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Its Darnell's Twofer Challenge No, 3. Its so much fun. This time it is Blossoms - I chose to use wildflowers - they are blossoms too!
I used three of the dies from Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower thinlets which I cut using my Sizzix Big Shot - the same dies on each card but two different designs and occasions.
I went for a bright and sparkly birthday card and a more subdued thinking of you card. I will put separate pictures below so the detail shows better and give a rundown on how I made each card. The first one (the birthday card) I am also entering into some other challenges so I will pop those below the picture too.
I used watercolour card for this one and inked it with Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Wilted Violet Distress Inks then spritzed with water and dried. I used French Script and Cross Hatching stamps from IndigoBlu to stamp the same inks to add further interest to the background. The three flowers were glued on then the sentiment from Woodware Annie stamp set, stamped on inked card using black Versafine, cut out, edged with black pen and also the little dashes, then glued on too. The little butterfly is actually a sticker but it fitted perfectly! I used different colour Stickles to add lots of bling and sparkle then squeezed my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen and added splashes across the whole panel to add even more bling. Glued the panel onto a black card base to really bring out the colours.
This card I would like to enter into the following extra challenges.
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
Time Out Challenges - its their 4th Birthday and the inspiration words are 'Birthdays Are Full Of Sunshine, Love and Laughter.
CuttlebugMania - Spring and you must use a manual die cutting maching. - I used my Sizzix Big Shot and Wildflowers start coming in Spring!
That;s Crafty - Spring into Action - again Wildlowers bloom in Spring!
The second Twofer card is the Thinking of You card.
The same dies again but this time on a brayered background on gloss card using a very old Big and Juicy ink pad. Its spritzed with a little water to give it texture. The sentiment is from HobbyArt and is stamped with Majestic Blue Versafine. Very simple but that is what I feel a thinking of you card should be.
The Twofer Challenge really makes you think although I haven't been very inventive with my two cards this time. Some of the entries are always amazing using stamps or dies in ways you really wouldn't expect. I hope these cards are different enough to qualify!
Thank you again for visiting me and I hope you are having a lovely week.
Take care. Christine. xxx