Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1

What a great day. A seriously GREAT day. Today is the launch of Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge!!!! And guess what else?! Yours truly is a part of the Design Team, along with Anita, Loll, Kara, Suzanne, and Carol.

Oh my gosh, I'm so darn excited!! And I hope you're as excited about this brand-spankin' new challenge as I am. That Darnell is so clever. It's funny, I'd been thinking about how I need to make two cards every time I sat down, so it was serendipity when Darnell called, told me about her new challenge, and asked me to be on the Design Team!! This was meant to be, I tell ya! The Twofer Challenge is the perfect motivation for me, and I'm thinking that it will be for you too.



The rules are EZPZ lemon squeezy, and can be found on the Challenge Blog. The goal of the Twofer Challenge is to sit down (or stand, even) and make two different card designs for two different occasions. Here's what I made:






The prompt for this inaugural challenge is, Feathers. And would you believe that I don't have a feather stamp or die to my name?! But, I could use my Silhouette and make some! The white card is a sympathy card, and the second is a Congratulations/Baby Girl card. I used an MFT frame die, a scrap of vellum behind the feathers, and I heat embossed Gina K. sentiment. The "Tickled Pink" card also uses scraps, and ME scalloped dies, a computer generated sentiment with a portion of a Precious Remembrance stamp, cut with a HA die. Two candy-striped enamel dots, and that's it! Both came together really quickly.

So I'll see you over there, right??!!! Join me, and the rest of the DT making "Twofer" cards! Woohoooooooooooooo!!!!!!



45 comments:

Loll said...

Fantastic Twofer cards Bev!! Silhouette to the rescue!! I have one too, but forget to use it. So love these beautiful feathers. The white-on-white is pure, fresh, and perfect for a sympathy card. The hot pick is bright and fun!! So happy to be working with you!! xx

Kara Lynne said...

Such a fantastic Silhouette feather image, Bev! I love the solemnity of the white on white for your sympathy card, and then way to change course with the festive baby pink and green! Those enamel dots look like candy - I hope no one picks them off to eat them!

Shelly said...

Your cards are beautiful, Bev!

Darnell said...

This just shows what a great choice I made asking you to be on the Design Team, Bevie! I can't believe I picked a prompt that left you high and dry with no feather stamps or dies ... oh, but wait, watch as Bev puts on her Craft Cape and {makes} a feather out of thin air!! Very creative you are, lass, and I love your design skills with both of these beautiful cards! Those enamel dots are the perfect punctuation for that fabulous tickled pink sediment!! Thank you again for being a magnificent member of the DT!! Hugs, Darnell

Sheila H said...

I love the classic CAS designs of these cards. The white card is quite elegant. The sentiment and pink color makes a perfect baby card.

lostinpaper said...

Sooo sweet, I'm loving the pink one!

Patti said...

I am I am!! super excited for this fun challenge and BEV! your cards are delightful!! The vellum was a brilliant touch and the sentiment with your second card... just too clever friend!!

Thank you for bringing us this fun challenge!

Patti

Anita in France said...

The day has finally arrived, Bev ... so thrilled to be designing alongside you! That's such a lovely, delicate feather (yay for Silhouette!) ... it's so gentle and serene with the vellum ... and delightfully sweet in perfect pink with those candy striped dots! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, the big day is finally here! Your cards are a delight! The sympathy card so soothing - love the vellum! And the pink feather framed by sweet scallops is adorable with that perfect sentiment!
I am tickled pink to be on this team with you, dear friend!

cm said...

Tickled pink in being able to 'officially' ooh and ahh over your gorgeous Twofer Feather cards, my friend! The vellum is lovely; the pink, hot hot hot!! Love these!
Hugs, love and misses,
~c

nancy littrell said...

I love how you made your own feathers with your Silhouette. Both cards are simply beautiful and very different. Such a fun and challenging...challenge and totally different from any challenges...out there! So cool. TFS Bev and Congratulations for being chosen for the DT. Hugs...

Stir Your Creativity said...

Wow....if you did not mention that you don't own any feather stamps and still made those card I would have assumed it is made with stamps. Both the cards are incredible.

Bobby said...

That was a perfect feather cut, Bev, because using the vellum and pink papers behind it gave them such a different look. The all white is elegant and wonderful for a sympathy card. I thought of the 'tickled pink' too but went another way with my cards.

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on being on the team of this wonderful new challenge. What a fabulous start with your two fabulous cards. Thank you for the inspiration x

Leslie Miller said...

You've made two beautiful cards! The white on white is so lovely for sympathy, and the "tickled pink" sentiment is perfectly clever. It gave me a giggle! I'll be playing along soon!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Two fabulous cards. Thank god for the silhouette which came to the rescue in such an awesome way. Thanks for inspiring and sharing!

TK said...

Beautiful -- love the white on white of the first, and it's counterpart with colors! Lovely

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are so wonderfully designed but my favorite is the white on white one.

sandie said...

Congrats on your DT and it is an awesome idea, I love the white on white and then to see you add colour to this, a great example for us all x

Kathyk said...

Both of your makes are fabulous - loving the delicate touch to them. Congrats on your DT slot at this new challenge

Kathyk

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful feather to use on your feather cards - two lovely designs - I think my fav is the simple white one! what a fun challenge!

Viv said...

Beautiful cards Bev and love how they are both so different too ;) Viv xx

AlisonC said...

Beautiful, your feathers don't even look the same as they are used in such different ways.

Nora N. said...

OH how beautiful!! I LOVE this simple designs of both cards and your use of the embossing on each of them. Great take on the challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are so pretty. Your tickled pink is so cute, but I must admit I love the white on white it's stunning.

Bonnie said...

What pretty feathers, Bev! I especially love the white on white for a sympathy card!

Lindart said...

Your all white sympathy card is amazingly beautiful in its simplicity - perfect for a sympathy card! Thank you for making me feel welcome at the Twofer Card Challenge! Lindart

wienerhoneymooners said...

Fab designs for the challenge! YAY YOU being on the team, Yahoo!!!! HUGS!

Claire said...

Pretty cards, I do like the serene feel of the white card and unbelievably the same feather in a pop of pinkness which looks fab with the olive green x

Brenda in IN said...

Such cute cards, Bev and congratulations on being on the design team! Tickled pink was my first thought too, when I heard feathers. Your cards are cute as can be. I love this challenge.

Carol L said...

Congrats for being on Darnell's DT for this brand new challenge! I love how you used your Silhouette to make your feathers! I often add a little feather to my sympathy cards too, but using them for a sweet baby card is an idea I never would have thought of, but it works! You've created a pair of very pretty cards, and thanks for the inspiration!

OH Babs said...

Silhouette and a creativeness a great duo. Love the embossed look on the white sympathy card, I want to touch it.

Kylie said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! So happy for you! Totally loving your cute cards too! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are both beautiful!

Jacquie Southas said...

These cards are perfect, Bev! Love the white on white feather for the sympathy card.

Kim S said...

Congrats - it's a huge honor when Darnell seeks you out!! And you did perfectly - it's amazing how feather cards can have such totally different looks and themes!

MaryH said...

Hi Bev! I didn't even think to look at the Silhouette for a stamp or die! I had some dies, but no stamps. (Now I have 2 made of the fun foam, which I didn't use). Love the pink & green, very cheery & festive. But the white feathers card is just pure elegance. Good to see you as a DT for Our Darnell. She always picks winners! Congratulations. TFS & Hugs

Jeanne H said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yup, we did meet. An honor to meet all you gals. You are so lucky having a Silhouette and your cards are wonderful, especially the white feathered one.

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful cards, Bev. So lucky you have a silhouette. The first white framed feather card is so clean and perfect as a sympathy card. The baby girl card is so sweet and perfect in pink.

Karen D. said...

lovely cards...the white has such a purity to it...so elegant too.
:) Karen

Tracey McNeely said...

These are fun Bev, good luck with the new challenge. Making two cards for every one makes so much sense!

Pia S said...

The white on white card is simply stunning in all its simplicity. The other one is colorful and yet elegant. Two nicely balanced designs.

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both cards are so pretty. Your tickled pink is so cute.
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Melissa L. said...

Lovely designs, Bev. The tickled pink one is great!

Ne-Ja said...

Such a fantastic feather silhouette you made :)