Sunday, February 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #13


Hi there blog friends! I am truly honored to share the cards I created as Guest Designer for the February Twofer Card Challenge ~ I was so excited when Darnell shared the February prompt with me, as I have a new stamp set with lots of fabulous stars...


Here is my first card:


I started by inking the background with distress inks and added a few extra stars and splatters. I then stamped the swirly star's image and sentiment and spritzed the entire panel with Shimmer Spray.

And, here is my Twofer:


For this card, I wanted my gold fairy to 'reach for the stars'...I added the gold embossed sentiment and placed everything on the stenciled cloud background. 

I know Darnell would be thrilled if you played along and if you do, remember the special rules for the challenge:


Here is the photo I am posting to Darnell's Challenge Blog:


My dear friend Cat Craig is Co-Guesting with me, and as always, she has created two fabulous cards for the challenge! We hope to see you there ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Space Explorers; Uniko - Reach for the Stars
Dies: MFT - Space Explorers
Misc: TH - Distress Inks; Winsor & Newton - White Paint; Hero Arts - Detail White EP; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

Card #2
Stamps: Uniko - Reach for the Stars
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Posing Fairy; MFT - Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
Misc: MFT - Vellum, Mini Cloud Edges Stencil; Ranger - Super Fine Gold EP


20 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats on your guest spot Barb. You've done two amazing cards to inspire us.

sandie said...

congrats on GD and these cards couldn't be more different and more fab! I love the soft background of the first one and wow to the gold of the second-superb!

lostinpaper said...

These are both so wonderful Barb, although I do have a fave (is that a bad thing?) it's that cute little starry astronaut, how wonderful!

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot and on these 2 amazing cards. They are both just delightful and so very different, well done xx

Darnell said...

Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer, Barb! Your Twofers are both magical! That little astronaut has found the coolest universe to explore, so colorful and fun! And your gold sediment and gold fairy reaching for the gold stars in a beautiful fluffy cloud sky is so uplifting! You know she's going to take those stars and bestow them on some worthy human! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Barb, this one was so hard for me, and then I come look at all the designers and they all rocked it.

YOur birthday card is fabulous, cute and so wonderfully designed. The fairy card is just magical. A tremendous twofer!

Kara Lynne said...

Your flurry of stars looks amazing on both of your cards, Barb! You found two perfect ways to use that stamp with such different feeling behind each one. I love your starry outer space and that golden fairy is truly magical! Thank you so much for guest designing for the Twofer Card Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Those are some very pretty stars, Barb! You aced this challenge with your new stamp set. Really love the pretty background for your space card, all shimmery, and, gee, you had the perfect paper for your photo backdrop, too. And then the stars are equally perfect as beautiful fairy dust. What a gorgeous card!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your win last month at Twofer and your GD spot this month! Love your spray of stars! They are perfect for the astronaut and a perfect birthday card for a boy! Your gold embossed stars and fairy really steal my heart! So elegant!

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, congratulations on being GD at twofer this month. Love both cards, that trail of stars is adorable and so perfect for you fairy and astronaut :)

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful twofer, Barb! That little astronaut floating around in the awesome galaxy is perfectly complemented by the constellation of stars that seem to be helping him on his way ... so cute! What an elegant encouragement card ... all that delicious gold, the soft sponged background and those delicate vellum wings make this design positively magical ... love how your fairy is the originator of that cascade of stars! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Twofer ... and such a fabulous inspiration to our players! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

So fortunate that you just got that star stamp, Barb, because it was perfect with each of the images. That little astronaut is so beautifully colored and the all gold fairy card is so elegant.

Loll said...

Fantstic star cards Barb! LOVE the first one with the awesome outer space and your fun astronaut. The star swish is just perfect! And your angel is so gorgous and elegante in gold. Another great way to use your star swish over the cloudy sky. So happy to have you Guest Designing with us this month at Twofer! xx

Happy Dance said...

These are a delight, Barb. Thank you so very much for guest designing at the Twofer Challenge this month! Your cards are fabulous. I do love that astronaut card and the galaxy you've created reminds me of the cake my son made for her birthday last week. And I'm always up for fairies! She's a sweetie all dressed in gold, too. Beautiful cloud background and that die cut panel is perfect for this. So glad you could join us!! Bev

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer this month. The sweet astronaut is flying in a beautiful sky and the gold fairy is stunning. I love that star swirl.

Trina P. said...

First off, congratulations on GD, Barb! Brilliant uses of that trail of star stamp. I bought that set because of it and have only used it once. Love both your twofers equally... can’t pick a favourite. Awesome job! xx

I Card Everyone said...

Barb this little shower of stars is so great... for the astronaut, or the fairy! heat embossed in bright white, or shiny gold, it is the perfect magical touch for your sweet cards!
Congratulations on your guest designing gig!! Totally deserving!
=]

Jacquie Southas said...

What a pair of amazing cards, Barb!!

Linby said...

Two fab makes. I love the galaxy background.

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
congrats on your GD spot.
Love both your cards and their super fab designs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.