Sunday, May 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #27

In a minute, you'll see an "I'm thinking of you today," card, which seems very appropriate. I am thinking of you all. And I want to say thank you for the lovely cards you've sent, the thoughts and prayers you've offered on behalf of me and my family, and for checking in on me. It's been a bit over a month since my darling passed, and I am still trying to adjust. It will take time, but as God watches over me, I know that I will eventually make the adjustment to this new life. In the meantime, I keep busy sorting, cleaning, and doing those things that have been put off for so long. I have time to do all those things now. I'm not spending time in my craft room, as I don't want to associate mourning with card making. But soon... I hope. Our family will gather to celebrate John's life once Covid-19 allows us to do so safely, though we have no idea when that will be. I continue to think of you, and to pray that you and yours stay safe. Now for my Twofer...

Since I used my "Mayflower" joke last month, I'd better skip it for this month. But those little kids still find it funny, though the days of jokes with grandma are quickly fleeting. Speaking of those little kids, I got a call from one of the grandsons recently asking if I still had the power to send his dad into 'time-out!' Naturally, I responded that I did! G-man and his dad both laughed. Oh the men and boys in my family...I tell ya. It's time, however, to tell you about the goings-on over at The Twofer Challenge. We've got a pretty challenge, "flowers" this time. Now if you're anything like me, you've got way more than one set of flower stamps/dies, and they're all ready and waiting for you to choose one set and make two cards with them, each a different design and for two different occasions. Be sure to stop over at the Twofer Challenge and see what the rest of the DT has created. I guarantee you'll be blown away!

Here are my flower cards photographed together:

And individually:

Let's start with my flowers, shall we? That's a blossom from Altenew's Always There set. I love this bloom. It lends itself so easily to a near infinite number of possibilities. For my 'thinking of you' card, I started with a white base and four blooms with three leaves clustered on a ME chunky, scalloped frame. I tucked a scrap of patterned paper, which was supposed to go on a different card, but when I tossed the frame to one side for a moment, and it landed on the paper, I was smitten by the contrast. It works, I think. I did a bit of Copic coloring, die cut the images, and added that SSS sentiment for balance. 
For my birthday card, I had the idea to go with a bright, rich pinky-red and utilize one single bloom. I left it uncolored except for the center. The square was cut with an MFT die, and the sentiment is from Whimsey Stamps. EZPZ!

I can't wait to see what you make with this prompt! This'll be fun, I promise! See you in the Twofer Gallery, and as always...