Friday, July 20, 2018

July Twofer Challenge!

Hi there blog friends! It's time for Darnell's July Twofer Challenge and I'm loving the theme ~ Beverage! Even though my NBUS pile is overflowing, it was the perfect excuse to buy this MFT stamp and die set that I've been eyeing for a while :)

OK, so the rules are that we create 2 different cards for 2 different occasions, using the same stamps and/or dies. The stamp and die set that I chose is MFT's Soda Pop & Bottles. Here is my first card:

I started this card by applying embossing paste to a concentric circle stencil and used the sketch from the most recent Fusion Challenge for my design. It may be hard to see on screen, so the coke bottle and top banner are chocolate brown.
My sister is a diet coke addict, so this is going off to her attached to a Yankee Candle, just to say hello :)

For my 2nd card, I decided to go with a birthday theme...we can't ever have too many of them, right?

For this card, I inked the bottles with MFT inks in summery colors, stamped the icons and added a vertical border with diagonal striped paper and silver luxe cardstock. A few clear sequins and this card was completed :)
Here are both cards together (for Darnell's gallery):

I always enjoy playing along with Darnell's challenge and we have until the 24th if you're interested in creating a few cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Soda Pop/Bottles
Dies: MFT - Soda Pop/Bottles, Slanted Sentiment Banner, Cheers
Inks: MFT - Ripe Raspberry, Lemon Drop, Periwinkle, Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkly Clear Sequins; Hero Arts - White Detail EP; Ranger Embossing Paste; MFT - Black & White Basics Paper Pack; PTI - Silver Luxe Cardstock; Martha Stewart - 3/4" Circle Punch


Loll said...

Two awesome beverage cards Barb!! Love that coke bottle --- it's perfect!! And looks amazing with the partial circle embossing paste background - so cool! And love those sweet summery drinks in the pastel colours. Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome Barb. Two amazing cards

Betty Keefe said...

lucky sister to get that diet coke card (and the candle!) - two really cute cards, Barb!!

Nora N. said...

These are fabulous!! I LOVE the coke bottle card with the bright red Cheers. Pops!! The second card is adorable too!! I have to do this challenge with this set. I have a bunch already cut out and painted from eons ago!!

Cat Craig said...

Darling cards Barb! There is something about that coke bottle shape that always make me thirsty.

lostinpaper said...

Totally fun take on the inspiration word Barb! Love that subtle background you created with the 'bubbles' coming out of the bottle!

Darnell said...

As usual, now it's ME who wants to buy that fab Coke bottle! You always do this to me, Barb, lol! I love both your festive designs! That texture paste circle and the bubbles really add a ton of interest to the classic bottle of cheer for your sis! And I love it turned into fun summery bottles of delishus drinks in pretty fruity colors! Great border treatment, too! Thank you so much for your support and for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. Amazing to get such different looks from the same stamps and dies.

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous designs, love how you used the image for the challenge!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your fun Twofer makes me smile! Love the stenciled background and the "bubbles" on the card for your sister! And the birthday card with the three colored bottles looks great! Super designs!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Karren said...

Oh, you are just too clever, Barb! I have these dies and never thought to use them. You have taken them and created two different and equally wonderful cards! Good job!

Anita in France said...

What a refreshing twofer, Barb! That coke bottle is brilliant ... love the background texture and those fun bubbles rising from the top! Those soda's in sorbet colours are so celebratory for a birthday ... the contrast of the black and white diagonal striped strip is delicious ... and that touch of silver adds a fabulous celebratory touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

I'm a Coke Classic girl, Barb … it never tasted better than from those tiny bottles of my childhood! So glad you treated yourself to this set - perfectly perfect for the challenge, and twofer cute designs!

Tracey McNeely said...

I'm with Michele here, a Coke Classic girl, but I have given up my love and switched to soda water trying to get healthy--lol! Both of your cards are so fun with the soda bottles!