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Make it Monday and Something Unexpected

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post today - its late and I don't have much time....just wanted to share two cards with you - my first is for this weeks Make it Monday where the fabulous Laura Bassen tells us the secret of double partial die cutting. You gotta watch that video!
Here is the card I made for it:



All supplies are by Papertrey and I added some sequins. Here is  a different view - I mounted it with foam tape onto card stock.


 My second card is for A Blog named Hero - something unexpected it the theme. If you know me even a little bit, you know that is just the right thing for me.....



I used a leaf stamp from the set Lotus Leaves to make the bird, the green "branch" is from the same set and I added those tiny little black adornments with stamps from the Heartfelt Messages set. Both sets are by Hero Arts


Added some splatters and smeared green ink for extra interest. 

 I am also linking up with
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 second card - Hero Arts Lotus Leaves - never used, but in my stash probably for 2 years.....
The Challenge - Anything goes - first card


Happy stamping!







Comments

Linda said…
Lovely cards. Your MIM is so pretty.
Gabby said…
Like both cards! Cute, colorful bird. Your card inspired by Laura's (PTI) video is very nice. Like the red/purple. :)
Suchi said…
These two cards are so darn cool!! Love them Cornelia!! :) :)
Anonymous said…
Super striking, Cornelia! Beautifully done. It's such a fun challenge. :)
MamaTrees said…
Guten Morgen aus deiner alten Heimat, der Vogel ist der Knaller, gefällt mir super.
Ganz liebe Grüße
Bianca
Julie B said…
I love this technique Cornelia, fab card and thanks for the link! :)
papierelle said…
*kreisch* .... oh sorry, aber die Karte mit dem Vögelchen ist ja sowas von zauberhaft und wunderschön, bin restlos begeistert!!!
GLG Gundi
Flo said…
Beide Karten sind mal wieder großartig. Schade, dass die Flasche nicht durchsichtig ist, da weiß man nicht, wie viel noch drin ist :-))) Toll gemacht.
Auch ein Blatt zum Vogel umfunktionieren hat schon was!!! Die Farben passen gut zur Jahreszeit.
Liebe Grüße,
Flo
Deine Karten - immer ein optisches und kreatives Highlight für mich ;))
Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth
Kristie Goulet said…
These are both awesome. Your MIM is so cool. Love the colors you used.
Melissa Bove said…
Adorable cards! Both are beautifully designed!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa
artful-notions said…
Came to your blog by way of PTI, but found 2 gorgeous cards! Love the wine card, so elegant. And the bird is darling. Great cards!
Sandy S. said…
Loved both cards. You're the first to use something other than word for MIM, and it turned out great!
Sandy S. said…
Silly of me. #1 was a non-word. But I really like your wine theme.
Mateja M said…
Beautiful card :) Love his googly eye. Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.
Mateja
Birgit said…
Wow! Two gorgeous cards!
Sadie said…
So Cute!! Your MIM card is such a good idea.
Anita in France said…
Sigh ... two awesome cards, Cornelia ... the crisp white against the rich sponged background on the wine card is stunning ... and oh my, that little bird ... so shimmery and gorgeous ... and genius! Anita :)
Your MIM card is fantastic, Cornelia!
maria f. said…
Wow. Love the wine silhouettes. Gotta give that technique a try. It scares me for some reason! And your bird... what a perfect design (colors, placement, touches of black). Add your creativity and it's a winner for sure.
Shona Chambers said…
Wow, I just watched Laura's video and its so incredible, I have to try it out tonight!!!! So thank you very much for telling us all about it. Your double cut card looks spectacular and love the die-cuts you chose. Incredible! And your leaf bird, your a genius once again!
Monika Reeck said…
both are adorable
but I LOOOVEE MUCH YOUR LITTLE BIRDIE
how clever you made with leaf stamp
wooohooo
I have to try this
this is cute and love the color and love your CAS Style
LOVE LOVE LOVE your card Cornelia
Hugs, Monika
Kim Heggins said…
Love them both but that sweet little bird card is so adorable and sweet.
You do amazing things with ink Cornelia!!!!
Thanks for joining us at The Challenge 1 year Anniversary!!!
Shona Chambers said…
Wanted to let you know that I did try this last night. It took me five attempts and I needed to change the word die I was trying it with but finally got it to work. Will post the card tomorrow. Not as glamorous as yours but just love the technique. Just wanted to thank you again for sharing this, I would never have seen it otherwise!!!
shirley-bee said…
Fab cards, Cornelia! Love that leaf bird :)
Joyce said…
Came over to see your MIM card. What a fabulous idea. I've got that set out, and it never would have occurred to me to do what you did. Love it so much, and it is now pinned.
Helen F. said…
Oh Cornelia, these are two gorgeous cards! Love the wine bottle & glass card. The bird is so sweet perched on that leafy 'branch'
... Sure hope that you join us again for a BRAND NEW exciting challenge tomorrow! -YAY!!!
Manuela said…
Hallo Cornelia, super Karte gefällt mir sehr gut, der Vogel sieht klasse aus! auch deine anderen Werke sind toll!
cm said…
When I think of innovative, your name springs to mind - and both these cards are yet more evidence of just how creative you are! Your partial-die cuts celebration card: amazing! After umpteen attempts, I called this technique "done" for me (grrr...). I'm content to delight in your success! Your bird card: seriously cute, seriously inventive; seriously a winner!
Hugs~c

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