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Monday, January 14, 2019

Twofer Challenge #12

Hi Everyone,

of course I could not let that Twofer challenge go by and I din't even wait until the last moment. The theme was too good - BIRDS - one of my favorite stamps to buy! I can never say no to bird stamps... Do you have certain types of stamps you simply have to have, despite already owning lots of them? Or am I the only one out there????






I used this super long bird stamp from Carabelle Studio - it is the cutest thing ever! I stamped it diagonally onto card #1 and colored it with Inktense.


The coloring took a while - I find it not so easy to choose so many colors and not have it look incoherent or cluttered. I think I succeeded....


The second card did not get a lot of coloring - I was colored out at this point, ha ha.... It received a bit of masking. 


It was a bit fiddly to make it all work - a couple of tries to get the round die cut opening the correct size and how to squeeze in the sentiment under the bird beaks, etc. Livened it up with generous splatters and a little piece of Bakers twine.


I am so happy with the result. I always find the second card more difficult and often I am not totally happy with it, but here I am!

Linking up with:

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions (first card)




24 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Amazing cards, colourful, unique and fabulous designs. Stunning colouring and stamping on the first and wonderful layout and such a clever idea in the second. Love them both and such creativity.....as always X

Donna Scholz said...

Super cute birthday card, Cornelia!!! Love those birds... and you did a great job coloring them!!! Thank you for sharing your fun card with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!!! -Donna

oldpunca said...

I can understand your obsession to bird stamps. :-) I think each of crafters has to have a lot of similar motifs, birds, or trees, or whatever. :-) You did a great job for the challenge. I like your colorful card and also the dark one with amazing details of big bird stamp. Well done! :-)

Karen Brown said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun card! Those birds are adorable and your layout is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

conil said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! You, most certainly, nailed the Twofer challenge. Once again, I see a win in your future. OUTSTANDING coloring and design on both card. Love these birds.

Eliz Stewart said...

Cornelia... so love your bird-day card! So much fun!

Darnell said...

I'm glad this time you are happy with the second card, Cornelia, because you were really clever in making your long bird stamp work perfectly for the get well design! I can also see why you had to have that stamp; what a hoot! My fave is the bird balancing on two heads, mmm, no wait, the one standing on his head ... love them all and excellent coloring!! Thank you so much for Twofing with us again!! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi Weaver said...

Terrific cards, Cornelia! I especially love your birthday greetings with all those wonderfully coloured birds stamped onto the card on angles. The end result is a totally unique and fun birthday card. Great work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Cathy said...

Awesome bird cards Cornelia, love your colouring, it definitely worked! Cathy x

tonilea said...

I like them both but the second one is my favorite. I am always sending get well cards and this is perfect! I too love bird stamps and have way too many. Also sheep, deer and trees are stamps that I have a hard time not buying. Sometimes my conscience wins and sometimes I have a new stamp to play with!
I always look forward to your Katzelkraft cards too and have begun buying them too.

Happy Dance said...

I have to say that both cards are fabulous, and I think your second card is wonderful! I started chuckling when I saw it in the gallery, and when I popped over here, I can see it's a very fun get well card! Glad you liked it!! Your birthday card is colored perfectly. All those birds...looks like my family, lol!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, those birds are hilarious! I love, LOVE your first card with the birds all lined up, the angles, the placement of the sentiments. Lots of coloring and so beautifully done. It's a CAS card that isn't so CAS in the making, but worth every minute of it. #2 is always the hardest for me, too, but just look how you pulled it off! Excellent masking, great design. The black really makes the coloring pop. Bird stamps are my weakness, especially the whimsical one that you can color any which way you choose. Thanks so much for playing along in our Twofer Challenge, Cornelia. This was a treat!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! These are both wonderful and so fun too! I think you have done an outstanding job and I predict you a winner with these.

Bobby said...

I know what you mean about choosing colors, Cornelia, but yours worked out wonderfully. Love the one lying down on the get well card.

papierelle said...

Wieder einmal sind Dir zwei herrlich schräge Karten gelungen!!! Super!!

Anita in France said...

Brilliant, brilliant, Cornelia ... that's one each! Those tilted rows of deliciously coloured, fun-and-full-of-personality birds are fantastic ... so much fun! Great masking and splattering for your second card ... that poor chap does look so unwell ... though he's sure to be cheered by those cute birds with their beaks peeking out over the sentiment panel! Always happy to have you playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

These are just too darn cute and so much fun!

Daen'Ys said...

Ho, wie lustig sind die denn! ...und so schön bunt die erste

Sybrina K said...

Cornelia, Saw these two tweet cards in the Twofer Gallery and just had to stop by. These are absolutely adorable, and I love the two sentiments Great job!!!

JD/ Jill said...

That is the cutest stamp...I don't remember seeing that one before...Great job using it for your cards!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Cornelia, what a funny bird stamp set!
Love both of your cards for the Twofer Challenge!

I know the "problem" of wanting too many sets... sometimes it's so hard there are so many brands with so many cute images and great sentiments out there! Sometimes I can't just take one... ;-)

Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa designed)

TK said...

Great use of those adorable birds! Love the eclectic grouping of birds in the first and spotlighting of the second!

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your honorable mention at the Two-fer Challenge, Cornelia.

conil said...

Knew that the uniqueness of your Twofer would be a winner. So many congrats to you.