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Friday, January 12, 2018

Feathers and Frame

Perhaps you know there's a new challenge blog in town:  Darnell's "Twofer" Challenge.  The idea is to make two completely different cards for different purposes using the exact same stamp.  I thought it sounded like a lot of fun!  There are specific, but easy and clearly stated rules to follow, including the fact that we are to include both cards in one photograph, so I'll start off with that.




The prompt this time around is "feathers".  They can be dies or stamps, with or without birds attached.




I made a birthday card with an embossed panel and designer paper.  Coloring was done with Copics.



Full details, birthday card:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Three Song Birds, Inque Boutique Sentiments  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, other white, blue Core'dinations card stock, Echo Park Fine and Dandy designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Sizzix Flowers embossing folder

With a few changes I used the same stamp for a Christmas card:




I hope it looks enough like a Christmas card.  The frames and poinsettias were already made up and in my stash, waiting to be used.  The poinsettias and some of the enamel dots are covering up the stamped flowers.  Frame and image colored with Copics.  I used a white gel pen and glitter on the red frame.

Full details, Christmas card:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Three Song Birds, Power Poppy Bough Wow Wow (sentiment)  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card for bird panel, Neenah 110 lb white for colored frames, Echo Park The Story of Christmas designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Impression Obsession  Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia, enamel dots, Stickles Stardust and Golden Rod glitter glue, Signo Uniball white gel pen

I made the frame for the second card specifically so I could play along with The Sisterhood of Crafters "Frame It" Challenge.




I'm pretty sure it took longer to write this blog post than it did to make the cards.  I'll come back and visit again Monday.  You all have a nice weekend and I hope you can find time to do whatever makes you happy.




33 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh Leslie, these are wonderful! Isn't it amazing how the same stamp can work beautifully in a Christmas card and on a summery birthday card as you demonstrated so well? Love how you used patterned paper to give the cards a different feeling.
Thank you so much for playing at the very first Twofer Challenge and for your kind words on my blog!

Bobbi Miller said...

Hi Leslie, these cards are so pretty! I love the colors and of course your design elements. Sounds like a fun challenge. Hope you, Rich and "the kids" are doing well. So sad to see LuLu wasn't feeling well, but glad she's getting better. Hugs and well wishes all around. XO

Yogi said...

both are pretty. not a challenge for me. I rarely use the same stamp twice at the same time... Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great challenge! I like the idea of using the same stamp for different purposes. Your little birds are so cute! It is interesting to see the finished projects! You have a great weekend too!

nancy littrell said...

You have the cutest whimsical stamps, Leslie. I love how you created 2 beautiful and very different card designs with your sweet beautifully colored birdies. I agree, the post took as long as the creating, but the next time should be easier, now that we have the hang of it:-) Hugs...

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you used the image for completely different seasons - well done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are so beautiful and I love the two different types of celebration cards you made...Christmas and a birthday.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a delightful image to use for your feathers! Your birthday card is so cheerful with the flowers and floral pp. Meanwhile, your Christmas birds are chirping away their Christmas greetings inside a gorgeous frame! Two beautiful cards! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

Happy Dance said...

I love this trio of birds, Leslie! You've made two lovely cards, and I could definitely tell the first one was a Christmas card even before I read your post! Gorgeous colors on both cards, and great designs. Love 'em!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Lisa Lara said...

Oh now Darnell has a great idea. I'll have to come play. I just love how different your cards are from each other Leslie. What a sweet set of birds. I just love the dp's you used and embossing. Happy New Year sweet friend.

Loll said...

I love both your cards Leslie!! So fun and creative. Great job using the same stamp and frame to create two completely different design. Great work!! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Lynette said...

I love both of your cheery cards, Leslie! Fun challenge - I've been thinking about it, but that's as far as I've gotten:)

Conniecrafter said...

I had not heard of this challenge blog, oh my you did a fantastic job with this challenge, and yes you surely made that card into a wonderful Christmas card and so pretty as a lovely spring birthday card also. Such lovely accenting of sparkle on the christmas card and great pairing of the papers and embossing to go with the flowers in the stamp on the birthday card, they are Awesome!

Lisa Elton said...

I saw your adorable cards in the Twofer card gallery! Love the bright happy colors and the whimsical feel they have!

Diane said...

I swear my dear (in a good way) that you have the best stamps ever!! Love those birdies singing there little heads off..both so colorful and pretty but yet so different!! I think this will be a fun challenge, and I LOVE a good challenge! I also want to thank you for the gorgeous card you sent me, I received it yesterday and what a wonderful surprise it was! We love having you all at DD and our challenge would nothing without all the fabulous designs you girls come up with and next Wednesday will be another gorgeous challenge, I love it. Thank you again and say hi to the fur babies for me!!

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and the image fits perfectly into both occasions-love the pastel colouring on the top one and the rich colours on the Christmas one
Carol x

I Card Everyone said...

Leslie I love that you've dressed your birds - in very beautiful feathers!! Both adorable, and a Christmas card for 2018 a BONUS!!
=]

Pauline said...

Oh my, these are such adorable cards. What a great challenge! These singing trio birds are so sweet and whimsical. I love both your cards, same image but yet so different. The birthday one is such a happy card makes me smile, love all the layering of papers, fun, fun! And the Christmas card, well I would of never thought of using this image for Christmas but I absolutely love it! Very festive with the papers and poinsettia dies. Love all the finishing touches on both the cards. Sorry for posting so late, just haven't been feeling well these last few weeks, but think I'm on the mend. Have a great weekend Leslie!

Claire said...

These two cards are gorgeous and so totally different to each other, I love how you've added the extra poinsettias to cover the more Summery flowers from the stamped image, great design x

Anita in France said...

Such sweet, whimsical birds, Leslie ... you showcased them beautifully on both cards! The first is so light and airy and spring like, I can almost hear those notes being trilled ... and the second is wonderfully festive with the rich reds and greens, the handsome cardinal and that fabulous polka dot poinsettia! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Darlene said...

These are FABULOUS! No one colors as beautifully as you do!! Yes this looks like a fun challenge and I hope to play along very soon! Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Frame It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Margaret said...

I hadn't heard about that challenge group, but looks like a lot of fun. Your cards of course are awesome and I love how you used the stamp for the Christmas card. Very clever to cover up the stamped flowers with the poinsettias.

Cindy Beach said...

I can't wait to give Darnelle's challenge a try, it looks like so much fun!
Your cards are adorable and it's amazing how different they look from each other. Lots of white and stitching on the first card emphasize the bright and whimsical-ness of the images. And the Christmas card is festive and unique!

Darnell said...

You are so sweet to take the time to write your long and welcoming post for my new challenge, Leslie! You explained it beautifully and you SHOWED it beautifully with your two different designs for two different occasions. It's is especially fun that you presented your pretty birds in both their summery finery and in their winter finery! They rock both ways! (And you are a clever duck to cover up the summer flowers with the winter poinsettias! LOVE it!!) Thank you for your enthusiasm and support and friendship! Happy Sunday! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I'm swooning... Not good for the back though Lol! Fabulous cards and both so different! You rocked the twofer with these... Beautifully done if I may say so!

ionabunny said...

So pretty. Love the nontraditional poinsettias and that daisy embossed background is beautiful. Hugz

Marcia HIll said...

Two FABULOUS cards Leslie!! LOVE the image you used and how you changed the card so completely from Summer to Winter with just a few color changes and DSP...lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Susie said...

You have always been an A-mazing card designer in my eyes. Your skill with Copics, mixing patterned papers, and wait for it... sewing on a card just make me sigh each and every time. My favorite of the two cards is the first -- it reminds me that spring is really around the corner.

maria f. said...

What a great twofer! I absolutely love the "grandma's kitchen" feel to the birthday card.

Pam Sparks said...

how fun! oh wow... hmmm... thinking...not sure I could get two cards done! You did good Leslie!

Bonnie said...

Delightful and fun!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such cute cards! I love those birds and can almost hear them singing! Congrats on winning a Top 3 Sister spot!! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

Ida said...

How fun. Both cards are really nice.

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