Monday, 22 January 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1

Hello and thank you so much visiting me.  Today I am entering the wonderful Darnell's fabulous new Twofer Card Challenge.  You have two make two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies.  The theme for this first challenge is 'feathers'.  I have used the same feather stamp on both cards.



The card on the left is a 'sending smiles' card to cheer someone up whether they are ill or just going through a tough time.  The mouse is from a wooden Penny Black Christmas stamp called Xmouse Ornament - the mouse on the stamp is drifting down on a snowflake which I covered up with masking tape, inked up, removed the masking tape then stamped and embossed with clear powder.  Then using my Misti and the feather stamp from Sheena Douglas stamp set The Quest - I stamped and embossed the feather so it joined the piece of string I had left from the snowflake and embossed that too.  What would we do without the Misti!  The sparkles are from Winnie and Walter Big Bang Confetti and the words are from Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set..  I coloured the image with Promarkers, cut out with Spellbinders Labels 4 and edged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

For the card on the right I used the same feather stamp, repeatedly stamping with Vintage Sepia Versafine to make a nest for the two little birds.  The birds are from HobbyArt Birds on a Wire which I stamped in Black Versafine and embossed with clear powder, fussy cut out, coloured with Promarkers then edged with black and sat on the nest.  It was going to be a new home card but I changed my mind and decided to add the punched heart and make an anniversary card instead!  The sentiment is HobbyArt too.  The gorgeous die is Spelbinders Romantic Rectangles Two.

I added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to each of the cards for a bit of sparrkle.

I should have taken photos of each card separately so you could see the detail better but I didn't think of that!  Sorry.  I will next time.  I want to link up tonight and haven't time to sort out more photos.

This Twofer Card Challenge really makes you think - thank you Darnell, a fabulous challenge!

Thank you again for visiting me and I hope you have a fantastic week.
Take care.  Christine xxx

16 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a wonderful and creative challenge! I absolutely love what you did with it Chris! Your cards are incredible!!! HUGS!

Di said...

Oh Chris! How fabulous - I adore both cards! Beautifully designed and made. Love the little mouse drifting along holding the feather - and the Anniversary card is perfect! Just shows what shapes can be made using feathers :)

Thank you so much for your lovely card - it's fluttering about on my desk here!

Love and hugs

Di xx

Darnell said...

I'm so happy you made these two delightful and different designs for two different occasions and joined in with the first Twofer Card Challenge, Chris! I really appreciate the shoutout and appreciate that you did a great job of embracing the concept I had in mind! (It does make you think, doesn't it?!) Your sending smiles card is so adorable and will definitely cheer someone up! I just love your little critter using a feather for a balloon!! And, of course, feathers in a nest are everything, right? These two are all about comfort!! I love both your thoughtful designs! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Susanne Vargas said...

Both of your cards are utterly adorable! The mouse floating down while holding on to the feather is so cute! And what a great and creative idea to use the feather stamp to make a cozy nest for those love birds!
Thank you for joining in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Jackie said...

They are both lovely, Chris, and so different despite using the same stamp. Jx

dutchess said...

These are lovely Chris...they will most certainly cheer the recipient up...they are such cute adorable images and they make great cards...xxxx

Anita in France said...

Two brilliantly creative cards, Chris! That little mouse drifting down on his feather is such a cutie ... and I love that you feathered the nest for those sweet birds ... so clever! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous cards Chris. Love the little mouse dangling on a feather - so inspired! The birds look at home on their feathered nest too (think I see a bit of a pun there too :D)
Fliss xx

Loll said...

Two awesome feather cards, Chris. The first card is so fun ... would bring a smile to anyone's face --- great design. The second is so clever with using the feather to create a nest for your two love birds. Sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Julia said...

Two great cards using the feather stamp in different ways. That sounds like an interesting new challenge, I shall go have a look. The feather nest on your anniversary card is fab. x

AlisonC said...

That little nest is inspired. Soft colours and cute critters, they will both bring smiles.

Anne said...

Fantastic cards Chris, you’ve been very creative with the feather
What a fantastic idea for a challenge, it’s very hard to come up with new ideas but I’ve not seen that done before

Anne x

Liz McGuire, said...

Two gorgeous cards. The mouse with the feather is a genius idea!

Liz x

Barb said...

They are two fabulous cards Chris and very clever.I like the way you thought outside the box for both your sweet cards. Barbxx

Karen said...

Such a clever and awesome combination. I get you with the Misti though, how did we manage before that marvel lol! I love my Misti and don't think I could stamp without it now in fact I've told hubby that if anything happened to it he would have to purchase me a new one immediately. I am a dreadful klutz so I think something will probably happen at some time to my beloved Misti xx

Marina said...

Clever! Both so different and both fabulous.