Sunday, September 30, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #9 Winners!


It's time to announce our Winners and Honorable Mentions for Twofer Card Challenge #9! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your sensational card designs! 

You all did a wonderful job with the LEAVES prompt! Once again, it was such fun seeing the ways you stretched your design skills and your stamps and dies in conventional and unconventional categories!

Here are your winners!

Congratulations to our September "Conventional" Winner!
Carol used her veined leaf stamp for both her stunning designs! For her get well card, she stamped and fussy-cut all the leaves and the flowers, plumped them for dimension, and attached them to her crisp white and beautifully embossed panel over a matching card base. For her golden fall birthday card, Carol richly embossed the leaves on a dark panel and added lots of pretty fall embellishments!

Congratulations to our September "Unconventional" Winner!
Sybrina (Chapter Three) #54
You can just feel the joy Sybrina puts into all her card designs! Against an awesome fall text background, Sybrina's assortment of beautifully colored fall leaves dance with bling across the front of her card which has been wrapped in a November Thanksgiving hug. For her encouragement card for a hospitalized child, Sybrina turned her leaves into flower petals and made a panel with a smiling happy flower in a vase, layered on a sunny plaid background!

Well done, Carol and Sybrina! 
Here is your Winner's Badge to proudly display on your blogs!
I will be in touch with details about being our future Guest Designers!

Congratulations to our fabulous September Honorable Mentions!
Both of Barb's two sensational CAS designs have big impact with her leaf elements! The first card is not only beautiful, but the texture from the deep red felt rose and leaves make you want to reach out and touch it! The diagonal panel with a sweet, scalloped edge and the diagonal sentiment create a wonderful design layout. Barb's second design with a Christmas wreath is simple, gorgeous, and elegant! The watercolored leaf wreath with a shimmery finish, along with the scalloped border, gold embossed sentiment, and shine from the red rhinestones, create an exquisite card.  

Gundi has created two such different cards in style and feel which is not easy with the large leafy border die she used! Her first design has a soft, dreamy, pastel blended background with the crisp white die cut set along one long edge. There's a touch of dimension in the slightly popped up edges of the leaves and the shimmer from the  mica speckles makes it seem frosty and magical. In contrast, Gundi's second design is warm and autumnal. The plum base makes a great foil for the rich, variegated colors in the Brusho'd leafy die cut, wonderfully complemented by the gold splatter and the gold embossed sentiment. 

Mac's two designs couldn't look more different even though she used the same stamp! Her hello design is a feast for the eyes with a multi-hued monochromatic scheme and her partial die-cutting gives her card dimension and adds a lot of interest. The same maple leaf on her second card comes alive with her brilliant realistic coloring! The side accent, spectacular bright green blending, splatters, and glittered heart are all impeccably executed elements to bring the whole design together!

Shawna used an incredible leaf image for her two glorious fall designs! For her thank you card, she played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, coloring only a corner of the card. Then she used the new Lift Off technique to lift off some of the AI leaving a ghostly image. For her second design, Shawna transferred the lifted AI to a plain paper card front, getting the stunning results you see! The lovely fall sediment and splatters finish the card perfectly!

Hideko's excellent dauber coloring of the leaf assortment on her thank you card represents Mother Nature's artistry so well! You want to touch them to make sure they aren't real leaves glued to the card front to surround the stacked simple sentiment! For her second design, Shawna white heat-embossed the leaves marching across her kraft card. She added an ombre border stamp along the bottom to add depth and interest and she kept her sentiment small to let the leaves take center stage!

Congratulations to all you talented ladies!
Here is your Honorable Mention badge for you to display with pride!
We look forward to seeing your creative and awesome Twofer Card Challenge designs next month! The challenge will run from October 10 to October 24, 2018

Thank you again!! Mwah!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reminder ~ Twofer Card Challenge #9 ~ LEAVES

Hi there!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries so far in this month's challenge! We are enjoying your wonderful creations! There is still time to play or play again! The challenge is open until the end of day on September 24th!

This month the challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, conventionally or unconventionally, but remember to use the same stamp or die for the prompt on two different designs for two different occasions!

To inspire you a bit more I have made these two leaf designs:
My leaf feature is a Mighty Oak die from PTI, used singly on my thank you card and in a unique pattern on my sympathy card. For details, please click over to my blog, djkardkreations.

We hope to see you in the gallery and thank you if you have already played! Remember, the winners will have the opportunity to be future Guest Designers!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #9

Hello and Welcome!

THANK YOU for your amazing entries in last month's challenge! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support and love to see how you interpret the prompt and stretch your stamps and dies and your design skills! This month our challenge prompt is:
Feel free to interpret the prompt however it inspires you, but remember to use the same leaf or leaves stamp or die on both your cards for two different occasions! 

Remember, too, that you are welcome to make two conventional designs using leaves as leaves! Every month we will have a "conventional" challenge winner from those who use their prompt stamp or die traditionally and, if there are any "unconventional" designs, we will also have an unconventional winner from those who use their prompt stamp or die in a nontraditional way!

Guest Designers

This month we are delighted to have both a conventional winner and an unconventional winner from our July challenge as our Guest Designers! 

Please welcome our conventional winner Linda W. (Scrappin', Stampin', and Singin') and her beautiful Twofer card designs!
Thank you, Linda!

Please welcome our unconventional winner Susan Joyce (Cat's Inkcorporated) and her two beautiful Twofer designs:
Thank you, Sue!

Design Team

We hope you will be inspired by the example creations from your Design Team! You can find the details on all these inspirational Twofers on the designer's individual blogs. We hope you'll take a closer look!

The challenge is open until 11:55 PM (PST) September 24th.
The winner and the Honorable Mentions will be posted 
at 12:05 AM (PST) September 30th.

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

A reminder of our simple rules!
For important details, please click on the Rules and FAQ tabs above. 
New questions are always updated to the FAQ tab.

Thank you for playing and leaving some encouragement for others!