Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #10 Harvest

Edited Note: I just realized I did not follow the rules.
I forgot you have to use either a Stamp or Die for the theme.
I used a Stencil for my Harvest Theme.
I love my cards, but next time will follow the rules!

I am getting just in under the wire to play along with the

I am always bummed if I miss this really fun challenge, but got home from 
our 3 week camping/hiking trip just in time:-)

My Harvest Cards

I made these stencil monoprint backgrounds while on vacation.  
Just added the die cutting when I got home.

Card #1

This is my DH Denny's card celebrating our 53rd Anniversary on the 29th!
I loved the monochromatic earth tone colors.

Very simple technique.  
Placed Sanna ARTplorations Barley Stencil over mixed media paper.  
Then stamped Distress Ink, Walnut Stain over stencil and spritzed with water.

Next removed stencil and turned over onto another piece of mixed media and pressed
down with a paper towel, which gave me the negative monoprint.
I will save the positive 1st print for a future project.

Die Cut the piece with MB Stitched Rectangle. 
Die cut Early Espresso CS with same die.

Die Cut Crumb Cake CS with CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle 
Nesting Dies and attached to Crumb Cake card base.

Added Sentiment on the smallest MB Stitched Rectangle
and sponged with Walnut Stain DI.
I popped up the main image and sentiment tag and Done!

Card #2

Again,  backgrounds I designed on our vacation.

I had taken several pre-die cut tags with me.
I love this set of 6 tag dies. My tag was the 3rd largest tag.

Again,  used the same stencil as my 1st card and the stencil monoprint technique.
I used Distress Inks, Fossilized Amber,  Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon
for the negative background image.

Then used the same colors, but with more of the bright colors for the smooshed
background on my tag.  
Placed a small section of the ARTplorations Sanna Barley stencil over tag
background and sponged  on DI Walnut stain for get the positive  Barley image.

When home I die cut the background negative monoprint with the CUTplorations
Die.  Stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut the sentiment and popped up.

Added Seam Binding and layers to SU Thick Whisper White CS.

Hope you like my cards.  I was very pleased with how different they turned out 
and I always love how I get Twofer cards when done!

Thank you, Dolly for another fun Challenge.  Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Card #1:
Stamps:SSS Bouquet of Thanks
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, SU Crumbcake and Early Espresso
Inks: DI Walnut Stain
Accessories: ARTplorations Sanna "Barley" Stencil. Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies. TH Spritzer. Dimensionals. CUTplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Card #2
Stamps: same
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and MM
Inks: Distress Inks:Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.
Accessories: Same stencil.  CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies and Running Stitch Die.
SU retired Seam Binding.  Dimensionals.


  1. Nancy, every time I see you use this stencil I love it even more. Two amazing cards with one of my favorite techniques. wonderful monoprints :)

  2. I'm sure Denny loved his manly monochromatic card, Nancy! The tone-on-tone hues are fantastic and I love the simple sediment and matting! And your thank you card is in gorgeous autumn colors! I love the background behind the beautiful tag and how you topped it off with such pretty ribbon! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #10 as soon as you got home from your awesome vacation!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. There's a wonderful serenity about your monochromatic card, Nancy ... so stylish and masculine! What a wonderful riot of autumn colour on your second card ... love how the dark silhouette on the tag really pops against those rich shades! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. just lovely...glad you had a great holiday. Great masculine look.
    x Karen

  5. Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards Nancy! (can I say gorgeous when commenting on a masculine card??) I just LOVE that stencil you used (so much so that I just finished shopping at Stamplorations and have that stencil (plus a couple others!) coming to my house...thanks for enabling!!)! It looks so wonderful with the monoprint technique in both the browns and the vibrant Autumn colors! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

  6. You are so good at this technique and these are two wonderful cards Nancy!

  7. So glad you got home in time to join us at Twofer, Nancy! Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary, and what a fantastic card for your husband! I love how your technique left white space speckled around the wheat, and what a beautiful warm brown background! Speaking of color, I'm in love with your combination of DI for your tag and background - bright, fun, fall! Again, thanks for joining us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  8. Two beauties using that fantastic stencil, Nancy! Love the neutral tones of your first card. Perfect for Denny to celebrate your anniversary! And the second card is bright and beautiful with that sweet tag. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. Happy Anniversary!! xx

  9. Two beautiful cards for the Twofer Challenge, I love the stencilling. Hope you have a lovely day celebrating on the 29th. xx

  10. Both are beautiful. Love the browns and the masculine look of the first one! The warmer colours and the layering of the second one really appeals to me too.

  11. Nice that you had these beautiful monoprints all made up and ready to go. These are surely some of my favorites ever, Nancy! I love the colors, stencil, card designs. Wow! Happy anniversary to you and Denny! Hard to believe such youngsters could be celebrating 53 years of marriage!

    1. We would agree...the time has flown by with so many awesome memories. Thank you Leslie for your sweet comment. I am loving Sanna's 14 new I do not have them all...yet! Hugs, Nancy

  12. Love that barley stencil, Nancy! It makes a gorgeous monoprint! The neutral colors are perfect for Denny. A very masculine card! And I love the bright colors of the second card! The more muted background makes the pink of the tag really pop! Two great cards, my friend!

  13. Terrific twofers, Nancy! You were productive on your vacation. How nice to have your stencil monoprints all ready to go. Wonderful colour palettes on both and finished perfectly. xx

  14. Two wonderful cards! Love how you used the stencils here! I don't want to cause you palpitations, but the last time I asked, stencils were not allowed for this challenge....only dies and stamps....but perhaps they don't notice that and you get by with it ;)

    1. OMG, Cornelia..I just read the badge...looks like you are right. No one on the team said a word. I was so excited to get my cards made with a harvest theme, I forgot to read the rules. Oh well, I still love both cards:-) Thanks for the heads up, my friend. Hugs..

  15. You are the stencil master lady. These cards pack a punch. They are equally beautiful and so unique. The monochromatic one is truly special, made him happy I bet. Love them both xx


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