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Friday, May 10, 2019

Guest Designing for the Twofer Challenge

Hi Everyone,

 I have the great honor to guest design for my all time favorite challenge - the Twofer challenge from my blogging friend Darnell from djcardkreations.


The theme is wheels. 
Hmmmm, I thought, what to do with that????
Not exactly an easy theme. 


I dug around in my craft supplies and found this bicycle die cut - no idea what company makes it. It had to do. I first made the card with the Cats on Appletrees animal stamps. I dotted the frame and added two heart shaped enamel dots, as it clearly needed more color. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.


For my second card, I die cut the bike wheel with fun foam and used it as a stamp. Stamped it with Versamark onto water color paper and heat embossed it. Then I sprinkled Brushos and spritzed with water. The sentiment is by Honey Bee Stamps, including the die cut.


So, two different occasions. One card and encouragement card and the other is what I like to call an "any occasion card", if you are just thinking about someone and want to send them a card for no specific reason.

So much fun. I just love it that this challenge really gets me thinking into stretching the possibles my stamps and dies allow me to do.



Happy Twofing everyone! 
I hope you find time to play along!


11 comments:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic Twofers. Both designs are great using that wheel you chose.

HilaryJane said...

2 excellent designs, congrats on your Twofer guest designer spot xx

conil said...

...and they couldn't be more different. You wheelie nailed the GD assignment. You know I love those Cats In Trees stamps, but putting them all on a bike simply delights me. Just enough color for interest and fun, fun, fun. The Brusho card was done so cleverly...imagine making your own stamp. See, that's why I think you're a genius.

Darnell said...

Up inside your head everything is technicolor and a riot of fun, Cornelia! Now I want a lime green bicycle of my own and if it comes with a cross-eyed duck, hung-over bear, confused pig, and brave hedgehog, all the better! The sediment is great and the dotty background, enameled hearts, and peeing dog finish the design perfectly. As for your Smile card, it's simply genius! I would never have thought of making a lemon slice stamp form a bicycle wheel cut from foam! I don't know if you meant for them to look like wheels or lemon slices, but either way works with your bold and colorful background. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer for Twofer Card Challenge #16! Hugs, Darnell

Happy Dance said...

Brilliant cards on so many levels, Cornelia! Those animals crack me up, and I'm impressed by your wheel stamp!! Thanks so much for joining us at Guest Designer at the Twofer Challenge this month. (DH is having health issues; I am unable to write more here...sorry. ) Bev

Nora Noll said...

What FUN cards!! I LOVE the green bike with the silhouette animals. So striking! The other card with just the repeated wheels is awesome!! I LOVE the background!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I'm simply amazed! Those animals are so fun and I love the lime green bicycle. You have the most interesting stamps! Your creativity is off the charts with the idea of making a stamp from the bicycle wheel! I hardly even have words. Beautiful background on that one, too. I'm so glad you're one of our guest designers this month, Cornelia!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, those animals are so cute on the bike and the dog is a hoot! What a fun card that is. Making your own wheel with foam is so clever and the card came out so great.

Kara Lynne said...

Two totally different cards is right! Those heat embossed wheels look like citrus slices, especially with the yellow/orange Brusho. Those animals are priceless! I love the heart stuck in the quill - so much fun! Thanks for being our guest designer this month, Cornelia! It's always amazing to see what you do. I scratched my head with this theme for a while too!

Anita in France said...

Like Kara, that wheelie background put me in mind of zesty citrus fruits, Cornelia, especially with that background bursting with mouth watering colour ... it's fabulous! Love how you have those fantastic, whimsical COAT images balanced all over the bicycle ... they're delicious ... and the pops of bright colour are perfect! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

You always manage to make us smile with those wonderfully crazy animals, Cornelia. I found the challenge difficult too but you aced it. Using the die to make a stamp was genius!