Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Twofer Challenge is Here!

Is your Mojo still snoring in a corner from all the feasting during the holidays? Do not fear, help is near! The brilliant and funny Darnell has come up with a new challenge that is just the thing you need to get out of your post holiday slump! It's called the Twofer Card Challenge and it starts today! For more information and the rules please click on the link and be sure to also read the FAQ section which is extremely helpful with this new kind of challenge that Darnell dreamed up!





Basically you will get a prompt each month and need to use the same stamps or dies to make two cards for two different occasions that should show the stamps or dies used in a very different way. (Darnell explains it so much better than me...)






This month the prompt is "FEATHERS" and as soon as I learned that I thought of breaking out a stamp and die set that a dear friend gave me a while ago. Here are the two cards I made (another important thing to keep in mind is to take a picture of both cards together and only post this one picture):









Stamps: My ArtC (feathers), Winnie & Walter (love)
Dies: SSS (stitched rectangle, you, tiny hearts), Avery Elle (scalloped border), WPlus9 (heart for mask)

This first card I made for Valentine's Day (which is right around the corner, ... just sayin'). I cut out a heart shaped mask, stamped and clear embossed one kind of feather, sponged, and stamped the other feathers. Then I added the you and tiny hearts cut from gold foil paper, stamped the love, cut the white panel with a stitched rectangle die, then with a scalloped border die, mounted it on a piece of patterned paper, and that on a white card. 




Stamps: We ArtC (feathers), PSX (feather background), Stampabilities (background)
Dies: We ArtC (feathers), Gina Marie (oval)

This is actually the second version of this card. A die on the background panel with the white feather background ended up being crooked so I started over and made the card I had in mind. A few days later the crooked panel was still sitting on my desk (I don't like making even "pretty" trash and love recycling). So I had the idea to cut out an oval, mount it on a dry embossed white panel (first stamped with the sentiment), add thin green strips on both sides, some baker's twine and the same feathers I used on the first card (stamped and white embossed on vellum, and cut out with the matching dies) and mount everything on a kraft card base. It makes me happy that I combined the new feather set with a very old PSX feather background on this card. Let me know if you ever had or still have that stamp!

I hope I have inspired you to join us! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Please also check out what the rest of the talented Design Team has created!





Let me know if you have any questions!

Be well and keep in touch!


35 comments:

Greta said...

2 wonderful cards to start the new challenge, Susanne! Great save for the kraft card & love how you combined different feather stamps! I have some PSX stamps, but not that bg. The Valentine is gorgeous! Would never have thought to use feather images for a heart--so creative! Congrats again on joining the DT!

Happy Dance said...

Great feathery cards, Susanne!! LOVE the Valentine, and that gorgeous 'krafty' card, too. You've made two wonderfully different cards, and they are both fantastic! Woohoo!!!! Bev

Kara Lynne said...

I love both of your cards, Suzanne! Your heart full of feathers is gorgeous, and the kraft, white, vellum combination is so stylish! I love all you feather images, new and old.

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards that are beautiful and very distinct from each other, Susanne. Aren't we having fun??!! So happy to be working with you on the team! xx

Sheila H said...

Lovely cards and great inspiration!

I am said...

Hi Susanne i love both these cards they are goegeous,i love the feathers,well done my friend xx

Dena J said...

Creative and lovely! Both are great inspirations for using techniques with the same stamp. I am excited about the new challenge!

Darnell said...

I love how you combined the old and the new in your design, Susanne! They are both so lovely! I wouldn't have thought to use feathers for a Valentine card, but they work perfectly within your masked heart, the graceful "you," and the sweet scalloped edge! And I love how you recycled your panel and designed your second occasion card. I love the trio of feathers from the twine and know this card will make someone feel hugged! Thank you again for being a magnificent member of the DT!! Hugs, Darnell

Patti said...

Beautifully done! I love those feather stamps you have and your designs are super sweet!

Patti

Anita in France said...

Such deliciously different looks, Susanne ... the first so pretty with all that sweet detailing of golden hearts and scalloped edge ... the second has a soft, delicate look ... so dreamy with the white embossed vellum! Thrilled be designing alongside you! Hugs, Anita :)

Käthe said...

Eine tolle Idee, eine tolle Herausforderung! Und eine wunderschöne Inspiration und Umsetzung!
Hab ich dir mal gesagt, das ich deinen Schreibstil mag? Mit Witz und Augenzwinkern…
Ganz lieben Gruß
Katrin

nancy littrell said...

Your cards are so pretty and creative, Susanne. Especially love your beautiful feathers and the different ways you used them. TFS and Congratulations on being chosen for the DT. Hugs..

Mac Mable said...

Two wonderful cards. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration and congratulations on being on the design team for this fun and clever challenge x

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, my mojo has been hiding, but it's starting to peek out a little at a time and I've been looking forward to this challenge. Those are some gorgeous feathers and you used them very creatively. Two beautiful cards!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for the reminder to get busy on those Valentines day cards. Yours is so inspiring, CAS and classy. I love how you managed to recycle and come up with such a different and beautiful second card. Both are equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

TK said...

These are beautiful, Susanne! I love the neutrals of the first, and the beautiful pinks of the second -- great cards!

Greta said...

Forgot to say--there are a bunch of new Delicata colors & they come in cubes. So far I have 5 & they're all gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous work. Both cards are so beautiful.

Kathyk said...

Super makes and great for inspiration too - congrats on the DT slot for this fab new challenge too

Kathyk

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE these Susanne! Great taken on the challenge! Many congratulations on being part of the new DT! Well deserved! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

papierelle said...

Das ist ja mal ein spannender Challengeblog!!!! Und Du bist ein DT ... noch spannender!!! Bin mal gespannt, ob ich zeitlich für's erste Thema was hinbekomme, wenn nicht, Ihr startet ja gerade erst!!!
LG Gundi

Julia Aston said...

Lovely designs on both of your cards Susanne! The white embossed feathers are so pretty - and how different they look on pink and kraft!

Viv said...

Two fab cards here Susanne, great stamping too ;) Viv xx

AlisonC said...

So gorgeous and so different! Wonderful inspiration.

Christine Alexander said...

Such pretty feather stamps, I love your stamp collage layouts. Both cards are gorgeous :)

Bonnie said...

I'm so happy to see you on this team, Susanne! And I love your feather cards! A fantastic Valentine and I love the kraft and white!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being on the design team of this fun and inspiring challenge, Susanne! Great designs on both of your cards! A lovely valentine's card and a chic thinking of you card - they look completely different even though you used the same feather stamps. You've done a fantastic job with the challenge's kick-off. Hideko xx

MaryH said...

So pretty! I'm seeing a lot of participation in this new Twofer Challenge, as I'm trying to think of a design. I've gotten as far as die cutting a feather and then cutting again with a fun foam to make a stamp. I like that you've got a jump on Valentine's designing with this nifty feather heart. It's perfect and yay! on both these really pretty & imaginative feather designs. TFS & Hugs

OH Babs said...

Lovely cards. I too love combining stamps it makes one feel very creative.

Cindy Beach said...

Beautiful designs! I love the mix of textures in the kraft card, and the Valentine card with the feathers and emboss resist is stunning! I look forward to seeing your work with each challenge!

Karen D. said...

lovely cards mf..I need to play along, just have to find some extra time.
xx Karen

Jacquie Southas said...

These are wonderful, Susanne!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great ideas, sweet designs!

Trina P. said...

Lovely set of twofers, Susanne. Great save on the Kraft card. Love the feathers stamped in white.

Ne-Ja said...

Nice twofers :). I love recycling too, so the old/new card is amazeing

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