Yikes! What a challenge Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge is! I really have to get my brain in gear to make two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamp!
But I think this month, I actually got it! Using a tree stamp in two different ways!
For my first card, I used the lovely willow tree as a tree. Stamping the tree and die cutting it, adding the little swing and birdhouse.
I got this stamp set from a flash sale from PTI. It's called Backyard Branches and PTI sold it from Facebook a few weeks ago - I got an e-mail about the sale and was lucky enough to order two of the four sets available before they were gone! They are small stamp sets with the dies included for $15.00 each.
I think they may offer the four sets again - but it's not in the web store now.
Anyway - I made this a Birthday card and stamping Happy Birthday inside.
For my Sympathy card, I took the willow tree leaf stamp (it's separate from the trunk stamp), turned it upside down, inked the bottom half of it with Simply Chartreuse and the top half with Plum Pudding - thinking it would look rather like a lavender plant. I die cut the square frame out of a panel of Plum Pudding and layered the stamped panel behind the opening using foam tape so it sits back from the frame. I stamped the sentiment from Words of Comfort from PTI and added 3 Tiny Twinkles and layered it all over a white card base.
So there you go - my Twofer! And please excuse me while I go take a nap to rest my brain!!
Blue Skies card:
Stamps: Backyard Branches - PTI, Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo
Paper: White, Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories: Backyard Branches Dies, Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.
So Sorry card:
Stamps: Backyard Branches, Words of Comfort - PTI
Paper: White, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories: Square Peek a Boo Die - MFT, foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.