Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Twofer Challenge #39 - SUNSHINE

Hello friends.  It's time for another challenge here at The Twofer Challenge, and this month we're looking for SUNSHINE on both of your cards.

 

Remember to use the same stamp, stencil, or die using the keyword SUNSHINE and to create two distinctly different layouts for two different occasions, and have FUN playing along with us this month!

Most of you that follow me know that I've been pretty hooked on a company called Pinkfresh Studio lately, and am head over heels in love with their 2, 3, 4, & 5 layer stencils!  And they just so happen to have a 3 layered stencil set called Layered Sunbursts that worked beautifully for this challenge!  Take a look:


Since it is almost technically Summer, I thought a Summer birthday card and a Summer note card would fit the bill nicely using this sunburst stencil.  Let's start with the notecard...


I started by blending VERY lightly Gina K's Wild Dandelion ink for the 1st layer, proceeded to the 2nd stencil layer and using the same ink, but with a bit heavier hand, and then finished with the 3rd stencil layer and again the same ink but with a very heavy hand, and ended up with this bold and bright sunshiny background.


    I die cut my stenciled layer with The Greetery's Crimped Frame Dies and attached to a white card base, before adding my sentiment and adorable little girl from MFT's Drink Up The Sunshine set.  I also added a wobbler to the back of the little girl for some fun action, and I think my oldest granddaughter Addy will get a kick out of this card sometime this Summer (maybe with a little gift card inside to use for an ice cream treat!).  


For my birthday card, I used the same stencils for the background, but changed up the color for the 3rd layer and used PTI's Summer Sunrise ink which has a hint of orange in it.  Next I added a layer of waves that I stenciled using PTI's Sun & Surf Stencil Collection and Salty Ocean Distress Ink, and added to the bottom of the card.  I also added some WOS to the waves but of course I couldn't capture the shimmer on camera...grrrrr!  


 My cute little shark is from MFT's Baby Shark dies, and I pop dotted him to the side of the card and then added a sentiment strip from the Drink Up The Sunshine set (MFT).  Really love how this one turned out and already have a recipient in mind to send it to this Summer!

The DT and our special GD's Veana and Daphne all have FABULOUS cards to share with you for inspiration, and you can check it all out right HERE to play along with us.  We can't wait to see YOU in the gallery with your two DIFFERENT occasion cards using the same stamp, stencil, or die with the prompt SUNSHINE!!  This challenge is open till the 24th.


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


16 comments:

  1. Two sunny cards that bring smile on my face, Marcia. Your sun ray stencil is a little bit sophisticated as mine. You have achieved a real summer feeling on both cards with layered stenciling. It was smart to put this little girl on wobbler. A lot of action on the CAS card. :-) Birthday card is fabulous. Also with a lot of action. :-) Baby shark is so cute! You have created a wonderful background ror him with two different stencils.
    Have a great day! Hugs, Sonja

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  2. That stencil makes the most perfect background for both of your cards, and I love that little chickie just floating along! For me, I'm hoping she's got a strawberry daiquiri in that coconut, lol! And those heart glasses... reminds me of one of the grands! Okay girlfriend...now that song is stuck in my head..."Baby shark, doo-doo-doo...!" The sun rays and those waves are amazing. But that shark just cracks me up, doo-doo-doo-do-do-do! Awesome cards. Waving across the Lake. xo Bev

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  3. What fun, Marcia! Love both sunshiny backgrounds! That little girl floating on the water with her awesome shades makes me wish I could do the same! Love that shark with the great big grin and stenciled waves! Two fabulous cards, my friend!

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  4. Penelope and I had a whole baby and gramma shark text message thing going on last week so this made me smile big time! These are both super cute Marcia. I like the multi shades of golden yellow in your rays!

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  5. Your sun rays are beautiful on both cards, just couldn't be any cuter! And I love the little girl who is wobbly, I do think your Addy will love that feature!!
    Yeah for summer!!

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  6. I'm guessing you are going to be responsible for the sale of many stencils over at Pink Fresh, Marcia! That sunray stencil in many hues just comes alive on both your designs! Of course, I love that they are both darling, as well, with that adorable little schmoochable toddler in her floatie and the equally adorable baby shark bouncing on the schparkly stylized waves! Great great great coloring and layout of everything! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. I'm smiling like that shark! What fabulous cards for the challenge and both so bright and happy! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Well done, Marcia! While that shark is mighty handsome, it's our favorite floater that I love the most!
    It's going to be a bright, bright, sunshiny day!
    =]

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  9. What two great, fun cards these are. The wobbler will make her laugh and that little gal with her sunglasses is adorable. Who could be afraid of that shark with his happy smile.

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  10. Your layered sun rays stencil is so cool, Marcia. Two really fun, adorable cards. xx

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  11. I thought it was another company you were hooked on, Marcia. *wink* Those rays really bring the sunshine to your scenes. The little girls is darling. I hope she doesn't see what's next to her.

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  12. The notecard is super adorable and what a fun and fabulous birthday card. Loving the layering stencil Marcia x.

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  13. Oh my word, these are both adorable! I love the little girl with her oversized heart sunglasses and little floatie. And that shark card is amazing! Great stenciling on the backgrounds for both. The sparkle is such a nice added detail. You never cease to amaze me. :0)

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  14. Fabulous rays of sunshine on both of your cards.

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  15. Two perfect cards with the sunray stencil, Marcia - both really made me smile!!

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  16. Oh my, what a little sweetie, Marcia, enjoying herself on her wobbler in all that wonderful sunshine ... the sense of warmth you created is fantastic! Love her polka dot swimmies ... brilliant detailing! If ever a shark could be cute, this one certainly is ... who wouldn't find that smile endearing ... he's so fun! A brilliant twofer, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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