A New Twofer Challenge!!!
Hi, everyone! Today's the 10th of the month... which means it's time for a new Twofer Challenge!!!
The Twofer Card Challenge has quickly become one of my favorite challenge blogs, and it's an honor to be joining fellow-GTer Carol (who blogs at Our Little Inspirations) and the amazingly awesome Twofer Team for this month's challenge. Huge thanks to Darnell and the Twofer DT for their Guest Designer invitation. :)
As you can tell by this post's title, the prompt for November is WREATHS! And, did you notice stencils have now been added to the twofer stamps and dies arsenal!!!
My Twofer Wreath Stamp Cards
I used a Paper Smooches grapevine wreath stamp from it's Holly Jolly stamp on both cards.
The JOY card was inspired by a card made by uber-talented MFT DTer Barbara Anders. Thanks, Barbara, for your wonderful inspiration!
- I kept Barbara's basic fab CAS design. Barbara's card has a gorgeous clean, modern feel with a crisp white and red palette. I opted to go farmhouse rustic with my card, pairing a gingham-checked-dp with some SU crumb cake.
- The gingham dp was actually white and red. So, I aged it a little bit with some brown ink to complement the rustic look of the crumb cake.
- SUPPLIES: PS Holly Jolly wreath; SU cardstock and dp; MFT filled with joy dies; MFT Christmas background stamp in Versamark embossing ink; MFT brown ink; various PS holly dies; MFT and Spellbinders circle dies; Simon Says A2 curve die; SU linen thread
- The first step was to create a pretty yellow, orange, and red Oxide background.
- I initally planned to make a 3-by-3 array of wreaths, with each wreath containing a different letter. Reading from left to right, Row One was to be B L E; Row 2, S S I; Row 3, N G S.
- However, when I tried to stamp three circles across the paper, they wouldn't fit. I went ahead and stamped three overlapping wreaths... not quite yet abandoning the nine-letter idea.
- The overlapped look turned out pretty well... and I decided to continue with a row above, and a row above that, and then two rows below the first-stamped row.
- I really liked the resulting pattern. It was apparent the nine-letter idea wasn't going to work. However, there appeared to be an interesting cross-shaped image.
- So, I decided to ink up the inside of each circle with broken china and peacock feather Oxides and stamp a sympathy sentiment on a double-ply vellum strip.
- SUPPLIES: PS Holly Jolly wreath; Strathmore watercolor paper; SU cardstock and vellum; various Distress Oxides; corner elements: PS die; PS sentiment from graceful beauties stamp set in MFT brown ink
Now it's your turn. Like all Twofer Challenges, you have until the 24th of the month to join in the fun. Yep, that's a full two weeks to make wreath-inspired cards.
- Interpretations can be conventional or unconventional.
- Both cards need to have different designs for two different occasions.
- Both cards must be made using the same stamp and/or die.
As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! See you in the November Twofer Gallery! :)