I went with an iconic image of the ocean shore -- the lighthouse. My stamp in common is a PSX dated 1999. Holy cow, 20 years! I purge my stamp collection regularly, but this one has survived because it's the only lighthouse I have. I've made a birthday card and a sympathy card.
The birthday card is stamped in Memento London Fog, colored with Copics on Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar white, and designed with Mintay Marina papers. It has a bright and cheerful look with a few different things going on in the layout. The sentiments are from a couple of different Power Poppy sets.
The sympathy card is stamped in Ranger Archival (Wendy Vecchi) Shadow Grey ink and watercolored on 140 lb Fabriano Artistico Extra White watercolor paper. This paper is definitely whiter than most WC papers, but not an extreme white. Behind it is SU's Whisper White. The difference between these two whites is negligible enough for it to work without much contrast. Most importantly is that the Fabriano is excellent quality paper.
For the sympathy card I made a simple design with very soft coloring. I used Tombow markers which can give me either a very vibrant look or this dilute, faded look. The image panel is cut with Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles, and an Amy Design Fishing Net gives texture to the background.
That's it for my Twofer contribution. Glad I had something I could color for this prompt. It's an old stamp, but the image is ageless.
Hop over to the Twofer Challenge Blog and see what the team and our Guest Designer, Natalie, are sharing. Great stuff there! Read Darnell's explanation of the prompt and the rules, and then see what you can come up with. We'd love to have you join us in the gallery. Have a wonderful day!