Sunday 24 May 2020

Blooming twofer

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with two cards that I created using a large NBUS background stamp from the February 2020 Love from Lizi kit. As is often the case, I was looking forward to inking up this stamp as soon as I saw the release video, but did not get around to actually do it until months later.

A few weeks ago, I sat down and inked up the stamp in different ways, and also stamped it in black to do some colouring with my coloured pencils. I finished colouring the background this past week, or at least a strip large enough to create today's card LOL.

I wanted to add a sentiment that did not distract too much from the colouring, and this circle sentiment from my NBUS Birthday Word Mix 1 set (SSS) fit the bill perfectly. I also have the coordinating dies, but in this case, it was quicker to stamp just the one sentiment onto a scrap of cardstock and use a circle die to cut it out. I used a larger circle die to create an aperture in my stamped panel and popped up both the panel (as well as the black mat) and the sentiment circle using fun foam.

For my second card, I went a different, and much simpler, route. I stamped just a corner of the background stamp onto my card base. I die cut a flower from the add-on set of the card kit using watercolour card, adhered a circle of cardstock at the back so as to keep all the inside parts in place, and then used my Arteza real brush markers and the Arteza water brush to add some colour. I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set and then popped up my flower using foam tape.

I'm linking up my twofer at:

Twofer Card Challenge - #27 Flowers

My birthday card is also playing at:

Seize the Birthday - #191 Anything goes

Colour Crazy - Wk20 Anything  goes colouring

Sparkles Monthly challenge - #128 Use a real stamp (no digi)

My Thinking of you card is also playing at:

Stamping Sensations - Say it with flowers

 Aud Sentiments - #251 AG with a sentiment


  1. Two stunning cards, Marianne! I'm proud of you for using it as soon as you did; sometimes I take YEARS instead of months, lol! You've shown two effective ways to use only part of an entire cover stamp and it's beautiful in both black and white and colored! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #27 and sharing at NBUS! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a beautifully detailed floral stamp Marianne and two such different ways of using it, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our May 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Totally stunning cards, Marianne!! The coloring you've done on the gorgeous image is just wow! I also love how your sentiment sits beautifully inside the circle, and how you've incorporated it in your card design! Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!!

  4. What a beautifully coloured background, Marianne ... such a wonderful riot of vibrant colour ... the simple black circle sentiment is perfect with it! Love how you've used just a corner of the same stamp for your monochrome angled panel ... the line art background really allows your soft single bloom to shine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Two beautiful cards and my personal taste likes the one with the black and white image and the beautifully colored flower on it :-) Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

  6. Really beautiful, awesome colouring & stamping. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member.

  7. Those flowers look amazing either way, but your coloring is sensational! I love both designs and particularly love the circle sentiment cut inside - so hard to do with a busy pattern! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  8. Awesome set of cards! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  9. Ooh Mar, wat heb je weer een mooie Twofer opdracht uitgewerkt!
    Ik was al weg van de stempel toen ik m in februari zag.
    Wat een leuk effect met de zwart-wit in een schuine hoek als onderbasis voor die prachtige rose bloem. En je prachtig ingekleurde bloemen.
    Ook ik vind het een mooie keus van de tekst in het rondje.
    Dikke kus, Ineke☀️

  10. Two beautiful cards. Both made with the same stamp but so very diferent. Great work. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  11. Wonderful cards, love how you've coloured this gorgeous stamped image, the B&W one looks really effective too, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  12. WOW gorgeous cards, I love that background stamp, beautiful coloring with the pencils! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  13. Stunning cards, Marianne, I could get lost looking at the colorful one... that's something I will try. It looks like a very soothing activity of sorts.

  14. Two wonderful cards, Marianne! Your second card I a clever design with the delicate flower taking centre stage against the black and white background! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  15. It's a lovely stamp and you have made two lovely cards with it, I love the one with just the pop of colour

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  16. Two beauties, Marianne! Your coloring is gorgeous! Love them both, but my taste says WOW to the black and white one. - So elegant!!
    Hugs from your new follower and namesister