Monday 22 June 2020

Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there everyone.  The Twofer Card Challenge this month is Circles/Bubbles and the two cards must use the same stamp, stencil and/or die but in a totally different way and for a different occasion.  My common element is a stencilled circle made using a piece of copy paper and a couple of different sized circle dies.

The first card was made using the circles with Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Fossilized Amber and then the flower silhouette which is a Crafty Individuals stamp over the top using Versafine Majestic Blue ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and finished with a sentiment using the same ink and embossing powder. 

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations June Challenge  - Make It Colourful.
NBUS Challenge - No. 15 (Never Before Used Schtuff).
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Got The Blues.
Addicted to Stamps and More - No. 394 Clean & Simple.
613 Avenue Create Challenge -No 234 Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Create a Blended Background.  (Lovely to be chosen as one of the Top Rockers)

The second card incorporates the smallest circle and I also used a new stamp which I was lucky enough to win from Lost Coast Designs called Cityscape.  I also used the Santa's sleigh and a sentiment image from a set by Indigoblu called Here Comes Santa, a lovely set which I have had for a long time and doesn't appear to be available from Indigoblu any more though you may find it elsewhere.

I started with a piece of white card just a little smaller than the base card and stamped the Cityscape using my Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then die cut the centre panel out and masked with the cut out circle used on the first card and ink blended the background sky using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and a little Seedless Preserves over the buildings at the bottom.  I then added the sleigh image using my stamp positioner I stamped it on the outer piece first, and then put the centre panel in place before removing the outer piece and stamped the rest of the image on to it.  I then heat embossed both pieces with the Clear Gloss EP.  I finished by adding the sentiment using Versamark Ink and WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder and added a few white highlights to the buildings and also some stars in the sky, using a gel pen, before putting it all together.

The Twofer Challenge is open for another couple of days so still time to get an entry in.  Thank you for coming to visit today and I hope you'll be back soon.

I am also entering the following challenges with this second card:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 74 Anything Christmas Goes.
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Challenge 101 Background Forward.
Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge (Optional Deck The Halls).


Kath said...

Two fabulous and very different cards Pat. I love them both!
Kath x

Rita said...

Two fabulous cards Pat. The colours look wonderful too. Love both of them. Hugs Rita xxx

Aquarius said...

Two super cards using the circles and so very different too - great. That cityscape stamp was a lucky win and the leafy silhouette works well with the stencilled area.

Marjan said...

Both cards are very beautiful! Love the magic atmosphere they have and both designs are so clever!

Viv said...

These are lovely Pat - Your Santa and skyline is a perfect Christmas card and I shall shamelessly CASE the first one (with suitable recognition!) cos I think it looks wonderful! x

Darnell said...

These are amazing, Pat! I really love your fun and dramatic blue and yellow bubbles in the sky background for your silhouette design and what a great idea to stamp the silhouette in blue to make it even more dramatic! I also love the traditional Christmas design with an awesome moonlit night sky and Santa flying over the city silhouette!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #28 and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two fabulous circle cards Pat! I LOVE the first card with the mix of circles for the backdrop to your beautiful garden silhouette! Awesome! And lovely second card with the vintage-y looking village with Santa and his reindeers flying through the beautiful night sky. Your moon glows. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning silhouette cards Pat love your use of the circles on your first card and a perfect Christmas card


Mac Mable said...

What beautiful colours and design on your birthday card Pat. A stunning Christmas card with a nostalgic look to it. The die cut aperture is perfect and so are both of your wonderful cards x.

Liz said...

Two fabulous card, Pat. I love how you've used the circles on your first card and the scene you've created on your Christmas card is just beautiful. xx

Laurie said...

These are both just great! I love your background technique - so simple but so effective. Great cards and thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

Two gorgeous cards Pat, I love that Christmas image. Fantastic framing with the moon in the square. and your flowers with all the blended circles is so clever.

brenda said...

Loving the winter Santa scene Pat, such depth of colour drawing you into the scene. And equally the design with the circles with the two contrasting colours which set off the CI stamp - it's one I have and struggle with as it's not that big but your use of the circles seems to expand it if that makes sense.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Colourful' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Ros Crawford said...

Two terrific cards Pat! I love the colours... the stenciling is beautiful and I love the cityscape!

cuilliesocks said...

What amazingly stunning cards Pat, both beautifully designed and coloured, I couldn't choose between them. Kate x x

Jackie C said...

Fabulous ink work and cards, well done!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two wonderful cards. I particularly love the way you used the circles to make a background for the silhouette image. So clever and so artsy! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

Kara Lynne said...

I love your clever use of those circles, Pat! Gorgeous bokeh background for your silhouette flowers on your birthday card! How perfect to use it as the moon on your gorgeous Christmas card. I love how the images go past the ink blended sky area! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Pat K said...

Stunning card. Love how you did the circles. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Joan said...

Two lovely cards, i love that stencilled background and the silhouette stamping on both

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Twórcze pasje Danki said...

A very interesting project.
Thank you for joining The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

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Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work, Pat! Thanks so much for sharing you lovely project with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

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Maria said...

Wow! Two gorgeous cards using the bubbles! Wonderful beautiful stenciling on the first card and love the Christmas card with the city image! Well done, so pretty!!

ionabunny said...

Both of these are lovely Pat. The christmas scene is lovely and I like how you used the cityscape stamp. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz