Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge 3

Thank you again for the many creative and inspiring entries in our heart challenge last month! Are you ready for the third Twofer Challenge? If you live in the northern hemisphere and you are getting a bit tired of winter you might be especially thrilled to play with our prompt this month:






I picked the Altenew set "Wild Hibiscus" and made a muted, monochromatic sympathy card and a very bright and tropical "Hello" (Aloha is Hawaiian for hello) card.










Stamps: Altenew (Wild Hibiscus), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
Die: SSS (stitched rectangles)

What can I say? Just love grey. With white. And the sentiment on vellum. 





Stamps: Altenew (Wild Hibiscus), sentiment unknown
Other: Papertrey Ink (stencil), washi tape, embossing paste

I had the stenciled panel and one orange blossom on my desk and they put me in the mood to go totally tropical! It's fun to look at this colorful card, especially during those grey winter months. I also enjoy the contrast between of the graphic patterns and the softer flowers. I stamped them on watercolor paper using Distress Inks and the colored them using the same inks.

ETA: Greta kindly pointed out that the second card would work for the current

Time Out Challenge #104 "Bold"
and it's true, it certainly is bold, hehe...






Now be sure to check out the amazing creations of my team mates! And for the first time we have a guest designer: Verna Angerhofer who won the January challenge! Please leave her some love! And then play along!


Be well and keep in touch!


27 comments:

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Susanne! The soft white blooms against the grey are so elegant ... a wonderfully serene look, perfect for a sympathy card! What a gorgeous riot of colour on your totally tropical blooms ... fabulous texture and dimension ... and a great contrast between the crisp lines of the stencilling and the soft edges of the blossoms! Bon weekend! Hugs, Anita :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful ways of using the blossom design you chose. That is a gorgeous sympathy card with those colors and I love the more colorful look of the second card too. Great twofers!

Greta said...

Wow, Susanne--you've really shown the versatility of those flowers! I absolutely love the sympathy card & it's a totally different design than I've used for one! Thank you for the inspiration! Your aloha card is perfect for the Time Out challenge http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/03/challenge-104.html Have a great weekend, Greta

Happy Dance said...

Gray. *sigh* Gray and white. *double sigh* That is one gorgeous sympathy card, Susanne. I love the soft, subtleness of this card. It is just beautiful. Love the bright colors of your second card. The stencil and the washi look like they were made for each other! Love that combo. And your watercolored hibiscus are beautiful and beautifully done. So much depth and texture to this card - love it! Great way to showcase the same stamp on two different designs. So pretty!!! xoxo Bev

Darnell said...

Brilliant designs, Susanne! That gray and white is serene for the occasion, but not dark. I love how you paneled it and the way you hung your sediment in vellum! (Note to self!) Awesome how that old-fashioned beautiful ink pen made the perfect photo prompt!

And on the other end of the spectrum, your bright and warm Hawaiian colors, patterns, graphics, and soft flowers really light up Blogland! Amazing design elements!! Hugs, Darnell

Shona Chambers said...

I really must get myself organised and join Darnell's challenge!! Your cards are fantastic. I love grey and white, its so stylish and those white flowers are beautiful. However, the bold blue and tropical flowers totally capture the weather here at the moment, just stunning. Always wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!

Loll said...

It's just amazing the totally different look with this same image, Susanne. The sympathy card is gorgeous with the gray card front and white outline stamping. The vellum sentiment banner is just perfect!

Love the bright and fun second card with the tropical colors and design. Great work!! xx

Cheryl S said...

Love both cards! The monochrome card is great and those bright blossoms are so pretty.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a great contrast, Susanne! The monochromatic, subdued, and soft sympathy card and the bright, bold, and happy Aloha card. And you used the same Hibiscus stamp - fantastic twofer cards!! Hideko xx

I Card Everyone said...

Need I say: you had me at grey? and to add that perfect slip of vellum... perfection!
Both cards are gorgeous, Susanne... our snow has left us, but the cold continues to hang on... thank you for these bright blooms - warms me just like you thought it would!
=]

Anita in France said...

I'm back, Susanne ... should've spotted your tropical card is perfect for Time Out ... but I was in Twofer mode!! Delighted to have you playing along with us, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Nonni said...

These look amazing and have such a different look from each other. I love the bold, tropical look of your second card -the colors really pop andIi love the stenciled, textured background. Very eye catching! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Izzy Scrap said...

Incroyable comment tu as réussi à faire deux cartes totalement différentes avec le même tampon. Très jolie carte de condoléances mais j'adore surtout cette carte lumineuse et joyeuse avec ces jolies tons chauds qui rappellent l'été ! J'ai hâte de revoir un peu de soleil et de chaleur ! Bises.

Trina P. said...

Going monochronatic was perfect for a sympathy card. Going bright and bold on your second card was the perfect contrast for your twofer. Two beautiful makes.

Käthe said...

Ich bin immer wieder von den „Socken“, wie unterschiedlich man die gleichen Stempel, Stanzen etc einsetzen kann.
Edel und schlicht die Graue, absolut passend für den Anlass und die zweite sprüht geradezu vor Freude, Sommer und Lebenslust!
Ich bin echt begeistert von deinen Karten!
Ganz lieben Gruß
Katrin

papierelle said...

Wow, wunderschön gemacht und toll, wie wandelbar ein Stempel ist!!
LG Gundi

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful Twofer, Susanne! Your sympathy card has the perfect blend of floral beauty and solemn elegance. Meanwhile, those vibrant flowers, textures, and patterns make me long for somewhere hot hot hot!

MaryH said...

You have rocked this challenge so splendidly (and I'm still wondering what I can do!) I love the sheer elegance of the gray with the white embossing that created such a stunning & subtle background. Don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful card done as a sympathy card. Just perfect. #2 with all the bold hot colors, the embossed raised graphic pattern and adding the wild black & white arty border...again, perfect for the Aloha sentiment! Well done! TFS & Hugs

Julia Aston said...

Your sympathy card is so quietly lovely - and then you pack a punch with the colorful Aloha card - two beauties!

Christine Enckhusen said...

Beide Karten sind super schön! Die graue gefällt mir jedoch ein bisschen besser :)
Liebe Grüße
Christine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my Susanne! You have come up with some real beauties here!! I love the soft grey for the sympathy card and the monochromatic colour combo, with the silver embossing on the vellum, all very tasteful! Perfect! The second one with the blue card base, the bright flowers (beautifully coloured), the stencilling and that fabulous black and white PP down the left hand side just screams tropical, and you are right, it does brighten a dull day! Fabulous makes my friend! Have a wonderful Sunday! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kathyk said...

Both FABULOUS makes for inspiration for the TWOFER challenge

Kathyk

Brenda in IN said...

This is a soft, lovely sympathy card and I love the background made with the flower stamp. The aloha card is a fun, happy card. I do like the stenciling and the vellum greeting. The coloring on the flowers is beautiful.

Carol L said...

Both cards are equally stunning and just beautiful! I will have to remember to try heat-embossing a vellum sympathy panel because it's a wonderful look! I also love the embossed background on your tropical card too! Great take on this Twofer challenge!

Lucille K said...

Two very nice cards. The colors for each reflects the occasions perfectly. Thank you for the inspiration :)

Karen D. said...

lovely card Susanne...I'm with you, the grey is so classy looking.
great job.
xx Karen

Daen'Ys said...

Ich bin ganz hin und weg von diesen zwei Schönheiten! Klasse gemacht!

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