Friday, January 12, 2018

Twofer Challenge #1 - Feathers

Hello friends.  So happy and excited to be playing in Darnell's very first Twofer Card Challenge today!!  What's a twofer and who's Darnell???  Come on people...have you been living under a rock??  The wonderfully warm and friendly Darnell of djkardkreations coined the phrase "twofer" for when she shows more than one card on her blog posts, ie, if she shows two cards, it's a "twofer" post, if she shows 3 cards, it's a "threefer" post, etc.  So anyway, she decided to start a challenge using the twofer concept, and we are given a prompt and then must create 2 different cards using the same stamp or die and the prompt.  This month it's FEATHER'S.


And here's what I came up with:


I used the same bird (feathers) from Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy for both my birthday card and my Just A Note card (hope that qualifies Darnell?!!)


I kept my cards pretty much the same but just used different color combos for each one.  I started with CP Swoop stencil and Orange Marmalade and Picked Raspberry DOX inks for my background, and then used the same inks (plus Wild Honey) to blend over the bird.  The sentiment is from an older PB set and I added some sequins and heavy baker's twine to finish off the first card.


So same stencil for this card, but used Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean DOX inks for the background and the bird too.  Added a leaf die cut from PTI's Songbirds (trying to keep it all in the bird family here!!) that I blended Cracked Pistachio on also, and then added my sentiment strip using PTI's Winter Woods (which is also a bird themed stamp set!).

Pretty happy with the way both of these fun and bright cards turned out and yay for adding one more card to my birthday stash which has become seriously depleted lately, and another card that can be used for just about any occasion!!  The Twofer Card Challenge will be open each month from the 10th - 24th, so come play along with this FUN new challenge!  You can find all the details and see some amazing inspiration from the FABULOUS DT right HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


19 comments:

  1. Terrific cards, Marcia! those crazy birds just crack me up! Love your design and the beautiful background! Have a fabulous holiday weekend!!

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  2. Your crazy birds are crazy CahUTE!!!
    =]

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  3. I'm sure it qualifies, Marcia, and they're both super cute! Love those Crazy Birds!

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  5. Love how you inked the background! The different color schemes give the two cards a completely different feel.

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  6. Two such lovely cards Marcia, well done, just love those crazy birds too ;)Viv xx

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  7. Oh Marcia those birds make me laugh out loud!! LOVE the backgrounds you created wow!! Great cards : )

    Patti

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  8. Two bright and fun cards, Marcia! Oh how I love the two very different color combinations. Certainly, "just a note" fits perfectly into the "thinking of you" category, so your two occasions are accounted for. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

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  9. The expression on that bird always makes me chuckle! Love your stenciled backgrounds!
    Thank you for playing at the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

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  10. Adore your fun birds! Doing a duo with different colors is a great idea. Love your gorgeous backgrounds!

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  11. Two fun cards Marcia. Love the expression on the birds face. :) And your stenciled backgrounds are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

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  12. Those crazy birds always give me a smile and I love what you've done with them Marcia!! CUTE cards!

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  13. These are awesome and I love them especially since that Crazy Bird is set of stamps I won and have never used. Now I am really anxious to try using them after being inspired by you. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is one of my favorite karazy birds, Marcia, and wow does she look beautiful against that stencil background and both beautiful color versions! Of course, we welcome you to stretch your design skills, too, for even more of a challenge! Thank you so much for playing and thank you most of all for your amazing words of welcome and support and friendship! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Oh what fun cards and stunning BG's That bird is too cute!

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  16. How fun are these cards! I just love those crazy birds and the beautiful backgrounds and colors! Fabulous pair of feathered cards :)

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  17. I do love seeing those Crazy Birds they always make me smile xx

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  18. Darling pair of cards using that Crazy Bird stamp, Marcia! Just love the stenciled backgrounds too!!

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