Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #25 - SPRING ANIMALS

Hello friends.  This month at the Twofer Challenge it's all about SPRING ANIMALS!


So many sweet little critters that are born in the Springtime, so choose one and play along with us this month...we'd love to see you in the gallery!  I used an oldie but a goody stamp set from My Favorite Things called Ewe Are the Best and came up with these two cards...


I used 2 of the little sheep images from this set to come up with a birthday card and a thank you card.


I used MFT's Blueprint Sketch Dies #27 to cut my scalloped layer (PTI's Harvest Gold DSP) and also the layer with the squares and rectangle.  I used the smaller sheep image for the 3 squares and did a little Copic coloring on them before masking them off and blending ink (Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, & Lovely Lady inks) over the backgrounds.  For the rectangle I used the larger sheep image and did the same light Copic coloring before masking him off and then stamping and clear embossing the little grassy hill image and the sentiment, and then ink blending the background with Spring Rain ink.


I love the punny sentiments in this set with the word EWE!  Finished by adding the squares and rectangle back into the white die cut frame, and then adhering to the scalloped layer and a white card base.  I also added some dashed lines to the smaller sheep to make it look like they were bouncing with joy to be celebrating a birthday!  I think this card will make an adorable young child's birthday card!


My thank you card uses the same two sheep images and I stamped them along the inside edge of my card, and then used an edger die (PTI's To The Point Edger Dies II) to cut off the bottom edge of the top layer of my card base.  I used the same die to cut a piece of striped DSP to cover the top layer and then added my sentiment that was stamped on a white circle die cut and layered to a red scalloped die cut.


Here's a closer up so you can see that I punched a hole in each side of the scalloped circle to thread some red & white baker's twine through and tied around the top layer of the card.  I added some tiny red die cut hearts to all the sheep to continue the pop of red on the black & white card...one of my favorite color combo's!!  :0)


And just because it seemed like a fun thing to do, I stamped more of the small baby sheep on the back of my card too, along with the deviant one who doesn't want to follow Momma's directions to stay in line!  You know there's one in every bunch!!

So there you have my 2 DIFFERENT cards for DIFFERENT occasions (birthday & thank you) using a SPRING ANIMAL.  Check out what the rest of the DT came up with for this challenge (just to warn you, it's CUTENESS overload!!) and play along right HERE.  Remember this challenge is open till the 24th...we can't wait to see YOU in the gallery!!

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


15 comments:

  1. I love a punny sentiment too, Marcia ... this one is so fun on both cards! Your birthday meadow scene is so sweet ... love how you created the movement on those frolicking lambs above it ... they're positively bouncy! The graphic stripes are so cool on your thank you card ... such a fabulous contrast with the big hearted, cute mummy sheep and all her little lambs. How fun to have the lambs continuing along the back of the card ... especially with that adventurous little leaper who just so happy it's spring (that'd be me!). Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. I adore punny sentiments too. Such fun. I think your spring-y little sheep are darling and you've created fun scenes. Your birthday card is sweet and cheery, and your thank you card is bold and fun. I am also loving the extra lil sheep stamped on the back...especially your deviant lil rebel.

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  3. Love your sweet little jumping sheep on your birthday card Marcia - what a great design with the different scene squares - and the stripes are so fun in the black and white and sweet red hearts! two beautiful different designs using this cute stamp set! xx

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  4. Oh Marcia, how cute these cards are. I love the movement of bouncing sheep and how happy they are to celebrate a birthday. The shiny red hearts are lovely and what a great idea to have them following along on the back of the card. Wonderful designs on both cards.

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  5. You sure have created two very different cards and I so love the bouncing of the little critters....yes there is always one in the bunch. Fabulous inspiration Marcia and what joyous and happy cards x.

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  6. These sheep are so adorable, I may be bouncing a bit myself! LOve these darling cards... EWE have made two very different cards with equal amounts of q-ewe-t!
    =]

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  7. Well how cute are these!! I like your traditional spring colors, but the classic red and black is lots of fun too!!

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  8. Love the yellow with the sheep jumping for joy! What a fun card! And the black and white with bit of red is so classy and one of my favorite color combos too!

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  9. I am just cracking up over those bouncy sheep, Marcia! What fantastic designs on both of your cards, and continuing the sheep on the back is so much fun! I also love how you stamped "Ewe" right on the sheep! Great twofer, my friend! I was just talking about you today. Michele F said she never heard of LOTV before and I let her in on the fact that you might have one or two - hundred! lol!

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  10. Your cards are so cute, Marcia. I can also see the pastel one being a new baby card with a different sentiment. I love the sheep traveling around the back of the card.

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  11. Amazing cards, Marcia, you are so clever and creative! Wish we lived closer so you could rub off some on me!! *wink Heart Hugs, Colleen

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  12. Fabulous!! Such wonderful cards and who couldn't love the leaping lambs! So creative my friend!

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  13. These are super cute Marcia! I'm loving them both but got a great chuckle when I saw the back of your card with the mischievous leaping lamb. I love the way you think my friend!

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  14. Two fabulous designs using that sweet Ewe stamp set, Marcia! I love the picture frame with the hopping baby ewe's up top and the mama below. Such fun sherbert colours for spring. And your second card is awesome with the black and white strip with red accents. The hearts on the ewes really are showing the love! :) xx

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  15. Really smiled big to see these sweet ewes, Marcia! Especially love the jumping ones!!

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