Friday, February 16, 2018

February Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there! It's time for the February Twofer Card Challenge and the theme is 'Hearts'! If you're unfamiliar with the Twofer Challenge, the object is to create 2 different designs for 2 different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies...and I LOVE this challenge!

Card #1

I was inspired by my dear friend and DT Gal Anita to create this card, which is to congratulate a friend who recently earned a Master's degree. I inked several heart balloons with dye inks in rainbow order and lined them up using a border die. I then stamped the sentiment and balloon strings, and that was it!

 Card #2

For this birthday card, I began by stenciling soft blue clouds and green hills for this cute little guy. I used the same MFT heart balloons using patterned papers and embossed the sentiment. The little birthday boy was colored with Copic markers, and if you look closely, I used Copic Various Ink with a textured cloth to create the look of denim on his overalls :)

Here are the 2 cards together:

So, there you have it! I hope everyone has a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card 1
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Balloon Strings Background
Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons, Stitched Basic Edges
Misc: Stampendous White E/P; Dye Inks: SSS, MFT, Hero Arts

Card 2
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; MFT - Adorable Elephants (sentiment)
Dies: Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons; Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Stencils: MFT - Cloud; SSS - Make a Stencil
Misc: Copic Markers


Betty said...

two fun cards, Barb! especially like the rainbow balloons and the sentiment on the that card!!

Cat Craig said...

Darling cards Barb, those hearts are so sweet.

Marilyn said...

Hi Barb! Love how the same die was used to make your cards. Both bouquets of heart balloons are wonderful inspirations. Marilyn

Loll said...

Two adorable cards Barb! Love the rainbow of heart balloons. A Masters is something to celebrate and your friend will love this card!!

And your sweet little guy outside with his heart balloons. So cute!! Two different designs using the same heart die --- great work Barb!! Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

Anita in France said...

You just know I'm going to love those rainbow heart balloons, Barb ... the colouring is so soft and lovely ... a fantastic contrast with the black! What a fabulous scene with that little guy hanging onto his heart-dotty balloons ... delicious sponged detailing ... and so wonderfully sweet! Thanks so much for the shout out, my lovely friend ... and for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fabulous designs Barb. Love the rainbow you used on both!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all the heart balloons on your pretty card designs you did.

Kara Lynne said...

These cards are fantastic, Barb! Those ink blended heart balloons are so vibrant against the black background. It's so perfect for your friend's graduation! I love that little boy walking along with his polka heart balloons in hand! Such a great scene! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

lostinpaper said...

These are both so wonderful Barb, I adore your CAS rainbow of heart balloons and how cool is that little fella in his denims!

Kathyk said...

I LOVE both heart/balloon cards, so clever


Darnell said...

WOW, Barb, you are so great at adorable, fun, and clever designs - and rocking CAS while you're at it! These both are all of those things and they are going to the top of my to-CASE file! I love the super simple border of balloons, especially against the black (smart!), which packs a huge wallop and screams celebration! And your perfectly colored boy looks so sweet against those awesome hills and clouds! (Great alignment BTW on the pp balloon hearts!!) Thank you so much for your shoutout and for playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

Those sweet rainbow balloons pop off the black background, Barb. The little boy with his trio of heart balloons is so cute and ready to celebrate.

Karren said...

Oh these are just wonderful, Barb! Your rainbow balloons against the black are just amazing and the adorable little boy flying his balloons is so sweet.

anja curvers said...

Awesome again two very pretty cards as Always. love the Rainbow balloons against the black and that boy is so sweet.

Rahmat said...

Love your CAS beauties, the hearts look magnificent against the black.