Saturday, November 17, 2018

November Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there blog friends ~  
I've been busy this week working on DT stuff, but Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge is one of my all-time faves, so I had to make time to play along. 

Check out the gorgeous texture on the front panel...My sweet friend Michele gifted me a few that she created with her new embossing folder, and I used them on both cards today. Thanks, Michele!

I started by watercoloring 2 layers of the wreath with DI's and colored the angels with Copic markers. I used MFT silver foil cardstock for the sentiment and added a few clear gems for some sparkle. Another Christmas card done and dusted :)


The rules of this challenge are to create 2 different cards for 2 different occasions, using the same stamps and/or dies. I needed one more Thanksgiving card, so that's what I did ~

I love the elements in this stamp/die set and thought it would be fun to create an autumn wreath. I colored everything with Copic markers, stamped the sentiment, and added a few clear gems.

Here's a photo of both cards for Darnell's blog:

The deadline is the 24th, so there's still plenty of time to play along with Darnell's challenge...Check it out!

My warmest thoughts and heartfelt prayers are going out to the residents, Firefighters and rescue teams in California, as they continue to struggle with devastating fires along the coast.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Stamps: Hello Bluebird - Away in a Manger
Dies: Hello Bluebird - Away in a Manger; SSS - Chisholm Wreath; Reverse Confetti - Winter Words (Joy)
Misc: Stampin' Up - Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions; Copic Markers; Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Droplets

Card #2:
Stamps: MFT - Fall Friends (sentiment); Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Wreath
Dies: SSS - Chisholm Wreath; Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Wreath
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Droplets; Hero Arts - Detail White Embossing Powder


Karren said...

Two fabulous cards! Those wee angels are just adorable and your arrangement on the Thanksgiving card is beautiful.

Cat Craig said...

Both wreath cards are darling Barb. A delightful entry to the twofer.

Aileen said...

Two beautiful looking cards Barb, love the flowers on the second and those sweet angels on the first.

lostinpaper said...

Two very beautiful and very different designs Barb, love love the colours in the Thanksgiving version!

Darnell said...

Ooooh, Barb, I'm loving that subtle textured background! It gives your card bases the look of linen. And that's a sweet little wreath that works perfectly for your Christmas and Thanksgiving designs! The twin angels really made me smile, of course, and that JOY fits perfectly! And your Thanksgiving spray is gorgeous! Wish I had that as my table centerpiece! Thank you for your prayers about the fire and thank you very much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #11! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two beautiful wreath cards Barb! Love those sweet angels. Great colouring and lovely shine from the metallic joy. The Thanksgiving wreath is fantastic. Your fall wreath with the wonderful spray of flower, leaves and acorns is so bright and cheerful. Great work, my friend! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb ! Love the two adorable angels on the first one and the foiled bold sentiment. Your thanksgiving wreath is a delight with these beautiful fall colours and CAS design, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

Happy Dance said...

That is gorgeous texture! Subtle, yet it adds just the right amount of extra 'oomph!' Great wreath cards, Barb. The Christmas card is adorable with those two little angels in front of that pretty watercolored wreath. And I love the Autumn flowers you've added to your second card. Perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge!! Bev

Anita in France said...

Those little angels are adorable against your Christmas wreath, Barb ... and what a gorgeous, warm and wonderfully dimensional Thanksgiving design ... the posy of blooms is just scrumptious! Love the texture on both cards ... positively touchable! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Nora Noll said...

I LOVE your interpretation of this challenge!! The green wreath with the angels is so precious!! The second wreath with the bright, fall colored flowers is my favorite, though. The flowers just POP off the card!!

Sybrina K said...

Barb, What great CAS cards! So glad you played along with this month's Twofer Wreath Challenge. :)

TK said...

Beautiful cards, Barb,and congrats on your Twofer Challenge win!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a winner, Barb! Both wreath cards are fantastic CAS cards. The angels are so adorable!
Hideko xx