Twofer Card Challenge #2, where the prompt is Hearts:
Of course, I've convinced myself that I was particularly clever in using not just the EXACT same die for both hearts, but actually it's just one heart; I've used both the die cut and the negative from one pass through my Big Shot ;)
The Christmas card was inspired by the Jingle Belles' prompt of A-Coloring We Will Go. I colored the bird last month, and cut him out as well, but couldn't decide what to do with him. When the new Twofer Challenge posted, I searched Christmas, Cardinal and Heart on Pinterest and found this felt ornament - wow! Unfortunately the link no longer works, but it gave me the inspiration I needed. I was still dealing with issues, though. I attempted to cut the heart through the front of a card base - it was both crooked and off-center, necessitating some serious trimming. Then I was a little rough with the bird and broke off the leg on the right - it's been mended, but doesn't he look a bit spraddle-legged? Maybe it's just me...
stamp sets - Best Birds, Christmas Pines; ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate; Stampin' Blends; Stampin' Write marker - Basic Black; card stock - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate; Big Shot with Sweet & Sassy framelits and Woodland textured impression folder
And, making use of a NBUS stamp set that has so many options I temporarily had a bit of creativity paralysis, the companion card, a bit more Clean And Simple:
stamp set - Waterfront; ink - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Fresh Fig, Always Artichoke; Big Shot with Sweet & Sassy framelit