Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2 Winners!


It's time to announce our Winner and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #2 ~ Hearts! Once again we were BLOWN AWAY by your enthusiasm and participation and by your sensational card designs! Thank you so much!

Congratulations to PIA for being the winner!
#59 Pia's Paper and Beads
Pia created two unique designs to showcase her heart die. Embossing it on her baby boy card makes it look like a pillow behind the adorable blue stuffy and the plaid heart, plaid matting, and stitching are all great additional elements. For Pia's second stylish and feminine Mother's Day card, she draws your eye to marvel at how she stamped her fancy lady and beautifully colored flower spray partially on the heart and partially on the card!

Well done, Pia! Here is the winner's badge to proudly display on your blog!
Here are the fabulous Honorable Mentions!

Charlotte #56 - The Joyful Soul Creates
Charlotte created two beautiful and different CAS designs. She used a heart die to make a flower aperture for her birthday card and using ombre rose tones, she expertly blended her background flower and sentiment. For her Valentine, Charlotte softly sponged the leftover die-cut hearts in a pearly pink. She arranged them in a row on top of three scored lines which add another interesting design element to her card.

Isabelle #76 - Izzy Scrap
Izzy featured a gorgeous heart stamp with a floral flourish. On her Mother's Day card, she arranged the die cut hearts to form a pretty flower which she colored in sweet pinks and greens. For her thank you card, Izzy white-heat embossed the sentiment and the heart onto kraft before coloring the heart in rich berry colors. Using the camouflaged technique, Izzy die-cut the word thanks across the heart and popped it back into the opening using three layers to add lots of dimension.

Cornelia #90 - Stempel Spass
Cornelia's inventiveness started when she used a heart die to make a stamp out of fun foam! With that stamp she inked a gorgeous bokeh of hearts using generational stamping in vibrant colors for her love card, capping it off with a bold sentiment perfectly suited for the colorful hearts. For her second card, Cornelia used her homemade heart stamp in an unexpected way to create a school of fish in monochrome blues for a birthday card! She hand-drew gills and fins on the fish and added googly eyes. To finish her fun ocean scene, she added bubbles, waves, and a punny sentiment.

Anja #84 - Scrappie Too
Anja created two fun designs to make the recipients smile. Using a heart die, she cut an aperture in a white panel and popped it up on the card base using a texted pattern paper as the background to add interest and pretty pink color to her Valentine. The aperture center is punctuated with whimsical text and heart embellishments. Using the same die for her encouragement card, Anja created her gorgeous sky and sponged her sun and sun rays overlooking the cute sunbathing penguin beach scene.

Bonnie #88 - Stamping With Klass
Bonnie's two different CAS designs both use hearts in unexpected ways! On her thinking of you card with a colored card base, she stamped a heart as a butterfly visiting the pretty flowers she scattered on a pierced and matted panel, set atop a series of scored lines for extra interest. For her anniversary card, Bonnie uses the same heart stamp to create two graceful tulip-like flowers. The curved sentiment, splatters, simple mat, and embossed frame add the perfect extra touches to her stylish design.

Congratulations to all of you talented ladies!
Here is the Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!

We look forward to seeing more of your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from March 10, 2018 to March 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your incredible participation in last month's challenge! There were 132 entries, which means you made 264 cards to spread joy, love, and thoughtfulness throughout the world! Go YOU!!

February is a MONTH of LOVE! We hope you still have lots of design ideas left to express that love in card art. Hearts are not just for Valentines ~ you can use them in your designs for any number of other occasions as the Design Team shows so well below! 

Twofer Card Challenge Rules
Please read! The rules have been changed 
to make them more explicit.
  • Use the monthly PROMPT.
  • Use the EXACT same stamp or die.
  • Make two distinctly DIFFERENT DESIGNS.
  • Make your cards for two DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
    (Please explain in your post if there is no sentiment on your card front.)
  • Link ONE PHOTO of both cards here AND on any social media.
  • IF you post on social media, use the FULL NAME #twofercardchallenge.
  • FOLLOW this blog.
  • NO BACKLINKS, which means your post date/time must be after the challenge date/time.
  • Please SUPPORT the Design Team and your fellow players by leaving some encouragement below and on other gallery entries. 
  • Please READ the Frequently Asked Questions under the FAQ tab above for helpful additional information.
  • Have FUN!
      PLEASE NOTE the badge has been changed to replace the word "card" with the word "design" to reflect the concept of the challenge more accurately. It's not a major change, but a reminder that we are looking for two different designs when you make your cards. If you have kindly displayed the Twofer Card Challenge badge on your side bar, the one shown above on the side bar is the new one.

      We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your talented Design Team! You can find detailed information about their designs on their individual blogs. 

      Aren't they fantastic?! Now it's your turn! We were so amazed by the enthusiasm you brought to our first challenge and we cannot wait to see that same enthusiasm and participation with this HEART prompt! Mwah!

      The challenge is open until 11:55 AM (PST) February 24th.
      The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
      at 12:05 AM (PST) on February 28th.

      The Winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer!