Sunday, July 21, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #18: Garden

I could not miss out on the Twofer Card Challenge: Garden!!

My dear friend, Hideko just sent me several die cut herbs from the 
Alexandra Renke Rosemary and Thyme Die Set:-)
Perfect timing for the Twofer Challenge...Thank you again Hideko.

My Cards

I kept my 1st card very Clean and Simple!

I watercolored the die cut Rosemary and Thyme using Distress Inks:Lucky Clover,
Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers.  Then stamped the STAMPlorations
"Healing Herbs" jar in Peacock Feathers onto SU Vellum CS and fussy cut.

Next I die cut my frame using the new Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frame",
which I used on both cards and used the Rosemary and Thyme dies on both cards too!

Placed card front in MISTI and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

Arranged herbs in jar onto card front and attached to card base and Done!


My 2nd card

I had fun coloring the die cut Leaf Stitched Frames on my layers with Zigs.

On the main image I used the washi tape from my stash to ground the die cut herbs,
which I had watercolored with Zigs.  Much brighter than on the 1st card.

Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from "Healing Herbs".  Added a few
sequins,  popped up with foam and Done!

Thank you again Hideko for your thoughtful herb sprigs.  So perfect for my Twofers.
You still have until the 24th to play along.  Loved this challenge, Dolly:-)  Hugs...



Card #1:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Healing Herbs.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Vellum CS.
Inks: Distress Inks:Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers. Versafine black.
Accessories: Alexandra Renke Rosemary and Thyme Die Set. Penny Black "Leaf Stitched Frame". MISTI. SU Clear EB Powder. Gina K Connect Glue. 

Card #2:
Stamps: Same
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#
Inks: Zigs.  Versafine black
Accessories: Same plus sequins and washi tape from my stash and white craft foam.


  1. This is just the way I store my fresh herbs, Nancy... though I have to admit my jars aren't as pretty as you vellum one!
    Two gorgeous cards from the herb garden!

  2. beautiful velum die cut Nancy and love how your coloured the edge of your die cut :)

  3. Your sprigs from your herb garden (thanks to Hideko) are a perfect choice of the Garden prompt, Nancy! You did a great job coloring them for both designs! Love the framing and the sentiments on each! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #18! Hugs, Darnell (Dolly)

    1. I was so pleased to be able to play along this month, Dolly. I love being able to end up with 2 cards when I play:-) Hope it is not too hot in your area...we are a comfortable 70's and the veggies and berries are growing and producing so well..yum! Hugs..Nancy

  4. I could see a big smile of the herb sprigs, Nancy! Thank *YOU* for using the die-cuts for these wonderful twofer cards! The use of vellum for the jar is a great idea and you found the perfect "Thyme" sentiment. The watercolored herbs are so pretty. Adding colors to the leaves on the frame gives it a totally new look, which is perfect for the challenge. The white & green color combo is so refreshing. I love both of them, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. Loved your gift of die cut herbs:-) Hugs...Nancy

  5. Two beautiful herb gardens, Nancy! Love the CAS one and I'm most impressed by the coloring of the frame on the second card! What patience to get that detailed frame colored!

  6. Two lovely, lovely garden cards Nancy!! Love the simplicity of both and am especially impressed with the detailed coloring of that lovely frame on your 2nd card!! Really like your little vellum jar too! Sweet, sweet cards my friend!! :0)

    1. Thank you Marcia. It was very easy to color the leaves with my Zigs. Hugs..

  7. These are both beautiful, Nancy! Your jar and sentiment are perfect on the first card. I love a stamp set that has the perfect sentiments to match. The sentiment on the second card reflects how you feel about receiving this little gift from Hideko. It surely is the little things. I've been coveting that PB frame die, sigh... Thanks for sharing sprigs from your herb garden with us at Twofer!

    1. Thank you Leslie for your thoughtful comment. You would LOVE the PB frame dies:-) Hugs...Nancy

  8. Sweet! Love your herb garden cards Nancy. The first one with the vellum jar is perfection, especially with the sentiment! Your second is so pretty with the leafy frame coloured to match. Wonderful creations, my friend! xx

    1. Thank you Loll. I just had to get the PB leafy frame dies after seeing you use them and also got the idea to color the leaves after you colored yours on one of your cards:-) TFS and always inspiring me:-) Hugs...

  9. What a cool interpretation of the challenge. Your herb gardens are beautiful. I wished I had green thumbs and was able to grow my own herb garden. xx

  10. A herb garden, Nancy ... how charming! The sprigs displayed in the 'frosted glass' jar are a delight ... love how the panel outline mimics the herbs! The herb bed is growing beautifully from the washi ground ... and what amazing detailed colouring on the framed panels! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

    1. Thank you herbs are growing beautifully at home too:-) Hugs..

  11. How kind of Hideko to send the die cut herbs x What fabulous CAS cards, so unique and what a fun and creative way to interpirate the garden challenge x. Fun sentiment on the Thyme card too x

  12. I love that you used herbs for your garden twofer! They are gorgeous in your vellum jar, and with such a fitting sentiment. They are also wonderful growing in your washi tape ground. Again, such a fitting sentiment for the thyme. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  13. I just love the simplicity of these Nancy... Beautiful cards!

  14. Those herbs are so pretty - I can almost smell them!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy