Saturday, May 9, 2020

It's time for a TWOFER!

It's time for a new challenge at Twofer! I am thrilled to be the guest designer for this month at this fun and intriguing card challenge hosted by Darnelle
We are asked to create two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamps, stencils or dies. 

Our theme for this month's challenge is flowers! I chose to use the Bouquet Builder 6 stamps from Waffle Flower for my cards. 

Using flower images for two different occasions came easily. I chose a birthday and an encouragement greeting. A different way to use the images? I began with stamping on designer series paper. 

For the card above I stamped the floral spray directly onto the brick patterned paper and heat embossed in white. I added color with markers on the leaves. I wanted a bolder look for the flowers so they were embossed on colored card stock, cut out and adhered over the first stamping.

For the second card, I used patterned paper with a subtle design, and stamped the floral spray multiple times to create a background. I also added some distressing to the panel with a faint stripe.

The gold accent strip and trim on the die cut plus a few white gel pen highlights were the only embellishment needed. 

I sure hope that you will check out the Twofer Card Challenge and play along with us! It's really fun thinking of new ways to use your stamps, and inspiring to see what others create! 

 I am glad that you came by today. Happy Mother's Day greetings! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!


Darnell said...

Thank you for being our Guest Designer, Cindy! I love your two distinctly different designs using your flower prompt! The aqua and gold look stunning with the white encouragement card and I'm incredibly inspired by how you use AND make pp! That subtle brick paper looks like a stencil and I love the postage border and how you raised the front panel. I also love that you simply white heat-embossed the flowers on colored card and cut them out, rather than coloring them! Genius step!! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Cindy, so glad to have you as our guest designer. Your flowery cards are fabulous. The soft tone on tone YOu card is delightful. The white embossed flowers are so beautifully framed in your second card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Cindy! Your cards are beautiful. I can tell you have an eye for detail, and to use it so well in clean and simple designs is a gift. These are so lovely. :-D

Thank you SO SO SO much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment this weekend. Your words made me smile big, and touched my heart that you would spend an hour of your time looking at my creations. Awww. Thank you again. <3

Marcia Hill said...

SOOOOO happy to see you as our GD this month Cindy, and your cards are FABULOUS!! LOVE how you stamped right over simple DSP to make it your own, and how different both of your cards came out using the same stamp! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

YAY, congrats on guesting Cindy!! Your cards are both beautiful!!

Anita in France said...

These are both gorgeous, Cindy ... the soft grey pp and delicate green leaves make for a lovely subtle background for the pop of vibrant pink on your pretty dimensional blooms! The colour palette on your second card is beautiful ... tone on tone elegance ... and a fabulous gold dipped sentiment ... delicious! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Anita :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I like these! You know... as much as I love the colors of beautiful flowers I do believe my favorite is the blue card with no coloring at all. I feel like I want to CASE this one to some degree. Love the chunky word dies, which are perfect against the background. Congratulations on your guest spot, Cindy!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your blossom patterned paper looks amazing - love the tone on tone! And I love the colorful blossoms with the postage stamp layers too! Congrats on being a guest designer at Twofer!!

Liz Williams said...

How creative to use that stamp as a background stamp for the one card and it as the focal point on the other! Both are gorgeous.

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer. Your cards are so pretty. I really like how you made your own background by stamping the flower image over and over. The colors you used for the flowers are lovely and I love the double frames.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow these are gorgeous!

Craftychris said...

Both these are absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on being guest designer, you certainly nailed it! Stay safe. xxx