splash watercoloured background ... no surprise there! :) Gorgeous with the heart over top. What a wonderful card of encouragement it would be too. And your watercoloured heart is a beauty. So much patience to place in all those inlaid pieces, but worth it ... it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Karen D. said...

Great cards Bonnie...both have their own unique look...wonderful mf.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Bonnie! The splash background is perfect for the white heat die-cut and I love that you added the matching strip to the bottom of your watercoloured inlaid heart card.

Mac Mable said...

Wow what an eye catching die....gorgeous colours and the technique on the first card is so unique and fabulous x

Marybeth said...

Two beautiful hearts and watercolored images and background ! I need to play may in the next one.

Susanne Vargas said...

This heart looks fantastic on both cards, be it watercolored with all the pieces inlaid or in white with that gorgeous background peeking through! These cards make me want to order that heart...
Thanks for playing at the Twofer!

Cathy said...

2 gorgeous heart cards Bonnie, perfect for those occasions, Cathy x